Titanic Hotel hosts LRWA Awards
Liverpool’s iconic hotel provided the backdrop to the 2nd LRWA Annual Awards. Designed to recognise quality, professionalism and workmanship the awards are becoming a celebration of all that is good in the liquid waterproofing industry.
Hosted by Sarah Spink CEO of the LRWA and presented by Cliff Weston the awards consist of a brief outline of the work undertaken by the organisations and key projects of note for the future.
Supported by most of the leading manufacturers within the industry with head line sponsor “Westwood” the awards enjoyed reception drinks, 3 course dinner followed by the Awards presentation themselves.
The awards recognise 2 individual achievements of “Student of the Year” and “Trainer of the Year”. This year’s lucky recipients were Jordan Page of Page Roofing and Mark Monk of Sika Liquid Plastics respectively.
The other 4 category awards on offer were projects over and under 1000m2, a buried project of the year and project of the year.
The LRWA, Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association confirmed that the growth in liquid applied technology was the fastest growing sector in roofing and has been borne out by the number of entries and finalists attending.
Over 300 attendees include LRWA members, manufacturers and contractors gathered to crown the 6 winners in each category. All submissions were received by an independent panel of 4 judges from across the industry including Building Surveyors, Architects and Liquid Experts, before deciding on a short list for each category to attend the awards.
Makers had succeeded in qualifying in 2 of the 4 categories, Project of the Year for the White Car Park at intu Nottingham Victoria using Triflex PMMA products and project over 1000m2 for the Roof Works undertaken at intu Merry Hill using Sika LPL, Polyurethane Products.
“We are delighted that we have qualified in 2 categories and headlined our own submissions both with Triflex and LPL being the only contractor to do so”
Alex Bloor, Makers BDM Roofing
“It is a great honor to have been shortlisted and we are delighted for not only our clients but partners as well and to share this with the team is great to celebrate and recognise their hard work”.
“Unfortunately, we didn’t win but congratulations to all the winners and finalists, despite our 2 great entries we just didn’t get across the line but the winning entries were well deserved”
Simon Lamb, MD
For the Project over 1000m2 Tor Coatings and Full Metal Jacket took first prize with the Grade I listed Temperate House at Kew Gardens. Although mainly a gutter refurbishment project this 5-year project had many issues including offsite preparation and remediation before returning to site.
Project of the Year went to Westwood Liquid Technologies and London Seamless Flat Roofing. Again, a Grade II listed building, this Georgian row of properties in Kensington had a refined balcony repair and waterproofing application.
Despite the slight disappointment on the day the team gathered and celebrated into the early hours taking in such iconic venues as the Cavern and Heaven.
Makers would like to extend its thanks to its clients and the teams of Triflex and Sika who supported both of the bid entries.
“I would like to add my congratulations and thanks to all the Makers employees who were involved in the projects and attended the award celebrations, two brilliant projects under difficult conditions to satisfied clients. #Onwards and Upwards”
Simon Lamb, MD
Other winners included Centaur Technologies – Roofclad for Balliol House Project Under 1000m2 and Sika Liquid Plastics with W Hughes & sons for the Flower Bowl for a buried system.
Makers would like to express their thanks for all the sponsors involved and congratulate all the category winners.