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Roofing’s finest celebrate at NFRC’s UK Roofing Awards 2018

Building Product’s Sophie Stevens reports
Essex-based Full Metal Jacket scooped three awards, including Roof of the Year, for its work on this derelict, former Grade II listed concert hall on Ramsgate seafront. It has been renovated with a striking zinc roof to reportedly become the UK’s largest Weatherspoon’s pub.

Essex-based Full Metal Jacket scooped three awards, including Roof of the Year, for its work on this derelict, former Grade II listed concert hall on Ramsgate seafront. It has been renovated with a striking zinc roof to reportedly become the UK’s largest Weatherspoon’s pub.

Essex-based installer, Full Metal Jacket, has scooped the coveted Roof of the Year award at the UK Roofing Awards 2018, for its work on Ramsgate’s Royal Victoria Pavilion. The company also bagged a further two awards, making it a hat-trick for the zinc, copper, lead and stainless-steel specialist.

Close to 800 people descended on London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel to celebrate the great and the good of the UK roofing industry at an awards presentation ceremony and dinner, organised by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) and hosted by BBC sports and breakfast presenter, Dan Walker.

Opening the event, which is now in its 11th year, the NFRC’s chief executive, James Talman, paid tribute to “the important contribution” the roofing sector makes to the construction industry, through “innovative products, design and workmanship”, commending the high standards and “commitment to quality” demonstrated by this year’s finalists.

The competition covers the full spectrum of roofing disciplines, with winners chosen by a panel of experts, based on criteria including difficulty, aesthetics, problem solving, workmanship and environmental consideration. Five new categories added for 2018 included the Local Hero award, in recognition of ‘those individuals who go above and beyond to support their community’ and the Industry Choice award, which was decided by a public vote.

Triple winner, Full Metal Jacket, said on Twitter: “What a day for FMJ! It’s the foundations that are important, so we appreciate our great guys that install, together with the surveyors and all the office staff that make these awards possible.”

A total of £7,500 was also raised during the proceedings for charity partner, Parkinson’s UK, following a captivating speech by representative, Emma Lawton, which was met with a standing ovation.

The winners were:

Roof Slating
Claude N Smith for Marshals Yard Development

Roof Tiling (Sponsored by ECIC)
Monier Redland working with DM Roofing & Roughcasting for Shettleston New Parish Church

Heritage Roofing (Sponsored by Klober)
Rowlands Roofing for LLwyn Celyn

Green Roofing
Bauder working with EJ Roberts Roofing for Clapham Park

Sheeting and Cladding/Rainscreen
Malone Roofing (Newbury) for Hungerford Fire Station

Fully Supported Metal (Sponsored by Metal Solutions)
Full Metal Jacket for The Victoria Royal Pavilion

Lead Roofing (Sponsored by Chandlers Roofing Supplies)
Full Metal Jacket for British Museum – Islamic Gallery

Single Ply
Ithaca Roofing for Hawthorns Care Home

Liquid Applied Roofing & Waterproofing and Hot Melt
Polyroof working with Sarnian Roofing for The Little Chapel

Innovation (Sponsored by EagleView)
Axter working with Tilbury Contracts for Dylon Works

Mastic Asphalt
IKO working with Sussex Asphalte for St Paul’s Cathedral

Reinforced Bitumen Membrane
Langley Waterproofing Systems working with Opus Waterproofing Solutions for Girdlestone Estate

Small Scale Project
Polyroof working with Cure Roofing for Rose Cottage

Large Scale Project (Sponsored by Wienerberger)
Partnering Contractor’s Roofing for New Bracken House

Roof of the Year Award (Sponsored by SIG Roofing)
Full Metal Jacket for The Victoria Royal Pavilion

Industry Choice Award (Sponsored by Radmat Building Products)
Longworth Building Services for The Bund

NFRC Health & Safety Champion Award 2018
Sam Baldwin, Longworth Building Services

Local Hero Award (Sponsored by SIG Roofing)
Lee Moran, Moran Roofing Specialists

Further information about this year’s winners and finalists can be found at www.roofingawards.co.uk

Entry for the UK Roofing Awards 2019 will open in September 2018.