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  • EDINBURGH TRADITIONAL BUILDING FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 2016

    by Laura | Jun 15, 2016

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    The Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum is proud to present this year’s line-up for the Traditional Building Festival, coming this August, as part of the official Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

    Over the course of five days, 23rd-27th August, members of the Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum will be holding talks, live demonstrations and guided walks around Edinburgh, which will be culminating on Saturday with a family fun day at Craigmillar Castle.

    The event, now entering its fifth year, celebrates Edinburgh’s traditional buildings as well as the materials and the vital skills needed to maintain them for future generations.

    The continued success of the festival comes from support of the numerous organisations and trade bodies that make up the forum, and for this and other events hosted, participate entirely on a voluntary basis. This year’s festival is truly a collaborative event with sponsorship from CITB, Stone Federation GB, and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and supported by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), Edinburgh College, Edinburgh World Heritage, Architecture and Design Scotland, Charles Laing Foundry, Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Nevin of Edinburgh, Robin Abbey Sign Writers, Scottish Historic Buildings Trust, Historic Environment Scotland and the British Geological Survey.

    The festival follows a series of successful events such as the Traditional Building Skills and Materials display which saw school children, members of the public and a number of MSPs have a go at traditional skills, such as slate cutting.

    Traditional Building Skills and Materials Event held in Edinburgh on June 6-7th

    Gordon MacDonald, Scottish National Party MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, who said of his visit, “The recent Traditional Building Skills and Materials event held at St Andrews Square Gardens, highlights the many and varied apprenticeships available to youngsters wanting to embark in a career in construction. These highly skilled jobs are in much demand as a large proportion of our public buildings were constructed of traditional materials and it is essential that these trades are kept alive if we wish to preserve these buildings for future generations.”

    It was also attended by Liam Kerr MSP, the Scottish Conservative spokesman on Jobs, Employability and Training, said: “This type of event is a great opportunity for young people to find out more about potential career options in future years.

    “There are apprenticeships available and courses in stone-masonry, roof slating, plastering and painting and decorating (remove joinery) that can provide great opportunities for employment.We need to make sure that we have a workforce trained in traditional building skills to maintain and repair the historic buildings that are a crucial part of this country’s heritage.

    “You only have to look around you in Dundee, Aberdeen or many of the towns around Angus and Aberdeenshire at the number of beautiful historic buildings. All of these properties need to be protected and maintained and that work requires skilled tradespersons.”

    Liam Kerr MSP - Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

    Through this, and other activities throughout the year, the forum aims to raise the profile of specific issues relating to traditional buildings and building practices.

    Organisations and companies interested in knowing more about the forum, the festival line-up and future events are encouraged to visit www.stbf.org.uk

  • Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards - The Winners

    by NFRC | Nov 09, 2015

    NFRC are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards, which was this year presented by BBC Scotland presenter, Catriona Shearer at the awards luncheon on the 6th November held in Glasgow.

    The winners are:

    Roof Slating

    • B & D Roofing & Building Ltd - Mackenzie House

    Roof Tiling

    • Marley Contract Services - 15 Links Road

    Heritage Roofing

    • B & D Roofing & Building Ltd - ​Crawfordton House

    Roof Sheeting

    • H L S McConnell - Babcock Rosyth

    Fully Supported Metal Roofing

    • Bolton Roofing Contractors - Loretto Chapel

    External Cladding/ Rainscreen

    • Lakesmere - Strathclyde University TIC

    Reinforced Bitumen Membrane

    • W G Walker & Co (Ayr) - John Anderson Building

    Single Ply

    • Sealeco Contracts - Kirkton Manor

    Liquid Applied Waterproofing

    • Prater - Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

    Green (Vegetated) Roof

    • Briggs Amasco - East Sands

    Solar

    • Forster Roofing Services Ltd - Bellway

    Shingles & Shakes

    • D M Roofing & Roughcasting - Culzean Castle Cottages

    Safety, Health and Environment Awards

    • Weatherproofing Advisors Ltd - Lower Foyers

    Services to the Community

    • Rooftec (Scotland) Ltd - Loretto Chapel

    Apprentice of the Year Award

    • Daniel Deavy
  • NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards Finalists 2015

    by NFRC / Scotland | Oct 21, 2015

    NFRC are pleased to announce the finalists for this year's NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards. Roof Slating B & D Roofing and Building   

    Roof Slating

    • B & D Roofing & Building Ltd - Crawfordton House
    • Southwest Roofing Services - South Rotunda
    • B & D Roofing & Building Ltd - MacKenzie House
    • Greyfriars Roofing Services Limited - Woodlands Grove

    Roof Tiling

    • Marley Contract Services - Corstorphine Gate, Edinburgh
    • B & D Roofing & Building Ltd - Cargilefield School
    • Marley Contract Services - 15 Links Road, Prestwick

    Heritage Roofing

    • B & D Roofing & Building Ltd - Crawfordton House
    • Greyfriars Roofing Services Limited - Churchhill Theatre
    • B & D Roofing & Building Ltd - MacKenzie House

    Roof Sheeting

    • Archibald McCorquodale & Son Ltd - Clydebank Business Park
    • Advance Building Contracts Ltd. - Chivas Bros, Bonded Warehouses
    • Weatherproofing Advisors Ltd - Lower Foyers
    • H L S McConnell - Babcock Rosyth

    Fully Supported Metal Roofing

    • B & D Roofing & Building Ltd - Cargilfield School
    • Graham Roofing (Scotland) - Helensburgh
    • B & D Roofing & Building Ltd - Crawfordton House
    • Bolton Roofing Contractors - Loretto Chapel

    External Cladding/ Rainscreen

    • Lakesmere - Silverburn Shopping Centre
    • Prater - Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    • Lakesmere - Strathclyde University TIC

    Reinforced Bitumen Membrane

    • George Bolly & Co (Roofing) - Pentagon Centre
    • W G Walker & Co (Ayr) - John Anderson Building
    • Bolton Roofing Contractors - Mid Stiel

    Single Ply

    • H L S McConnell - Goosecroft, Stirling
    • Sealeco Contracts - Kirkton Manor
    • Graham Roofing (Scotland) - Larchfield, RHU

    Liquid Applied Waterproofing

    • Weatherproofing Advisors Ltd - Gleneagles Hotel, Glendevon Suite
    • Prater - Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
    • Graham Roofing (Scotland) - Struthers Primary School
    • H L S McConnell - London Road Police Station

    Green (Vegetated) Roof

    • Raynor Roofing Limited - The Ecology Centre
    • Briggs Amasco - East Sands, St Andrews
    • Rooftec (Scotland) - The Old School House
    • Sealeco Contracts Limited - Portavadie Marina

    Solar

    • Forster Roofing Services Ltd - COPFS Ballater
    • H L S McConnell - City Park
    • Forster Roofing Services Ltd - Bellway, Cowdenbeath

    Shingles & Shakes

    • John Brash & Co - Culzean Castle

    Safety, Health and Environment Awards

    • H L S McConnell - Deal With It
    • Weatherproofing Advisors Ltd - Lower Foyers
    • H L S McConnell - Site Intervention Card

    Services to the Community

    • B & D Roofing & Building Ltd
    • Rooftec (Scotland) Ltd

    The winners will be announced by BBC Scotland News presenter and reporter, Catriona Shearer at the awards luncheon on the 6th November at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

    To book your place to attend contact the Regional Manager for Scotland, John McKinney on 01721 729309 or email fss-ltd@btconnect.com. 


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