Outstanding workmanship on a Grade II listed building has helped Scottish-based Marley Contract Services scoop the UK’s top roofing industry award.
The company won the Roof Slating category for its work on Rainbow House in Glasgow at the NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) Awards held in May.
The NFRC roofing awards celebrate and recognise outstanding industry achievements – Marley Contract Services was singled out as the outright winner from a record number of building projects submitted by companies across the UK.
Judges at the NFRC commended Marley Contract Services for its work on refurbishing and converting the five-storey listed building in the West End of Glasgow.
Rainbow House was a complex project because the slating was completed at the same time as internal works were underway and therefore the building had to be kept watertight at all times. Rainbow House is a Care Home Facility run by the Church of Scotland in the Scotstoun area of Glasgow.
The existing Westmoreland Green slates were carefully removed, checked for quality, dressed and then re-laid to retain the aesthetics of the original building. Only existing slates were used on the external elevations to maintain the original appearance of the roof, with matching new slates used elsewhere.
“Congratulations to Marley Contract Services on winning the Roof Slating category against some stiff competition,” said Ray Horwood, NFRC Chief Executive. “Listed buildings always present their own specific challenges and in the case of Rainbow House there was added complexity because the roofing team had to retain the weathertight seal on the building at all times.”
Archie McPike, Director at Marley Contract Services, said: “We are delighted that our work on this project was recognised in what is the UK’s leading industry award. Winning the award is a significant milestone in our 60-year history and recognises the skill, enthusiasm and commitment of the whole team.”
Caption shows Scott Horner (centre) and Stephen Forbes (right) receiving the NFRC award from BBC Breakfast presenter Susanna Reid