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The Dunes’ Sika Sarnafil clad roof shines in Roofing Awards

  • 31 May 2019

Market-leading single ply roofing manufacturer Sika Sarnafil and leading South West roofing contractor Progressive Systems Ltd​ are celebrating a win at the Roofing Awards 2019.

The roof of the Dunes – a stunning new beachfront development in Perranporth, Cornwall – came out on top in the EJOT UK sponsored Single Ply Roofing category.

Hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), TV host Sarah Beeny announced winners at a ceremony on 10 May at the InterContinental London – The O2.

The awards celebrate the very best in the industry across all roofing disciplines, recognising outstanding workmanship, problem solving, environmental qualities and contribution to the built environment.

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Progressive’s impressive work on The Dunes, which was completed in August last year, secured their place as one of 13 category winners.

The Dunes project also triumphed at the annual RICS Awards 2019: South West, supported by headline sponsor Sika.

Coming out top in the Residential Property category, winners were announced at a ceremony on 22 May at Bristol Marriott Hotel.

The development was labelled exceptional by judges, who were impressed by the project’s innovative design, high quality construction and consideration for sustainability.

Working on a site just 10 short metres from the beach, Progressive was tasked with installing a long-lasting roofing system robust enough to withstand the South coast’s often extreme wind and rain, while matching the luxury aesthetic of the build.

Having suggested Sika Sarnafil’s single ply membrane to the architect Stride Treglown, the team worked closely with Sika Sarnafil and the main contractor Acorn Blue to ensure a high-quality and cost-effective finish.

Wind uplift calculations were provided by Sika Sarnafil to the contractors, which suggested the product be mechanically fixed to ensure the roof was able to resist the formidable weather.

With a combination of Sarnafil’s S327 18 EL Lead Grey single ply membrane, plus Sarnavap vapour control and SarnaTherm insulation, the outcome was a robust roof that met the requirements of the project.

The skilled workmanship and clever design saw the roof secure a 20-year guarantee, which covered all Sika Sarnafil products used in the installation.

Progressive’s Levi Stephens, dedicated contracts manager for the project, commented on the Roofing Awards win: “One of the most prominent design features on the roof were Sarnafil Decor Profiles, which were used on the steeper pitched roofs and the beach houses in order to mimic a standing seam roof.

“These were a challenge to execute both in terms of the roof being pitched and the windy coastal conditions. However, having used Sika Sarnafil single ply many times before, we were confident in the product specified and are over the moon to see the end result recognised with such a prestigious award.”

Alistair Speirs, Area Technical Manager at Sika, added: “We’re thrilled to see this build excel in the Roofing Awards’ Single Ply Roofing category. The Dunes was a 14-month project challenged with unforgiving coastal weather and high expectations in terms of quality workmanship.

“However, the combination of Sika products along with the expertise of both the contractors and our technicians involved in the installation resulted in a stunning finish that will keep the residents of The Dunes warm and dry for many years to come.”

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