Our illustrious leader, Chris Hopkins, is extremely well known within the roofing industry. Having had 34 years working within construction, Chris has had a very colourful career prior to Green and Heritage Roofing.
Throughout his career, he has become recognised as a true entrepreneur. His primary drive came from a desire to transform the publics poor perceptions of the roofing and construction industry, and through a commitment to professionalism and quality has achieved just that.
Chris’s previous company, Ploughcroft Ltd, was well regarded within the construction industry winning numerous awards over the years, being featured on Dragons Den and having earned an enviable reputation.
Acquired by Avonside Group in 2016, Chris remained the driving force of the business until recently.
His passion for working with heritage properties and heritage roofing combined with a commitment to green initiatives and solar pv led to the creation of Green and Heritage Roofing Ltd. Working with a team who have successfully worked together for many years, Green and Heritage Roofing provide a personal service.
Our objective is to build lasting relationships with customers and our staff are proud to acknowledge a loyal customer following.
Chris has also acted as a subject matter expert for governmental bodies on green and sustainable construction, championing green initiatives throughout the industry and gaining recognition as one of the first roofers to be awarded accreditation as a Green Deal Assessor.
His key achievements include numerous industry awards, the creation of a Construction Industry Training Board, writing the Solar NVQ QCF298 qualification, authoring Dragons for Breakfast: from Winning at Bodybuilding to Winning at Business, appearing on Dragons Den, serving as a guest speaker at many events and pioneering a rehabilitation course with HMP.
Chris’s dedication was recognised in 2018 by winning the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Roofing Industry’ Award.
Having a keen interest in the the eduction of future generations, Chris is currently an active route panel member for the institute of education – responsible for ensuring that apprenticeship standards and T Level qualifications are high quality and meet the needs of future employers. He is also and a member of the MCS Steering Group.
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ROOFING INDUSTRY
The team at Green and Heritage Roofing consist of a small number of trusted staff who have worked together for many years. Here are a just few of our team:
Adam has worked with Chris Hopkins since he started roofing as an apprentice at the age of just 16. He spent three years at college gaining first his NVQ2 and then his NVQ 3 in Roof Slating & Tiling. After working for many years with Chris, Adam has gone on to do his NVQ 3 […]
Helen has worked alongside Chris and his team or nearly 20 years. Working with the team at Ploughcroft, then Avonside Roofing, Helen brings to the team her experience for working within the roofing industry for many years. She provides help with the day-to-day running of the business, marketing and customer support.
All surveys carried out by Chartered Building Engineer
Fully qualified in Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional pre-1919 Buildings
Specialist Applied Skills Programme in Heritage Skills (Roof Slating & Tiling)
NVQ Level 2 and 3 in heritage roofing occupations card holders
10 year insurance backed warranty thorough Confederation of Roofing Contractors
All our roofing work carried out to the current British Standard (BS5534) and is Local Building Authority Approved
It's worth remembering that with every will in the world, sometimes things can go wrong and any contractor who tells you otherwise isn’t being honest!
Once things start to go wrong, relationships break down quickly and things can rapidly deteriorate to a point where a contractor ends up walking away from the project.
Our staff have a reputation to preserve and will stick with a project no matter how tough the going gets. We work with our customers and keep them fully informed throughout, working together toward a successful outcome. Our Managing Director, Chris Hopkins, is always available to help ease any worries.
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