811, 2021

KUTH has won the Sterling prize 2021

BriggsAmasco Supplies Multi-Roof Installation for Stirling Prize-Winning University Building

A landmark educational building, which was provided with a complex, multiple roof installation courtesy of BriggsAmasco, has won this year’s RIBA Stirling Prize.

The Kingston University London – Town House was named the UK’s best building in the industry-revered awards contest.

The six-storey, 9,400-square-metre building, which was designed by Grafton Architects and acts as the university’s ‘front door’, was acclaimed by RIBA judges as ‘high quality at every scale’.

Fronted by a 200m-long multi-level colonnade made from reconstituted stone, the stunning Town House comprises the university’s main library and archive, as well as a theatre, dance studios, teaching spaces and cafes. BriggsAmasco was selected by main contractor Willmott Dixon to provide a watertight finish for each of these areas in a nine-roof installation that involved a mix of green, single-ply and hot-melt finishes.

Working alongside Grafton Architects, Briggs’ teams brought all their skills and experience to the fore in this challenging project, as the range of waterproofing systems needed to be applied to roofs at various heights and levels.

Speaking of the Town House’s Stirling Prize award, BriggsAmasco Managing Director, Dave Maginnis, said: “What a thrill to have played a part in a project that has won the design industry’s most sought after honour. Congratulations to Grafton Architects, who our teams worked closely alongside to deliver the Town House’s waterproof roofing. Also, kudos to the magnificent work carried out by our installation teams for their superb workmanship and diligence on this challenging, high-profile project. They did BriggsAmasco and the university proud.”

The Town House’s multiplex flat-roof installation began in March 2018. It included BriggsAmasco applying an IKO hot-melt waterproofing membrane within a system comprising XPS rigid foam insulation, as well as paving and ballast finishes to the main roof areas. A built-up, reinforced felt waterproofing solution with tapered insulation was also installed to a green roof in order to conform with a height restriction. Additionally, IKO Armourplan PSG single-ply waterproofing, along with PIR insulation, was affixed to colonnade areas of the roof.

Despite the challenging nature of the multi-roof installation, which was heightened by the Town House’s main road location and its position adjacent to the University, thus the area was in constant use by students, BriggsAmasco competed the project’s waterproofing aspect to the contractor’s strict deadline: September 2019.

Dave Maginnis added: “The Town House building will transform students’ learning experience. Its impressive and imaginative design presents an inspiring sight for visitors; hence it is a worthy recipient of this year’s Stirling Prize.”

1903, 2021

NFRC Winner!

BriggsAmasco Triumphs at Acclaimed NFRC Awards

BriggsAmasco was among the winners at the 2020 National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) awards thanks to its exceptional waterproofing work on a state-of-the-art sports centre.

The company took the honours in the contest’s Bituminous Hot Applied Liquid Waterproofing category. It followed Briggs’ installation of waterproofing and finishes across a 3,500m2 area at Brighton College’s new sports and science centre. The multi-application project, carried out in 2019, included providing a watertight seal for a main roof, winter garden and car park. The £38m centre will provide a world-class training environment for students, making a transformational difference to school life for generations to come.

Speaking of the company’s award, Dave Maginnis, Managing Director at BriggsAmasco, said: “This is brilliant news. The NFRC awards are acclaimed throughout the roofing industry and remain an annual highlight. We were up against some incredibly tough competition from across the country. To have triumphed above all-comers in a very competitive category speaks volumes for the skills of our installation team. Their experience and dedication, along with the exceptional hard work from everyone across all levels of BriggsAmasco’s business, are what makes this company great. I thank every one of you for ensuring our name is perpetually associated with quality and success.”

BriggsAmasco is to be awarded with a trophy commemorating its NFRC success. Dave Maginnis said he hoped the award would lead to further recognition later this year. “We are proud of our everyday achievements, so to have them verified by independent experts is particularly gratifying. I’m hope this won’t be our only cause for celebration as 2021 progresses.”

3009, 2020

IKO Contractor Recognition Award

The diligence and expertise displayed by the UK’s leading national commercial roofing company, BriggsAmasco, has earned the company an IKO Contractor Recognition Award.

The contest, which is open to contractors nationwide, recognises ‘astonishing’ projects and excellent workmanship. BriggsAmasco’s award was due to roof waterproofing work carried out at Brighton College, and a voluntary programme it completed at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey. As well as winning a trophy, the company is now in the running for IKO’s Contractor of the Year Award.

Dave Maginnis, Managing Director at BriggsAmasco, said: “This is magnificent news. The award is testament to our brilliant onsite engineers and the talents of everyone who makes a day-to-day contribution to the company’s success. We are one very proud team.

IKO judges praised BriggsAmasco for the ‘excellent’ quality of its work at Brighton College. The project, designed by award-winning Dutch architect, OMA, involved the supply and installation of waterproofing and finishes to a new sports and science facility. The £38m state-of-the-art centre will provide a world-class training environment, making a transformational difference to school life for generations to come.

BriggsAmasco was also commended for its voluntary work, as well as its ‘approach to training, safety and sustainability’ at Frimley Park Hospital. Working in conjunction with other trades, the community project saw Briggs’ staff toiling during their free time to help transform the hospital’s gardens. Overall, judges proclaimed BriggsAmasco’s award entry as ‘high-quality’ and ‘compelling’.

The inaugural IKO Contractor Awards, during which the overall winner will be announced, is due to take place in London next year.

Dave Maginnis added: “I’d like to say a personal ‘thank you’ to our staff, all of whom have contributed to this fantastic achievement. Praise also for IKO. The awards are a brilliant initiative and do much to publicise the wonderful work carried out by roofing contractors throughout the UK.

2106, 2019

BriggsAmasco wins at the MAC awards

The Annual MasticAsphalt awards was held on 14th June at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London, where the guest speaker was the six-time world snooker champion Steve Davis.

Our Birmingham branch brought home the Outstanding Mastic Asphalt Project over 200m2 for completion of an impressive £550,000 car park waterproofing project at the Jaguar Land Rover Manufacturing Centre in Whitley, Coventry.

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