Our new interesting and informative CPD discusses why precision design and manufacture is so important in façade cladding.
In the CPD, we also cover how specific systems and software impact aesthetics, sharing why visualising your rainscreen system as part of the overall exterior look is crucial from the early project stages.
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New Product launch 07/10/2019
Today, World Architecture Day, we have a very exciting announcement to make.
We have joined forces with The Expanded Metal Company to create an innovative new expanded mesh frame system for architectural design, which can update their look through its pioneering design and simple installation – the first of its kind in the UK.
The product came about after EMCo recognised a gap in the market for the installation of its expanded metal mesh material, not being able to source a fixing system in the UK, only in Europe.
The finished product is part of the Vantage® EM range – a protective mesh bracket and rail system affixed to buildings to create a pleasing aesthetic. With framed and non-framed versions available, the completed look is entirely the creation of the client’s imagination.
Displaying its striking visual effect, the Vantage® EMF (framed) range can be used in a variety of architectural façade applications, including shrouding areas such as fire escapes, mezzanines and balconies, while the Vantage® EMSA (site assembled) non-framed range has wider commercial applications such as car parks and open structures.
We have used The Expanded Metal Company’s products for a number of years so were thrilled when EMco Managing Director, Philip Astley approached us to work together.
We see the mesh framed system as a diamond ring, with the mesh being the ‘diamond’ and the framed fixing system the setting – together they are a perfect match.
As the product is so unique, we currently have a patent pending to protect the design and manufacture of the Vantage® EMF.
This is a very exciting time for both companies and after the hard work from our great design and manufacturing team over the last 18 months, we are now looking forward to our product entering the market.
The rainscreen is unique as the colours, finish and patterns of the mesh can be changed to alter the visual appeal, so it is perfect for refurbishments or modern building looking for a façade that can be altered quickly and easily.
With our strong market knowledge and as a trusted brand, the range will create a supply chain for contractors, who previously had to travel to Europe for a similar type of product.
EMCo has a long history of supplying expanded metal mesh products for use in the architectural and construction sectors, so this partnership combines their extensive industry expertise and manufacturing capabilities with our innovative approach and specialist knowledge.
We’re really looking forward to seeing the Vantage® EMF and EMSA range applied in future building projects and are delighted to be working hand in hand with another pioneering North East company.
If you want to find out more about the new mesh product, get in touch today.
BTS Facades and Fabrications is a well-established premier supplier of metal CWCT tested rainscreen systems and fabricated metal construction products. Our team has been carefully selected to bring together the best in production experience, commercial acumen and technical support, giving our customers the best possible service.
The BTS team brings together expertise from a wide range of disciplines to offer you the best possible solution to your fabrication requirements in terms of service, speed, quality, design and technical support.
The unique Vantage® SF CWCT tested rainscreen system allows individual panel de-mountability and re-mountability, without the need to remove any of the adjacent panels, allowing the building façade to be changed or updated at any time during its service life.
New corporate colours or designs can easily be incorporated into a Vantage® SF building, to match the changing face of the owner’s business. Even the orientation of the original panels can be changed, offering complete aesthetic versatility and keeping your design fresh and contemporary from concept to completion.
Vantage® DF CWCT tested rainscreen system delivers the speed, precision installation and cost-effectiveness of a fully modular system, yet also has the flexibility to accommodate bespoke design detail. The system is particularly effective for vertical applications, but is also adaptable for use in horizontal orientations.
The system offers a wide selection of panel sizes, offering designers the opportunity to experiment with panel variation and orientation, producing stunning façade, soffit and fascia combinations without breaking the budget.
This innovative secret-fix interlocking plank CWCT tested rainscreen system gives visually stunning results. The system is self-spacing across both horizontal and vertical joints to give panel gaps from 2mm to 20mm without the need to site measure - and the standardised component and detail range means that this modular solution perfectly projects the right image for your design concept. The system can be used in either portrait or landscape orientation, allowing architects a number of design possibilities.
Designed and developed using state-of-the-art 3d engineering software, Vantage® IP embodies BTS Facades and Fabrications’ truly obsessive focus on the finer points of rainscreen design. The team can also produce 3d renditions of the finished project proposal for discussion with specifiers to ensure that every aspect, every fold and every line of every panel accurately reflects the architects vision to perfection.
I have been using BTS fabrications for 6 years and have never had any problems during that time. I have done many projects with BTS and the service has never changed. Very polite and helpful receptionist takes your call and you get put through to the person you require, if that person is not available…Steve Wright
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 manner. The quality and delivery times after the orders have been placed are A1 and…Gary Barry
BTS have proved themselves time and time again, from their impressive customer service to their very quick manufacturing and delivery timescales, I would recommend BTS Fabrications to any company looking for a fast, reliable and competitive service.Alan Webb
We selected BTS to supply the rain screen for a particularly difficult project at Reading. A 141 student accommodation block, their service was outstanding from the initial value engineering stage as we had difficulties in meeting the budget for the external envelope. The biggest advantage for APS was BTS were able to coordinate three separate…Paul Mason
BTS Fabrications have undertaken many specialist fabrication contracts for Gale Construction on a number of projects throughout the UK. They assist in estimating and design, through to the finished product and guarantees. The quality, service and support are exemplary and we look forward to using them on our forthcoming BTS Vantage Rainscreen project that we…Richard Plume
Regardless of order size, each project we send to BTS receives their full attention and with experience that belies their six years trading they frequently provide us with bespoke jobs on quick turnarounds. If they commit to a delivery date, they meet it. If what you need is a first-rate service at a competitive price…Andrew Simpson
Working on increasingly demanding and fast-paced projects, BTS fabrications remain a valuable asset to our supply chain in which excellent customer service, quality and a quick turnaround is normal practice.Paul Chivers
Brandclad Ltd has been using the services of BTS Fabrications for a number of years now, BTS offer an impeccable service with prompt, reliable deliveries. We would recommend Phil and the rest of the staff at BTS to anyone looking for a fabricator"Daniel Zimmerman
We've been supporting BTS since they started trading and in a similar way, they have supported us during a substantial business reorganisation of our own. The symbiosis has and still is working very well. This is due almost entirely on the professionalism of the staff right through from Phil the MD to the guys driving…Martin Harris
We know that when dealing with BTS they will take pride in providing a 1st class service. I would not hesitate in recommending this supplier.Graham Jones