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Oct 2014 - ISO 9001

We’re pleased to announce our certification to quality standards under ISO 9001.

The documentation and quality control procedures within our production quality management system have been audited for compliance and certified to the ISO standards. This gives assurance that our products are manufactured in line with customer requirements to a consistently high standard and subject to rigorous quality approval.  

 

Mar 2013 - Brick Slip Gallery

In response to customer feedback we have launched a comprehensive range of Brick Slips and Pistol Corners. For Cladding projects where there are no bricks on site or no requirement to match a specified brick, we can supply slips from our stock range. These products manufactured in a UK standard 215 x 65mm size but we can often produce other dimensions to suit Architect requirements.

Whilst these slips and pistol corners are designed for use with our Cladding products, we are happy to supply them loose together with our specialist 2-part Epoxy Brick Resin. A pallet of 2880 no. slips (96 boxes of 30) at 215mm x 65mm covers an area of 48SQM.

BRICK SLIP GALLERY

Jan 2013 - Fastbrick Cladding System

Fastbrick Cladding System

Hanson Structherm has appointed Fab-Fix Limited as approved installers of their Fastbrick System.

The installation of the Hanson Structherm Fastbrick system is much quicker than traditionally built masonry and to a higher quality standard. It’s ideal for use as a durable, decorative and thermal insulating finish to external vertical walls. Fastbrick is suitable for fixing to existing or new build structures that use masonry, dense concrete, modular units, timber or metal frames. The system comprises a rigid phenolic insulation panel which Hanson Structherm pre-bonds to a brickwork coordinating carrier sheet. This composite panel is then fixed to the substructure on site, and brick slips are fixed to the carrier sheet using a purpose made adhesive. A specialist pointing mortar completes the installation and gives the perfect finish.

Fastbrick incorporates standard 20mm brick slips; however small areas such as corbels and dentil courses can be achieved by altering the thickness of the finishes from 15mm to 30mm.
External corners, soldier courses and reveals can also be achieved by the use of L-shaped pistol slips.

http://www.structherm.co.uk/Refurbishment/Fastbrick.aspx

Nov 2012 - Fab-Cladding Limited

On the back of increasing demand for our range of lightweight cladding products a new company Fab-Cladding Limited has been formed. This new business will give us the opportunity to dedicate focus and resouce to our cladding range Pro-Clad™, Brick-Lite™, Wonderwall and ZClad. For more details and case studies on these products click here.

 

Aug 2012 - Construction Glassfibre Manufacturers Association

We are pleased to announce our accredited member status of the CGMA (Construction Glassfibre Manufacturers Association). This means our products have passed all elements of a rigourous testing process carried out by CERAM and approved by the NHBC.

Jul 2012 - Structural Quality Test Results

We're delighted to confirm that the Fab-Lite Chimney and Brick Cladding Panel systems have passed a series of rigorous tests including wind resistance, lifting, accelerated weathering, bond strength and soak tests. The series of tests have been carried out during the past 6 months by CERAM and are approved by both the GCMA and NHBC. The NHBC have stated their intention is that only chimneys with this accreditation will receive their cover. As such developers and housebuilders will require this test data to satisfy NHBC requirements. Call us if you require a copy of the results / data.

Jun 2012 - DIY SOS - Sowerby Bridge

This project required stone cladding to a two-storey extension in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. The existing garage was converted and extended to the rear with an additional floor added. The new unit was clad and pointed (using the "Gun-Point" system) over three days in June 2012. The Fab-Fix team were pleased to be able to support this BBC project for their DIY SOS - Big Build series. For photos click here

May 2012 - Pro-Clad™ Success Continues

The speed of manufacture coupled with the ease of installation and quality of finish has prompted a high level of demand for the Pro-Clad™ product. Two school cladding projects were completed in April in Wigan and Leeds. The design of the product enbled us to complete the installation and pointing of 120SQM in Leeds during the Easter shutdown avoiding any disruption to school. For photos click here.

Feb 2012 - Additional Factory Premises Secured

Additional Factory Premises Secured

In response to increased demand for our range of pre-fabricated panel products, Fab-Lite has taken on an additional 3,600 square foot unit. The recently reburbished facility in Skelmanthorpe has given us the capacity to increase both the volume and speed of production of our panelling systems resulting in much shorter lead times in delivery to site.

Jan 2012 - Fab-Fix achieve accreditation to The Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS)

Fab-Fix achieve accreditation to The Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS)

CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is a scheme available to suppliers who can prove a high degree of competency in their approach and practice in Health & Safety and to organisations looking for suitably competent suppliers.More information on the CHAS Scheme can be found at http://www.chas.gov.uk

Nov 2011 - 525 square meters of Pro-Clad panels

Fab-Fix secures 525 square meters of Pro-Clad™ panels for St Petersfield, Ashton under Lyne. The Architect wanted to create a diagonal pattern of brickwork using a 240 x 52mm blue/black textured slip sourced from Germany, in conjunction with other areas of lightweight cladding in the same Carlton Brick as the majority of the masonry being traditionally built. Fab-Fix was able to satisfy both areas using the Pro-Clad™ panels. The seamless finish between the cladding to the balcony areas and the traditional areas of Carlton Bricks, coupled with the ability to create diagonal brickwork in the German slips, allowed a high level of design freedom whilst retaining a cost effective solution. All the panels will be pre-pointed to avoid any wet trades during the wet and cold winter months for installation.

Sep 2011 - Fab-Fix to supply 200no soffit panels

Fab-Fix to supply 200no soffit panels to Shaylor Construction at Stoke. On a tight schedule to get the panels manufactured and installed, this was completed within 2 weeks of receiving the instruction.

Aug 2011 - Fab-Fix team returns to site at Paston School

Fab-Fix team returns to site at Paston School, Peterboro to install the second phase of the Wonderwall brick cladding with approx 100 square meters of stack bonded brick.

Jul 2011 - Installation of riven slate textured GRC units

Fab-Fix commences installation of riven slate textured GRC units for Overbury on BSkyB Offices at Sheffield.

Jul 2011 - Fab-Lite wins another contract

Fab-Lite wins a contract to provide preformed heads, mullions and special bricks to the re-devolved site at Warley Hospital in Brentwood, Essex. The features of the old brickwork on the existing buildings are to be reproduced and incorporated into the special bricks for the window surround and Fab-Lite have designed a lightweight structural solution to the special canted head detail in addition to fabricating a complete mullion that enables these key features to be manufactured off site before being built in on site as complete units.

Jun 2011 - Order Secured for Liverpool University

Fab-Lite have secured an order to supply over 2000no brick faced lintels on Liverpool University with Ocon and the brickwork subcontractor PLF. This prestigious contract was awarded to Fab-Lite on its innovative lightweight steel/GRP and brick fabricated soffit faced lintels which were specifically designed to overcome the design requirement of the Architect to have exposed brick soffits to all window openings, without the weight and handling problems associated with a Pre-Cast concrete and brick traditional solution. The continuous ribbon area of suspended brickwork was also resolved using the same material combination and technology and we believe this solution will be a popular on other schemes that previously only had the option of heavy concrete/brick or complex difficult to install brickwork support systems.

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