2014

05-December-2014

We’re hiring!

VACANCY - FABRICATION ESTIMATOR

Applications are welcome from candidates who fulfil the following criteria:-


  • They are highly motivated and self-starters
  • Good telephone manner and communication skills
  • Have an outgoing personality
  • Preferably demonstrate a knowledge of roofing and cladding products
  • Have good numeracy skills and have the ability to read fabrication drawings
  • Have experience of using computers (Word, Excel & Outlook)

Duties and responsibilities would include:-


  • Meeting customers
  • Working to targets & objectives
  • Working as part of a busy team which would include overtime as and when required
  • Writing letters and preparing reports

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.


Please address all applications to phila@btsfabrications.co.uk including full C.V

10-November-2014

BTS Fabrications sponsor local rally driver Steve Carroll.

Steve will be flying our colours this weekend in the Scottish Borders Hill Rally. We wish Steve all our luck and thank him choosing us as his benefactor.

We will follow Steve in his conquests and racing photos will follow.



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18-October-2014

BTS Fabrications secure first order from the Permasteelisa Group.

We are delighted to announce that we have secured our largest Vantage® SF rainscreen order to date.

Working for Josef Gartner Gmbh who are part of the distinguished Permasteelisa Group we have been contracted to supply Vantage® SF bronze anodised rainscreen panels for the Kingsgate and Zig-Zag project in Victoria, London.

This is a very tight programme as the installation date will be on the 8th of December. Paul Bunnett, Business Development Manager says ‘ I have been in the façade business for nearly 10 years now and have always relished the opportunity of working with Permasteelisa, they are a global entity and have a mammoth profile in curtain walling.’


08-October-2014

Largest fascia order received.

The expertise of BTS Fabrications will be showcased at the new NEC Resorts World leisure complex in Birmingham. This is our first order from Lakesmere who’s package on this contract is worth 9.5 million.

Our part of the order is for a feature flashing for the hotel, although a relatively small order in the grand scheme it has certainly put our drawing office to the test. Within two days from invitation to quote we had a value engineered sample made, powder coated and approved.

The first picture shows the mill finish sample we made in house. Photo 2 & 3 show the powder coated version getting approved in Lakesmere’s design office. The fascia and subframe is a mixture of 3, 4 and 5mm aluminium that was all specially designed and calculated by Lakesmere. Originally their structural engineer had specified structural grade extrusion that had put this part of the project over budget. We proposed a different grade and fabrication method for the sub frame to bring the project within budget. This was checked by the engineer and within five days from enquiry to sample we had our order.

The order is currently being fabricated and will be delivered this month.

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The latest construction photos from March 2015 are shown below.


06-October-2014

Construction underway on Space Centre.

The new RAL Space Technology Centre is being built in Harwell, Oxford. RAL Space are part of the STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) and are at the forefront of UK Space Research.

This is our largest rainscreen contract to date with approximately 1500m2 of Vantage DF Panel with 500m2 Spectra Gold Alucobond ACM and 1000m2 of powder coated Aluminium. Panels are in production and delivery dates for the first phase are destined for delivery later this month LSC Facades are the cladding installer, working for Wilmott Dixon.

Click here to see the webcam view.

This is our third contract for LSC Facades following a special fabrication contract in Woolwich and Vantage I.P panel works in Walthamstow. BTS Fabrications in conjunction with LSC Fascades feature in the latest Construction & Civil Engineering Magazine. Please use this link to view (see page 36).


Please peruse below latest construction photos taken on the 18th of December 2014.


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04-October-2014

Logistics.

We are delighted to announce that we have invested in our own fleet of vehicles. The 3 new additions are out and about 5 days a week and now ship 85% of our haulage. The trucks were selected for their size (6 metre by 2.2metre), payload, fuel economy and reliability.

Phil Atkinson, Managing Director comments:

‘We are completing more and more deliveries into London and other inner cities with tight access and restrictions that articulated and large rigid vehicles can't ship to. The vehicles are flat bed and therefore suitable for crane offload which is also becoming very popular.’

'This has provided even greater efficiency and has attributed to us being able to take later orders for next day deliveries as we are in control of our destiny. Customers are also happier as they are receiving their goods earlier and can even use our fleet to help to clear their sites of unwanted pallets etc. which all helps our mutual recycling goals'.


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24-September-2014

Construction in Bradford underway.

Work has started on the construction of the new £260m Broadway shopping centre and BTS Vantage Rainscreen is being used.

We are working with envelope contractors, Metclad Contracts and Deepdale Solutions.

Developer and builder Westfields are behind the scheme.

The new centre in the heart of the city is estimated to create 1,500 construction jobs and 2,500 new retail jobs for Bradford.


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09-September-2014

Vantage I.P gets specified on 11 fire stations in Staffordshire.

Developer Kier in partnership with Calderpeel and the Blue 3 Consortium are responsible for design, construction and maintenance

We owe the specification to a long established customer ABS Elbrow who proposed our system 15 months ago


We already have orders for 4 stations

  • Longton is 90% complete
  • Kniver 50% complete
  • Rugeley 25% complete
  • Stone 50% complete

Gary Barry of ABS Elbrow comments ‘All at ABS Elbrow are more than happy with the service we receive from BTS. We are currently building 11 new fire stations using the Vantage Rainscreen IP system and are needing to order lots of panels in a bespoke manor’

‘The quality and delivery times after the orders have been placed are A1 and if there are any problems these are dealt with expertly’

Photos and case studies to follow.



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