IKO awards celebrate contractors that go the extra mile for quality and engagement.

The IKO Contractor Recognition Awards were originated by the leading roofing, waterproofing and insulation manufacturer with the aim of providing well-earned acclaim for the customers who install its range of watertight products. This feature focuses on the recipients of previous awards and how each one went the extra mile in terms of workmanship, innovation or community engagement in order to secure a project’s exceptional conclusion.



Congratulations to SPV Group, winners of the IKO Contractor Recognition Award! The quality of the Hilda Besse Building project, including the detailing of the rooflights and the use of our IKO Permaphalt Mastic Asphalt, was excellent. In addition, their approach to corporate responsibility, training, accreditation and support for the NHS made for a compelling submission. Big shout out to Luke Maginnis for the co-ordination of the project!

Project Name: Hilda Besse Building

Project Size: 800m²

Project Materials: IKO Permaphalt Mastic Asphalt System

Project Description: The main challenge to the project was that all 88 roof lights had to be individually built up from scratch. A timber frame was created around each one to incorporate a torch on vapour barrier followed by a 110mm insulation. Every part of the timber frames needed to be prepared with a sheathing felt followed by expanding metal lath

The key to the expert delivery of this project was the preparation and detail work. 120mm of insulation was installed to each and every roof light followed by the 3 layer of asphalt roofing.  The asphalt installed to the vertical walls was challenging but expertly installed as per industry guidelines .

Half the roof was protected by an over roof but the other half wasn’t so this was a challenge in regards to delivery and meant the site team needed to move from one area to the other to suit the weather conditions.



Congratulations to Sheriff Construction Ltd, highly commended winners of the IKO Contractor Recognition Award! The quality of the Victoria Way project in Charlton, using IKO products from across our Single Ply, Hot Melt, BUR and Liquids Divisions, was impressive. In addition, their admirable approach to apprenticeships and training, coupled with their support of local charitable causes, made for a compelling submission.

Project Name: Victoria Way, Charlton

Project Size: 3,500m²

Project Materials: Hot Melt, Single Ply, Liquids and Mastic Asphalt

Project Description: Situated within one of London’s upcoming hotspots, this development consists of 11 apartment blocks (providing a collection of brand new 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats which are intended for both private use and housing association residents) plus a new nursery building.

Working across the project since May 2019, Sheriff Construction Ltd has been fulfilling all waterproofing works and roof finishes. This has included IKO hot melt, single ply, liquid and a BUR torch system on cappings. As well as using multiple IKO systems on the same project, this site was also the first where Sheriff’s team installed IKO Permascreed mastic asphalt levelling solution which was completed successfully.

With the project valued at almost £1.2m, Sheriff is expecting to complete the works by October 2021.



Rio Asphalt Ltd_Winner


Congratulations to our Q1 winner of the IKO Contractor Recognition Award Rio Group!

Rio Asphalt Project

Project Name: Private Housing in Solihull 

Project Size: 90m²

Project Materials: IKO Permaphalt Mastic Asphalt System

Project Description: This private house project enlisted the use of a mastic asphalt roof over a newly built extension.   Mastic Asphalt was a planning recommendation of the local Planning Authority and was also favoured by the Home Owner who was looking for a low carbon environmental solution. Other considerations to be taken into account were that the house is located within a conservation area which meant that materials and finish were crucial to the success of the project.

The roof was designed with falls which fell to 5 external lead shoot outlets. To further assist the movement of water additional Asphalt diamonds were laid to increase natural drainage and run off.  The roof also consists of two large roof lights to increase natural lighting levels within the extension.  The asphalt was laid in two coats of 10mm (20mm) asphalt waterproofing which was sand rubbed.  The upstands consisting of three coats of Asphalt on Expanded Metal Lath and an asphalt plug to the perimeter.


GMG Contractors - Highly Commended


Thanks to GMG’s ongoing commitment in innovation, supporting the workforce by training and apprenticeship/career opportunities, they have been presented the Highly Commended Award in Q1. Their project submission was also a great indication of their excellent workmanship through the training programmes they provide.

Project Name: Sir John Mann Centre

Project Size: 530m²

Project Materials: IKO BUR Membranes

Project Description: This project firstly came to our attention as a roofing job only but West Lothian Council decided to include the adjoining church also, they then decided to put out a complete package together including covering the existing walls with an insulated render system also.

Unfortunately for us at IKO as we had done all the groundwork doing all the core cuts etc and putting a spec together for the council they had to put it out on a public contracts portal due to the large amount of money it would take to complete this work in its entirety.

As GMG Contractors are a multi trades very IKO Pro company with a vast amount of experience in both all the IKO systems and installing insulated wall render it made perfect sense to team up and go for this job which we successfully did.

GMG submitted their tender and the job was then duly awarded. Please note that this project was also awarded on a points score system therefore both the manufacturers roofing system and the contractors had to achieve a very high criteria to be awarded with this contract also.


Congratulations to our first socially distanced, contractor recognition winner Briggs Amasco Ltd! Keep up the top work!

Project Name: Brighton College

Project Size: 3,500m2

Project Materials: IKO Permatec Antiroot (Permaflash-R reinforcement and Permaguard-F protection membrane), IKO FCS Liquid Cold Applied System, IKO Built Up Felt System

Project Description: BriggsAmasco installed waterproofing and finishes at Brighton College’s new sports and science centre. The multi-application project, included providing a watertight seal for a main roof, winter garden and car park. The £38m centre will provide a world-class training environment for students, making a transformational difference to school life for generations to come. As a leading light within the roofing industry, BriggsAmsaco is committed to the welfare of its staff, hence it has increased its mental health first aid capacity throughout the company. Following a series of professionally-prescribed training courses held over the past six months, the number of qualified mental health first aiders at BriggsAmasco now stands at more than 20. Trained first aiders are encouraged to share their acquired skills to help fellow employees recognise signs of mental distress in themselves and others.

Breyer Group_Highly Commended


Congratulations to Breyer Group for the Highly Commended Award! Keep up all the support you give to the local community and your apprentices!

Project Name: Shenley Primary School

Project Size: 380m²

Project Materials: IKO Bituminous Membranes

Project Description: Hertfordshire council were looking to renew 8 schools Shenley Primary School, was one of the schools where works were carried out to a high standard.

Hertfordshire council wanted a solution that was long lasting and a robust waterproofing system. This provided a leading guarantee which included design responsibility together with the ability to ensure comprehensive technical support throughout the project.

IKO surveyed all 8 schools with a detailed survey report including intrusive core sample analysis

The roofs were suffering from a varied range of issues from water ingress, lack of thermal insulation and breakdown of the existing membranes

A new waterproofing system was specified to provide a 25 year Single Point insurance backed guarantee together with an IKO Insulations designed cut to fall insulation scheme together with IKO Superlites to complete the full thermal upgrade.


Russell Trew Ltd_Winner


Congratulations to our IKO Contractor Recognition Award winner Russell Trew Ltd! Thank you to Michael Jacobs and Darren Renshaw for accepting the award! Keep up the hard work!

Project Name: Fleetville Infant and Nursery School, Hertfordshire

Project Size: 550m2

Project Materials: IKO Safestick

Project Description:  For this project the client required a waterproofing solution that was robust and long-lasting. Due to the roof’s intricate detailing, IKO Safestick was deemed ideal for the task. The high-performance, self-adhesive bituminous solution was developed specifically for projects where traditional hot-applied techniques are inappropriate. IKO Safestick provided a leading guarantee that included design responsibility, together with the ability to ensure comprehensive technical support throughout the project. This, along with the exceptional diligence and workmanship of Russell Trew’s installation team, assured this extremely worthy project was completed to the highest specification.  

Wensley Roofing Ltd_Highly Commended


Congratulations to Wensley Roofing Limited on the  IKO Contractor Recognition Highly Commended Award for supporting local communities and providing excellent training!

Project Name: English Martyrs Primary School Sir John Mann Centre, Glasgow

Project Size: 550m2

Project Materials: IKO Mach Two

Project Description: Wensley Roofing completed this vital slate roof refurbishment despite facing three very distinct challenges: installers were working in a live school setting whilst up against some horrendous weather and a very tight budget and timeframe. The eight-week deadline was achieved, however, thanks to the roofing team’s high-class waterproofing skills, which earned praise from the school itself. The IKO Mach Two single-layer bitumen membrane system, which came with a 20-year, single-point guarantee, played its part in the installation’s time-efficient installation on account of its renowned, rapid-apply properties.


Mark Healy at Techjoint - Contractor Recognition Award - Aug 19 (1)


The quality of Techjoint’s entry, including the technical, programming and logistical challenges, was very impressive. Additionally, the communications between Techjoint’s office staff and IKO have really improved as we learn to understand how both businesses can work together more efficiently.

Project Name: Skanska M25 Junctions 8-11

Project Size: 30,000 linear metres

Project Materials: IKO Permatrack Inlaid Crack Repairs (ICR)

Project Description: Techjoint carried out the filling of transverse and longitudinal joints between junctions 8 and 11 of the M25 motorway. It was a huge task involving the installation of 350 tonnes of materials over a 30,000-metre area. The systematic works programme devised by Techjoint, in conjunction with the rapid-install qualities of the BBA/HAPAS-approved IKO Permatrack system, ensured the delivery of an upgraded road surface that negates the need for periodic maintenance, making it a repairs programme that is long-term cost-effective and safe.


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Project Name: Cubis Bruton, Cuckoo Hill, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0HS 

Project Size: 3,260m2

Project Materials: Armourplan PSG slate grey fully-adhered to IKO Enertherm ALU insulation; Armourplan P membrane to parapet upstands and building abutments.

Project Description: Single Ply Services installed IKO’s Armourplan system across a range of roofing types as part of a large and challenging housing project. The 68-plot site comprised a mix of housing styles and flats in what is described as an innovative, highly sustainable scheme that aims to harmonise ‘nature and design’. IKO Armourplan Single Ply membrane satisfied the waterproofing and aesthetic requirements of the different – and sometimes – complex roofing types, as well as offering a comprehensive guarantee covering design and material for the client’s peace of mind. Single Ply Services’ expert use of the system resulted in a watertight installation that belied the installers’ adroit handling ability and professionalism. 


Black Rock Asphalt


Managing challenging project set times, restricted noise levels and wet conditions, Black Rock Asphalt delivered an excellent service for the refurbishment project of Sainsbury’s car park in Orpington whilst it was still operational. A well-deserved award for their outstanding work in these challenging conditions.

Project Name: Sainsbury’s Car Park, Orpington

Project Size: 4000m2

Project Materials: IKO Permapark

Project Description: Black Rock Asphalt, in conjunction with IKO and KSD Group, completed the paving and waterproof refurbishment of two levels of Sainsbury’s car parking decking and ramps. The nine-week scheme was carried out in a live environment, with the contractor implementing a traffic management programme to uphold safety and minimise disruption for shoppers. The IKO Permapark system, a carbon-zero, formulated mastic asphalt solution, which uses advanced polymer technology to provide car park surfaces with long term durability and increased fatigue resistance, was installed using IKO hot charge tankers. Despite works being limited to set times – between 8am and 5pm – Black Rock Asphalt’s installers ensured this first-class refurbishment was completed to the agreed deadline.