Avonside Win a Second Time at NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2019

Published on 18th November 2019
Avonside Area Director Chris McLean, TV Presenter Carole Smillie and Avonside Contracts Manager Marc Bell at Scottish NFRC Roofing Awards 2019

Our Avonside Roofing division were thrilled to win in the Roof Slating category of the NFRC’s Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards 2019 earlier this month – after winning the same award last year!

Henderson House in Gullane apartments by CALA Homes (East), roofing by Avonside Group

The winning project was Henderson House in Gullane, East Lothian, which the Avonside roofing team worked on with Cala Homes (East). A former hotel, the beautiful building dates back to 1899 and has also served as a training centre for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Services College until 2015. Now, the building has been refurbished into apartments, giving it a new lease of life.

Henderson House in Gullane apartments by CALA Homes (East), roofing by Avonside Group

Avonside Roofing skilled work on Henderson House was recognised by the independent expert judging panel, earning them the prestigious roof slating award. The award category was kindly, and rather aptly, sponsored by trusted suppliers of natural roof slates, Cupa Pizarras.

The winners were revealed in a glamorous awards ceremony held at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow hosted by TV presenter Carol Smillie on 15th November 2019. Our Avonside Edinburgh Contracts Manager, Marc Bell and Scotland Area Director, Chris McLean were both delighted to attend the event to receive their well-deserved award.

Marc said: “Not only have are we pleased to have won the roof slating NFRC award, but this is also the second year in a row we have won this award which is great news for the whole team as a lot of hard work went into the project from everyone involved!”

He added: “It’s a great result on a challenging project.”

Meanwhile, Chris commented: “It’s difficult to win an Industry Award and harder still to retain it. Very well done to the team at Avonside Edinburgh. I’m delighted that we’ve won NFRC Scotland Slating Award. Thanks to Allan at Cupa Pizarras for the hospitality and sponsorship and to Cala East for the opportunity.”

Last year saw our Roofing division scoop the Roof Slating award for our Dalbeattie Learning Campus project, with contractor Graham Construction, which saw Dumfries and Galloway Council’s range of nursery primary and secondary schools replaced with an innovative educational campus.

Avonside would like to congratulate our fellow Scottish NFRC Roofing Award winners, all of whom can be found listed on Roofing Today’s website.

The National Federation of Roofing Contractor’s (NFRC) annual awards aim to shine a light on the outstanding quality of workmanship and technical proficiency across 16 categories covering all the major roofing disciplines.