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Sponsor of the Mastic Asphalt Award

We are sponsoring the asphalt award as this is where the company began its business, repairing asphalt plant. We still feel very strongly about the benefits of asphalt so we thought it would be fitting to sponsor this category

Kim Wilkins—Company Director

Company Profile

In the post-war era, two brothers decided to set up their own business, which in those days was not about building something, but about making a living. There were no grand plans or a business model. Along with them were youngest brother, Terry, and Henry James ‘Pat’ Padwick, their half-brother.

The company landed in the sole stewardship of the youngest Horrod of the clan, Terry Horrod. Like his brothers he had learned his trade from the ground up, so losing them both from the company in the early 1980s, was particularly hard on him. But W J Horrod Ltd has a tradition of family, and family remain to this day.

Horrods believe that we can, and we must, design equipment to be both safe and efficient. We engage with all the NGOs within the industry, NFRC, MAC and Construction Health and Safety Group, and government bodies such as HSE. The company motto is SAFETY FIRST! Kim Wilkins, née Horrod, and brother Terry Horrod, now uphold the values of their father’s company. The third generation of Horrods is patiently working alongside, ready to take the company forward in the years to come.


Horrods--Hot Air Rubber Materials Melters
Horrods--SMS Thermostat Controlled Bitumen Boilers
Horrods--SwiftMelt - the most efficient asphalt mixer

Awards and Sponsor News

UK Roofing Awards 2021 deadline for entries extended by a week

by Unknown | Jul 23, 2021

 In recognition of the extremely busy time the industry is going through, the deadline for entering a project into the UK Roofing Awards 2021 has been extended by a week to 6 August 2021.

The criteria to enter an award is for the completion date of the project to have been between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020, but the judges have now clarified that projects whose completion was impacted by the pandemic will still be eligible, so as long as most of the work was undertaken in 2020.

Projects can be entered if they were completed by a roofing contractor who is a member of one of the following bodies:

Manufacturers, architects, and specifiers can also submit projects, but they must ensure the contractor is a member of one of the above specified bodies.

UK Roofing Awards entries

Entries can be made online at: https://nfrc.awardsplatform.com/

Commenting on the announcement, NFRC Head of Technical and Training Bob Richardson, who oversees the awards, said:

We are going through an unprecedented period as an industry. We know how busy roofing contractors are currently, as well as all the additional pressures that are being faced at the moment, from material shortages to price rises to workers having to self-isolate due to being ‘pinged’. That is why we have taken the decision to give extra time for contractors to enter for an award.

“Nominating a project has never been more straightforward with our new online awards platform—so if you haven’t entered yet, why not make the most of this extra time to enter?  With categories covering virtually all roofing disciplines, there is something in there for everyone.

I would like to reiterate my thanks to all of the UK Roofing Awards 2021 sponsors who have made these awards possible—Radmat, BMI, SIG Roofing, QANW, Axter, GRO, Horrods, Chandlers, Sika, CUPA PIZARRAS, Marley, EJOT, Recticel Insulation, Fakro, Cromar, Metal Solutions, TN International and Siderise.”

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