Sika Sarnafil and Partners scoop NFRC Awards

National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards. The awards, which recognise outstanding standards of workmanship and technical expertise in the roofing industry, saw Sika Sarnafil win Supply Chain Partner of the Year and Perth-based roofing contractor, Aim Developments, come out top in the Single Ply Roofing category. The NFRC announced the winners at a


ceremony presented by TV broadcaster Jackie Bird, on Friday 26th

October at The Grand

Central Hotel, Glasgow. Judged by an independent expert panel, finalists were chosen for their exceptional work on Scottish roofing projects across 13 categories. Sika Sarnafil received the award for Supply

Chain Partner of the Year alongside one of its Registered Contractors, Q9 Cladding Solutions, SFS Group Fastening Technology

ingle ply roofing manufacturer, Sika Sarnafil, and two of its Registered Contractors, have triumphed at the

Steve Revell, NFRC President, Chic Scrihgeour and Andrew Morrison, Aim Developments and Jackie Bird

Ltd and Kingspan Insulated Panels UK, for the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum in Dundee. The £80 million project, designed by Kengo

Kuma to reconnect the city with its river and house an incredible array of exhibits, is an example of world-class architecture. Contracted by BAM Construction, Sarnafil worked closely with Q9, SFS and Kingspan to ensure the innovative roof design could be

BLANCO support young kitchen designer

BLANCO UK has, once again, sponsored an aspiring young kitchen designer, Beth Elson, so that she can progress her career by taking a course with The Kitchen Education Trust (TKET) in Bucks University. Beth

completed her first year of the course in June, having been on three trips where she was able to interact with speakers from the industry and visit various kitchen locations, including the Roundhouse factory, Miele Experience Centre and the Weald and Downland Museum. Beth commented: “The whole experience has been very exciting and I cannot wait to find out what is in store for my second year.”

delivered sustainably and to a superior build quality for maximum longevity. The skillful collaboration saw this impressive project completed well in advance of its September opening – all thanks to close project management and expert teamwork from all involved. Aim Developments, another of Sika Sarnafil’s Registered Contractors, won the Single Ply Roofing award for the roof of the An Crùbh (The Hub) community centre situated on the beautifully rugged Isle of Sky. Aim Developments was recognised for its ability to deliver an outstanding finish on schedule when faced with the challenge of an incredibly exposed site. Despite the difficult windy conditions, Sarnafil and Aim Developments’ expertise meant the roof was completed to an impeccable standard, creating a new epicentre for the community that would last the test of time.

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Offsite Solutions, a leading UK bathroom pod manufacturer, has announced how it can help construction clients and contractors mitigate some of the economic uncertainty around Brexit. Many main contractors and developers are concerned about potential

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2019, the price agreed will be fixed for the duration of the project, regardless of the effects of the UK leaving the EU. A brand new offering for 2019 from Simpson Strong-Tie

Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has upgraded its CPD accredited seminars with a brand new offering for 2019. The culmination of decades of product development, and shaped by feedback received by their technical support team, builders and building designers alike, the course covers their latest structural connector solutions to meet the changing demands of the building industry. Technical Specification Manager Laurence Parker explains: “Our new CPD highlights our variety of unique and innovative metalwork solutions to common construction and design challenges, not to mention the more unusual and unexpected. We discuss all forms of construction including: timber frame, brick and block, cross laminated timber, glulam, light gauge steel, plus our chemical and mechanical anchors for masonry and concrete. As well as the appropriate CPD certificate, all professionals attending the seminars will be given instant access to our vast library of 3D models, ready to drop into architectural plans.” To request a seminar at a time and location to suit you, or to find out more, visit the CPD Training page

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