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  • Revealed: NFRC Scottish Roofing Awards finalists

    by | Oct 15, 2019

    Finalists for this year’s NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards, sponsored by SIG Roofing, have been announced. The Awards recognise and reward outstanding standards of workmanship and technical expertise in the roofing industry within Scotland.

    The Categories are judged by an independent panel, the winning entries and assessed for exceptional standards of workmanship and technical expertise across 16 categories covering all the major roofing disciplines and more.

    The winners will be announced at the NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards Luncheon on 15 November at the Grand Central Hotel.

    Download the form to book your place

    The finalists are:

    Roof Slating sponsored by CUPA PIZARRAS

    • Forster Roofing Services Ltd—Chapelton of Elsick
    • Avonside Roofing Ltd—Henderson House
    • Fergusson Kellock Ltd—Avongreen Abodes

    Heritage Roofing

    • Archd. McCorquodale & Son Ltd—Duke Street
    • MacLeod Roofing Ltd—The Great Hall, Inverness
    • Nova Contracts Ltd—Hillsborough Castle

    Roof Sheeting & Cladding

    • MacLeod Roofing Ltd—Canopy & Concourse Replacement Roof
    • Procladd Scotland Ltd—St Edward’s & Tollbrae Primary School (Cladding)
    • Procladd Scotland Ltd—St Edward’s & Tollbrae Primary School (Roofing)

    Rainscreen

    • Procladd Scotland Ltd—St Edward’s & Tollbrae Primary School

      Reinforced Bituminous Membrane sponsored by BMI Icopal

    • Briggs Amasco Ltd—Prince & Princes of Wales Hospice
    • Marshall Construction Ltd—Oracle Real Estates & Facilities
    • George Brolly & Co (Roofing) Ltd—Isle of Bute Discovery Centre, Rothesay

    Single Ply

    • Rooftec (Scotland) Ltd—Lessenadrum
    • AIM Developments Ltd—Bell’s Sports Centre
    • Ashton Building Systems (Scotland) Ltd—Clydebank Waterfront Church

    Green Roof

    • Greenroof UK Ltd—Lagg Distillery
    • MacLeod Roofing Ltd—Taigh Liath Feshiebridge
    • Procladd Scotland Ltd—Maidenhill Primary School and Early Learning Centre

    Fully Supported Metal

    • Procladd Scotland Ltd—University Hall, St Andrews
    • Procladd Scotland Ltd—Agnes Blackadder Hall, St Andrews

    Lead Roofing

    • Greyfriars Roofing Services Ltd—George Heriot’s School
    • Greyfriars Roofing Services Ltd—Balcarres House
    • Greyfriars Roofing Services Ltd—Bonnyrigg

    Innovation

    • Forster Roofing Services Ltd

      Supply Chain Partner of the Year

    • Bauder Ltd

      Community

    • Forster Roofing Services Ltd
    • Rooftec (Scotland) Ltd

    The judging panel was sponsored by Rockwool

  • MOT for homes could solve the crisis of Edinburgh's poorly maintained tenements

    by | Oct 14, 2019

    Scott Miller of NFRC member Compass Roofing has told the Edinburgh Evening News that there "should be some sort of MOT for a building...If the oil light comes on in your car, you get it looked at.”

    The newspaper has investigation, which revealed a five-fold rise in reports of falling masonry in 10 years - with one in three posing a risk to the public.

    The annual safety test for buildings is one solution to solving the crisis; another is charging developers for repairs.

    Read the full article

  • NFRC listed in new guidance on protecting Edinburgh’s buildings against climate change

    by | Oct 14, 2019

    The NFRC has been listed as an organisation to source reputable contractors in new practical guidance from Edinburgh World Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) on the impact of climate change on traditional buildings in Edinburgh.

    The Guide to Building Maintenance in a Changing Climate reports on the effect of fluctuating weather patterns on the condition of Edinburgh’s buildings, and provides step-by-step advice and guidance on how to identify damage and carry out repairs to keep properties wind and watertight.

    Edinburgh will face unprecedented weather events, with homes being disproportionately affected by changing rainfall patterns and an increase in extreme weather events. It also cautions that damage such as blocked drains, ineffective gutters, inappropriate vegetation growth, and stone erosion can adversely affect the ability of Edinburgh’s buildings to keep out wind and water.

    Recommendations to property owners include taking simple actions that can mitigate the risk of having to pay for greater repairs further down the line, especially following major weather events. Research quoted in the new guidance states that “every £1 ‘saved’ by not carrying out preventative maintenance could cost £20 in repairs within 5 years”.

    Read the report


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