Nursing home roof design makes industry award shortlist

A roof design that was created by our designer, David Kelly, made the shortlist in the Trussed Rafter Association’s Roofscape Design Awards.

The design was for the £11.3 million scheme delivered by Deeley Construction on behalf of Housing 21, a leading organisation specialising in retirement and extra care living. This scheme provides 80 apartments with communal amenities for individuals aged 55 and above.

The Commercial Project of the Year category was one of the most popular categories for the Roofscape Design Awards, and covered non-domestic properties, newbuild or existing buildings.

“Designing a timber roof is more than just creating a functional structure; it’s an engineering challenge that demands creativity, technical expertise and attention to detail.

“Being shortlisted for the Commercial Project of the Year is a great recognition of our design skills and positive working relationships with our clients. I am grateful to have played a part in bringing the developer’s vision to life. We will definitely be entering the Roofscape Design Awards in 2024 as we have many great projects on the go,” says David.

The Roofscape Design Awards are aimed at recognising the technical skills required to design trussed rafter roofs, joists and panels. They celebrate outstanding projects in three categories: Residential Project of the Year, Conversion and Refurbishment Project of the Year and Commercial Project of the Year.

James Scott, managing director of Scotts Timber Engineering, said:

“We are extremely proud to have been recognised by the judges with this shortlisting, which is a testament to David and our team’s expertise and dedication.”



David Kelly new award finalist

(Picture: David Kelly)