One Day Wonders!

24 hr installation for Eric Wright Group by for AV team

We pulled out all the stops to get our latest rental project installed and functioning in just one day!
We were asked by Eric Wright Group to provide site accommodation facilities for two major care homes and retirement villages in Stoke-on-Trent to which they have been appointed lead contractor for the Sapphire consortium. The retirement villages are being developed at:

  • Holdcroft Fields, Holdcroft Road, Abbey Hulton
  • The Former Brookwood Home and Blurton Farm Depot, Consett Road, Blurton
    A third village is also being developed as part of the scheme at The former Westcliffe Hospital, Turnhurst Road, Chell.

    Together the developments will provide 390 extra care apartments over the next three years in the biggest scheme of its kind to ever be developed in Stoke-on-Trent.

    Luckily the weather was on our side on the day of delivery for the new build units for Holdcroft Fields and the installation went pretty smoothly, but putting twelve 9.6m x 3m cabins in place in such a short space of time is no mean feat!

    We relied on the experience of our delivery partners David Watson Transport to move the units in good time from our production site in Nottingham. Once at site Steve Sheehan of Cains Haulage oversaw all of the complex lifting which enabled us to meet the client’s exacting deadline in good time.

    The 6 on 6 set up saw us utilize both our OpenSpace product alongside standard units, linked with external staircases. The commission featured up graded insulation levels, UPVC double glazing, PIR lighting controls, timer controlled heating and water saving push taps to wash basins.

    We also refreshed existing stock to provide the same configuration at the second development site at Blurton. All units were finished to feature Eric Wright Group’s distinctive black and orange branding.

    The new units were built by our production team at AV Danzer and leased to Eric Wright Group and installed by AV Group.

    August 20th, 2014|

    £1m order book in recent weeks

    Modular and steel anti-vandal building manufacturer Danzer Limited has won new orders worth over £1m in recent weeks.
    The company has been awarded three contracts by Southwark Borough Council for school extension projects across London totaling £732,000. A further project worth £111,000 for ARG Construction and the London Borough of Kensington to provide accommodation units for Chelsea’s roadsweepers has also been delivered this month together with a £125,000 build for London Underground to provide permanent training facility for staff at its Cockfosters depot. A £43,000 contract for US distribution Company Iron Mountain in Dublin has also seen the firm deliver a vandal-proof storage vault, in what is the company’s first overseas project.

    Commenting on the strong order book Danzer Limited’s Helen Scott said: “Our success is down to the fact that we manufacture, deliver and install our own buildings, which are made by our fabrication team at Langley Mill to meet clients’ exact specifications. That means we keep full control of the process from order right through to hand over and fit out and that enables us to minimize delays. Modular building provides a fast, affordable and flexible route for expansion for places such as schools and colleges compared to traditional building methods.”

    She continues: “We are also winning lots of repeat business which is great. The Southwark schools follow on from three successful completions we delivered for the Council in 2013. “

    To meet the growing demand Danzer Limited, has invested £110,000 in a new steel production facility at Langley Mill which will be operational in the Autumn.

    The new facility will include an overhead crane, gas piping system, welding equipment, spray painting facilities with full extraction and air filter systems along with all the necessary electrical work. It is anticipated that the new facility will deliver a 50% increase in productivity in steel manufacture.

    August 4th, 2014|

    Investing in BIM

    The design team here at Danzer has invested in auto Computer Aided Design REVIT building design software which is specially built for Building Information Modelling (BIM).
    It will allow us to produce 3D models of projects ahead of build and enable us to share building information much more easily with other contractors.

    BIM allows us to gather data on geometry, spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, quantities and properties of building components, project management and post-construction facilities management.

    The data can be used to illustrate the entire building life-cycle, from cradle to cradle, from inception and design to demolition and materials reuse; quantities and properties of materials, which can be easily extracted from the model; and the scope of works, including management of project targets and facilities management throughout the building’s life.

    Furthermore, systems, components, assemblies and sequences can be shown in relative scale to each other and, in turn, relative to the entire project.

    From April 2016, all centrally-funded public sector work is due to be delivered using Level 2 BIM. To find out more about the impact BIM will have there’s a great article here at

    The design team will be undertaking external training over the next few months and we intend to be implementing BIM on all projects by the end of 2014.

    August 1st, 2014|