A HEREFORD roofing company has become the first in the country to win the pitched roof award at the International Federation For The Roofing Trade Awards.

Andrew Rowlands, from Rowlands Roofing Ltd, travelled to an award ceremony in Vienna last month to collect the trophy.

They were named in the final five and beat competition from Austria, Hungary, South Africa and Slovakia to win.

Back in May, Andrew was crowned overall winner of the The UK roofing Awards 2017 after collecting the award for the plain tile category.

as well as the overall .

Andrew was also recently recognised as a Master craftsmen, roof slater and tiler by The Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers.