Leading one-stop-shop building products manufacturer Steadmans has supplied materials for three new buildings for TIS Cumbria, West Cumbria’s fabrication, welding and non-destructive testing specialists.
TIS Cumbria services the nuclear, industrial process and petrochemical, oil and gas sectors across the globe. Three new buildings, totalling 1,400 sq m in floor size, have been completed at the organisation’s existing site in Workington. The company has plans to double its workforce to 120 and has set up a number of apprenticeships.
Steadmans, a principal UK manufacturer of building materials for the steel building sector, supplied in excess of 5,600 square metres of AS35 100mm composite panels in a combination of goosewing grey and ocean blue and 100 square metres of triple skin rooflights. TIS Cumbria also utilised approximately 2,300 linear metres of flashings, including ridge, barge, and trimline gutters and 112 linear metres of zed purlins all of which were manufactured at Steadmans’ site in Cumbria.
The buildings required 31,000 fixings and 14 fire escape doors all of which were supplied by Steadmans, highlighting that they offer a true one stop-shop solution.
Tony O’Pray, managing director, TIS Cumbria, said:
“We have been very impressed with Steadmans’ level of service and the excellent products they have supplied. It has also been a beneficial relationship, with Steadmans being based in Cumbria. We try and work with local suppliers so that money goes back in to the region.”
Two of the new buildings will be used to manufacture TIS Cumbria’s products, which range from basic carbon and stainless steel welded fabrications to high integrity pipe work and pressure vessels. The third building will be used as a testing facility for the company’s kit.
Brian Hewitt, North West England and North Wales area sales manager, Steadmans, said:
“We have really enjoyed working with TIS Cumbria. The company recognises the high quality of our products and we have once again exceeded expectations due to our efficiency and excellent customer service. We look forward to developing our relationship with the team.”
Steadmans’ composite roof panels are ideal for use in the efficient completion of a wide variety of building envelopes, from commercial and warehouse uses to office blocks. The company’s AS35 panels are manufactured in a quality process certified to ISO 9001:2008, using non-ozone depleting technology. This provides designers with an environmentally-responsible product, with excellent thermal performance and a predicted service life of 40 years.
Available in a range of thicknesses, from 40mm up to and including 120mm, the panels can be specified to achieve insulation U-values, aiding compliance with the latest L2 regulations. The panels are also Loss Prevention Certification Board approved. Steadmans is the leading UK manufacturer of building materials for the agricultural and steel building sectors, specialising in galvanised roofing sections, composite wall and roof sheets, metal cladding, roofing products and fibre cement sheeting.