Prater-bailey project shortlisted for NFRC awards 2018

March 28th

Fenwick Bracknell, a project worked on collaboratively by Prater and Bailey, has been shortlisted for the Sheeting & Cladding / Rainscreen category of this year’s NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) UK Roofing Awards, and is competing for the title along with three other finalists.

The project was part of a wider redevelopment in Bracknell Town Centre of the Lexicon, a 580,000sq ft retail and leisure site. Prater was appointed to design and install a standout, visually striking building façade for the Fenwick store, and drew on Bailey’s expertise to help accomplish this.

Together, an intricate bespoke design was created with more than 2,200 rainscreen cladding panels featuring a stunning, backlit cut circle pattern. The perforated panels are secured by a Secret-Fix System for a seamless effect and deliver aesthetic impact without compromising on strength and performance.

The complex project required 21 different types of panel and various backing framework designs to integrate with the back lighting, all of which was manufactured by Bailey and expertly installed by Prater within the planned schedule.

Bailey CEO, Daniel Gilmore, says:

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted alongside Prater for the Sheeting & Cladding / Rainscreen category of the UK Roofing Awards. It was a privilege to collaborate with Prater on a first-class project once again and an honour to be recognised for its successful delivery by the NRFC.”

The NFRC UK Roofing Awards have been running and celebrating exceptional achievements within the industry for twelve years. Covering the complete spectrum of roofing disciplines, projects are shortlisted across 14 categories based on: degree of difficulty, aesthetics, problem solving, Health & Safety, workmanship and environmental qualities.

Daniel comments:

“These awards are a brilliant way of showcasing best practice within the sector. They are greatly anticipated every year at Bailey, and we are on the edge of our seats to hear the winners announced on Friday 11th May.”