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BBA, awarding the official BBA Certification to our Group Technical Manager

Autumn is a time for celebrations, with Halloween and Bonfire Night heralding the transition from Summer to Winter.  This year it coincides with recognition of the ongoing evolution of our popular standing seam roof system Euroseam.

The principles of Euroseam are well-established; a standing seam aluminium roof with no visible fixings which provides roofs with clean, attractive lines and can be rolled onsite to extremely long lengths, eliminating end laps.  Euroseam roof systems were first awarded BBA certification in 2005 and updated in 2007. The 2015 update of the Certification reflects the consistent product development that we are committed to, providing systems that can react to the changing needs of our customers – including greater system range coverage and improved load/span capacity.

Pictured is Brett Wood of BBA, awarding the official BBA Certification to our Group Technical Manager Paul Clayton. Paul has managed BBA certification of all of Euroclad’s systems since 2004 when SF500 roof systems were the first to achieve coverage.

Its no Secret..

Hot off the press (and the PDF maker) is the new Secret Fix SF500 brochure, available to download or as a printed hard copy.  Secret Fix roofing is a proven product that offers fast, simple installation with excellent performance and design flexibility. There is no need for external penetrations of the outer sheet, end laps or sealant, resulting in excellent durability and a clean, uncluttered finish.

Secret Fix roofs are produced predominantly in Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel by Tata Steel with the system offering many of the advantages of a true standing seam. When installed as part of an Elite or ElitePlus system Secret Fix and the other component parts combine to provide a complete roof assembly that is guaranteed for 12 and 25 years respectively. The roof systems can be installed with a pitch as low as 1° and can be simply integrated into constructions where the material of choice is steel. Our Secret Fix roofing was awarded BBA certification in 2004.

Click here to to download a copy of the brochure

Double the curves, triple the fun

The sinusoidal cladding profile was the very first of its kind, being invented in the 1820s by Henry Robinson Palmer, British architect and engineer to the London Dock Company. Originally made from wrought iron, it proved to be light, strong, corrosion-resistant, and easily transported. It soon became a common construction product across the World, more recently experiencing a renaissance in steel; whether as a fashionable architectural feature or applied more traditionally.

Inspired by the increasingly architectural application of sinusoidal profiles we’ve invested in a new production line that can manufacture sheets from Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma® pre-finished steel in a wide range of colours. The investment means that our sinusoidal profiled sheets are of the highest quality, whilst being competitively priced and available on short lead times. To add an extra dimension of design flexibility we have also installed a curving machine dedicated to this profile, which means that smooth-curved sinusoidal sheets can be supplied in lengths of up to 6m with an internal radius as low as half a metre in 0.7mm gauge steel (1.7m radius in 0.5mm gauge steel).

Almost 200 years after its invention we’re proud to be able to supply you with our version of this enduring profile; manufactured from high quality steel using advanced rollforming machinery and offering that extra bit of value that we pride ourselves on.

Building Information Modelling

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing data about a building during its lifecycle. It uses three-dimensional, real-time, dynamic building modelling software to increase productivity in the design and construction stages of a building.  The Government’s BIM Strategy Paper calls for the industry to achieve Level 2 BIM by 2016, with Level 3 representing full interoperability and the ulimate goal for BIM. But already there is a great deal of demand for BIM at all levels and pretty soon more than half of the market will expect nothing less than Level 3 interoperability.

Currently we can offer BIM Levels 1.5 to 3 and we use the market leading Autodesk Revit for BIM, which allows easy exchange of data between Autodesk suites.  We’ve adopted Industry Foundation Class (IFC) and Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) principles within our models with embedded Interoperability (Level 3 requirement).  We’ve also created our BIM files to be robust and future-proof so that system-wide changes can be made easily, with detailed information behind each system.

Even though we’ve come a long way with BIM we will continue to invest in this technology, which will become a standard requirement soon enough.  This includes gaining insight into what architects and engineers need, offering focussed support, increasing BIM ready product range and producing details and parametric modelling.

Vieo installation guide

One of the advantages of our products is how simple and straightforward they can be to install.  Despite this it’s never easy doing something for the first time; especially if you haven’t been shown how to do it.  So common sense has prevailed with the production of the first in a range of installation guides that provide guidance through video footage and comprehensive documentation.  Vieo is the first to receive this treatment and, whilst training is available, this new installation guide will fill in any gaps that seasoned installers may have, whilst providing a comprehensive education in the installation of Vieo, covering the principles of the roof system and exploring some of the idiosyncrasies that might save you time on site.

See the new video on our website – click here - or see our Youtube channel – click here

VIEOZINC EQUALS VIRTUAL ZINC

Our Vieo roofing system has grown in popularity since its launch in 2010.  One of the most popular materials that Vieo is supplied in is VieoZinc.  Whilst Vieo is the name of our traditional-style, flat-pan roofing system, VieoZinc refers to the material; an aluminium substrate which features a real zinc layer over the top.  By using a polyurethane coating which is impregnated with zinc particles in the top-coat, VieoZinc benefits from the appearance of zinc and also features its weathering behaviour. Inspired by the original this revolutionary material is a cost-effective, sustainable alternative.

For more information on VieoZinc click here to download the VieoZinc product information sheet.

BIM READY

The Government Construction Strategy was published by the Cabinet office on 31 May 2011. The report announced the Government’s intention to require collaborative 3D BIM Level 2 (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on its projects by 2016. We are way ahead of the curve with our BIM models and will be fully Level 2 BIM ready by the middle of 2014, two years ahead of the government’s target.  And if you need BIM files now don’t worry; speak to our technical department and we can help you with the digital information you need.

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude commented: “This Government’s four year strategy for BIM implementation will change the dynamics and behaviours of the construction supply chain, unlocking new, more efficient and collaborative ways of working.  This whole sector adoption of BIM will put us at the vanguard of a new digital construction era and position the UK to become the world leaders in BIM.”

A lofty ambition by the government but one that we share; borne out by our commitment to lead the metal roofing and cladding industry with yet another element of our products and service.

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CE Marking for Quattro Spacer System is an industry first.

Under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) there is a legal obligation for manufacturers to provide proof of their product’s “fitness for purpose”.

To comply with the CPR the Quattro spacer system for built up metal roof and wall cladding is the first product of its kind to be CE marked through the mechanism of achieving a European Technical Approval (ETA). 

Spacer systems provide the structural anchor for the external sheet of a metal built-up roof or wall construction, whilst creating a cavity between the liner and external sheets to house insulation.  Such systems can only be CE marked through an ETA.

The CE Mark provides proof of Quattro’s “fitness for purpose” and by affixing the CE mark Euroclad demonstrates that the finished construction works will comply with the CPR requirements of:

• Mechanical resistance and stability
• Safety in case of fire
• Hygiene, health and environment
• Safety & accessibility in use
• Protection against noise
• Energy economy and heat retention
• Durability, Serviceability and Identification

Roll up, roll up – get your brand new Elite Systems brochure here!

We’ve completely revamped our Elite Systems brochure to provide you with the latest Part L-compliant information, presented in an easy to use and attractive format.  The publication incorporates the new Quattro bar and bracket system; our self-developed stronger and more cost-effective alternative to existing spacer systems*.

Elite Systems provide a package of components from leading manufacturers which combine to form guaranteed roof and wall systems with defined performance. They offer superior, proven roofing and cladding solutions that are easy to specify and offer great performance throughout their lifetime. Elite Systems can be used for a multitude of roof and wall applications, all with inherent design flexibility. Incorporating recyclable, non-combustible insulation cores, they have outstanding acoustic and thermal performance. Elite Systems are reliable, with a standard 12 year system guarantee and the option of an ElitePLUS 25 year system guarantee.

*Comparison based on Eurobar, Eurobar Extra and Eurobar Extra Mast systems previously available from Euroclad.

Click here to download a copy of the new brochure

New SOLbond – PV Technical brochures.

Euroclad SOLbond INTEGRA -THE INNOVATIVE SOLAR ROOFTOP SYSTEM.Rooftop solution consisting of a PV module and a roof manufactured by Euroclad from the high performing Colorcoat Prisma® pre-finished steel.

Euroclad SOLbond RAIL – PV SYSTEM FOR TRAPEZOIDAL AND SECRET FIX ROOFS. PV solution with frameless crystalline module and GRP (glass reinforced plastic) rail system.

Euroclad SOLbond Seam - PV SYSTEM FOR STANDING SEAM, LONG-STRIP AND SECRET FIX ROOFS. PV solution made of frameless crystalline modules and nonpenetrative clamp.

Click to view SOLbond downloads available

 

 
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