Housebuilding boom sees a full order book for Danzer Limited

The strength of Danzer’s current order book certainly supports recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that the house-building industry continues to go from strength to strength despite concerns around the recent general election.

ONS figures for March showed that average house prices are rising, growing 9.76% and achieving a year-on-year figure of £273,000. Scotland reported and annual growth of nearly 15%.

The Council of Mortgage Lenders also says approvals for home loans are beginning to pick up after a quiet beginning to the year with buyer confidence boosted by lower stamp duty, rising employment, pay increases and falling inflation.

It is certainly a trend which is evidenced in the orders we are receiving from housebuilders. In the last 12 months we have delivered 190 steel site accommodation units to Taylor Wimpey, one of the country’s leading house builders, a long standing and much valued client of Danzer Limited. Our welfare units are on 35 of their development sites across the country.

Each unit is manufactured in line with Taylor Wimpey’s strict environmental sustainability specification which ensures that every development has the minimum environmental impact. Taylor Wimpey measures the greenhouse gas impact of all of its developments, including its supply chain, and is working with the Carbon Trust to develop an even more detailed strategy to monitor, measure and manage its carbon emissions and report each year on its performance. We are delighted to be working with them to help achieve that goal.

With further orders for steel units from a wide range of other housebuilders also on our books our production facility is again working at capacity, despite expanding just six months ago. To accommodate the surge in business we are growing the team and recruiting for a number of roles (click here to read more about available jobs). Further investment into the production plant including new steel press and guillotine is also likely in the near future.

Order book value for steel units waiting to be built stands at £1.15m and modular sales also continue to soar so we are looking forward to a busy summer ahead !

May 31st, 2015|

Booth Ventures install modular buildings for quarries in Glossop, Bolton, and Leeds

Booth Ventures

Booth Ventures is one of the leading providers of waste management and site regeneration services in the UK. With a rapidly expanding business the Group has purchased a series of units from Danzer Limited to support growth at three of its key sites across the North.

At its Mouselow Quarry base in Glossop, Derbyshire Booths have commissioned a 20 x 10ft unit which will provide welfare facilities for site staff as well as storage and kitchen space. The additional space is required as Booths has just signed a five year contract at the Quarry for blockstone extraction.

A second 32 x 10 ft unit for its Harwood site in Bolton will provide facilities to support the sales team which is expanding following a significant increase in commercial business at the site.

And three further units are being located at Booth’s operation in Leeds. Two 32 x 10 ft units will provide welfare and office accommodation space in a double stack arrangement. A further 20 x10 ft unit is being used to house weighbridge controls and to provide more office accommodation for the growing team.

Commenting on the selection of AV Group to provide the support units Booth Venture’s Paul Andersen said: “We’ve worked with Danzer on previous occasions and they have always been very consistent in providing a really high level of specification, a quality finish with no delay with the delivery of the units. What really sets them apart for the competition is the personal service with fast quotation turnaround and clear costings followed by friendly touch and genuine care from Helen and the team.“

Booth Ventures is regulated by the Environment Agency, the local authority and the Health and Safety Executive and, is committed to delivering environmental services which fully meet all current legislation – delivering solutions which help achieve significant return for our clients and bring benefit to the local community and environment.

Through the regeneration services it delivers Booths has capabilities and resources to undertake a wide range of remediation projects from the clean up of contaminated land to land raising and re-profiling.

May 31st, 2015|

Steel units support helicopter search and rescue service

Bristow Helicopters

Bristow Helicopters has entered into a significant rental agreement with AV Group for a series of steel modular units. They will provide accommodation and welfare facilities for its new helicopter search and rescue (SAR) team, which will operate out of Lydd Airport in Kent.

The SAR operation from Lydd will employ about 30 crew, engineers and support staff and the airport has undertaken a significant programme of re-development to accommodate the new service. New facilities include a runway extension and new hangar.

The twelve 9.7m x 3m steel units, have been manufactured by Danzer Limited for AV Group. They have been fitted out specifically for Bristow Helicopters and will provide support facilities, enabling them to carry out missions along the south coast from Lydd for at least the next 12 months once the RAF ceases operations in July.

Danzer’s Dan Holloway commented: “This is a unique project and we are delighted to be able to provide some of the facilities required to deliver such an important service. We were selected by Bristow due to our ability to develop cost effective layouts, using our 32×10 OpenSpace modules and cabins, and we designed the configuration which best suited their needs, available space and budget.”

The units have been installed within the main hangar at Lydd Airport. The space created will provide; Avionics and Aircraft workshops, a bonded store, lecture and training rooms, separate chief pilot, crewman and engineer’s offices and welfare facilities including locker rooms, a canteen, toilet and showers.

Bristow is to replace ageing RAF and Royal Navy Sea King helicopters with Sikorsky S-92s and AgustaWestland 189s, with services based in 10 locations around the UK.

To find out more about Bristow’s search and rescue operation at Lydd click here for a BBC news report.

Lydd Installation AV Danzer

UK SAR Coverage

May 31st, 2015|

Modular classrooms delivered ahead of schedule

Minster School, Linkpak

Our latest school project for Kent County Council is for Minster Church of England primary school in Thanet. We have built three brand new classrooms for the school providing 228 sq. m of new learning space for the pupils and teachers. The building also includes internal storage areas, standard and disabled toilet and wash room facilities.

The units were delivered to site on April and we are delighted to have completed the project two weeks ahead of schedule.

The new units were constructed by our team at Langley Mill incorporating revisions to the structural specification as part of our continuing product development. They are finished in a London yellow brick and a grey/black slate tile to the site constructed pitch roof. The external finishes to the building complements other buildings at the school.

Commenting on the delivery of this third project for Kent County Council, Danzers’ Trevor Goodwin said: “This was an interesting project as we were able to design the modules using the latest changes to our Linkpak modular system which guarantees longevity whilst also delivering the benefits of a speedy turnaround, as you would expect from a modular build.”

He continues: “As part of our contract we also undertook all of the groundworks prior to installation including Geotech surveys and soil assessment reports to evaluate the ground conditions. Invasive tree roots meant we had to dig foundations to 1600 mm as well as removing some roots and trees which were obstructing access and siting of the new buildings. It was thought initially that piled foundations would be required however, following the site investigation and subsequent design, reinforced steel foundations to provide additional load bearing support proved to be satisfactory, delivering a cost saving for the client”

A high standard of fittings were specified for the classrooms including beech storage units and dark blue carpets throughout. External doors and windows were black powder coated, with a grey main entrance door and oak veneer internal doors and internal wall finishes for a warm and contemporary finish.

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Minster School

Minster School

Minster School

May 11th, 2015|