Archive for May, 2016

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.

Cherry Tree Blossoms

Vieo has once again proven its suitability for the refurbishment of traditional buildings with its specification for the extension of a 17th century listed house in Thorverton, Exeter.

Cherry Tree Cottage has been significantly altered and modernised internally, whilst retaining a plan that identifies with its heritage.  VieoZinc was chosen for the roof of the new extension; a material which provides the perfect combination of traditional zinc looks with the benefits of modern metal roof manufacture.  The material is comprised of an aluminium substrate with a coating that contains actual zinc particles; providing the characteristic look, finish and weathering of zinc sheets.

Euroclad installer MPK Cladding installed the Vieo roof for main contractor Raleigh Property, with Devon-based Living Space Architects helping to translate the vision of clients Andrew and Kelly Foster into reality.

The extension has been designed to contrast the existing building, which VieoZinc helps to achieve by providing a modern contrast that is at the same time complementary to the traditional exterior.  The overall effect is a vibrant, contemporary addition to the property.

When asked about the Vieo roof, client Kelly Foster said: “We are very pleased with the zinc finish, which is weathering naturally and giving us a contemporary look that fits perfectly with the old cottage.”

Bye Bye Bruce

It is with heavy hearts that we ready ourselves for the imminent departure of a Euroclad legend.  Bruce Warner, our beloved Site Services Engineer is retiring.  We wish Bruce all the very best in his retirement; we will all miss him.

Bruce has been the face of Euroclad to many people for a long time, his encyclopaedic knowledge and infectious positivity making him a credit to Euroclad and a helpful contact for customers.

Bruce used to be Corus’ Advisory Engineer, working with Euroclad and Eurobond for many years, before retiring (for the first time) in 2001.  But you can’t keep a good man down, and Bruce made a much-anticipated comeback in 2002, when he began work for Euroclad as Site Services Engineer. Bruce retires, for the second and presumably final time, on the 31st May and is now in the process of handing over to his replacement Mike Cummings.  We’re sure Mike will do a great job, having a wealth of site, manufacturing and installation experience, gathered whilst working with our onsite rolling team.

When asked about his time at Euroclad, Bruce commented: “My time in Euroclad has been a joy and the camaraderie has been second to none.  If I was starting my career over I wouldn’t hesitate to follow the same path.” He went on to say, “I will miss the friendship I have experienced here, but I won’t miss sitting in traffic for ten hours or more.” 

Bruce plans to spend his new found time sailing and fishing – and avoiding traffic, buildings and work of any kind.

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