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We are very proud to announce that Bracknell Roofing have been selected as FINALISTS in the UK Roofing Awards 2018 which are led by the National Confederation for Roofing Contractors. Nominated as finalists in the ROOF TILING category for our expertise and industry-leading skills deployed during the refurbishment of the old Fairmile Chapel. The curved elevation at the rear of the chapel is the outstanding feature of the project – which was completed in four months by a team of […]

It’s been 45 years since George Challinor, the Operations Director at Bracknell Roofing, started his career in the construction industry, with the last 40 years in roofing. He talks to RCI about the landmark changes in that time, as well as offering a pearl of wisdom that has served him well since 1972. It seems like it’s been the blink of an eye since I left school and started life as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor. After becoming a qualified QS, […]

Bracknell Roofing has opened a new Lancashire branch in Chorley. The launch of the branch, which is based on Railway Road in the town, takes the number of Bracknell Roofing branches around the UK to nine. Branch Manager Keith and newly appointed Contracts Manager John Mairs are based at the branch. It has started with an initial team of six roofing subcontractors – but this is expected to grow quickly. The team at the new office have hit the ground […]

With the ongoing shortage of skills in the construction industry, Bracknell Roofing is celebrating after one of the company’s apprentices has become the youngest to achieve an NVQ Level 2 in Roof Slating & Tiling in the company’s history. Harry Flatt was just 16 when he joined Bracknell Roofing as an apprentice. Over the course of two years he has worked to successfully complete the company’s Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) partnered apprenticeship programme, becoming the youngest fully-qualified member of […]

It’s only when you get to the end of the year and look back that you realise just how much has been achieved. The year 2017 has been momentous for Bracknell Roofing, and here are just some of the reasons why. Two new branches opened This year, we have opened two new branches. In March, we announced a move to new, larger premises in Leeds as part of plans to secure more projects across Yorkshire. And as the year draws […]

In the second of a series of articles, we look behind the scenes of Bracknell Roofing and ask key members of staff about their areas of specialism and what makes our business stand out. Clive Naish, Contracts Manager at our Reading branch, looks at materials. It’s fair to say that on 95% of the pitched roof projects that we are initially asked to quote or tender for, the materials have already been specified. But, as we all know, the materials […]

Well done to Dan Miles, a roofer from our Ringmer branch who recently completed his bossing and welding course. It’s a proud achievement for the 22-year-old, who has shown a flair for lead work, and we were only too willing to suggest he went on the five-day course. Dan said that he learned a variety of techniques, such as producing buck welds, making saddles and going around flues. “I’ve always enjoyed lead work, and the course was a great opportunity […]

Training model boosts talent pipeline for Bracknell Roofing In a bid to address the roofing industry skills shortage, Bracknell Roofing continues with a programme of investing and nurturing talented young people – with the appointment of another apprentice. This takes the total number of apprentices and trainees to eight. The company – which employs more than 80 people and is one of the UK’s leading specialist roof slating and tiling contactor – has appointed 18-year-old Harvey Jellyman as a Contracts […]

Bracknell Golf Day

26th October 2017

Bracknell Roofing’s first Charity Golf Day raises £1000 Bracknell Roofing has raised £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support after organising an inaugural charity golf day. We organised the event at Burton-on-Trent Golf Club and it was supported by a number of key material suppliers who entred teams and also generously donated prizes. Nine teams entered and, as well as the overall team and individual prizes for completing the full 18-hole course, there were a range of other prizes, such as ‘nearest […]

A third employee at Bracknell Roofing has achieved the health, safety and environmental practice and management accreditation NEBOSH, marking a step change in the company’s commitment throughout its business. The company has a dedicated in-house health and safety department based at its Burton-upon-Trent headquarters, with two employees who have already achieved the accreditation. Now Keith Moore from its Lancashire branch is the first person to achieve it for one of the company’s eight regional offices. And the company has revealed […]

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