Flex-R Wins Best Sustainability Category at 2021 SPRA Awards

Jul 12, 2021 Off Comments in Case Studies by
Flex-R Wins Best Sustainability Category at 2021 SPRA Awards


Flex-R are celebrating after their award-winning project Cwm Mawr came out top in the ‘Best Sustainability’ category at the 2021 SPRA Awards. Flex-R received the award for its work with contractor Randell and Janes Roofing on a distinctive project which sits in an area designed as an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).

The awards ceremony, conducted virtually this year due to restrictions, recognises the outstanding workmanship and excellence of single ply roofing projects.

Cwm Mawr, in the heart of the Welsh National Park, has been designed by architects Kinver Kreations as a low impact dwelling that blends seamlessly within its surroundings. The roof features a large, curved form to echo the surrounding hillside which has been completed with a green roof. Large windows have also been added to capture the stunning coastal views.

Requiring a membrane which would be buried beneath a green roof, the architects needed assurances that the installation would be professional, accurate and back by robust warranties.

Tom Kinver owner of Kinver Kreations explains “We have worked with Flex-R and Randell and Janes Roofing on previous projects and having them again on this difficult project was so important to us. The experience of the contractors, their extensive knowledge of the product and the support from
Flex-R made every stage of the project so easy for us.

“Flex-R’s specification team worked closely with us and the roofing contractor throughout the project. They advised on the correct specification during the tender stage and recommended their RubberBond FleeceBack EPDM which offers superior protection and long-term durability. Most importantly for this project it has been BBA certified as a waterproofing membrane suitable for green roofs and resistant to root penetration.”

Due to the sensitivity of the site, which contains rare plants and flowers of particular interest to science, Flex-R worked with the roofing contractors to carefully plan the installation and overcome any challenges. This even meant that no heavy machinery was allowed on the build and all the materials had to be carried by hand down a quarter of a mile narrow track!

Danny Cole, Sales Director at Flex-R said: “I am immensely proud of the of the hard work by our contractor Randell and Janes Roofing and the team at Flex-R on this project. Cwm Mawr with its unique RubberBond FleeceBack EPDM membrane topped with a green roof is a great achievement by everyone involved. It is testament to how, through our knowledge of the sector and by working in collaboration with the clients, architects and Specialist Registered Installers, we can create elegant, high quality projects.”