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NCC Mastic Asphalt apprentices scoop prestigious national award

Posted 16th May 2018

Sussex Asphalte have marked their 70th Anniversary in style by scooping a prestigious national award for their work on one of the Country’s most important buildings – St Paul’s Cathedral.

Commenting on the Award, Directors Julian & Matthew Coulter said “It’s great for a local family owned Company to have its craftmanship recognised in this way. For the award to coincide with our 70th anniversary is very special. All of the Mastic Asphalters who worked on this project achieved the Level 3 NVQ Mastic Asphalt Apprenticeship delivered by New City College Hackney. It illustrates how important it is to support apprenticeships to sustain our craft”.

Mastic Asphalt tutor Alfred Tufano, commented “We are delighted to have played a part in the success of these apprentices and the work they have completed on such an iconic building. Congratulations to Sussex Asphalte for their achievement”

Formed in 1948 the family owned company was shortlisted at the 2018 UK Roofing Awards for their work renewing the asphalt to the Stone Gallery that circle’s the iconic Dome of St Paul’s – the masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren and one of the most recognisable landmarks in London.

At 53 metres the Stone Gallery provides some of the best views of the London skyline but its exposure to the elements and deterioration to its surface had allowed water inside the Dome, damaging paintings that depict the life of St Paul.

Sussex Asphalte undertook works to replenish the gallery by replacing asphalt that was laid over 100 years ago in 1906. The works were completed on time and in phases to enable continued public access to the hugely popular Stone Gallery throughout 2017.

The quality of their work and project management was recognised at last week’s UK Roofing Awards when they won the Mastic Asphalt award.

Based in Portslade, Sussex Asphalte employs 30 staff and has a track record of supporting staff through mastic asphalt apprenticeships to achieve a reputation for high quality work.