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Roofing Company in Detroit

There are many roofing companies in Detroit, but how do you know if you are getting a quality roofing company for a good price? There are a few key elements to understand and remember before hiring a roofing company in Detroit. This article will discuss the key elements and provide

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Winners of UK Roofing Awards 2018

The UK Roofing Awards 2018, hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), has announced its winners on Friday, the 11th of May at a ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel. “These Awards stand as a reminder to us all of the important contribution the roofing sector

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

NFRC

Top of the class: Stockport School project scoops NFRC 2023 Industry Choice Award

Top of the class: Stockport School project scoops NFRC 2023 Industry Choice Award

The NFRC UK Roofing Awards 2023, held on 12th May, celebrated the very best of roofing in the UK. From projects to individuals, the roofing industry shone a spotlight on stellar examples of work.  The Industry Choice Award, which sees members vote on the entry they feel showcases the best example of roofing work in action, was this year awarded to Fulwood Roofing Services (northern) Limited, for the re-roofing of Stockport School, Greater Manchester. The project was completed using a complete BMI Redland SpecMaster service and a BMI Redland Rosemary Clay Classic system, demonstrating workmanship excellence in action.  The project is a shining example of how expert roofing contractors, in conjunction with technical support and top-quality products, can overcome site challenges. Stockport School came with its fair share of hurdles. The site is comprised of 24 individual roofs, totalling over 4,000 square metres and spanned 12 months. Add in the COVID-19 pandemic, uneven roofing underlay caused by century-old wooden timbers, a live school site and the need to protect against UV degradation – Fulwood Roofing turned to BMI Redland and SpecMaster to ensure all bases were covered on a project of this scope.  With a bespoke roof specification in hand due to the BMI Redland SpecMaster service, Fulwood Roofing Services (northern) rose to the challenges and overcame them with ingenuity. Over 240,000 Redland Rosemary Classic clay tiles were needed for the roofs – however, as clay is a natural material, variances of up to 5mm can occur when dried in the kiln. While this natural variation normally contributes to the character of a traditional clay roof, on a roof of this size these variances can add up if not managed on site. Fulwood Roofing came up with a creative solution to this. Taking a mean average measurement of ten tiles, every set of ten tiles laid were checked against a perpendicular line, helping prevent any gaps or unevenness.  The old wooden timbers of the roof were also tackled with smart thinking. The new underlay has been laid in such a way that externally it looks level, but underneath it conforms to the uneven timbers. This was vital as it avoided extensive remodelling of the roof, and the existing timbers could continue to stand. s the underlay was worked in small sections that could be tiled over almost immediately any UV degradation could be avoided,  The live school site was anticipated to be tricky, however, the COVID-19 pandemic worked in favour here, as it meant students were off-site more, allowing project flexibility. When the school was fully open and active, a detailed schedule of work was supplied to the school ahead of time, allowing them to move students around the building with minimal disruption. Stephen Bithell, Roofing Contractor at Fulwood Roofing Services (northern) Limited, commented: “Everything was first class from a product point of view. You can’t get quality work done without quality products, and luckily for us, we had a great team on site, as well as great products. Working during the COVID-19 pandemic and the supply chain issues that came with that, BMI Redland really kept the project going. The product and the finished aesthetics are really great.” Fraser Biles, Sales Director, at BMI Redland, congratulated Fulwood Roofing Services (northern) Limited on the win: “It’s fantastic to see the Stockport School project awarded the NFRC 2023 Industry Choice Award. Fulwood Roofing delivered an exceptional project with great skill and care and as a result received over 20% of the votes out of all the shortlisted projects. “Our Redland team were pleased to be able to provide support on the project using our SpecMaster service, which provides a 15-year whole roof guarantee, and allowed us to deliver a technical specification designed specifically for the project, and the Redland Rosemary Clay Classic tile in the Russet Mix finish was a fantastic choice for the school. Not only does it fit with the conservation area, but it also helps retain the school’s aesthetic character without compromising on roofing protection.”  BMI products also featured in the NFRC award wins for Reinforced Bitumen Membranes and Bituminous Hot Applied Liquid Waterproofing categories – respectively Progressive Systems Ltd for Launceston College using the Icopal Thermaweld Firesmart System and MAC Roofing & Contracting Ltd for Heatherwood Hospital using an Icopal Parabit Solo Hot Melt System – recognising the roofing contractors in delivering this outstanding work.  The full list of NFRC UK Roofing Awards 2023 winners can be found here: https://www.nfrc.co.uk/uk-roofing-awards/winners/2023-winners  For more information about BMI Redland, please visit: https://www.bmigroup.com/uk/redland-pitched/  Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals 

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Roofing Company in Detroit

There are many roofing companies in Detroit, but how do you know if you are getting a quality roofing company for a good price? There are a few key elements to understand and remember before hiring a roofing company in Detroit. This article will discuss the key elements and provide you with a few roofing companies in Detroit. No matter your company’s needs, you want a team of experts that will go the extra mile and provide you with quality roofing services. You will want to look for a roofing company able to handle any task, big or small, with the right equipment and at the right price.   One way to size up a roofing company in Detroit quickly and easily is to see how they answer the phone on your first encounter. Does someone answer the phone or do you get voicemail? If so, do they respond to you within a reasonable time? Do they try to pressure you into replacing the whole roof without knowing what you need? Do they give you reluctant or vague answers to your questions?   There are many different types of roofing services available on the market today. Whether you require roof repair, roof maintenance or roof installation, you want to find the best solution for your needs. You also want to be sure that your roofing company in Detroit offer customizable solutions. Let’s look at a few types of roofing types available in today’s market.   Metal Roofing Metal roofs provide beauty, energy savings and protection for your company’s building that can last a lifetime. Metal roofs are available in a wide variety of designs that will complement any style of building. Depending on your needs, you may want to look into hiring a roofing company in Detroit that specializes in metal roofing.   Slate Roofing Slate is one of the most visually pleasing and durable of all roofing materials. Installed properly, slate roofs require relatively little maintenance and will last for more than 100 years depending on the type of slate employed, roof configuration and the geographical location of the property. Depending on your needs, you may want to look into hiring a roofing company in Detroit that specializes in slate roofing.   Green Roofing Green roofing alleviates water runoff and sewer overflows. The vegetation and soil act as a sponge, absorbing and filtering water that would normally be lost to gutters. A green roof’s plants remove air particulates, produce oxygen and provide shade. Depending on your needs, you may want to look into hiring a roofing company in Detroit that specializes in green roofing.   Cornices The purpose of a cornice is primarily decorative; however, cornices serve a waterproofing function by shielding the top of the building’s façade from rain runoff. Depending on your needs, you may want to look into hiring a roofing company in Detroit that specializes in cornices.   Cupolas, Domes and Turrets A turret is a small tower that extends above a structure, characteristically at a corner location. A dome is an architectural element that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere. Architecturally, cupolas are somewhat small, most often dome-like, and they provide a vantage point or admit air and light, often topped with a weathervane. These types of architectural structures are decorative but still endure all weather conditions and are therefore susceptible to deterioration. Make sure you pick a roofing company in Detroit that has replaced or refurbished cupolas, domes and turrets on a consistent basis.   Any roofing project, big or small, should start with an analysis of the problem. The analysis is a scientific process of elimination of the possibilities, starting with the most obvious. You will want to find a company that will look at the walls, the plumbing and the mechanical equipment, as well as the roofing. You will also want to make sure your roofing company in Detroit is fully licensed and insured.

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Winners of UK Roofing Awards 2018

The UK Roofing Awards 2018, hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), has announced its winners on Friday, the 11th of May at a ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel. “These Awards stand as a reminder to us all of the important contribution the roofing sector makes through innovative products, design and workmanship to the construction industry,” said NFRC Chief Executive James Talman. The UK Roofing Awards is now in its 11th year and throughout the years it has become a firm fixture for the roofing sector to come together and celebrate outstanding standards of design workmanship and safety. The winners of this year’s edition, presented by category, are: Roof Slating – Claude N Smith for Marshals Yard Development Roof Tiling (Sponsored by ECIC) – Monier Redland working with DM Roofing & Roughcasting for Shettleston New Parish Church Heritage Roofing (Sponsored by Klober) – Rowlands Roofing for Llwyn Celyn Green Roofing – Bauder working with EJ Roberts Roofing for Clapham Park Fully Supported Metal (Sponsored by Metal Solution) – Full Metal Jacket for The Victoria Royal Pavilion Leaf Roofing (Sponsored by Chandlers Roofing Supplies) – Full Metal Jacket for British Museum – Islamic Gallery Single Ply – Ithaca Roofing for Hawthorns Care Home Liquid Applied Roofing & Waterproofing and Hot Melt – Polyroof working with Sarnian Roofing for The Little Chapel Innovation (Sponsored by EagleView) – Axter working with Tilbury Contracts for Dylon Works Mastic Felt – IKO PLC working with Sussex Asphalte for St Paul’s Cathedral Reinforced Bitumen Membrane – Langley Waterproofing Systems working with Opus Waterproofing Solutions for Girdlestone Estate Small Scale Project – Polyroof working with Cure Roofing for Rose Cottage Large Scale Project (Sponsored by Wienerberger) – Partnering Contractor’s Roofing for New Bracken House Roof of the Year Award (Sponsored by SIG Roofing) – Full Metal Jacket for The Victoria Royal Pavilion Industry Choice Award (Sponsored by Radmat Building Products) – Longworth Building Services for The Bund NFRC Health & Safety Champion Award 2018 – Sam Baldwin of Longworth Building Services The Local Hero Award (Sponsored by SIG Roofing) – Lee Moran of Moran Roofing Specialists

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