John Brash & Co. Ltd wins award for the use of their shingles on a project for National Trust for Scotland at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ (NFRC) Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year Awards.
Their shingles were used on the refurbishment of two cottages within the grounds of Culzean Castle and Country Park near Maybole in Ayrshire.
The cottages were originally built for ex-servicemen following World War II by funds raised by the Ayrshire Federation of the Scottish Women’s Rural Institute, and are still used as housing through the Scottish Veterans’ Garden City Association’s Houses for Heroes scheme.
As part of the renovation, which included damp proofing and re-plastering, Kilmarnock-based DM Roofing & Roughcasting won the contract to replace the original shingles.
It was a requirement of the project to use like-for-like materials, and John Brash & Co. Ltd’s products were an ideal choice. They are one of a handful of European shingle suppliers that are members of the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau (CSSB).
Regional sales manager, Grant O’Donnell, was on hand to receive the award – along with contractor, Dougie Mabon, from DM Roofing & Roughcasting, and newsreader Catriona Shearer from BBC Scotland.
O’Donnell said: “This is another big feather in the cap for us, as it highlights that John Brash & Co. Ltd is the first port of call on prestigious projects such as the cottages in the grounds of National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean Castle.
“We pride ourselves on having the highest-quality products, as borne out by our membership of the CSSB, that will last for years to come because they are a truly renewable and sustainable roofing and cladding material, with one of the lowest carbon footprints of any widely used building product.
“The award also gives us great pride to know that our products are being used on important projects such as the Houses for Heroes scheme, which provides invaluable support for ex-servicemen.”