WORD FROM THE MD

Without doubt 2020 has presented many challenges and as we look back at the events of the past year, I am proud of what we have achieved in very difficult circumstances. Stringent safety measures have been put in place to protect both our team and customers.

We have embraced new ways of working to ensure we maintain the highest levels of service and technical support. Our advanced manufacturing facility has operated throughout and we continue to push through to support the requirements of the construction industry particularly in the residential sector to meet the predicted post COVID-19 demand.

Collaboration is crucial to our business success. We are founder members of the Light Steel Frame Association (LSFA) and I am delighted that our colleague from Etex has joined the steering committee to offer a much-valued supply chain perspective. Construction is competitive but the coming together of our sector is reaping benefits not only for those involved but for the construction industry as a whole.

The LSFA has formed a working group dedicated to producing a Design Guide for steel framing systems. The design opportunities this versatile and proven method of construction brings to offsite developments is vast and the LSFA Design Guide touches on both the practical elements but also the immense possibilities of designing in light steel frame.

The UK leads the world in steel construction commercially, technically and in terms of quality. The industry has made dramatic improvements in technology, productivity and efficiency. According to research carried out by independent consultants Construction Markets – steel continues to be overwhelmingly the structural framing material of choice with their survey showing that steel now has a 72.5% share of the multi-storey office market and a 60.9% share in the ‘other multi-storey buildings’ which includes retail, education, leisure and healthcare sectors.

We have built our reputation on always going beyond what is considered the norm, our team is here to help – so please do get in touch if you have a project where we can add value. We have not taken our ‘eye off the ball’ and have remained focused on bringing new and innovative systems to market whilst forging strong alliances to support our partners in reaching stretching objectives.

Steve Thompson
Managing Director of EOS  – part of Etex New Ways

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