IKO PLC has been shortlisted four times in this year’s prestigious UK Roofing Awards. Hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NRFC) the awards recognise and reward the best roofing projects from across the country and competition is tough.
IKO will be judged by a panel of experts in the ‘Large Scale Projects’ and ‘Mastic Asphalt’ categories as well as the ‘Industry Choice’ award which will be chosen by the public. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony on Friday 10 May in Central London.
Speaking on the nomination for the ‘Large Scale Projects’ category, Paul Trelease, Managing Director of Barclay Roofing said: “Given the challenges of the project we were delighted to deliver on time and in budget and are extremely pleased that it has been shortlisted in the UK Roofing Awards. We were particularly impressed with the IKO Slate which was particularly well suited for the application and the high levels of foot traffic which were necessary during the installation. The completed roof looks great and was completed without waste or breakage of any kind”
IKO PLC worked with surveyor Faithful & Gould who chose an IKO pitched roofing solution of IKOslate to replace a 4000m2 roof which was badly in need of repair. The Abbey Hill Academy in Stockton-on-Tees helps young people aged 11 to 16 who have learning difficulties and disabilities; learn, grow, inspire and achieve.
Local Stockton-on-Tees contractor Barclay Roofing won a competitive tender process to carry out the mammoth task. All works were carried out during the school holidays when the pupils were not at school so there was no disruption to their learning.
The solution IKO and Faithful & Gould arrived at involved removing all the existing cement slates and the felt system which had broken down and was causing condensation issues within the school building. IKO Rubershield Pro Breather Membrane was installed to help remove the condensation issues within the roofing structure.
The entire roof was then replaced using IKOslate, a polymer composite material made from 99% recycled material (including car parts) with greater robustness and durability than the fibre cement which had previously been used on the school’s roof.
The new IKOslate roofing system was supplied with a 40-year guarantee so both pupils and staff can now enjoy a learning environment that is safe, warm and dry for years to come.