Build It Awards 2020 win for Wallbarn’s M-Tray

Build It Awards 2020 win for Wallbarn’s M-Tray

Wallbarn’s ground-breaking M-Tray® modular green roof solution has scooped a win at the prestigious Build It Awards 2020, with judges naming it the ‘Best Roofing System or Product’.

The Build It Awards are amongst the most sought after accolade within the self-build and renovation industry, recognising excellence in products, services, suppliers and projects. Build It Editor Chris Bates said the industry was built upon ‘twin foundations’ of innovation and unrivalled customer support and, even in these exceptional times, those qualities shone through in this year’s ‘impressive’ short-list.

“The Build It Awards are the UK’s most prestigious scheme, celebrating excellence in the self-build and renovation industry. Congratulations to everyone who made the shortlist. You are the people who will really help Britain build back better,” he added.

Richard Bacon MP, who introduced the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015, announced the winners during a virtual ceremony on November 27th, with Wallbarn winning one of the 25 top awards. He said of M-Tray: “Green roofs are growing in popularity, helping to reduce the visual impact of a project and improving biodiversity. This system makes installation easy for any hands-on self-builder.”

Director Julian Thurbin said: “We are absolutely over the moon with this award. We are so glad the panel saw the benefit to the self-build sector in having an easy to carry and install green roof solution. We want to say a big thank you to Chris and the team for their very generous assessment of what we have been trying to achieve.”

M-Tray® is a premium quality instant green roof designed with all the elements of a traditional roll-out roof contained within 500mm by 500mm by 100mm modular trays which simply click together. Not only is it clean and easy to install, trays can be removed if roof deck access is required. M-Tray’s® modularity allows installation on hard to access roofs and its deep substrate with slow release nutrients nourishes the sedum and wildflower plants, which are grown on Wallbarn’s nursery in Hampshire.

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