Archive for July, 2016

Aesthetics that last

Colorcoat Prisma® is a technically and aesthetically superior pre-finished steel that represents the ultimate combination of durability and aesthetic appeal.
As such, it provides the designer with the freedom to create architecturally striking buildings with exceptional performance, that meet the desired functionality of the building.
Some of the key benefits of Colorcoat Prisma® that motivates our customers to choose it include:

  • Contemporary colours including solids, metallics and matt shades providing an optically smooth finish for modern designs;
  • Optimised Galvalloy® metallic coating for ultimate corrosion resistance and cut edge protection.
  • BBA Agrément Certification in excess of 40 years for all colours, providing independent verification;
  • Confidex® Guarantee for up to 30 years with no maintenance or inspections required to maintain its validity.

To read the technical brochure or colour range for Colorcoat Prisma® click here

Making an exhibition of ourselves

We’ve recently signed up to MIPIM UK and RESI, two of the most respected construction and property events in the UK.

Since the development of the Vieo roof and wall profile we have seen this fast-growing product used to really great effect on residential developments.  So we thought that it was about time we spread the word. And spread the word we shall, exhibiting at RESI, one of the leading residential property and construction events in the UK.

That doesn’t mean that we’re ignoring industrial and commercial construction.  Far from it.  MIPIM UK is the place to be for commercial property owners and developers.

RESI 2016: HOUSING THE NEXT GENERATION

RESI is the definitive must attend conference for the residential sector, unique and unequalled in that it takes a holistic view of residential development and investment, comprising market, economic, political and social perspectives.

Celebrating its 10th year, RESI will have a forward focus, mapping the blueprint of the next ten years and posing the question How do we modernise the Industry to make it fit for purpose? RESI will continue to facilitate cutting edge debate, showcase best practice, explore the opportunities and challenge the status quo – championing the delivery of additionality and innovation across all housing tenures.

For more information or to book your place go to http://www.resiconf.com/

MIPIM UK: THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY – ALL UNDER ONE ROOF

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/

20/1066 profile superseded

As part of ongoing innovation in products and manufacturing we will be discontinuing the 20/1066 profile

Over recent years the popularity of our 20mm profile has decreased, with other profiles within our range increasingly being used instead.To accommodate ambitious plans to improve manufacturing infrastructure, we have made the decision to discontinue this profile from the 1st August 2016.
The removal of the 20mm line from our manufacturing facility in Cardiff will create space that will accommodate investment in three new manufacturing lines. These will provide increased production flexibility and will make available a new steel ‘roof tile’ product, which will be launched over the next 12 months.
Our Sales Team are able to offer alternatives for the 20mm profile so please contact them for further information – click here for contacts page

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.

We would like to wish Keith the very best in his retirement

This week sees the departure of Stalwart Area Manager Keith Leslie.  We would like to wish Keith the very best in his retirement; we will miss him.Keith was responsible for servicing our Scottish customers for more than a decade and in that time he has become the face and voice of Euroclad in the northern third of the UK.
Euroclad Managing Director Phil Cook said “I hope Keith enjoys a well-earned retirement, he deserves it.  Keith has always demonstrated an unprecedented level of professionalism and his attention to detail has served our customers well.“

When asked about his time at Euroclad, Keith commented: “It has been a pleasure being part of a great team and cultivating some enduring relationships with architects and specialist contractors. I wish my customers and colleagues a happy and prosperous future.”
We are currently recruiting for Keith’s replacement. Until we get the right person on board please contact John Spittlehouse with any questions about Scottish projects, orders or deliveries.

 
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