Gainsborough roofing company makes it to the top with national awards

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A Gainsborough roofing firm specialising in traditional techniques is celebrating after winning two national industry awards for its work.

Timby Traditional Roofing, a small company based on Tooley Street, picked up the pair of prizes at the National Roofing Awards in London last month.

Business owner Matt Timby, 30, said: “It was a total shock. We were up against some huge nationwide companies, and we’re just a small team of four guys who have only been going five years.

“It’s fantastic to get the recognition, to be up there with the best of them. It shows how much hard work we put in. ”

The firm took the titles for best single-lap slating and tiling, using Old English clay on a house in Wellingore; and double-lap tiling, for a garden gazebo with bespoke Spanish slate detail on Willoughby Chase, Gainsborough.

Matt was also runner-up for young lead-worker of 2016.

He added: “We specialise in traditional materials and techniques, but we do anything and everything. On these jobs we thought we’d try something a bit different.

“You can tell the difference when tiles are hand-cut. It becomes beautiful to look at.”

While Matt and his team pride themselves on the quality of their work, he puts their success down to other factors.

He said: “It’s value for money and the attitude of the lads, their professionalism, that really set us apart.”

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