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In pictures | Six innovative roofing projects

26 June 2019

Some of the best examples of roofing workmanship were highlighted at the recent UK Roofing Awards, organised by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors. CM takes a look at six of the stand-out projects from this year’s winners.

Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre, Lancashire

The green roofing award went to W Hughes & Son for this garden centre and entertainment venue project.

Designed on sustainability principles, with the curved green roof reflecting the local landscape of rolling hills, it used a robust, root-resistant system beneath the green roof growing medium and the insulation.

McArthur Hall, Methodist College, Belfast

The roof of this Grade B1 listed building was restored by D Harkin & Co Roofing, reusing original building material where possible, including slates, gutters and downpipes.

However, the spire was missing most of its lead, due to weather exposure, so experienced heritage craft lead workers recreated the original intricate lead designs.

The project won the lead roofing award. 

BSK Building, Clifton College, Bristol

The slating award went to M Camilleri & Sons for its renovation of this Grade II listed dining hall, dating from 1862.

The team stripped the 1,000 sq m roof covering, before replacing it like for like with 15,000 dark blue-grey rectangular Cwt y Bugail slates and heather blue Penrhyn arrowhead slates. These were fitted on the duo-pitch roof in distinctive alternating ornamental bands.

The Dunes, Perranporth, Cornwall

Situated just 10m from the beach, Progressive Systems had to contend with coastal weather to deliver this robust roof on a luxury housing development. Sarnafil decorative profiles were used on the steeper pitched roofs and beach houses to mimic standing seams.

The team carried out wind uplift calculations to ensure the roof would resist the elements. The scheme won the single ply award.

Ludgate House, Hertfordshire

Richardson Roofing installed this bespoke curved zinc roof, which transformed an old livery yard into a new home.

The contractor created the barrelled roof on site, delivering a standing seam metal roof covering that reflects the traditional barn form, using modern systems.

The project won the fully supported metal roofing category and the roof of the year award.

No 1 Court, All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon

Prater worked with BEMO Systems to deliver the 6,500 sq m aluminium standing seam roofing system and 3,000 sq m of rainscreen cladding, on the redevelopment of Wimbledon’s No 1 Court into an all-weather tennis arena with retractable roof.

The complex and high-profile project won the sheeting and cladding award.

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