The Gold Standard

UNIQUE SOFFIT HELPING TO BEGIN THE ROYAL MINT EXPERIENCE

Precision, quality and security are evident throughout the new Royal Mail building that has been constructed at their prestigious site in Llantrisant, South Wales.

The Royal Mint is one of Britain’s oldest manufacturing businesses, whose pre-delivery stock is valued at hundreds of millions of pounds. It was therefore a great honour to manufacture and supply our BML200 system for the impressive entranceway to the new building, which has been christened the Royal Mint Experience.

The main entrance certainly creates a vibrant, memorable impact for visitors and building users, employing a large, orange-coloured soffit featuring recessed LED spotlighting, which continues from the external entranceway through to the inside of the building, providing a smooth transition from entrance to foyer.

BML 200 is a mechanically-fixed rainscreen system, which is suitable for wall cladding, soffit, fascia and column applications. It is a highly adaptable system, making it ideal for this prestigious project.

The official name for the material finish is Rust Patina. This clever coating creates the illusion of texture on aluminium composite material (ACM). The material had to be perforated to create the space for small inset LED spotlights that suggest the glinting of newly minted coins, whilst larger lighting pods provide good illumination and help to produce a welcoming space. The attention to detail demanded by Rio Architects has been clearly fulfilled by cladding contractors Richard Kemble Contracts, evidenced by the precise installation of the clad elements.

The new Royal Mint Experience building houses the main reception, ticket hall, exhibition, cinema, and cafe, bursts into life. Tessellating hexagonal aluminium panels pattern the walls of the building, designed to remind the visitor of random coins are finished in various shades of bronze, contrasting the very dark curtain walling and glazing framing.

The Llantrisant Royal Mint site was opened in 1968 to cope with the huge production runs needed to prepare for decimalisation. Today it produces up to 90 million coins each week.

Energy from the Envelope – CPD Presentation

Tuesday 28th February 2017, Blackpool FC

On Tuesday 28th February we will be presenting a free industry-leading seminar, exploring renewable energy technologies that can be integrated into steel roof and wall cladding. If you are a construction professional operating in North Lancashire, then this seminar is for you.

As part of this DCE ‘BUILDINGEX’ day of seminars, we are delivering an informative, exclusive presentation in partnership with Tata Steel.

For more details or to book your place – click here

Euroclad is the UK’s leading manufacturer of metal roof and wall cladding systems and recommends the use of Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra and Colorcoat Prisma pre-finished steel from Tata Steel as part of its Elite Systems. Working together, Euroclad has partnered with renewable energy specialist Solar Advance to provide Energy from the Envelope solutions. This presentation explores the renewable energy technologies that can be integrated into steel roof and wall cladding.

DCE Events host a series of local construction CPD seminars across the UK, each offering at least six CPD-eligible, problem-solving product presentations, delivered by leading industry experts on a wide selection of specialist topics. All CPD Seminars from DCE are free of charge with complimentary lunch and refreshments.

Pretty In Pink

AMAZING INSTALLATION AT ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH

Pink (yes, pink) Vieo has been installed as a unique saw tooth-shaped roof feature with a colour-matched entranceway on the new Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) Building in Wallisdown, Poole. The building exterior, along with the elements that make use of the unusually-coloured Vieo system, is sure to become a design icon and inspire students to embrace their inner creativity.

The Vieo system was installed by specialist contractor Coverworld Construction, working for main contractor Morgan Sindall. Coverworld Construction’s managing director, Phillip Brand, commented: “This is perhaps the most striking Vieo installation that we have installed and we were pleased to help deliver the architect’s vision of an interesting, original design, that is at the same time functional and well-installed. Vieo has the inherent flexibility, performance and aesthetics to deliver exterior roof and wall designs to a standard that is fit-for-purpose and in-keeping with design aspirations.”

Main contractor Morgan Sindall employs around 5,700 people, working on everything from small scale fit outs and utilities projects to major urban regeneration schemes. Their strength comes from this balance of activity, combined with their ability to provide integrated solutions. Morgan Sindall are able to further leverage this strength by developing key supply chain partnerships with industry-leading construction specialists, such as Coverworld Construction and Euroclad.
According to a recent article in the Guardian online (1 January 2017) the UK’s creative industries contributes “almost £90bn net to GDP; it accounts for one in 11 jobs, a rate rising more quickly than all other parts of the economy.” This means that educational facilities specialising in developing the skills required by the creative industries are increasingly important to the culture and economy of the UK. And the construction of functional, attractive buildings such as the AUB is critical to creating a learning environment that is effective on a practical level, whilst inspiring creativity through the use of impactful visual design.

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Innovation Is Our Motivation

As one of the most popular profiles that Euroclad has produced in its 36-year history, the 32/1000 profile continues to be in high demand.

To help meet that demand and to achieve our objective to consistently deliver on time and in full, we have invested in the development of new manufacturing machinery for the 32/1000 profile. In so doing we seized the opportunity to improve the roof profile side-lap detail in order to create a more accurate fit, making installation even easier and more reliable.

Benefits of the change

  • Fully nested sidelap
  • Better integration with rooflights at upslope end laps
  • Easier integration of sealants

The new profile is now in production and is the default 32mm Euroclad profile, with the preceding profile being discontinued over the coming months.

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35th Anniversary – what a year!

 

2016 was a really great year for the construction industry and for Euroclad.
In a year of tumultuous politics, the construction industry has stood firm and in December enjoyed the fastest growth in new orders in almost a year.

Good news from 2016:
The construction purchasing managers’ index rose to 54.2 in December from 52.8 in November, signalling stronger expansion
Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI report rose to 56.1 in December (a 30-month high!) from 53.6 in November. That was well above the 50-mark separating growth from contraction and beat forecasts for 53.1 by economists in a Reuters poll

The UK:

  • economy grew by 2.2% in 2016, securing a seventh consecutive year of growth since the recession. The economy is now 8% bigger than pre-recession
  •  is expected to have grown faster than any of the leading industrial economies
  • exported £531bn worth of goods and services between October 2015 and September 2016
  • 168,210 new homes were built between April 2015 and March 2016
  • House prices increased on average by 6.9%
  • 342,000 more people in work

Sources: The Guardian, The FT, Department for Communities and Local Government, ONS.

As a business we celebrated our 35th Anniversary in 2016 and enjoyed a great year, with new faces throughout the company providing added impetus across all functions. Some of the completed projects from 2016 that featured Euroclad and/or Booth Muirie products were staggering in their beauty/size/function (delete as appropriate). A big thanks to all of our customers and supply chain partners. Your success is our success, so let’s make 2017 an even better year.

A well-earned retirement

We would like to wish Vince Griffin all the very best in his retirement, after three decades operating rollforming machines at our Cardiff manufacturing facilities.  Over that last 29 years Vince has been one of the unsung heroes behind the consistent, reliable supply of Euroclad products.  Vince’s long service has given him a breadth of knowledge and experience that has benefitted Euroclad’s manufacturing function significantly.  He plans on using his newfound time in retirement to enjoy more fishing and learn how to speak Welsh.  All the best Vince and thanks for your many of years of hard work.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY – PROJECT SALES COORDINATOR

EUROCLAD ORGANISATION PROJECT SALES COORDINATOR
LOCATION – CARDIFF.

Objectives:

  • The ultimate aim of this role is to maximise sales by coordinating existing opportunities, developing future prospects and assisting both the Business Development and the External Sales Teams.
  • Existing opportunities will be in the form of web site enquiries, quotations issued, sample requests, requests for technical assistance and cross selling opportunities.
  • Future prospects will be discovered via early project identification which is necessary to allow a good chance of production specification, which in turn greatly improves the probability of a sale. Projects may be identified from marketing-generated enquiries, lead providers such as Barbour ABI, trade press research and referrals (eg. Elite Alliance partners). Also, our relationships with certain main contractors will give us early project opportunities that must be maximised.
  • This will be a key role in ensuring we achieve the maximum return from our activities and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute fully and effectively as part of a small, dedicated Business Development team.

Key Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • To manage a system for the effective monitoring of existing opportunities as listed above and to follow through their subsequent conversion into ‘Hot’ sales leads that can be converted by the sales force.
  • To use the PSA system for the progression of projects prior to transfer of ownership to the relevant sales team member.
  • To evaluate all information requests arising from the marketing programme and maximise the opportunities.
  • To assist the BD Manager in the attainment of new business targets.

Interaction:

  • Telephone contact with architects, main contractors, installers, public authorities, government departments and partners to verify nature and status of projects.
  • Liaison with Euroclad internal and external sales teams in the progress and handover of project leads.
  • To work closely with the PSA Administrator in maximising the efficient use of the database and other Marketing and Product managers in the generation of new enquiries.

Reporting: Directly to the Business Development Manager

More information on our web site – click here

Christmas and New Year

A few key dates for your festive diary

The office will be open until Wednesday 21st December, which will also be the final delivery date available in 2016.

The office will then reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2017, with deliveries recommencing on Wednesday 4th January.

If you have any critical deliveries required close to the Christmas and New Year shutdown period, please contact the sales office at your earliest possible opportunity.

BOOTH MUIRIE’S SPECIALIST CLADDING CREATES BIGGEST JAGUAR LAND ROVER DEALERSHIP IN EUROPE

Peter Vardy Jaguar Land Rover has recently opened a brand new, custom-built dealership in Aberdeen which has been revealed to be currently the largest in Europe.
The new £8m state-of-the-art dealership brings together Jaguar and Land Rover in one location that has been created to superior standards, using specialist rainscreen cladding systems manufactured by Euroclad company Booth Muirie, to deliver an aesthetic façade that reflects the identity and high-standards of both car brands.

The new showroom, owned by Peter Vardy, offers a luxurious experience to its customers, with two floors of new and approved used cars, as well as workshop services, a coffee bar and offices.
Booth Muirie’s BML120 specialist rainscreen cladding system was specified in Sunshine Grey and Champagne Metallic finishes, matching Jaguar Land Rover corporate colours and reflecting the quality that is associated with the two brands. The attractive new showroom was delivered by Ogilvie Construction with APS Developments responsible for installing Booth Muirie’s cladding system, which forms the greatest part of the showroom exterior and provides both a modern and stylish finish.

Fraser MacDonald, Quantity Surveyor at APS Developments commented, “Having worked with Booth Muirie on previous projects, we put their rainscreen systems forward for this new Jaguar Land Rover dealership as we have found them great and easy to work with. The overall installation went very smoothly and all parties are pleased with the results. Booth Muirie were great to work with throughout the project, and we were able to hand over the building a month ahead of schedule.”

The BML120 rainscreen system was used to form the exterior walls of the main entrance and showroom, with Euroclad supplying its Elite system to be used for the car park, carwash and maintenance areas. The system was primarily supplied in the Sunshine Grey Metallic finish, with elements of the Champagne Metallic finish being used to surround the windows, which used an angle reveal.

The panels were manufactured from Alucobond®, a high-quality, weather-proof aluminium composite material (ACM) that offers architects the freedom and flexibility to create innovative exteriors according to the most precise design brief. The material allows the system to be specified in a wide range of colours to deliver the perfect finish for the project. ACM is comprised of two aluminium skins which sandwich a 3mm plastic core, making it particularly lightweight, rigid and flat in comparison to other metals of a similar overall gauge that are used in rainscreen cladding. This, combined with Booth Muirie’s advanced cutting and routing machinery, allows the ACM to be easily folded and hand-finished to create sleek, flat panels with no loss of rigidity.

The rainscreen system is installed as a weather-resistant outer layer and is fixed to an underlying structure to help maintain a ventilated and drained cavity between the panels and the
building.

Booth Muirie’s BML120 system is suited to landscape format panels, which are installed using a tongue-and-groove jointing method for a quick and easy installation. All panels within the BML120 system can be independently removed and replaced, which makes any maintenance to the system straightforward.

The Euroclad Elite System offers the design, flexibility and performance to contribute to the quality finish of the showroom. The systems provide thermal insulation using mineral wool, which sits between the external profiles.

View photos of this project on Flickr – Click here

Roofing made eavesy-peasey

- ultra-long roof sheets at alconbury WEALD -

A new video of our Euroseam product being manufactured and installed has been causing quite a stir. The video shows the production, layout and installation of 140m long sheets on the roof of a new bespoke facility at Alconbury Weald. The sheets were ‘rolled at eaves’, manufactured directly onto the roof for a fast, easy access solution that is probably the only way to get such long sheets onto a roof.

Phil Cook, Euroclad’s Managing Director, was one of the first to see the video and is one of its biggest fans, commenting: “This is probably the first time that we’ve been able to convey the sheer scale, organisation and professionalism of Euroclads roll-at-eaves process and the specialist teams who manufacture and install them.”

We love this video and would be happy to keep waxing lyrical about it. Seeing for yourself is far more effective though, so click on the image to take a look

https://vimeo.com/187304982

 
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