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COMPANY NEWS Zink Copper Stainless Prater “very excited” to be working with Bemo UK in new supply chain partnership SR Timber increases production and facilities to meet demand Final destination After three months, 50 locations and over 1,000 bookings, the Celotex pink double-decker bus has parked up for the final time at the company’s HQ at Hadleigh in Suffolk – signalling the end of its ‘Insulating Britain’ road show. Setting off from London in March, the campaign saw Celotex take part in live webinars and deliver a series of one hour technical presentations to provide advice and guidance on UK Building Regulations changes – Part L and Section 6. From Southampton to Glasgow, Cardiff to Norwich, the bus offered a 12-seat presentation area where Celotex technical consultants educated 2,500 industry professionals to simplify their route to Regulatory compliance. Paul Evans, head of marketing at Celotex, said: “Our Insulating Britain campaign has given industry professionals across the UK easy access to everything they need to know about new UK Building Regulations. With further reductions in CO² emissions required for England, Wales & Scotland, Celotex product and service solutions will continue to help simplify compliance to these new levels.” www.insulatingbritain.co.uk 010 JULY 2014 RCIMAG.COM 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk starts on site in the summer and is due for completion by the end of the year. “We are very excited to be working with an innovative company like Bemo,” commented Gavin Hamblett, pre-construction director at Prater. “Working together we provide clients with an extensive wealth of technical experience and knowledge, market-leading technology to produce smooth, curved standing seam sheets, which are able to deal with free-formed, complexly shaped architecture. According to Prater these products exceed the limits of any other system currently on the market. The new supply chain partnership has resulted in Prater securing both the South Terminal Baggage and Tier 1 contracts at Gatwick Airport, where the company will be installing approximately 10,000m² of Bemo PVDF painted aluminium metal standing seam together with composite cladding panels, single ply roofing membrane, curtain walling and doors. The project Prater has announced a new supply chain partnership with Bemo UK for metal standing seam roofing, having appointed the manufacturer as a Tier One supplier within the company’s supply chain. Prater has been a member of the Kalzip installer network (Teamkal) for nearly 20 years but says it took the decision to leave to allow a wider commercial and technically competent offering to the market, thus enabling Prater to work closely with the Bemo UK team in developing relationships and strategy. Bemo’s extensive product portfolio is manufactured in the UK and Prater says the company utilises and we look forward to delivering successful projects at Gatwick and beyond,” he concluded. www.prater.co.uk “We look forward to delivering successful projects at Gatwick and beyond” Bemo UK is now a Tier One supplier within Prater’s supply chain SR Timber says it has increased production at its partners’ new sawmill in Latvia, as well as newly expanded storage facilities at its holding terminal in Goole, following growth in demand for its range of battens. The new facility, which is reportedly Europe’s largest production factory specifically designed for the manufacture of roofing battens, has a fully integrated production process developed over the past two years. The company says the mill has now stepped up output to meet demand and assure roofing contractors in the UK of continuing supply of the company’s gold and traditional battens. Shaun Revill, trading director of SR Timber, said: “Over the years we have invested heavily with our partners in buildings, plant and equipment and, of course, quality control procedures at our newlybuilt premises in Latvia. Together with our second sawmill nearby, our current production volume is running at record rates. This now provides us with the scale to produce even larger quantities of battens whilst maintaining the very high standards of consistency in both quality and dimensional accuracy for which SR Timber is renowned.” Mr. Revill added: “In what is purely a preventative measure to ensure that roofing merchant depots throughout the UK never run short of stock, we have also expanded our storage facilities at our holding terminal in Goole, and we will soon be expanding our port network to ensure close proximity to our customers.” www.sr-timber.co.uk Avonside expands its Scotland presence Avonside Group Services has expanded its branch network, opening two new branches in Scotland – one in Aberdeen and one in Edinburgh. Tony Burke, Avonside Group Services managing director, said: “The opening of these two new branches takes our tally in Scotland to three, as we have had a branch in Glasgow for several years. Growing demand for Avonside’s expertise, particularly roofing, led us to consider how best to meet customer requirements. We concluded that enhanced proximity would be a major benefit, supporting the stance of being a national subcontractor with a local presence, and so we took the strategic decision to invest in the new branches.” Avonside Group Service’s branch on the Newbridge Industrial Estate in Edinburgh will be offering pitched, flat and commercial roofing expertise. Operating under the Avonside Roofing brand, the branch is managed by Chris McLean, who said: “Our focus will be the deployment of roofing skills across eastern Scotland. We shall also look to cross-sell Avonside Group expertise too, for example renewables such as rainwater harvesting or energy efficiency such as external or internal wall insulation.” Mr. Burke added: “I expect that the new Avonside Aberdeen and Edinburgh branches will replicate the success of our other branches – including Glasgow – and engage Left: Tony Burke, MD of Avonside Group Services: “I expect that the new Avonside Aberdeen and Edinburgh branches will replicate the success of our other branches” with the local workforce and local tradespeople. “We will quite literally be closer to our customers, allowing us the enhanced ability to react to customer demands, as well as reduced travel time to sites, considerate of our continuous drive for innovations in environmental sustainability.” www.avonsidegroupservices.co.uk The Celotex bus makes its final stop


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