06 January 2016

Colorcoat Urban® (now Catnic® Urban) wins Best Roofing Product award

Colorcoat Urban® (now called Catnic® Urban) scoops Best Roofing Product category in the 2015 Build It Awards.

Colorcoat Urban® scooped the Best Roofing Product category in the 2015 Build It Awards. A great accolade for our British-made product and the team who developed it.

Cedar House, Somerset, features Tata Steel’s Colorcoat Urban® roofing system

Pictured: Gordon Crichton (left) and Aled Daffyd (third left), Colorcoat Urban® representatives accepting their award for ‘Best Roofing Product’ from Kathryn Mansi of Model Projects (Awards sponsor), and comedian Hugh Dennis


Designed for houses, apartments, schools and sports pavilions the system has proven particularly popular with self-builders. The beauty of the pre-finished Urban Seam® steel panels from Colorcoat Urban® is that there is almost no limit to the variety of shapes and forms that can be achieved, and at surprisingly affordable prices starting at £26 per m2.

Colorcoat Urban® from Tata Steel is an innovative, fully supported metal standing seam roof and wall panel system. Supplied as a kit of made-to-measure parts, the system is light weight, long lasting and quick and consistent to install. It is ideal for installation by a professional or by the homeowners themselves offering a unique and hardwearing finish that has been designed to last.

It can be laid at pretty much any angle down to a minimum of 5 degrees. The panels come in widths of 514mm for houses and other low-rise buildings, with narrower widths of 305mm available to suit taller structures or those exposed to high winds. The maximum length of a sheet is 12.5 metres.

Working closely with homeowners we have been developing this product for seven years and one of the key challenges has been to develop a fantastic well detailed roofing product that is ideal for the residential and self-build sector, and one that will help them achieve a unique look for their roof.

Colorcoat Urban® is great for those seeking a traditional or contemporary look and finish. The system can be further complemented with a selection of colour-matched gutters, downpipes, fascias and soffits. Its design is so versatile that it can accept most renewable technologies, such as solar panels, and will also happily accommodate roof lights, vent pipes and other products.

We were delighted to win the award for ‘Best Roofing Product’, needless to say that the endorsement from Build It is a great accolade for our product.  Summing up the submission, the Judges said that the Urban Seam® was a durable product offering a wide range of colour choices, as well as the potential for DIY installation - making it a smart choice for self-builders.

Colorcoat Urban® comes with the security of BBA certification and is protected by a weatherproof guarantee. In addition, all Tata Steel construction products, including the Urban Seam® panels, manufactured in the UK, are certified to the BRE responsible sourcing standard BES 6001. Specification of Tata Steel’s BES 6001 certified products further validates the sustainability credentials of our products via an independently certified standard that recognises companies that go that bit further to act responsibly and promote sustainability

For further information on Colorcoat Urban® roof and wall cladding systems contact T: 01244 892449 or E: [Colorcoaturban@tatasteel.com].

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