Richard Soan's Sussex Roofing Company Wins National Award

Richard Soan’s Sussex Roofing Company Wins National Award

Richard Soan Roofing Services, based in Lewes, has won an award at the 2019 UK Roofing Awards.
The winners of the awards, hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), were announced at a ceremony presented by TV host Sarah Beeny on 10th May 2019, at The O2 InterContinental Hotel, London.

The awards celebrate the very best in the industry in all roofing disciplines recognising outstanding workmanship, problem solving, environmental qualities and contribution to the built environment.

Richard Soan Roofing Services were announced as the Winners in the Roof Tiling category. Managing Director Richard Soan said, “To receive an award of this magnitude is truly amazing and a testament to the high level of skill and expertise shown by all our employees engaged on this project, from our senior site manager to the most junior site assistant. All our employees know that 100% quality workmanship is what we as a company try to achieve on every project we undertake. To be announced as a winner in a national competition is a wonderful achievement for the company and all concerned with this project should feel immensely proud.”

About the winning project

Old Leylands is a beautiful country home dating from approximately 1914 situated in East Sussex. It was discovered that the original part of the house, a simple four hipped roof, may have dated from earlier times with many additions and extensions added – with various repairs having been carried out over a number of years.

The property was completely re-roofed using Sandtoft Goxhill hand-made clay tiles and using sheep’s wool for insulation as it is more environmentally friendly than the more commonly used PIR solid insulation or roll-out fibreglass.
This was a complex project requiring the management and coordination of many experienced roofing operatives, lead-workers, stonemasons, carpenters, decorators and our specialist rainwater sub-contractor. The customer commented “The project was very well managed and we are delighted with the quality of the work.”

About Richard Soan Roofing Services

Richard Soan Roofing Services is a multi-award-winning local business founded in 1988. Serving the whole of South East of England, undertaking pitched and flat, residential, commercial and industrial roofing projects. Richard Soan Roofing Services is also Heritage Approved by the NFRC, accredited as an Investors in People employer and winners of the 2018 Lewes District Business Award for Customer Service.

About The UK Roofing Awards

The UK Roofing Awards have become an industry-wide event that recognises and rewards outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the UK roofing industry. A range of criteria is taken into consideration by the judging panel including the degree of difficulty, aesthetics, problem-solving, health & safety, workmanship and environmental qualities.

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