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  • Revealed: Winners of NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2019

    by | Dec 03, 2019

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    The winners of the NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2019, were announced at a ceremony hosted by TV presenter Carol Smillie on 15 November 2019, at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

    The Awards, which were judged by an independent expert panel, recognise and reward outstanding standards of workmanship and technical expertise in the roofing industry within Scotland. 

    Steve McLennan, Chairman of NFRC Scotland said:

    “Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Awards, who together with all the finalists, demonstrate how committed Scotland’s roofing contractors are to delivering excellence. These Awards help to grow the profile the NFRC and its members to our clients and stakeholders, which we continuously develop through activities such skills demonstrations to pupils or promoting best practice. I would also like to thank our sponsors who have again supported this fantastic event.@

    Category winners

    Roof Slating – Sponsored by CUPA PIZARRAS
    Avonside Roofing Ltd for Henderson House.

    Heritage – Sponsored by Onestop Group
    Archibald McCorquodale & Son Ltd for Duke Street.

    Roof Sheeting & Cladding – Sponsored by FACET
    MacLeod Roofing Ltd for Canopy & Concourse Replacement Roof

    Rainscreen
    Procladd Scotland Ltd for St Edward’s & Tollbrae Primary School

    Reinforced Bituminous Membrane - Sponsored by BMI Icopal
    George Brolly & Co. (Roofing) Ltd for Isle of Bute Discovery Centre

    Single Ply
    Ashton Building Systems (Scotland) Ltd for Clydebank Waterfront Church

    Green Roofing
    Greenroof UK Ltd for Lagg Distillery

    Fully Supported Metal - Sponsored by PREFA
    Procladd Scotland Ltd for Agnes Blackadder Hall

    Lead Roofing
    Greyfriars Roofing Services Ltd for Bonnyrigg

    Innovation
    Forster Roofing Ltd for their Built Skills Academy

    Community – Sponsored by BMI Redland
    Rooftec (Scotland) Ltd for actively promoting roofing to young people at skills demonstrations

    Supply Chain Partner of the Year
    Bauder Ltd nominated by Procladd Scotland Ltd for the Maidenhill PS & Early Learning Centre project

    CITB Roofing Apprentice of the Year
    Dayle Mitchell of Weatherproofing Advisors Ltd

  • 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


Scotland Regional Events


Rock to Roof

Historic Environment Scotland, in partnership with the Mount Stuart Trust, have extracted a small quantity of slate from the historic quarry at Ardmaleish point. 

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Fellow Richard Jordan will be delivering a series of workshops and demonstrations in the grounds of Mount Stuart Estate on splitting slate block into roofing slate.

Scotland has a long history of slate quarrying. Slate from the Isle of Bute was recorded as early as 1445 when 130,000 slates produced from the quarry at Ardmaleish Point were sent to repair the roof of the King's Castle at Dumbarton. 

By the 1880s, slate production on Bute had all but ceased until the Hilton quarry was temporarily re-opened to provide roofing slate for Wester Kames Castle. It closed soon after in 1920. 

Richard Jordan is a fully qualified and experienced roof slater and tiler. His passion and interest for our built heritage developed whilst working with his father and mentor at the start of his career. Richard went on to obtain a prestigious SPAB William Morris Craft Fellowship in 1999. He was the first roof slater and tiler to do so.

There are two sessions per the two day event:

24th & 25th April: 10:00 - 11:15 / 12:00 - 13:15 

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