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Roofscape Design Awards winners of 2024 announced

26th April 2024

Winners of the 2024 Roofscape Design Awards were revealed at the TRA AGM and Conference held at the Walton Hall Hotel in Warwickshire last week.

The awards recognise and celebrate the technical skills required to design trussed rafter roofs, joists, and panels. There were three categories available for designers to enter in 2024: Commercial Project of the Year, Conversion and Refurbishment Project of the Year, and Residential Project of the Year.

The judging panel included Nick Boulton, chief executive of the TRA, Rob Lockey former head of training at the NHBC, and Les Fuller, chair of the TRA’s technical committee. With entries ranging from museums and care homes to private residents and flat additions, the competition was fierce.

Here’s what the judges said about the winning projects:

Commercial Project of the Year

Company: Acorn Timber Engineering
Welton Extra Care Apartments and Bungalows

“Excellent application with detailed and appropriate information provided. Impressive scale with the technical and logistical challenges that were brought due to the size of the trussed rafters. This project needed numerous design solutions to achieve the overall design that was achieved with excellence.”

Conversion and Refurbishment Project of the Year

Company: Wyckham Blackwell Ltd
Project: The Black Country Living Museum

“Excellent application with comprehensive information provided. A technically challenging project with each building providing its complications. Impressive results. The project is an example of how to successfully comply with client and historical requirements and still achieve suitable timber engineering solutions to a project.”

Residential Project of the Year 2023

Company: Wyckham Blackwell Ltd
Project: The Copper House, Oxford

“Excellent application with comprehensive information provided. Extraordinary innovation in the ‘vertical roofscape’ and use of the design software to achieve it. Real consideration was given to the H&S challenge in building the ‘bulging walls’ and a clear solution was provided.

“The Copper House, an example of using an architectural requirement and apply a trussed rafter application – well done to Phil Morgan in making sure the ‘form did follow the function’.”

In case you missed this, the TRA has launched the 2024 State of the Industry survey to understand your confidence for the year ahead. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete. Results will be available in the summer. Click here to participate.


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