— 21st CENTURY CURRICULUM —
This Autumn sees four new schools open in South Wales as part of a scheme to improve and advance educational facilities to deliver a 21st Century Curriculum. The overall project, headed by Willmott Dixon Construction, includes two newly built schools in the boroughs of Caerphilly and Torfaen, and two redevelopments of existing sites, also located in Torfaen.
The construction works have involved many companies supplying their services or products, including Euroclad’s specialist Elite Plus 4 Roofing System and tailored flashings for all four buildings. The advanced roofing systems were specified and installed – using a local workforce – by industrial roofing and cladding specialists, ABS Elbrow.
Pete Field, Director at ABS Elbrow commented, “We have much experience of working with and installing Euroclad’s products and systems, which encouraged the decision to use them for this project. Construction work is still underway however we are pleased with the result of the new roofing systems.”
Euroclad also supplied bespoke metal flashings which were used to complete thousands of metres of perimeter across the four buildings. Flashings are a crucial addition to Euroclad’s Elite Plus 4 Roofing systems as they close off the building envelope and prevent water or rainfall from penetrating the building joints. This helps to maintain the structure of the building and prevent deterioration or damage from wet weather conditions.
The flashings provided to ABS Elbrow for installation were stocked and held ahead of time at Euroclad’s manufacturing base in Cardiff. The material was delivered as a coil and then flattened, folded and cut according to the measurements of each of the school buildings. This allowed for a quick lead time of up to 48 hours from the initial order to delivery, so that the installation and construction work was not delayed. Euroclad’s specialist flashings team works closely with contractors to ensure that an accurate system is produced, with the aim of achieving a flawless finished installation. The flashings are manufactured on state-of-the-art press brakes and folding machines for the highest quality finish.
For project specific flashing quotations, get in touch with our dedicated flashing pricing team. Bespoke material utilisation software and vast material stock, combined with dual shift manufacturing and an experienced logistics planning team, allow for accurate quotations and short delivery lead-times across the length and breadth of the UK.
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