Flat roofing specialist Bauder was recognised at this years National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) annual awards, winning two of the top prizes on offer for its work on Fulham Jetty and the Tintern Abbey Gift Shop. The award winners were announced on May 16th at the Hilton Metropole in London, an event co-hosted by TV Presenter and Interior Designer Linda Barker and NFRC Chief Executive Ray Horwood.
Now in its ninth year, the Roofing Awards are an industry-wide competition that celebrates outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the roofing industry. This year the level of competition was higher than ever before with the NFRC receiving almost 300 project entries for the eleven award categories available. A wide range of criteria are taken into consideration by the judging panel when determining category winners including: degree of difficulty, aesthetics, problem-solving and environmental qualities. Bauder took home both awards for sustainable roofs at the ceremony winning the Green Roofs category for Fulham Jetty and the Solar category for Tintern Abbey Gift Shop.
The Fulham Jetty project involved the ecological enhancement of a 1,000m2 abandoned jetty located on the River Thames in London. The roof of the new building swoops down to become a continuum with the deck and is covered with a green habitat to provide three distinct environments for wildlife, one on the flat roof, one on the slope and the third on the jetty deck. Since its official opening to the public in October 2013, the lower wildflower roof has become a haven for nesting birds and the array of river-related habitats and native plant species have also attracted a variety of different birds and insects to the jetty.
Bauders photovoltaic (PV) system installation at Tintern Abbey led to the companys second success of the night, having also been shortlisted in the same category for its work on the Awel-y-Mor Primary School, a project that features Bauders bitumen, single ply, green roof and PV systems. Roof areas totalling 630m² were fitted with 57 state-of-the-art PV Modules on Tintern Abbey Gift Shop, enabling it to generate at least 14.05 Megawatt Hours of solar power each year. Due to the abbeys historical significance it was important that the PV system did not to create a distraction from the building itself; and the low profile of the photovoltaic modules, which are set at a 10° angle, made sure this was not an issue. The Bauder team worked closely with the client throughout the project ensuring the new roof complimented what is a site of great national importance to the Welsh community.