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The future of modern, energy-efficient homes

The future of modern, energy-efficient homes
—Efficiency and style at Exeter eco-housing development—

Holland Park is Exeter’s first ever zero carbon housing development. Located at the edge of Exeter Golf and Country Club in Old Rydon Lane, it comprises 40 premium properties made with exceptional craftsmanship and fitted with furnishings and appliances of the highest specification.

Each property is AA energy rated under the UK’s Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) regulations and all have zero carbon emissions due to their use of solar PV systems.

The construction specification for the luxury properties in Holland Park highlighted the need for energy-efficient products that also offer a striking contemporary style. To achieve these characteristics, the project’s installer Progressive Systems Ltd chose Euroclad’s VieoZinc warm roofing system to be used on the properties.

Connecting People with Nature

Sustainability is at the very heart of Euroclad’s manufacturing and is critical to key Supply Chain Partnerships. Euroclad endorses the sustainable credentials of Colorcoat® pre-finished steel and it’s BES6001 responsible sourcing certification, which is a core element of Elite Systems.
Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® and Colorcoat Prisma® pre-finished steel are both manufactured by Tata Steel at their Shotton site in North Wales, surrounded by the Dee Estuary. The site balances industrial manufacturing with the environment and is home to open natural spaces and various wildlife species such as pond life, Terns and Canada Geese.
For World Environment day on the 5th of June, staff at Shotton will be celebrating by “Connecting People with Nature” through a series of educational walks through the diverse environments, as well as guided tours of the Tern Lagoons – which is officially a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

World Environment Day 

A Platform for Action
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
The People’s Day
Above all, World Environment Day is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change. That ‘something’ can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a crowd – everyone is free to choose.

The Theme
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2017 is connecting people to nature.
The Host
Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces, and supports the effort to address them. This year’s host is Canada.
http://worldenvironmentday.global/en/

Safety Schemes in Procurement

Enhancing our Health and Safety Systems to be simpler and more transparent

Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is an initiative that puts safety at the heart of procurement. Supported by the HSE, SSIP aims to streamline prequalification and drive unnecessary cost and confusion out of supplier health and safety assessment.

We have recently enhanced our Occupational Health and Safety Management System, which complies with the requirements of BS OHSAS 18001:2007, to include SSIP, providing greater convenience and transparency for our entire supply chain.

For more information – click here

Confidex® Guarantee

The original and still the best

Nearly 25 years ago Confidex® from Tata Steel revolutionised the way guarantees were offered for pre-finished steel, sending a clear signal of product confidence and quality. This message has continued to evolve through years of innovation, testing and support, leading to superior products and superior guarantees. Some of the highlights of the industry-leading Confidex® Guarantee include:

  • Confidex® is exclusive to Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® for up to 40 years and Colorcoat Prisma® for up to 30 years for roofs, walls and flashings, upon registration
  • Offered directly to the building owner
  • Provides full remedial action in the unlikely event of coating failure

FOr more information – click here

TIME FLIES

ARRESTING DESIGN FROM EUROCLAD

Looking back into our archives has brought back fond memories of some of the landmark buildings that we have been lucky enough to supply.

Ten years ago, in the same year that the iPhone was launched and French high speed passenger train, the TGV, reached a top speed of 574.8 km/h (357.2 mph), breaking the record for the world’s fastest conventional train, we released a press release about the Gloucestershire Constabulary County Police Headquarters, at the time featuring the longest continuous sheet lengths that we had produced at 125m.

Taking the shape of an ellipse, the Euroseam standing seam roof spans around 8,500m2 of floor space. Finished in Moorland Green, the roof forms part of a building designed to present a dynamic and inspiring appearance for 400 members of staff at the Quedgeley-based headquarters. An area planted as a ‘green roof’ parallels the smooth, precise lines of self-curved aluminium.

View images of this project on our Flickr Pages – Click Here

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.

Download  Profile Drawing - PDF

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.

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.

MIPIM UK: THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY – ALL UNDER ONE ROOF

The waiting will soon be over for the UK’s premier property event. From 19th to 21st October we will be exhibiting at MIPIM UK, the place to be for commercial property owners and developers.

With three intensive days of conferences, exhibitions, networking events and an awards ceremony, MIPIM UK provides a marketplace for international and local investors, developers, occupiers and property professionals to meet, discuss opportunities and do business. Focusing on the UK property industry, MIPIM UK is the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for property professionals. It provides a marketplace for industry players and international investors to meet, discuss projects and opportunities, and do business.

MIPIM UK in figures:

  • 5,000 participants
  • 120 exhibiting companies
  • 500 advisory, development and investment opportunities
  • 60+ conferences
  • 120+ speakers
  • 2,000+ companies

For more information or to book your place go to http://www.mipimuk.co.uk/

 
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