EOS FACADES CONFIDENCE HIGH As one of the leading steel framing systems innovators, with over 11 years expertise across all construction sectors – EOS Facades’ expansion programme continues with a major extension to the company’s advanced offsite manufacturing facility and the development of a new fabrication plant. of three major construction materials companies. Through combining their expertise in drywall, passive fire protection and steel framing systems – the group has created a range of unique solutions from the building envelope to internal linings, partitions and penetrations. The factory extension has also been created to manage the increase volume of work with the development of the Etex Building Performance Thruwall® system, integrating the product ranges from the group including Siniat, Promat and EOS Facades.
1 In addition to the five Howick steel framing machines currently in operation, to further expand the manufacturer’s product portfolio and capacity, EOS have invested in a new multiwidth (boxer) machine and installed overhead cranes for lifting and moving frames and steel coils around the extended facility. This work has been undertaken in preparation for the increased workload with the development of a complete walling solution and load-bearing panelised system to support offsite initiatives. Steve Thompson, Managing Director of EOS Facades said of the expansion programme: “We have invested in our own fabrication plant to be self-sufficient in manufacturing our ancillary parts such as angles, brackets, windows and cills. This will support our market leading ‘lump-
sum’, all-inclusive pricing initiative and complement our ‘total supply’ offering – enabling us to support the volumetric modular building sector together with high bay and continuous walling industries.” EOS Facade’s existing range offers 65mm, 100mm, 150mm, 200mm and 250mm deep sections in gauge thicknesses ranging from 1.2mm to 2mm and section lengths are fully customisable. With the latest addition of the multiwidth machine, the company can now also produce U-Track sections ranging from 65mm – 254mm in thicknesses ranging from 1mm to 3mm with capability to run all of our slotted head track profiles. EOS Facades is now part of Etex Building Performance which brings together the products and solutions
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Steve Thompson continued: “The combination of expertise from the Etex Building Performance group in drylining, external sheathing and steel framing systems, as well as passive fire protection – means that we are uniquely positioned to bring together these elements to create a range of tested and warrantied Thruwall® systems. Meeting building performance requirements for fire, thermal, weathering, acoustics and airtightness – the newly launched Thruwall® Systems provide an ‘all in one’ certified and warrantied solution providing crucial time and costs benefits.” The fully tested non load-bearing infill Thruwall® solutions for the external building envelope - combine BBA Certified non-combustible A1 external sheathing, engineered steel framing system and internal wall linings. With a turnover of over £200 million, Etex Building Performance Group backs the Thruwall® Systems with a 30-year warranty.