BTS Fabrications accredited to the new ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.

BTS Fabrications Limited is delighted to announce that it has been accredited to the new ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System following a successful audit by a UKAS approved auditor.

Phil Atkinson, Managing Director says, "Our ISO 9001 certification is recognition of our continuous effort and commitment to deliver high quality products that meet the agreed requirements of our customers, in terms of specifications, budget and in time."

UKAS is the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and is an independent body that inspects and certifies the quality of services that a company offers. They can also accredit a variety of different services with one of the more well-known areas being ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems (QMS).

The certification to ISO 9001:2008 recognizes that the policies, practises and procedures of our company deliver consistent quality in the products and services that we provide to our customers.

Philip Atkinson continues, "To facilitate the transition to ISO 9001:2008 we mapped our whole quality system onto a database which has an intranet structure with interrelated, indexed, revision controlled web pages. All customer related processes, reporting, non conformants and best business practises are also held on the database making them readily accessible to all BTS employees."

"Timing is perfect as this coincides with the launch of our flagship Vantage® Engineered Rainscreen systems where ISO 9001 is a pre requisite for many rainscreen clients. The accreditation will also assist us in achieving supplier status with the forthcoming Hitachi Rail Manufacturing facility, which is right on our door step."

BTS Fabrications ISO 9001 2008


Vantage® Engineered Rainscreen Systems successfully obtain CWCT certification.

We are proud to announce that the full range of Vantage® Engineered Rainscreen Systems have now successfully passed the below rigorous independent tests in accordance with CWCT Standard for Systemised Building Envelopes-DEC-05

1) Water Penetration – Dynamic Pressure CWCT Section 7

2) Wind Resistance – Serviceability CWCT Section 11

3) Resistance – Safety CWCT Section 12

4) Hard & Soft Body impact test – Retention of performance CWCT TN 76 & BS 8200

5) Hard & Soft Body impact test - Safety to persons CWCT TN 76 & BS 8200

CWCT is recognised by the National Building Specification (NBS) and National House Building Council (NHBC) standards.


BTS Fabrications unveil new website.

North East metal-forming specialists BTS Fabrications have launched a new company website on Friday 4th October.

The site showcases the company’s comprehensive portfolio of products and services and also coincides with the launch of their flagship Vantage® Engineered Rainscreen systems.

“The new website reflects where we are today as a business” says Managing Director Phil Atkinson “and it gives us the chance to show customers the breadth of knowledge, service and support we can offer to help them realise their design concepts.”

Nowhere is this more evident than in the company’s new suite of Vantage® Engineered Rainscreen Systems. The range includes secret-fix, discreet-fix and interlocking plank options, with the addition of a unique coping system completing the set.

“We’ve invested in expertise at every level of the organisation”, says Atkinson “and the team we have now delivers a company ethos that will carry us forward through the next phase of our development.”

A selection of Case Studies on the new site features projects involving a range of BTS products, highlighting the quality and range of finishes available from the company, while a ‘Products’ page gives insights into the wide selection of building envelope elements the company now supplies.

“We’re all proud of the new website” continues Atkinson “but it’s only the beginning. We’re already working on new products to add to the portfolio and we’ll be adding them as we continue to develop. Continuous improvement is our goal here - it’s what keeps us at the top of our game, and that means that our customers can stay at the top of theirs.”


New trade mark registration.

BTS Fabrications are pleased to announce that we have been officially granted the trademark registration for Vantage® in relation to our new range of rainscreen products.

Vantage® SF - Secret Fix Rainscreen System
Vantage® DF - Discreet Fix Rainscreen System
Vantage® IP - Interlocking Plank System

Production Director David Atkinson says " We are delighted to receive the registration of the trademark, which represents another milestone for our company, and enables us to progress further with introduction and development of our Vantage® systems into the rainscreen market. "

vantage reg


BTS announce Streibig saw purchase.

BTS Fabrications have added an Automatic Streibig Saw to their production equipment range to coincide with the company’s move into Rainscreen System manufacture.

Managing Director, Philip Atkinson explains, “Our diversification into this new market has brought a lot of challenges, but also a lot of fulfilment.”

“This purchase has enabled BTS to streamline production and has significantly increased production flexibility, particularly in preparing ACM material for further processing. The saw has an automatic operating system and a large handling and cutting bed, allowing us to work with ACM panels up to 6 metres in length.”

Following this investment, BTS Fabrications have already secured their first ACM order for their flagship Vantage® SF Engineered Rainscreen system.



Paul Bunnett joins BTS Fabrications.

BTS Fabrications Limited have appointed Paul Bunnett as Business Development Manager. With 23 years’ experience in the roofing, cladding and facade industry, Paul has been tasked with leading BTS Fabrications into the Rainscreen / Facade market as a key element of the next phase of the company’s development.

His primary objective is to design, develop and name three separate Rainscreen Systems, to be launched into the market within 2013.

Phil Atkinson Managing Director says “It was always in our business plan to add Rainscreen to our product range. We have a superb reputation for quality and product innovation with our customers. We have the floor space, machinery and skilled labour to take this next step. Using Paul’s skills, contacts and experience to guide us we feel we are well placed to be a leading supplier in this sector within 3 years.”



New premises.

BTS Fabrications are delighted to inform all our customers that as from MONDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2012, will be re-locating to our new premises, please see addresses below. Bank details and all telephone and fax lines will remain the same however, we will be receiving separate DDI lines which will be given out at a later date.


Unit 7, Woodham Road
Aycliffe Business Park
Newton Aycliffe
County Durham


ALL DELIVERIES (Factory Address)

Unit 1, Central Park
Aycliffe Business Park
Newton Aycliffe
County Durham

We will be doubling our existing floor capacity to 28,000ft2. In addition to the increased space we are also investing in an additional machinery and new IT infrastructure to help better serve the needs of our clients.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support. Rest assured we will endeavour to make this transition as smooth as possible and any disruption will be minimum.

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