Market-leading single ply roofing manufacturer Sika Sarnafil and two of its Registered Contractors have triumphed at this year’s Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) Awards.
The awards, which recognise best practice within the single ply roofing industry, saw Exeter-based Progressive Systems Ltd take home the Best Safe Working award for their contribution to The Dunes development, while Harlow-based Contour Roofing (Essex) Ltd came out top in the Best Sustainability category for their work on the Temple Farm Development.
Announced at SPRA’s fifth annual conference and awards ceremony, held at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire on Thursday 13 June, this year’s awards celebrated both people and projects, with prizes taken home across six project categories.
Progressive’s single ply installation at The Dunes, a stunning new beachfront development in Perranporth, Cornwall, was praised by SPRA for the safety measures taken due to challenging weather conditions.
Progressive’s Levi Stephens, dedicated contracts manager for the project, commented: “We’re over the moon to have been recognised for our strong commitment to workforce safety in this year’s SPRA Awards.
“Installing single ply on this job was challenging, not only due to having a large area to cover, but also due to disruption caused by the coastal climate.
“With strong winds and driving rain, we had to ensure our workers’ complete safety was taken into account.
“However, by combining a systematic and thorough coverage of each roof block, high quality products and the expertise of both our roofers and Sika Sarnafil’s technicians, the roofing installation was finished on time and within budget.”
Temple Farm Development, a huge multi-roof project that saw a 34-hectare scrapyard transformed into new national headquarters for the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain, also impressed at the awards.
SPRA said the project was a clear winner in its category for achieving a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating upon completion and demonstrating a sustainable approach from the outset.
Extra praise was lauded for the project’s biodiverse green roofing system, designed to boost the local flora and fauna above the Sarnafil membrane, while the contractor was also praised for ensuring the community and environment were respected during installation, which included designing work methods to minimise noise, dust and traffic.
Jonathan Woods Contour Roofing’s managing director, said: “We’re delighted that our work on Temple Farm development was recognised at the SPRA Awards.
“Although challenging, it was a very enjoyable development to work on and we are all very proud of the finished result.
“Not only did the project result in outstanding sustainability credentials, but the use of Sarnafil products helped to create a durable roofing system, save on costs and secure an all-encompassing Sika Sarnafil guarantee.”
John O’Raw, Head of Sales – Single Ply Membrane at Sika, added: “We’re thrilled to see these projects shine at the SPRA Awards.
“Both are a testament to the robustness and flexibility of the Sarnafil Single Ply Membrane, which is showcased by the fact that these projects won based on overcoming challenging aspects and providing excellent sustainability benefits.
“We are incredibly proud of both projects, not only for excelling at the SPRA Awards, but for the hard work and dedication paid by all those involved.”
ROCKWOOL® has launched a whitepaper – Flat roofs: The functional fifth façade – to support fire safety of multifunctional roofs.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Facades, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Innovations & New Products, Insulation, Publications, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Security and Fire Protection, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Walls
The latest total volume sales figures from Britain’s Builders’ Merchants from BMBI show that Q3 2023 volumes fell -10.5% in comparison to the same period in 2022.Posted in Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Bathrooms & Toilets, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Ceilings, Doors, Drainage, Floors, Hand Tools, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Kitchens, news, Paints, Pipes & Fittings, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Plumbing, Power Tools, Publications, Research & Materials Testing, Site Preparation, Steel and Structural Frames, Sustainability & Energy Efficiency, Walls, Waste Management & Recycling
Newton Waterproofing, the UK’s leading independent designers and suppliers of guaranteed waterproofing systems, has released its list of free, RIBA-approved CPD webinars for 2024.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Damp & Waterproofing, Facility Management & Building Services, Information Technology, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Seminars, Training
Abloy UK has announced its new schedule of training dates via its Academy and Digital Access Solutions Academy, with courses on a wide range of topics, from emergency and panic escape compliance to the latest innovations in digital access technology.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection, Seminars, Training