The Pitched Roofing Awards has come to a close for another year, and what a day it was! More than 250 guests gathered at the prestigious Midland Hotel in Manchester to shine a spotlight on innovation and excellence in the sector.
The winners of this year’s Pitched Roofing Awards, presented by RCI magazine, were announced at a ceremony hosted by comedian, impressionist and actor, Luke Kempner at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on 5 December.
Twelve champions and four highly commended winners were crowned at the ceremony, which was attended by more than 250 people from across the sector. Winners were recognised for quality, professionalism and the finest workmanship, and were judged by a panel of independent industry experts, who had their work cut out when deciding which entries had that extra special something that was worthy of an award.
Commenting on the Pitched Roofing Awards and its winners and highly commended, Nichola Farrugia, editor of RCI, said: “The Pitched Roofing Awards celebrate the very best companies, projects and achievements of the industry, and winning an award is a well-recognised badge of excellence amongst clients and peers.
“Each year the awards attract the entry of exemplary projects from leading contractors and manufacturers, across 12 hotly-contested categories. The winners and highly commended reflect the growing strength, diversity and skills of the sector, so everyone involved should be proud of their success!
“The Pitched Roofing Awards team would like to offer their sincere congratulations to the winners and highly commended for their hard work over the past year. We would also like to congratulate the runners up of each category for the work they put in, and for coming so close to winning.
“Finally, we would like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting the event and congratulate those who made the final. The entries we received this year were of an exceptionally high standard, setting the bar even higher for next year.”
The winners of the Pitched Roofing Awards were…
Roof tile application for a heritage roof
St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Willesden: BMI Redland working with W O’Dwyer
Domestic property application using slate
Mount Harry House for R Durtnell & Sons: Raven Roofing Supplies working with Mid-Kent Roofing
Commercial property application using slate
The Bemrose School: Cawarden Reclaim working with NRA Roofing and Flooring
Domestic property application using roof tiles
Winner: Rothschild Estate – Golden Mede: Marley working with Birmingham Asphalt
Highly commended: Old Leylands: Wienerberger working with Richard Soan Roofing Services
Commercial property application using roof tiles
Wixhams Retirement Village: Marley working with NRA Roofing and Flooring
Best use of a lead roofing application
Winner: Audley Retirement Village: Associated Lead Mills working with Richardson Roofing
Highly commended: Nave Roof Canterbury Cathedral: Full Metal Jacket working with Sand Castle Lead
Best solid conservatory roof system
Ultraroof Conservatory Transformation: Ultraframe working with Durham Design
Domestic and commercial building applications using rooflights
Dorothy Wadham: SIG/The Rooflight Company/Glazing Vision/Velux working with Richardson Roofing
Best use of a cedar shingles application
Tree House: SR Timber with Turpin Roofing Contractor
Best use of hard metals
Winner: Grantley Hall: VMZINC working with Varla Cladding
Highly commended: The Hive, Central Manchester Hospital: Rimex Metals working with Longworth Building Services
Best use of a green roof system
Winner: Isle of Harris dwelling: Optigreen working with Bridgman & Bridgman LLP
Highly commended: Bransholme Pumping Station: Optigreen working with Bridgman & Bridgman
Outstanding contribution to the roofing industry
Denise Cherry, training officer at the Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group.
Congratulations to all the deserving winners and highly commended, and if you were unsuccessful at the 2019 awards, please don’t be deterred from entering the 2020 awards.
If you believe that your project could stand proud alongside the Pitched Roofing Awards finalists and winners, make sure you submit a nomination for next year’s awards!