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Proudly supporting two UK Roofing Awards entries

The UK Roofing Awards have become an industry-wide event that recognise and reward outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the roofing industry. 

The competition, covering all roofing disciplines, runs from September to January every year and thereafter a selection of projects are short-listed. In May 2015, at The UK Roofing Awards Congress Luncheon, the winners are announced. A range of criteria are taken into consideration by the judging panel including: degree of difficulty, aesthetics, problem-solving, Health & Safety, workmanship and environmental qualities.

Midland Lead is very proud that two of this year’s UK Roofing Awards entries involve the use of our products – our traditional sandcast lead and our machine cast lead and ancillaries.

Bridge Buildings – by Hannam and Sons

Bridge Buildings is one of the most important and imposing properties in the market town of Barnstaple. The Grade II listed property stands on the corner of the Strand and Square, houses restaurants and shops at street level, with flats and offices on the higher levels. The Bridge Trust Charity, responsible for the maintenance of this landmark property, commissioned Hannam & Sons to carry out this extensive roofing repair project.

One of the main challenges of the Bridge Buildings project was the lead work itself. The falls of the existing valley had to be reversed in the opposite direction and drain through the main roof space to the opposite side of the building by means of a lead-lined box gutter with sump – making levels a crucial part of this re-construction.

All work was carried with the specified code 7 and 8 sandcast lead – supplied by Midland Lead. All aspects of the project were carried out in-house by Hannam & Sons, including carpentry construction to support the lead valley work.

Quarr Abbey – supplied via Roofstore P&P

Quarr Abbey was founded in 1132 by the Catholic Order of St Benedict Monks. In 1907 the Solesmes order of Benedictine monks built the current monastery and church just 200 yards from the ruins. In 2012, Quarr Abbey, including both the ‘Bellot’ buildings and the old Cistercian site was put on the World Monument Fund watch list and soon after funding was secured to save this famous heritage site. The Quarr Abbey restoration project comprises of 4 main sections of work:

Midland Lead manufactured 4 tonnes of code 6 machine cast lead sheet and supplied to Roofstore P & P, together with woodcore rolls and patination oil. Roofstore P&P, an independent roofing merchant on the Isle of Wight, supplied the material onsite. The contractor Stoneham Construction Ltd used these products to successfully repair the 1907 church sanctuary tower roof and convert it from a flat into a pitched roof.

We wish both Roofstore and Hannam & Sons best of luck with their entries! Hopefully they will be among the winners on Friday 15th May at the UK Roofing Awards in London…