BriggsAmasco honoured for roof installation at historic Shetland lighthouse site

BRIGGSAMASCO is celebrating after earning award recognition for its delivery of a roof installation at a visitor attraction in Shetland.

The company was named winner of the Mastic Asphalt category at the NFRC UK Roofing Awards. BriggsAmasco was honoured for its performance at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Visitors Centre.

The project involved supplying the historic site’s engine room with a smart new watertight roof.

MD Tony Lawther said, “This is a magnificent achievement. The NFRC awards celebrate the very best UK roofing projects and workmanship. For our performance at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse to be judged winner in a strongly-contested category is immensely pleasing. Warmest congratulations to all those involved in the project. You’ve made us all incredibly proud.”

The Sumburgh Head Lighthouse roof installation, on behalf of the Shetland Amenity Trust, was a ‘once-in-a-generation’ project for BriggsAmasco. Operatives not only had spells of wild and wintry weather to contend with, they also had to carry out the work whilst the site’s accommodation blocks and visitor centre remained open.

The Shetland Amenity Trust’s charity status meant BriggsAmasco operatives needed to work at pace to ensure the strict budget was not infringed.

Tony added, “The Sumburgh Head Lighthouse is definitely one of our more notable projects. It demonstrates that no matter how challenging the conditions, location or installation requirements, our teams have the skills and diligence to deliver what is required. Their talent and professionalism know no bounds.”