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RCI December 2017

ADVERTORIAL Murdoch Awards come of age Recognised as the ultimate accolade for specialist leadwork installers, the Murdoch Awards are now in their 21st year. ALM MD Barry Smith put the company’s association with them into perspective by saying, “As one of the UK’s leading distributors of Rolled Lead Sheet we are glad to continue with our sponsorship of the Murdoch Awards, which do so much to enhance the profile of lead, along with those involved in its use and our industry as a whole.” Winner of the Murdoch Award for 2017 was NDM, Metal Roofing & Cladding, for their work on the renovation and restoration project at Chatsworth House. Runner-Up was Full Metal Jacket for their installation on one of London’s highest profile buildings, the Islamic Galleries at the British Museum. The third finalist was Norfolk Lead Sheet (UK) Ltd for work on the new Manor House in Hales, Norfolk. Since the introduction of 018 DECEMBER 2017 RCIMAG.COM the ‘Sponsors Award’, scope has been created for smaller projects in order that they may achieve an equal degree of recognition to those which receive regular media exposure. The ultimate winner was Leadwork Contracts Ltd for re-roofing work on Sotheby’s in George Street London. The Runners-Up spot in the Sponsors Award was taken by Webb Roofing Solutions’ for their work on the historic Lewes Crescent in Brighton, the Regency architecture of which dates from 1823. Being in one of the town’s conservation areas the restoration was undertaken with intense scrutiny and provides a reminder of how the quality of product is of equal importance to its installation. Third place went to Norfolk Lead Sheet (UK) of a porch on a home in Winford Norfolk and it exemplifies the value of encouraging entries from contractors in which less than 5 tonnes of lead have been used. ALM National Sales Manager Alan Barker explained, “As the distributor of Rolled Lead Sheet for the Sotheby’s project, we took considerable pride in supplying Codes 5, 6, 7 and 8 to Leadwork Contracts Ltd via their nominated merchant. The contrast between the 4.5 tonnes supplied and the 320 tonnes required by NDM for Chatsworth House couldn’t be greater, however the same craftsmanship is a feature common to both. Ultimately, the quality of installation and material will play a pivotal part in securing the future of the two buildings.” In making one final point Alan went on to say “The Awards also provided an ideal opportunity to thank Lead Contractors Association Secretary Ray Robertson, who is now in his final year at the Association. His unstinting work over the past 21 years in co-ordinating the promotion of lead and its members has been invaluable to us and the industry as a whole.” Associated Lead Mills (ALM) take immense pride in the continued sponsorship of the Murdoch Awards. By highlighting the very best standards of installation they provide a focal point for projects, those craftsmen involved and of course Rolled Lead Sheet in construction. NDM receiving the Murdoch Award


RCI December 2017
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