IKO SHORTLISTED FOR TWO NFRC AWARDS

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IKO PLC has been shortlisted in two categories for the upcoming National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) UK Roofing Awards 2020.

Chosen by an independent judging panel, thearket-leaders of roofing, waterproofing and insulation products, has been selected in the Bituminous Hot Applied Liquid Waterproofing and Mastic Asphalt categories.

The shortlisted projects include the second phase development of New Waverley Station in Edinburgh with contractors, SPS Flat Roof Systems, and work on a private residence near Witney in Oxfordshire, with Oxford Asphalt.

Judges took into consideration a range of criteria including the degree of difficulty, aesthetics, problem-solving, health and safety, workmanship and environmental qualities of products.

Shortlisted in the Bituminous Hot Applied Liquid Waterproofing, the new-build Waverley Station project saw the construction of a seven-level development comprising of two interlinked office buildings, providing 250,000 sq. ft. of ultra-modern Grade A office space. A total of 5,000 sq. m. of IKO Permatec Hot Melt Waterproofing System was specified as the client required a robust, quick to install and versatile system which was adaptable to the varying interface details. This fully bonded system with minimum risk of leaks and long-life expectancy ticked all the boxes on this project.

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In the Mastic Asphalt category, IKO was chosen for its collaboration with Oxford Asphalt, as this project involved developing a suitable roofing solution which had a lead appearance with a seamless finish. The IKO Permaphalt Mastic Asphalt Roofing System was specified – a flexible, seam-free and easy to install system which also offered aesthetic benefits to the building owner as a colour reflective coating to mimic the appearance of lead was applied. As well as the aesthetical benefits, IKO Permaphalt Mastic Asphalt Roofing System also provides long-term durability, increased fatigue resistance and improved temperature stability especially in harsh weather conditions.

Marcus Lee, sales director at IKO, said: “There is a lot of strong competition this year so we’re really proud to have made the final in these two categories. The shortlisted projects reflect the durability and versatility of IKO’s products, the technical expertise of our team, as well as the skills of our installing contractors.

“As we undergo some challenging times following the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s fantastic that as an industry we can look forward to something so positive. This is a real celebration of the fantastic products and workmanship within our sector, and we should be proud.”

The NFRC Awards will take place on Friday 2 October 2020 – rescheduled from 1 May 2020 as a result of Coronavirus – at the InterContinental London, The O2.