Amey’s roofing project at Marne Barracks recognised for outstanding workmanship 

09 July 2021
Image of housing with scaffolding.

Amey has been nominated for an NFRC Roofing Award following the handover of a recent Service family housing refurbishment at Marne Barracks, North Yorkshire. 

The project, delivered by Amey on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), saw 75 properties benefit from replacement roofs, fascias, soffits and rain water goods along with new door canopies and external security lighting. 

Our teams experienced a number of challenges during works which included plenty of rain, snow and high winds. Roosting bats were also discovered in the eaves of a number of properties and temporary bat boxes were installed nearby so that works could continue safely. Permanent access points in tiles and soffits have now been installed, along with 1F felt, which is ‘bat friendly’ to ensure the resident bats are protected in the long term. 

Prior to handover, the team invited BMI Group to inspect the project, that was carried out by our supply chain partners, SER Ltd, and to provide their product guarantee.  

Frank Bainbridge, Technical Specification Manager at BMI Group said “The setting out of the roof meant that the tiles laid flat and because the roofing contractor had correctly marked out the perpendicular positions the roof was very uniform. The contractor had correctly installed the eaves closure units for the dry verge resulting in a true and straight verge treatment. I was very impressed with the work and have submitted the job for an NFRC pitched roofing award, which recognises and rewards outstanding standards of workmanship and safety within the UK roofing industry.” 

Analise Hopkins, Amey’s Defence Housing Project Manager added “The project was not without its challenges but it ran smoothly. The quality of the work produced by the roofing team is outstanding and we’re delighted that the refurbishment work has been nominated for an award. We’re really pleased that Service families at Marne Barracks will benefit from a more comfortable home that will protect them from the elements and reduce their heating bills at the same time.”