2109, 2016

Modern Slavery Act 2015

In accordance of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Briggs Amasco Ltd (part of the IKO Group of Companies) will comply fully with the Act.

> Download BriggsAmasco / IKO Modern Slavery Statement

1808, 2016

Roofing’s Rising Stars Set to Compete in World Championship

Ben Revitt, 22, one of our apprentice’s will be travelling to Poland as a member of Britain’s flat roofing team, to take part in the IFD World Championship for Young Roofers takes place from October 25th to 28th 2016.

Ben travels with Team GB for the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC). This was following success at last year’s WorldSkills UK in Birmingham, where he impressed judges by completing a single ply roofing rig over the event’s three days.

> Download full press release


1808, 2016

Winners at the Intelligent Membrane Associate Awards

The Intelligent Membrane Associate (IMA) Awards were held at the National Football Museum, Manchester on 16th June 2016. Our Hull branch won the Single Ply Roofing award for Barmby Moor School.

1808, 2016

Supply Chain Sustainability School, Birmingham

On 14th June 2016, Andy Smith (pictured), Finance & HR Director and Janice Tyler, Environment & Supply Chain Manager, attended the 4th year anniversary day of the Supply Chain Sustainability School in Birmingham.

The day centred around four key sustainability challenges:

  • Local Supply and Employment
  • Skills/Apprentices
  • Waste/Resource Efficiency
  • Carbon

As is usual with the School events, there was a combination of presentations and interactive group work.

The presentations were diverse, including what was learnt from London 2012, the changing industry priorities for contractors, what the industry will look like in 2025 and addressing the skills gap in construction.

The group work in the morning involved each table of eight discussing one of the challenges listed above. As HR Director, Andy took the lead in the table discussion on skills and apprentices and then presented our views to the room.

The afternoon was an innovation bootcamp and Janice brought the principles of that back to BriggsAmasco and adapted it into a short workshop for our annual forum in July.

1108, 2016

BriggsAmasco Star Apprentice helps promote video to tackle roofing skills shortage

BriggsAmasco apprentice, Ben Revitt, features in a new video by the Single Ply Roofing Industry (SPRA) to promote its high quality apprenticeship training programmes. Designed to tackle a nationwide skills shortage across the UK roofing industry, the courses offer onsite/offsite training to ensure the highest standards in single ply roofing installation are met. The schemes are a superb opportunity for trainees to earn a diploma and full NVQ qualification in single ply roofing as well as a CSCS card, the leading skills certification within the UK construction industry.

BriggsAmasco apprentice, Ben Revitt, has already put his single ply roofing skills to the test in the competitive arena. In 2015, along with a number of the roofing industry’s younger, leading lights, he took part in WorldSkills UK, held at Birmingham’s NEC, where he constructed a single ply roofing rig over the event’s three days. Earlier this year, as further evidence of his growing reputation within the industry, Ben was selected to take part in the World Championship of Young Roofers in Poland.

1008, 2016

BriggsAmasco and Sika Liquid Plastics restores the past at York Royal Theatre

As part of a £4.1 million re-development project at the prestigious York Theatre Royal, BriggsAmasco Leeds and Sika Liquid Plastics delivered an outstanding roof refurbishment, requiring extremely complex detailing around 31 new roof lights.

The area that presented the biggest challenge for BriggsAmasco was the flat roof above the atrium of the theatre, a grade ll* Listed 1967 extension to the building designed by renowned modernist architect, Patrick Gwynne. This roof was of particular concern as it had an original 50 year old asphalt covering, which had clearly come to the end of its life.

Despite the roof being only 100sq m in size, the area had an incredible 31 roof lights to replace and work around. With so many roof lights in a small place, the detailing lent itself to a liquid product, and Sika Liquid Plastics worked alongside BriggsAmasco and building surveyors, W R Dunn, to make sure the roofing solution would be in keeping with the buildings heritage, while offering a stunning new feature in the atrium roof.

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