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Super depot is signed, sealed and delivered

— DELIVERING A STRIKING, DURABLE ROOF & WALL PACKAGE FOR DPD  —

Increased capacity and greater process efficiency were the focus for a leading UK postal delivery company when it came to replacing its 20-year-old depot with a new and improved ‘super depot’.

With a £3.5 million investment, DPD’s super depot in Exeter, which was completed in 2016, has double the capacity and is four times as efficient as the old depot, creating 35 new jobs and handling a staggering 25,000 parcels a day.

Euroclad products provided the high-quality feel that the 5,618m2 building needed, which were installed by specialist contractor Progressive Systems.  Euroclad’s Elite wall and roof systems provided the form, function and durability required by the building’s specification and has been so well received that, to date, Euroclad products have featured on six new DPD distribution centres across the UK in the last year or so.

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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.

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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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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.

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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

Roofing Refresh

Kingsdown School in Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, has recently given its sports and leisure centre a brand new roofing system using Euroclad’s specialist Elite Refresh system.
After acquiring Kingsdown Leisure Centre in 2011, Kingsdown School refurbished the centre to create a state-of-the-art sports facility. The school then made the decision to upgrade the building’s roof when the existing one proved to be nearing the end of its life. Euroclad’s Elite Refresh system was chosen for the job in order to take advantage of the benefits that are inherent in Elite Systems, supplied as a tailored solution for refurbishment. The 12-week project was installed by Mitie Roofing, who refurbished the deteriorating roof to make it fit for purpose once again, installing the 32/1000 Euroclad external profile as part of the Elite Refresh system, manufactured using Colorcoat Prisma prefinished steel in Metallic Silver.

Elite Refresh provides a way to increase building longevity, whilst improving thermal and acoustic performance, by over-cladding an existing structure. The recently developed Elite Refresh systems offer many of the benefits available with standard Elite Systems and can be adapted to suit various existing construction types, from fibre cement to composite panel. To meet the unique requirements of each project a combination of top-hat sections, the Quattro spacer system and quilt insulation is used in conjunction with any of the external sheets available in the standard Elite Systems range, depending upon project specifics.

The installation took place during the school’s term time, which required the sports centre for lessons. The Mitie installation team were faced with the challenge of keeping the facility fully operational and safe for the pupils whilst installing the Elite Refresh system. As the installation took place over the winter, the installers also had to ensure that rain did not leak into the building and create a hazard for pupils inside.

The overall project required part of the roof to be removed and replaced, whilst other parts of the roof could simply be refurbished. Elite Refresh proved to be the ideal solution, offering the performance and flexibility to suit both the over-cladding and strip-and-replace parts of the roof, whilst enabling Mitie to ensure the safety of the work and study environment with minimal interruptions to the daily running of the school.

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FLASHINGS FINISH TOP OF THE CLASS AT NEW SCHOOLS

— 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.

Call us for a price for your next project on 02922 010101

Exhibition Centre Liverpool

With views across the River Mersey and the city’s UNESCO world heritage site, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is the newest addition to the existing Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool, already home to the BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena.

With an ElitePLUS 4 acoustic roof system, the recently-built venue has already been earmarked for a range of exhibitions, from medical wound care to cruise holidays and wedding shows.  Acoustic and thermal performance were key aspects of the building’s performance so it is not surprising that the overall roof construction provides 45dB sound reduction and thermal transmittance of just 0.15W/m2K.

The Euroseam® outer profile used on this system is mechanically fixed by folding the seams on each edge of the sheet over a stainless steel halter, which is attached to the building structure via the Quattro spacer, which is fixed through the liner sheet into purlins attached to the main structure of the building.  Euroseam® forms the outer layer of the ElitePLUS roof, combining with insulation, the MW5 Liner and Quattro as the main constituent parts.

The MW5 liner profile was supplied in black; not a typical liner colour.  Bright white or High Reflective colours are usually employed on the inside of metal roof and wall systems to maximise natural daylight and reduce energy consumption from artificial lighting.  But in this case a black finish is understandable, providing an influential element in the control of ambient and spot lighting at such a venue; all but eliminating unwanted reflections during performance and theatre events. It also matches the design of the colour scheme, which runs from outside the building to the interior, with a striking monochrome palette that contributes to the clean, modern aesthetics.

To top it all off the Euroseam® profile on the outside of the roof was an ideal substrate for an expanse of photovoltaic (PV) systems.  Euroclad partnered with Solar Advanced Systems, who managed the installation of PV panels covering almost the entire roof.  The PVs were attached to a pitched framework to provide the optimal angle for solar energy capture.  The framework was anchored to the roof using a special Euroclad clamp, which avoids sheet penetrations, whilst providing a secure anchor.  The 250KW PV system formed part of the overall ‘energy from envelope’ ethos, combining with excellent thermal insulation to help minimise the environmental impact of the building.

It is estimated that the venue will bring some £40 million to the wider local economy – equal to the amount invested by Liverpool City Council – and support some 1,300 jobs. Having invested in such a significant building, it is important that it endures.  It will do so by being flexible enough to suit wide-ranging requirements.  This was at the forefront of the minds of architects Denton Corker Marshall when considering the design, which influenced the choice of materials and finishes from the start.

With a total useable floor area of 16,300m2, courtesy of fully retractable walls, the 8,100m2 exhibition space has the facility to be divided into three interlinked, column-free, 2,700m2 halls, one of which having an elevated roof of 18m to accommodate full stage shows and exhibitions requiring increased height.

With major events already booked even before the venue was finished, The Exhibition Centre, Liverpool has a bright future ahead.

Elite Systems achieve BES 6001

We are delighted to announce that Elite Systems have achieved BES 6001 certification for responsible sourcing. The recent audit of our management systems, conducted by the respected independent authority BSI, resulted in one of the three higher certification levels of the BRE standard being achieved (A ‘Good’ rating).

This covers all of our Elite roof and wall assemblies, which provide structural roof and wall solutions with diverse applications, flexible performance and a range of external finishes. With this achievement Elite Systems now provide even greater peace of mind, featuring BES 6001 alongside BBA certification of all systems and CE Marking of all components*. This is further strengthened by pre-existing, accredited management systems for quality, the environment and health and safety.

Whilst recent years have seen increased publicity associated with global environmental issues and the impacts of businesses on their communities, we have always recognized that our procurement decisions, manufacturing and supply practices can have an impact beyond our processes and as such, have endeavored to procure energy-efficient products through appropriate ethical behavior.

In short, aiming to meet the needs of the present without compromising those of future generations.

Certification provides independent assurance of the robustness of our responsible sourcing management systems and compliance to the standard demonstrates that we take the environmental and social impact of sourcing components and materials seriously.

BREEAM recognises the increasing importance of the issue of responsible sourcing. A section on responsible sourcing of materials is an integral part of the materials element of the methodology, with points secured from BES 6001 securing additional credits in BREEAM.
 **All components of Elite Systems with the legislative framework that makes CE Marking possible feature a CE Mark

With the government’s increasing focus on sustainable development, many construction companies are recognising the need to prove that their buildings are built with sustainability in mind. One element of this is in the responsible sourcing of products used in their construction and the onus of proof is increasingly being passed down to the manufacturers of those construction products.
The BRE standard BES 6001 describes a framework for the organisational governance, supply chain management and environmental and social aspects that must be addressed in order to ensure the responsible sourcing of construction products. External auditing ensures all associated requirements and practices are appropriately maintained and that we are embedding these key considerations at the core of our activities.

We continue to collaborate with key stakeholders, and operate in a manner that is safe and respectful to people, our surrounding communities and the general environment.

 
ISO 9001 Quality Management ISO 14001 Environmental Management ISO 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management LPCB BBA