For the second successive year Forster Roofing picked up the NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Award for Solar at a special luncheon held at the Trades Hall of Glasgow earlier today.
This award was Forster’s sixth Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Award in five years, following previous successes in the Services to the Community, Roof Tiling, Roof Slating and Solar categories. At last year’s event Forster picked up the Solar award for its involvement with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Athletes Village and in 2012 scooped the Sustainable award for its involvement with the Fife Housing Innovation Showcase.
This year’s winning project involved the installation of Solar Century’s C21e solar tiles in conjunction with roof tiling works for Barratt Homes, at its Evolution development in Aberdeen. The well situated city centre development of executive apartments presented Forster’s with the perfect opportunity to showcase its skills in combining roofing and PV installation services. It also shows how PV, particularly in-roof systems can present a relatively simple measure in helping meet new build carbon reduction targets. 454 C21e PV tiles were fitted on five of the sites 13 flatted blocks. This included a 172 tile (8.6kWp) and 144 tile (7.18kWp) array on the two prominent entry blocks.
Forster have worked with Barratt Homes – one of the UK’s largest house builders for over 20 years and have also combined its roof tiling and fully integrated PV installation service at Barratt’s Devona Gate, Dyce and Pinefields, Inverness developments.
Forster Roofing, Managing Director Steve Scott who collected the award from TV Presenter, Kaye Adams said “back to back Solar awards is a fantastic achievement and recognises our commitment to excellence and innovation in combining our roofing and solar PV services with the latest integrated PV products”.
Covering 1 in 5 of all new homes in Scotland, Forster has a proven track record built on 25 years of leading best practice in roofing. Committed to excellence Forster leads the way in new home and commercial solar PV delivery through its integrated service offering – from careful product specification and design right through to personable installation and after care.
The NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year awards recognise and reward outstanding standards of workmanship and technical expertise in the roofing industry within Scotland.