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Outstanding Service Award for David White

By |2023-09-27T13:40:36+01:00September 27th, 2023|Feature, News|

Alasdair White LCA Chairman Receiving David White Long Service Award from Tim Acland The LCA Membership, at its 2023 Annual Technical Seminar and Murdoch Awards event, recognise David White with an Outstanding Service Award. David White is an innovator and exemplar of high standards and quality workmanship with lead sheet. His company John

How to make a Murdoch Ornamental Award Winner

By |2022-11-07T12:10:44+00:00November 7th, 2022|Feature|

How to make a Murdoch Ornamental Award Winner: Architectural Lead & Metalwork Ltd with The Windsor Collar Casting produced sandcast collars manufactured for Windsor Castle. The project demonstrated the sandcasting technique from pattern to finished product of rainwater pipe collars that are used on the restoration work at Windsor castle. The pattern for this component


By |2022-06-28T14:31:45+01:00June 28th, 2022|Feature|

As part of the Becket Pageant for London, the Plumbers joined twenty other livery companies in the 16th Century Livery Fair, recreating the original fair of 1519, to help celebrate the Patron Saint of London and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. Allan Anderson Chairman of the LCA and Worshipful Company of Plumbers Liveryman, supported

The Lead Contractors Association: 2019 Murdoch Awards

By |2019-11-07T13:35:40+00:00November 6th, 2019|Leadwork, Murdoch Awards|

As an independent guardian of the lead industry standards, the LCA represents the Mark of Quality, supplying technical information and services to support the industry and drive up standards. The Murdoch Awards have long been recognised as a symbol of excellence for those engaged in the leadwork industry. This year has seen the introduction of

Murdoch Awards 2018

By |2022-05-23T16:36:35+01:00May 23rd, 2018|Leadwork, Murdoch Awards|

Murdoch Award Winner has Royal Seal of Approval Each annual Murdoch Awards event is special to the organisers, prizewinners and sponsors alike, but this year the occasion was marked with huge sadness over the passing of Richard Murdoch in January 2018. At the Lead Contractors Association annual gala dinner, held at the Vineyard Hotel in

Murdoch Award Winner 2017

By |2022-05-23T15:24:59+01:00May 23rd, 2017|Leadwork, Murdoch Awards|

RECORD FOURTH SUCCESS FOR MURDOCH AWARD WINNER Lead Contractors Association (LCA) members, associates and their guests attended the gala dinner, this year at the Manor House Hotel in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, to learn who had taken the top honours in the annual Murdoch Award and Murdoch Sponsors Award. In his welcoming speech, LCA chairman Mike

Murdoch Awards 2016

By |2022-05-23T15:12:36+01:00May 23rd, 2016|Leadwork, Murdoch Awards|

FIRST TIME WINNERS FOR MURDOCH AWARDS It is always deeply satisfying for any craftsman when they know they have done a good job. Of course the client is happy with the finished work, but more often than not their appreciation can only be skin deep, viewing the quality of the finished surface appearance, with no

Murdoch Awards Presentations 2015

By |2022-05-23T15:10:34+01:00November 5th, 2015|Murdoch Awards|

The Ultimate Accolade for the Leadwork Craftsman At the beginning of October, some 57 LCA members, associates and their guests assembled at the Fawsley Hall Hotel, near Daventry for the announcement of the winners of the 2015 Murdoch Award and Murdoch Sponsors Award competitions. The Awards are presented each year in recognition of the very

Murdoch Sponsors Award 2015

By |2022-05-23T15:11:21+01:00September 5th, 2015|Murdoch Awards|

2015 Murdoch Sponsors Award Winner – The Parliament Building, Stormont, Co Antrim NI – Leadwise Contracts Ltd In a role reversal of recent trends, lead sheet replaced a failing stepped tile design in a project that relied heavily upon close teamwork between the architect and the traditional crafts Martin Cahalan reports that Leadwise were delighted to

Murdoch Award 2014

By |2022-05-23T15:11:15+01:00October 5th, 2014|Leadwork, Murdoch Awards|

Fulton’s crowning glory takes third Murdoch Award Tackling an unusual lead “crown” proved quite a challenge for John Fulton (Plumbers), but one which ultimately brought them their third Murdoch Award… In February 2013, John Fulton (Plumbers) Ltd were approached by a Glasgow based Architectural practice, ZM Architects, and asked to submit a tender as Main

Murdoch Sponsors Award 2014

By |2019-11-05T12:29:02+00:00September 5th, 2014|Murdoch Awards|

Leadwork fit for a Queen There are deadlines, there are important deadlines – and then there are absolutely critical, no excuses, no exceptions, no delays, absolutely must be met deadlines……. Which was certainly the case when D Blake & Co Ltd were awarded the leadwork contract in April 2014 to cover the tower roof of

Murdoch Award 2013

By |2019-11-05T13:55:59+00:00November 5th, 2013|Murdoch Awards|

Murdoch Award Winner 2013 – Martin (UK) Roofing Systems Limited The London Oratory Speaks Volumes for Quality Lead Workmanship The spectacular refurbishment of the eight sided Baroque dome of the London Oratory catching the judges’ eye. Martin (UK) Roofing Systems had been entrusted with replacing the original leadwork which had been in place since the

Murdoch Award 2012

By |2019-11-05T13:30:00+00:00November 5th, 2012|Leadwork, Murdoch Awards|

Imperfect lead design still lasts 100 years You would think that leadwork which was 100 years old must have been properly designed and installed to have done its job for so many years. However when the team from Northwest Lead began work on the refurbishment of the dome of the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Murdoch Award 2011

By |2019-11-05T14:00:10+00:00November 5th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Regent Lions Roar NDM to 3rd Murdoch Award Succes Described by Managing Director Nigel Miles as a “once in a lifetime” project, the spectacular leadwork involved in the refurbishment of the Regent Palace Hotel in London under main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine has won the Murdoch Award for NDM (Metal Roofing & Cladding) Ltd for

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