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Earlier this month we moved out of our serviced offices in Leeds and took possession of our new premises in Normanton, West Yorkshire.
The move sees the company shift into a 25,000 Sq Ft facility located just off of Junction 31 of the M62, which over the next 4 weeks will be transformed into a state of the art unitised curtain wall facades production facility. Located along the M62 and between the M1 and A1, we can service contracts all over the UK with relative ease.
In collaboration with Elumatec and Sika, Glasshus Facades will be able to offer fabricated unitised envelope solutions to the UK market as well as structural silicone bonding solutions to our customers. It is believed that this strategic move will put the company in a great place to grow and develop the business over the coming years.
Speaking about the move, Glasshus Facades Managing Director Liam Hourigan also added ‘With one eye on BREXIT and our ever-growing relationship with Westfields Construction, we felt the time was right to press ahead with plans to set up our own Unitised Curtain Wall Facades production facility. Since starting GHF it has always been an ambition of mine to establish a dedicated unitised curtain wall facade facility with both the capacity and price point to compete with the Eastern European Contractors currently operating in the small and medium-sized façade market here in the UK. We recognised that it was important that we established a facility that looked and felt like a unitised curtain wall façade facility which is why we are complementing our state of the art Elumatec saws and CNC machines with conveyors and structural silicone bonding houses.’
‘Over the last 6 months, we have invested tremendously in our in-house design and engineering team so that we can accommodate the volume of design works needed to not only service our ongoing contracts but to win new works and successfully deliver those. This investment is complimented well by the investment in local youths and our tie-up with the Castleford Tigers Academy, who we have employed as trainee fabricators.’
Glasshus Facades operations Director John Beaumont also added ‘I believe that having the ability to manufacture Unitised Façade Systems including our SSG elements using state of the art cutting and CNC machines will give us a significant quality and cost advantage over not only the UK competition but the major players who import from Italy, Eastern Europe, Germany and further afield.’
‘I believe that within 12 months we will have a facility that is the envy of the rest of the UK market. In doing so Architects, Principle Contractors and Clients will be able to unlock the true potential of Unitising their facades and deliver buildings with facades of exceptional quality at extremely competitive rates with reduced lead times and install periods.’
Keep an eye on our website over the coming months for more news and to keep up with developments concerning our factory and projects.
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