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Going the extra mile!

Liam Kewell our Contracts Manager got awarded his favourite football teams ‘Portsmouth’ shirt by our Executive Director Robbie Welch.

Liam has been with us for 2 years and always goes the extra mile, providing our customers with the best service. Liam received amazing feedback from Berkeley Group, commending his work on our Sovereign Court Project and stating how much of a credit he is to the company.

He certainly is and we want to thank Liam for his incredible work – Congratulations!

Three projects shortlisted for the RCI Facade Awards

 

Three NACWL projects have been shortlisted for the RCI Facade Awards. The Awards, which recognise the most innovative achievements in facades, have shortlisted Plumstead Library for the Best refurbishment project. London Film School for the Best use of a brick slip cladding system and Hobhouse Court for Best use of a Curtain Walling System. The RCI Facade Awards UK, is a unique event tailored to provide acknowledge and reward excellence for those working within this dynamic sector.

Best refurbishment project-NA Curtain Walling with Geoffrey Osborne: Plumstead Library, London
Plumstead Library is a grade II listed building built in 1903 and is one of the first Carnegie funded Libraries, the refurbishment has created a new facility that combines improved Library rooms, new Leisure facilities, reinstated flexible spaces, and a new café that creates a new social destination for the residents and the High Street. NACWL were appointed to design, supply and install new curtain walling, SFS, single-ply roofing, hot melt roofing and bespoke glazed roof lanterns.

Best use of a brick slip cladding system-NA Curtain Walling with Ballymore: London Film School
London City Island is a new neighbourhood in Canning Town, developed by Ballymore on former dockland. Used originally as a media centre during the Olympics. The new purpose built London Film School will accommodate 220 students, along with over 55 staff, from over 60 countries and will include 2 cinemas. NACWL were awarded the contract to strip the existing facade back to its primary structure and install a completely new facade.

Best use of a Curtain Walling System-NA Curtain Walling with Geoffrey Osborne: Hobhouse Court, London
The mixed-use development comprises of 19 residential units, 1400m² office space, 850m² retail, and an art gallery within a refurbished Grade II listed John Nash building. Parts of the site fall within both Trafalgar Square & St Johns Conservation Area of Westminster.
NACWL were appointed to install windows into SIPS / brickwork openings, as well as some into more challenging dormer areas where we were to supply the rainscreen cladding to roof and cheeks. On the ground floor our scope included toggle glazed curtain walling and doors, as well as the “monumental” capped curtain wall screen to the stair core.

New Contract-Egham Gateway

We have been appointed by Grahams to install Schueco FWS50 curtain wall system, Schueco AWS75 Si windows and doors and fire rated curtain wall screens to the Egham Gateway project in Surrey.

Amidst such uncertain times it is great to know that the new mixed-use scheme will see the construction of over 100 new homes, as well as new student accommodation, retail units and a cinema, generating more employment opportunities and helping towards rebuilding the economy.

The project, formally known as Egham Gateway West, is being managed by development and placemaking group Places for People on behalf of Runnymede Borough Council.

The development will deliver 1,300sqm of new retail space as well as a new, high-quality public realm connecting it to the rest of the town centre.

We look forward to working closely with Grahams on this project which is expected to start in October 2020.

A masters degree in lockdown

When lock down happened, we all used the time at home in many different ways.

One of our Quantity Surveyors Antonio Cerdà Lluch gave the baking and gardening a miss and instead concentrated on completing his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The European Business School in his home country of Spain.

A massive well done to Antonio, he can now add those important initials after his name!

New Contract – Basildon Cinema

Great news to share with everybody, we have been appointed by McLaren Construction Group to install Aluprof UK Ltd Curtain Wall system, Zinc cassette and shingle panels, SFS framing, Soffits and GRC features cladding to the new 10-screen Empire Cinema in Basildon, Essex.

Alongside this there will be six new restaurant units with outdoor dining opportunities, demolition and site preparation has already started and the project is expected to be complete by Summer 2021.

 

 

3 Arena Central Progress Update – Birmingham

We are progressing well and have completed the curtain walling installation to 13 floors of the HMRC building for our client Galliford Try.

The mast climber ties are now being removed and infilled with glass and Rainscreen panels to 2 elevations. The Rainscreen cladding installation which is in full swing and started at the top of the building will now go back down, this allows the mast climber ties to be stripped out as the facade is being installed. The mast climbers are currently tied through glazing apertures at every second floor, once the tie is removed, the aperture is glazed from the floor slab internally.

Plumstead Library Refurbishment Completed

We have have recently completed an amazing refurbishment of a much-loved grade II listed community library by blending the facade perfectly between old and new. The library was built in 1903 and is one of the first Carnegie funded Libraries, it sits as a prominent Civic building on Plumstead High Street. We were appointed by Osborne to design, supply and install new curtain walling, SFS, single-ply roofing, hot melt roofing and bespoke glazed roof lanterns.

Covid-19 – Now and the Future

To all our Clients, Staff, Suppliers, Associates and Sub-Contractors,

Firstly and most importantly, on behalf of everyone here at NACWL we sincerely hope you and your loved ones are happy, healthy and safe at this time.

Over the last weeks, we’ve been working every hour available to ensure we protect our People, The Company and of course our Clients and supply chain. This is a unique time for all of us and we continue to look at this as a fight we can only win together.

With our number one priority being the safety and wellbeing of customers and our staff, we took the decision to temporarily stop our works where we cannot work safely or in-line with the current guidelines. This included shutting the office completely and facilitating where possible, our Staff to work from home.

Unfortunately, it has simply not been possible to keep all our Staff in employment though we have vigorously and with morality fought to keep as many as we could in employment. The remaining staff are reluctantly being put onto the Governments Furlough system. For the record, we can say that we looked at this decision very closely and scrutinised every member of Staff diligently and with a view that could we not further burden our Country if we had a way of paying for the individuals discussed.

Department Name Email Tel No

 

Position
Accounts and General Barry Irwin barryi@nacurtainwalling.com 02392595757

07931 975404

Finance Director
Tenders Craig Restall craigr@nacurtainwalling.com 07921 406763 Estimating Manager
Design Craig Baker Craigb@nacurtainwalling.com 07872 109016 Design Director
Construction Steve Wardell stevew@nacurtainwalling.com 07702 872338 Contracts Director
Commercial Department Mike Drumgoole miked@nacurtainwalling.com 07702 872344 Commercial Director
Any enquiry Robbie Welch robbiew@nacurtainwalling.com 07796277183 Exec Director
Any enquiry Nolan Bird nolanb@nacurtainwalling.com 02392595757 Exec Director
Façade Fix Robbie Welch robbiew@nacurtainwalling.com 07796277183 Exec Director
Design Manager Daniel Richmond danielr@nacurtainwalling.com 07764 970257 Senior Design Manager
Design Manager Daniel Mould danielmould@nacurtainwalling.com 07718 482321 Design Manager
Design Manager Simon Pearce simonp@nacurtainwalling.com 07714 739071 Design Manager

The priority is the safety of our clients and colleagues

For over 18 years, NA Curtain Walling have been putting our customers, clients, contractors and our colleagues above all else. Given the evolving situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to let you know how we are responding and to reassure you that we have plans in place to ensure we remain open and continue to provide the service we have all come to expect.

It is vital that where it is safe to do so, we continue to operate.

Whilst we are determined to keep our enterprise in full swing we must be aware of the bigger picture.

Our emphasis must be on People, our Country and World Health.

Your Safety

As ever, the safety of our clients and colleagues remains our highest priority and we take pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene across our sites and offices. In response to Coronavirus, we have taken a number of additional measures to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous:

  • All our Staff and Contractors are receiving ongoing briefings and enhanced operating protocols.
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning in our operation areas.
  • We will monitor daily any staff absences and have introduced daily monitoring systems to see who comes into contact with others, what joint transport is used etc. We will especially consider closely the Health and Safety effect on any operation and ensure that all tasks are still safe and not affected by restricted numbers.
  • We have increased the deployment of antibacterial hand sanitisers for both customers and colleagues.
  • We have clear policies and procedures in place to ensure that any of our colleagues who experience symptoms follow Government guidelines in relation to self-isolation.

Meet our specialist in-house design team

design

With in-depth knowledge and experience covering all aspects of facade and envelope design, our design team work closely with major UK and European system manufacturers\fabricators to provide our clients with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for bespoke facade projects.

Our collaborative approach to design is supported by a close working relationship with our key business partners & supply chain, to ensure every project is completed in accordance with the agreed specification and overall design objectives.

We are able to cater for multi-disciplined projects that stretch across a variety of products\systems and have access to leading design and industry software enabling us to provide:

  • Full 2d & 3d Design Capability, including BIM to Level 2
  • Thermal and Condensation Risk Analysis
  • FEA in support of bespoke or complex structures
  • Structural Engineering services including preliminary Glass and Profile statics enabling fast-turnaround of core materials

 

New Contract – Longcross Discovery Building

We have been appointed by Crest Nicholson to install curtain walling, SFS, Anodised Rainscreen and bespoke entrance porticos to this prestigious development in the heart of Chertsey. The project is for a new office building which will be the transition form the sites residential development to the commercial. We are looking forward to getting started on this at the end of January!

ISO Certification Success

ISO NA Curtain Walling

We successfully ‘renewed’ our ISO 9001 & 14001 with no NCR’s!

This audit was preceded by a total rewrite of all our processes to make sure they better reflect our growing business as it is today.  The auditor was very complimentary about our system and was so impressed with our environmental performance, the people within the business and the enhancements we make to projects. He enthused about everyone he met in the NACWL offices and on our sites and spoke about our passion, drive, enthusiasm and knowledge of our industry.