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National Roofing awards 2011 - shortlisted

We were pleased to be shortlisted to the final in the Sustainable category at the National roofing awards 2011 for our outstanding work to St Silas Big Green Roof Project in Islington.

The size of the PV system being 362 individual panels laid flush to the newly laid natural slate covering was an extremely rewarding and complicated project with obstacles from historically important surfaces to remain, the size of the task to conservation and heritage constraints amongst many others.

To be highlighted as an outstanding project to result in shortlisting is reward enough for all our teams hard work and dedication.

St Silas Church

 Local property wins in National Clay Roofing Awards

Taxes Oast, a residential property in Marden, Kent recently won the Best Refurbishment - Housing category at the 2004 Clay Roofing Awards, sponsored by the Clay Roof Tile Council, which took place on 19 May at The Roof Gardens in Kensington, London.

The property was praised for its creative and innovative use of clay tiles.

Wayne Wills of Cranbrook Roofing, the roofer on the project, suggested the use of clay roof tiles on the project to ensure the roof matched the roofscapes seen in the surrounding areas of Kent and to retain Kent’s local heritage. The client chose Eternit Building Materials machine made tiles for the project, to complement the property’s brick work.

“The finished roof has been well received by the locals. All the hard work paid off in the end and what results is a spectacular project. We are very proud to have won this award,” says Wills.

In addition to the Best Refurbishment – Housing category, the 2004 Clay roofing Awards saw over 100 applications from those involved in the building industry – architects, specifiers, conservation officers, planners and roofing contractors – who completed new or refurbishment projects, using genuine clay roof tiles, between 1st October 2001 and 31 October 2003. This year the awards were sponsored by SIG Roofing Supplies, Burton Roofing and FL Gamble & Sons.

The next Clay Roof Tile Council’s Clay Roofing Awards will be held in 2006.

Clay industry roofing awards applaud use of clay

On 19th May 2004 specifiers, architects and representatives of the roofing industry gathered at The Roof Gardens in London to attend the prestigious 2004 Clay Roofing Awards, sponsored by the Clay Roof Tile Council (CRTC).

The biennial Awards ceremony, seen as ‘The Oscars of the Clay Roofing Industry’, celebrates what can be achieved with an enduring roofing material such as clay.

Chairman of the Clay Roof Tile Council (CRTC), David Graham said: “The initiative has been well received by the industry. In fact, we had people rushing for the limited tickets to attend the event. The Awards has proved to be a successful venture for the CRTC, as well as for the many architects, builders, roofers, developers and homeowners who benefit from the kudos of winning a Clay Roofing Award.”

Speaking at the Awards he said: “For almost 800 years clay has adorned our country’s roofscapes and played a significant role in the historical development of the built environment. This is something that we should all be proud of and the Roofing Awards acknowledges our [industry’s] collective achievements.”

Chairman of the Judging Panel and Chief Executive of the British Ceramic Confederation, Kevin Farrell said: “It is very heartening, and a personal pleasure, to see the improved interest generated by these Awards …not only in the sheer scale of the number of entries we have received, but also in the standard of the roofing work that has been submitted.”

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“It was clear from this year’s many entries that the use of clay was indeed the appropriate product for each of the roofing projects, and that by using skilled workman, masterpieces could be created. In fact, a greater number of the roofs we viewed were real focal pieces, and more than complemented the buildings they adorned,” continues Kevin Farrell.

Gathered around the room to celebrate the Awards were some of the industry’s most prominent leaders and experts, including Stephen Boniface, Chairman of the RICS Building Conservation Forum and David Lovie, President of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

Mr Boniface addressed the audience with his thought-provoking speech on conservation in which he congratulated all awards participants on their excellent work. “These awards show us all what can be achieved and demonstrates how a well designed and laid roof, featuring good quality materials can have a major impact on how a building looks and yet is protected from the elements.”

Mr Boniface also applauded the CRTC for putting on such an event to recognise and reward the good work of specifiers, manufacturers and roofers.

This year the awards were sponsored by SIG Roofing Supplies, Burton Roofing and
FL Gamble & Sons. John Chivers, Managing director of SIG Roofing Supplies said of the awards: “We whole-heartedly support the Clay Roof Tile Council’s initiatives to promote a durable and natural roofing product such as clay, and are proud once again to be the main supporter of the Clay Roofing Awards.”

Simon Gamble, managing director of Gamble Contracts said: “We are delighted to lend our support to the 2004 Clay Roofing Awards – this is an excellent way of recognising work in our industry.”

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The Award.

Best Refurbishment Clay Roof – Housing

  • Winner: Wayne Wills of Cranbrook Roofing for his work on Taxes Oast, in Marden, Kent.
  • Highly Commended: Colin Harris from Bracknell Roofing Co Ltd for his work on Dinton Hall, near Aylesbury.

The 2004 Clay Roofing Awards, saw applications from those involved in the building industry – architects, specifiers, conservation officers, planners and roofing contractors – who completed new or refurbishment projects, using genuine clay roof tiles, between 1st October 2001 and 31 October 2003. Over 100 entries were received.

The next CRTC Clay Roofing Awards will be held in 2006.

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