Both Roofing Contractors and Architects submitted an array of their work in response to the SIGA Slate twitter competition, #loveSIGAslate.
Deemed a great success, the judging panel, consisting of esteemed industry experts, selected entries that best depicted the aesthetic beauty and longevity of roofing slate across the UK.
The Winners of this competition all helping to celebrate the 10 year Anniversary of SIGA Natural Slate are:
• 1st Place winner of a Slate experience trip to Spain, for 3 days, for 2 people – Neil Wilkinson Roofing – Teeside and Durham
• 2nd Place winner of a 16GB iPad Air – G Baker Roofing – Maidstone
• 3rd Place winner of £50 Capital Bonds Vouchers – Hereward Roofing – Peterborough
Steve Pearson, UK Commercial Manager for Natural Slate at SIG Roofing, said: “The standard of entries was extremely high, demonstrating the strong talent among roofing contractors nationwide.
The competition is among a number of promotional activities planned for 2015 by SIGA, as we are keen to collaborate and build stronger relationships with our customers.”
Neil Wilkinson, of Neil Wilkinson Roofing, SIGA Slate’s first place winner, said he was “Over the moon to have been shortlisted in the top three, but to have won it as a sole trader against large Roofing Companies was amazing.” Neil continued, “To be recognised for our quality workmanship and win a national competition was fantastic, and since the win we have been offered a number of jobs by larger firms. We’re thoroughly looking forward to the trip in Spain”
Neil chose SIGA 39 from the Specification range for his work, saying “We have been using this slate for 5 years and the project required a smaller looking slate and one that was flat, smooth and easy to work with as there was a lot of detail work to get round. The slate requires minimal sorting and grading, with very little waste. Longevity is key when laying slate, and with SIGA, and the warranties they provide, we are completely confident that we’re providing a quality product to our customers”.
Amanda Green, Marketing Manager for SIG UK Exteriors and implementer of the competition, said “The competition was designed to encourage our followers and users of SIGA Slate to share images of their work where SIGA had been used. We were really impressed with the standard of entries, but Neil Wilkinson Roofing went above and beyond, with their amount of entries and the quality of their workmanship.” She continued “SIGA has an enviable reputation in the natural slate market, setting the benchmark in terms of consistency of quality, traceability, longevity of supply, choice and value. To be able to see the product in use by real customers really helps support the Brand in the marketplace.”
The cornerstone of SIGA Slate’s decade of success is their unwavering commitment to providing quality slates, carefully managing every step of the journey, from the quarry to the roof.
SIGA Slate sell over 13 million slates a year across the UK, sourced directly from reputable quarries around the world. With the largest supply chain, an extensive choice and variety of natural roofing slate, combined with design expertise and specialist guidance, SIGA are in a prime position to work with, and advise on, the complete roofing systems for all clients requirements.
This post was written by SIGA Slate Team