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NFRC Member takes international pitched roofing crown

by Catherine Oxley | Oct 16, 2023

Stuart Wheeler Roofing Ltd has been crowned the winner of the Pitched Roofing category at the IFD (International Federation of the Roofing Trade) Awards 2023, for roof slating project Yellowsands, Thurlestone.

This follows the project securing the Roof of the Year Award at NFRC’s 2023 UK Roofing Awards. Yellowsands also won in the Roof Slating category before attaining the top award.

The IFD Awards took place in Bolzano, Italy, in the south Tyrol. NFRC CEO James Talman was in attendance and accepted the award on behalf of Stuart Wheeler Roofing Ltd, an NFRC Member company.

The IFD encompasses roofing associations from all over the world. Other projects that were shortlisted in the pitched roofing category came from the USA and South Africa.

Stuart Wheeler, Director of Stuart Wheeler Roofing Ltd, said:

‘What a year it’s been! Firstly, winning the UK Roofing Awards was an incredible achievement for myself and my company, and something I had always set out to do—but always thinking it was a dream! It’s an incredible feeling to have achieved this accolade.

‘It was then brought to my attention that we are nominated for the international awards, something that I wouldn’t have even dreamt of, and given the competition, was just happy and proud to be part of. But then to find out we won, that was extremely special to me.

‘For my little roofing company in Cornwall to bring home the international award is truly remarkable, and I’m so proud of what my team have achieved on this project, and the recognition it has gained as a result.

‘It’s an honour to have done this for the UK, and more importantly for traditional slate roofing. We love it!’

James Talman, NFRC CEO, said:

‘It was a pleasure to attend the IFD Awards in the South Tyrol and accept this award on Stuart’s behalf. This project displays excellent workmanship in roof slating and we are so pleased to see it receive recognition on the international stage, taking victory over other brilliant shortlisted pitched roofing projects from the USA and South Africa.

‘This is a testament to what smaller roofing companies, and younger people in our industry, can achieve through acquired professional skills and commitment to their trade.’

Yellowsands - roof detail

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