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Manufacturing has recommenced as of 20th April 2020.

We are pleased to advise that we have recommenced manufacturing in order to support our customers.

  • The phased restart to physical manufacturing commenced on 20th April as targeted, albeit initially at a reduced scale.
  • The plan is to gradually increase production volumes and reintroduce more product lines in the coming period.
  • We will continue to ensure that our supply is prioritised to support essential projects and key customers.

The business continues to monitor and review all government advice and guidelines. We have also been in constant communication with customers to understand their position in the combat against Coronavirus. We know that a number of sites have closed as contractors evaluated the new measures that they need to implement in order for them to work safely

  • We have responded to these guidelines and requirements by reviewing the way in which products are packaged and delivered.
    • A number of products will now be packaged directly onto pallets to enable one person to safely handle them on site. This typically includes all strip products >100mm wide; as well as sheet products and ancillaries such as fixing brackets.
    • For products still supplied in cartons, which typically includes strip products <100mm wide; the carton weight is calculated to be under 25kg, which meets the normal recommended limits for safe ‘one-man’ handling.
  • For each order, our Customer Services team continue to contact our customers in advance of delivery to each site to confirm transport bookings and consignment packaging details.
  • Installation collateral is included with each consignment for all standard products.
  • Our Site Services team are available to remotely support contractors with information relating to product installation.
  • Contractor customers are able to freely access and use the Siderise Inspection App to record and report on product installations. Inspection reports can be sent to our Site Services team for review. Please download the App for iOS or Android below - 

Siderise support staff continue to operate remotely, please direct any correspondence to - Customer Services; External Sales; Technical Support or Accounts / Finance

Stay Safe. Keep in touch. We are here to support you.

09/04/2020 - Update on Siderise Group Operations during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Dear Customer,

Further to our announcement regarding our suspension of all manufacturing operations from 24th March 2020, I would like to give you an update regarding our position in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We continue to monitor advice from the government to keep our employees and customers safe. We are all aware that construction has been highlighted by the government as a sector that is crucial to the economy of the UK and that a number of projects are considered to be essential services. We are also mindful that our products play an important role in the supply chain and fulfilment of these works.

Even so, we remain committed to prioritising the safeguarding of our staff in accordance with all guidelines and safe working practices. To that end, we continue to trial several robust initiatives in readiness for a phased return to physical manufacturing. These are consistent with mandated operational and social distancing requirements (which currently have legal status in Wales).

We are targeting a restart to our operations during the w/c 20th April 2020 – but it must be stressed that initially this will be at a reduced scale and may not apply to all products across the ranges.

In terms of managing expectations relating to product availability and supply, please contact the Customer Services team. We are looking to prioritise supply to support projects deemed ‘essential’ in the frontline effort to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

We will continue to update you regarding the gradual increase in capacity and product availability in due course. Thank you for your continued co-operation and support at this challenging time.

We will review further Government guidance as it emerges, and we will continue to provide regular updates to our customers, extended stakeholders, suppliers and staff. Please be assured that we are pursuing everything possible to be able to fulfil the essential services that we provide to our customers – safely.

Please contact the relevant department via email during this period:

Customer Services : Product availability / pricing
customer.service@siderise.com

Commercial : Project support
externalsales@siderise.com

Technical Services : Technical support / specification
technical@siderise.com

Finance : Purchase / sales ledger
accounts@siderise.com

I would like to reiterate my message to keep safe and that we will come out of this together.

Best Regards

Tony James

Siderise Group CEO

24/03/2020 - Update on Siderise Group Operations during the Coronavirus lockdown.

Dear Customer,

The COVID-19 situation continues to develop rapidly. In the light of the new Government guidance announced by our Prime Minister yesterday evening, and in order to protect the wellbeing of our people and our customers, Siderise Group will temporarily cease all manufacturing operations from 24th March 2020.

Our ever helpful and supportive staff are still working from home to provide critical Technical Services and Customer Services support.

We will review the Government guidance as it emerges so we can seek to fulfil the essential services we provide to our customers within the new restrictions.

Keep safe and we will come out of this together. Thank you for your co-operation and support at this challenging time.

Yours most sincerely,

Tony James
Siderise Group CEO

In response to the global outbreak of Coronavirus, SIDERISE is closely monitoring the situation and taking all relevant guidance to ensure we respond as efficiently and effectively as possible during this period of uncertainty.

Dear Customer,

In response to the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), SIDERISE is closely monitoring the situation and taking all relevant guidance to ensure we respond as efficiently and effectively as possible during this period of uncertainty.

We have undertaken a full operational review within our organisation to ensure we are able to provide ‘business as usual’ for our customers, whilst ensuring that we are doing everything possible for the health and welfare of our staff and their families. Our aim is to deliver a consistent service with very little disruption to our customers for as long as possible during this difficult period.

We are adopting the following measures to ensure our staff, clients and suppliers are kept safe:

  • We have adopted government guidelines for heightened hygiene, self-isolation where needed, and guidance to employees to not put themselves at risk by travelling unnecessarily.
  • Wherever possible we will continue with external meetings online via the Microsoft Teams platform.
  • We have introduced a work from home policy wherever it is possible to do so to ensure the risk of infection is minimised.
  • Where remote home working is not possible for certain individuals in the manufacturing process and appropriate support functions, then particular attention is being made to ensure a safe working environment is provided to all, conforming to government guidance and advice.
  • We are working with our supply chain to ensure our requirements for products and service support are maintained.
  • We are suspending Site Services, however the SIDERISE Inspection App is available (iOS/Android) to record and submit site inspections.

We will continue to keep you updated with the company’s plans and response to the spread of COVID-19.

As ever, thank you for being a valued customer.

We wish you good health during these unprecedented times.

Tony James
Chief Executive Officer

SIDERISE announce it has become an affiliate organisation of the Institution of Fire Engineers

SIDERISE, leaders in the development of fire, thermal and acoustics insulation solutions, is delighted to announce it has become an affiliate organisation member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). 

Founded in 1918, the IFE upholds professional standards within all public and private fire sectors, and assesses knowledge of fire and professional experience. 

Licensed by the Engineering Council, the organisation awards internationally recognised membership grades and fire-related qualifications and registers suitably qualified IFE members as chartered engineers, incorporated engineers, and engineering technicians.

“Affiliate membership with the IFE is further testament to SIDERISE’s continued commitment to internal training, competency, risk management and improvement in fire safety in the industry”, said Graham Laws, Technical Director at SIDERISE. “We are proud to be part of the IFE and look forward to contributing technical information and knowledge to further the advancement of fire and life safety solutions.”

SIDERISE has provided a range of industry leading passive fire protection systems for two residential towers in Islington.

Comprising 42 and 36 storey towers, the 250 City Road development for Berkeley Homes forms part of a regeneration package and will see a low-density, eighties-built business park transformed into a high-density, low energy residential community.  Along with 930 apartments, this landmark project also features a two acre landscaped plaza which will be home to restaurants, shops and cafes, and a four star, 190 room hotel.

The two towers are clad with a fully-glazed, aluminium curtain walling system which complements the brick and natural limestone lower podium buildings. In order to seal the gap between this external curtain walling system and the floor slab, whilst maintaining continuity of fire resistance, SIDERISE provided a range of systems including their certified CW-FS Curtain Wall Fire Stop System along with the SIDERISE RH ‘Open State’ horizontal and RV vertical cavity barriers. 

Working with envelope contractor Lindner on tower one, SIDERISE recommended both a bespoke CW-FS 120 detail for the bullnose detail on the tower’s facade, and for the narrow cavities, a closure seal that met the required integrity and insulation rating. As well as being an effective seal against the passage of fire and smoke, they will also function as an effective acoustic barrier and plenum lining.

Whilst specifying the correct product is vital, the quality of installation of a life-safety critical product is equally as important. Throughout the application, the SIDERISE Inspection and Reporting App provided Lindner with an efficient way to effectively inspect, record and seamlessly audit the quality of the installation of the fire stops. By capturing the relevant information on a tablet device, these contractors were able to highlight any issues in need of a resolution.

The App allows the user to easily update data input fields, capture multiple photos for each area or element inspected and then record as in accordance with recommendations, or otherwise.  A comprehensive report is immediately generated which effectively offers feedback on the quality of installation of the areas inspected as in, or not in, accordance with recommendations, thereby identifying areas that require remedial treatment.  

The SIDERISE Inspection and Reporting App is part of a comprehensive range of services from the company’s site services team which ensures that each stage of a project, from product selection to final installation, runs smoothly. 

Set for completion in 2022, this mixed-use development will offer breathtaking views across the city for its residents and a distinctive new landmark along City Road.

 

Expo 2020, Dubai, UAE

 As part of  the massive Expo 2020 development in Dubai, SIDERISE has provided their CW-FS perimeter barrier and fire stop system on three stunning, bespoke buildings.  

Situated around the main plaza dome, these themed buildings include the Foster + Partners-designed Mobility Pavilion, the Grimshaw-designed Sustainability Pavilion and the iconic Opportunity Pavilion, a timber stone and rope fabricated building designed by Cox Architecture. 

Wow Hotel, Dubai, UAE

SIDERISE cavity barriers have been specified to provide passive fire protection for the new five-star Wow Hotel in Dubai. Designed by Aedas, the 79-story hotel and residential building is set for completion in 2020.

SIDERISE CW-FS cavity barrier and firestop systems play a vital role in high-rise buildings, mitigating the effects of fire, saving lives and property. When installed correctly the CW-FS cavity barriers maintain continuity of fire resistance by sealing the gap between the floor slab and the façade.

SIDERISE LEVELS OUT THE SAFETY AT SOUTHBANK PLACE

When it came to the fire protection requirements of a £1.3 billion landmark development on the River Thames opposite the Palace of Westminster, SIDERISE, leaders in the development of fire, thermal and acoustics insulation solutions, provided cavity barriers and perimeter fire seals as part of the facade systems.

In the shadow of the London Eye and located above four London Underground tunnels, Southbank Place is a mixed-use development comprising eight buildings clustered around the Shell Centre Tower. Developed by Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar, this exceptional development features 530,000 sq ft of office space, along with around 48,000 sq ft of new retail units, restaurants and cafés and is accompanied by approximately 877 new homes, including affordable housing.   

In collaboration with façade contractors Techcrete, Expanded and Kilnbridge on buildings one, three and four, SIDERISE recommended the CW-FS 120 perimeter fire seal for the gap between the inside of the pre-cast concrete façades and the floor slabs of the three buildings.  As well as being an effective compartmentation seal against the passage of fire and smoke, the CW-FS 120 will also function as an effective acoustic barrier. In addition, CJ-FS linear gap seals were installed on corner vertical joints to allow for structural movement.

The SIDERISE CW-FS system is manufactured to a special patented process and features a pre-compressed and non-combustible stone wool lamella core, and integral foil facings. With an overall Class A1 rating and excellent resistance to smoke, the system can offer fully tested and third-party approved options for fire ratings up to three hours.

Involved in projects throughout the world and having manufactured acoustic and fire insulation products for more than 40 years, SIDERISE offers a large range of tried and tested product enhancements specifically developed for the façade industry.

With this prominent Southbank Place development poised to make an impact in the very heart of London, SIDERISE played its part in delivering tried and tested solutions that have met a client’s passive fire protection and noise transfer requirements.

Aloft, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

With stunning 360° views of the sea, the new Aloft Palm Jumeirah boasts a striking, colourful interior that stands out from other sleek and muted deigns in Dubai.

When it came to fire safety measures on this landmark hotel, SIDERISE met the client’s requirements  by providing the proven CW-FS perimeter barrier as part of the façade system. While the primary function of the CW-FS is to protect against the spread of fire, it also works as an acoustic barrier which stops noise travelling room to room. 

Royal Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

SIDERISE’s unrivalled CW-FS products were recently installed at the 46-storey Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences in Dubai. Offering a Class A1 fire rating and smoke resistance, CW-FS systems are the market leading solution for fire protection.

Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox Associates and situated on the crescent of the iconic Palm island, The Royal Atlantis boasts astonishing ocean and city views. The unique curvilinear form includes six building cores which are punctuated by a series of voids which combine to create a series of glass-like boxes stacked on top of each other.

Boulevard Heights, Dubai, UAE

Emulating the high-rise buildings of cities such as New York and Chicago, Boulevard Heights in Downtown Dubai is designed with comfort and style as the first priorities. Connected by a mixed-use podium, the twin-tower complex consists of two 46 and 53-storey buildings, each with one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments, penthouses and duplexes. 

Working with contractor Target Engineering and developer Emaar Properties, SIDERISE supplied bespoke RH ‘Open State’ horizontal cavity barriers in a twin-horn shape to match the cladding profile. As well as being an effective seal against the passage of fire and smoke, the CW-FS 120 will also function as an effective acoustic barrier.

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