Sika Liquid Plastics is celebrating the continuing success of one of its stand-out projects of 2018 after The Flower Bowl won the Green Roof category in the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Awards.

Sika Liquid Plastics Quality Assured Contractor, W Hughes & Son installed Sika Liquid Plastics’ Decothane Root-Resistant system and Decotherm insulation at The Flower Bowl, a new-build leisure attraction on the outskirts of Preston with a curved green roof designed to echo the local landscape.


The NFRC Award follows the project’s success in being named Liquid Roofing Project of the Year in a Buried Application in the Liquid Roofing & Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards late last year. It highlights the collaborative relationship between the client, Sika Liquid Plastics and W Hughes & Son, which has led to a unique roofing installation that creates impact for the development and has created a real talking point for visitors.

Guy Topping from The Flower Bowl comments: “The building has been designed to echo the rolling hills of the Lancashire landscape and, thanks to the roofing system supplied by Sika Liquid Plastics, expertly installed by the W Hughes & Son team, we have successfully achieved that vision. Once the grass on the roof has matured, we even hope to be able to graze sheep up there, which I’m sure will be a first for a leisure attraction!”

Sika Liquid Plastics’ Decotherm insulation was mechanically fixed to the profiled metal roof deck, following the contours for the hill-shaped roof. Sika Liquid Plastics’ Decothane Root-Resistant system was then used to provide a robust waterproof surface, which is compatible with a green roof build-up and provided the ideal solution for The Flower Bowl.

Sam Kidd Area Technical Manager from Sika Liquid Plastics adds: “This is a stunning new build development and the curved green roof ensures that it looks distinctive and offers visitors a unique experience.“We’re delighted that the project has been successful in another major industry awards programme and it’s testament to the whole team, including the client, the contractor and Sika Liquid Plastics.”