Archive for January, 2017

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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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.

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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.

 
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