We’ve invested £1.2m in our modular building UK hire fleet

Helen Scott, Managing Director

The AV Group have invested £1.2m in it’s modular building UK hire fleet recently, and we’ve recruited 16 new staff to help with the surge in demand for our modular buildings.

Denton-based site accommodation company AV Group has invested £1.2m in upgrading its fleet of hire accommodation units. The fleet is being renewed and the oldest units replaced to reflect the requirements of clients and ensure the highest quality standards are maintained.

The investment comes after a strong performance in 2013 which saw AV Group provide on-site accommodation to construction clients including BAM UK, Wates, McLaren, Grahams, Skanska and Eric Wright Group amongst many others.

In 2013 AV Group provided over 1,000 hire units for major construction schemes across the country including the new Graphene Institute in Manchester, McLaren’s £90m mixed-use development in Bromley and BAM’s new Co-operative HQ in Manchester One Angel Square. The swift growth surge has also come from house builders such as Taylor Wimpey, Barratt and Jones Homes who use the firm’s steel anti-vandal cabins on development sites across the country.

The increase in sales in December 2013 alone represented a 15% growth in rental income on the 2012 figures, and is a clear indication that demand for the firm’s products and services has risen as confidence begins to return to the construction sector.

Family-firm AV Group was established in 1986 by John Holloway and today is run by Directors Helen Scott and sons Dan and Bill Holloway. Commenting on the investment Helen Scott said: “The uptake in business has been really encouraging and as such we have taken the decision to make a significant additional investment into our fleet. Our hire business is really picking up as construction firms are moving forward with developing schemes, many of which have been on hold awaiting funding or interest from occupiers and we are really seeing that pick up in the first quarter of 2014.”

AV Group also operates Danzer Ltd, which manufactures the steel hire units as well as creating bespoke modular buildings for schools, colleges and companies.

The firm recently recruited 16 new staff to help with a huge surge in demand for its products, growing from 24 to 40 employees based across its sites in Nottingham and Manchester.

March 25th, 2014|

Further evidence of housing market recovery shown in production of site accommodation by Nottingham firm

Danzer Ltd’s recent positive performance in the construction sector is perhaps further evidence of a resurgent housing market. The increased demand for the company’s pre-fabricated anti-vandal buildings from residential house builders including Taylor Wimpey, Barratt and Jones Homes, strengthens the view that the domestic new build sector is growing with a confidence not seen since before the banking crisis. (more…)

September 20th, 2013|

Danzer goes loco with Electro-Motive

Electro-Motive

Following on from our recent work with Avery railfreight we are back trackside with a new commission for another major rail firm. (more…)

July 30th, 2013|

Clayhall Cricket Pavillion update

Clayhall Cricket Pavillion

Our intrepid photographer was sent to Redbridge this weekend to see how their cricket pavillion was performing. Hainault & Clayhall Cricket Club Sunday Bs hosted Telly XI and the weather stayed fine and dry despite the forecast.

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June 27th, 2013|

Sweet taste of success with British Sugar

British Sugar, Wissington

Here at Danzer Ltd not only are we famous for the manufacture of market leading modular buildings and steel units, but we also know how to bake a good sweet cake, as our Facebook page from Comic Relief Day shows only too well. (more…)

June 27th, 2013|

Danzer weighs in with modular buildings for Avery Railweight

Anti-vandal modular building for Avery Railweight

Danzer Ltd is working with Avery Railweight to install anti-vandal modular buildings at key freight weighing points around the UK.
The buildings will be used to securely house the instrumentation equipment which measures the train weight and other related information. This information is then passed back to a management office for data records and analysis. In the UK the buildings will be installed trackside, at power stations, steel works and freight shunting yards.

Commenting on the selection of Danzer’s anti-vandal product Avery Railweight’s Operations Manager Mike Davies said: “We specified the anti-vandal product because it is compact and secure and also because they are very robust, which is essential as they will be trackside.

Danzer was also able to be flexible with the variety of sizes they could provide and modified and adapted a number of units to meet our exact requirements. We have installed two so far and there will be at least a further six operational later in the year.”

Avery Railweight weighs freight trains and the loads that they carry such as coal, minerals, molten steel, sugar, oil and waste. The systems are installed in the UK and around the world in countries including: Australia, Brazil, USA, Canada, South Africa, Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia.


May 16th, 2013|

AV Group Bids Farwell To Successful Co-Operative Project


©BAM Construction Ltd

AV Group has undertaken one of its biggest ever de-commissioning projects with the removal of its temporary accommodation installation at Manchester’s new Co-Op HQ. The Denton firm provided 56 bright green, modular units, stacked four-high, providing 17,920 sq ft of accommodation during the construction phase at the site in central Manchester.

The AV Group was appointed by BAM Construction in August 2012 to provide temporary accommodation facilities for the construction team and subcontractors and the company invested £250,000 in the manufacture of additional new modular units for the project. The new units we produced in Nottingham by its manufacturing arm Danzer Ltd.

It is the first time that the AV Group has provide a four storey facility and the entire system has been designed, manufactured, installed and removed by the Denton-based company. Removal work is being carefully planned to ensure minimum disruption to nearby residents during the early mornings and evenings whilst adhering to haulage restrictions which prevent large loads being moved during peak traffic hours.

The modular building provided facilities including a temporary tool hire shop, a canteen and kitchen, offices and meeting rooms. It also provided welfare facilities including toilets, showers, drying rooms, office and first aid space, store rooms, communal room and first aid. A Muslim WC and foot wash facility were also included to support the ethnically diverse work force.

AV Group also installed a viewing platform on the roof of the temporary accommodation to allow BAM and the Co-Op team to view the entire site with ease. Specially designed enclosed staircases supported promotional BAM site banners to promote their presence on site.

Commenting on the project AV Group’s Helen Scott said: “This has been a significant project for us in many ways, not just because of its sheer scale but due to its wide variety of uses and the challenging logistics and health and safety measures involved in safely erecting and removing such a huge building together. We have a very narrow window each day during which we can remove the units but we will be clear of the site by the end of the week.“

She continued: “The building was designed to reflect BAM exemplary environmental credentials so features such as increased energy saving, improved insulation, water saving devices and controlled lighting were specified throughout.”

The project also included a security point with turnstile access and induction facility to ensure secure access to and full accountability of all people on site at all times.

The 325,000 sq ft new HQ for Co-operative was designed by 3D Reid and built by BAM Construction.

 

February 18th, 2013|

Etihad Stadium Updates

The first floor is now complete!

Second floor will start to be installed mid-week, and in the meantime the fit out of the ground and first floor continues.

The ground floor provides all the welfare facilities including canteen, drying and changing room, toilets and showers. The first floor provides offices for the subcontractors who will be operating on this project.

October 15th, 2012|

Etihad Stadium progress

More progress on our installation at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium training ground. The first floor is now well underway, the plumbers commence installation of the wet heating system in the ground floor today.

October 10th, 2012|