Back to back NFRC solar awards for Forster Roofing



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Forster Roofing picked up the NFRC Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Award for Solar for the second successive year at a special luncheon held at the Trades Hall of Glasgow last week.

The 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 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.”

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.

Meanwhile Forster Energy is to support of Homes for Scotland’s 3rdAnnual Conference ‘Building Homes for Scotland Post Referendum’ by sponsoring the ‘Overcoming Challenges’ session.

The full day conference will be held at the Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh this Thursday 30th October, and will look at key themes relating to growth in the Scottish housing market.

The ‘Overcoming Challenges’ session includes talks by Lynne Sullivan OBE (Chair of The Sullivan Report) on Delivering Low Energy Homes, Douglas Millican (CEO of Scottish Water) on Playing a Part in a Successful Scotland and Phil Ford (Strategic Partnerships Director, CITB) on addressing Skills Challenges.

As session sponsors Forster Energy will be exhibiting its new in-roof PV display and discussing with delegates how PV, particularly in-roof systems can present a relatively simple, cost effective measure in helping meet new build carbon reduction targets.



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