Waterfront Church’s Sika Sarnafil roof triumphs at 2019 Scottish Roofing Awards  

Market-leading single ply roofing manufacturer Sika Sarnafil and leading Glasgow-based contractor Ashton Building Systems (Scotland) Ltd have triumphed at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2019.

The awards, which recognise outstanding standards of workmanship and technical expertise in the roofing industry within Scotland, saw the refurbished roof of Clydebank’s striking, geometric Waterfront Parish Church come out on top in the Single Ply Roofing category.

The NFRC announced the winners at an awards luncheon presented by TV broadcaster Carol Smillie on Friday 15 November at The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Judged by an independent expert panel, Ashton’s impressive work on the building’s unique multifaceted roof – which having endured over 40 years of Glasgow’s inclement weather was starting to fail and allow continual water ingress – secured their place as one of 16 category winners.

Tasked with installing a new waterproofing system, as well as upgrading the thermal value of the roof and improving roof access for safe and easy future maintenance, Ashton opted for a mechanically fixed Sarnafil system. S327-15EL in lead grey was specified due to its ease and speed of installation and the fact that it was able to be fixed onto the existing roof decking.

Involving high levels of complexity and detailing, the system was installed beautifully across a total of 10 roof areas, resulting in a 15-year system guarantee and an added 5-year diminishing warranty by Sika Sarnafil.

Ashton Building Systems’ Managing Director, Garry Easton, comments on the project’s award win:

“Complex shapes, such as a curved corner of a parapet on the Church’s high-level sawtooth roof, which met with a pitched roof of almost 40⁰, made this project challenging. As did trying weather conditions. However, thanks to a combination of our team’s honed skills and experience, and their confidence in using the Sarnafil system, which we’ve specified many times before, both we and the client were very happy with the results, and we’re now delighted to see those results recognised with such a prestigious award.”

John O’Raw, Head of Sales of Single Ply Membrane at Sika, adds:

“We’re thrilled to see this build excel in the Roofing Awards’ Single Ply Roofing category. Despite facing numerous challenges – not least the sheer number of roofs on the project – thanks to a combination of Ashton and Sika’s expertise in flat roofing and a highly skilled labour force, the project was a great success and the building will now continue to serve the community for many years to come.”

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