Winners of the TRA’s first Roofscape Design Awards Announced
THE TRUSSED RAFTER ASSOCIATION’s first Roofscape Design Awards winners have been announced.
The awards recognise and celebrate the highly technical skills required to design trussed rafter roofs, joists, and panels. They took place at the TRA Annual General Meeting and Conference at the Kettering Park Hotel in April 2023.
The awards were given in three categories:
Residential Project of the Year (for newbuild dwellings)
Conversion and Refurbishment Project of the Year (for existing housing projects)
Commercial Project of the Year (for all non-domestic projects).
Judges included Nick Boulton, chief executive of the TRA; Liz Male, managing director of Liz Male Consulting; Rob Lockey (former head of training at the NHBC); and Les Fuller, chair of the technical committee of the TRA.
Roofscape Design Awards 2023
In the Residential Project of the Year category, the judges were impressed with the quality of entries, ultimately it was awarded to DWB Anglia Ltd for their outstanding work on the Stableview and Moldavia project in Tiptree. Crendon Timber Engineering Ltd was highly commended for their exceptional new homes in Cheshire, showcasing their commitment to innovative and sustainable construction practices.
For the Conversion and Refurbishment Project of the Year, Truss Form (Midlands) Ltd was recognised as the winner for their exemplary work on the Plough Maltings Brewery project in Burton on Trent. The judges were impressed with the winning design which was complex and had unusual shapes which showcases what can be achieved with trussed rafters.
In the Commercial Project of the Year category, the judges had a tough decision to make with several outstanding entries. In the end, Donaldson Timber Engineering was awarded the top spot for their exceptional work on the New Care Home project in Canterbury. Pasquill was highly commended for their Care Home project in Mablethorpe and Minera Roof Trusses Ltd for their innovative contribution to the Laserquest project.
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Nick Boulton, TRA Chief Executive
TRA Chief Executive, Nick Boulton, said: “Trussed rafters are a critical but much under-recognised sustainable roofing system. The entries of the Roofscape Design Awards 2023 demonstrated a vast array of innovative designs that deliver effective and great looking timber roofing solutions.
“The judges had the difficult task of selecting the winners from a high number of exceptional entries. However, after much consideration and deliberation, the winners have been chosen.
“The winners of the Roofscape Design Awards have demonstrated exceptional creativity, innovation, and skill, showcasing the best of the trussed rafter industry. The designs on show highlight how much the industry has to offer beyond the simple dual pitch residential roof, most commonly associated with our products and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.
“Once again, congratulations to all the winners, and we look forward to seeing your continued success in the industry. The Roofscape Design Awards will be returning in 2024.”
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