Supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness

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Through March and April we are supporting the National Prostate Cancer UK campaign. To kick-start the initiative, we have commissioned specially designed units featuring the charity’s distinctive blue colour and logo which are being delivered to construction firms and house builders across the country. We will be donating one months rental income for all campaign-branded units ordered during March and April.

This week the first blue units have been delivered on-site to construction firms including McGoff and Byrne, Medlock Building and T&B Contractors with more being delivered next week to Thomas Barnes, Taylor Wimpey North Thames, Eric Wright Group and United House.

Commenting on our support for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month AV Group Director Helen Scott said: “The construction industry is still a very male dominated industry and we wanted to play our part in helping to raise awareness of this important disease which kills 10,000 men a year. We will be fundraising at each of our depots in Manchester, Nottingham and Essex and will also be collecting on-site as we deliver units across the country to clients.”

We are also urging all of our employees and clients to undertake the Charity’s Men United test, a campaign to get men to join forces to beat cancer. Spearheaded by comedian Bill Bailey, Men United is five quick-fire questions about prostate cancer to help educate people about the disease.

March 20th, 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|

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|

Tricky Challenge for AV Group in Brighton

Denne Construction Brighton

The team at AV Group likes nothing better than a challenge and we were certainly given a head-scratcher by our longstanding client Denne Construction for its development project at Brighton’s New England Quarter. (more…)

June 14th, 2013|

AV Group unveil new modular building

New AV Group office in Denton

Watch this space…
AV Group are set to unveil new modular building accommodation
We cleared our desks, packed our bags, unplugged our computers and waved goodbye to our modular buildings on Windmill Lane a few weeks ago. They have served us well, but like any older building they were beginning to look a bit jaded around the edges so we decided it was time to treat ourselves to what we do best for our clients – a brand new modular workspace with the highest quality finishes and facilities – new workspaces, new loos, new meeting rooms and a new kitchen.
We’ve included rainwater harvesting so we can wash our vehicles and hire units and we are especially looking forward to a cosy Winter 2013 with the extra insulation and double glazing.

Now we are putting the finishing touches to our brand new home here at our Denton HQ and can’t wait to show you the final results. Pictures coming very soon….


June 14th, 2013|

AV Group supporting The Africa Trust

We at the AV Group and Danzer Limited are aware that keeping our staff members hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the work day. As a result, we decided to invest in water coolers from AquAid – our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our company the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

Our decision to install a water cooler from AquAid means that for each one of the machines that we have, we have donated £20 per year per cooler to The Africa Trust.

Through our contributions to The Africa Trust, an ‘Elephant Pump’ is being installed in Africa on our behalf. This pump will bring much needed, clean, fresh drinking water and improve the quality of life of those who will have access to our well.

Our company’s name will be displayed proudly on our well and we look forward to adding some photos and letters of thanks from the villages to our site in the near future.

AquAid, along with their sister company Perfect Printer Cartridges have to date donated over 6 Million Pounds to Charity. www.aquaid.co.uk


May 1st, 2013|

Working with Urban Splash at Park Hill, Sheffield

Danzer Group provided the project management suite for Urban Splash’s Park Hill development in Sheffield. Our modular building included toilet facilities and a staff canteen. Urban Splash wanted plenty of light in the building so we put in large windows all round and roof lights.
In keeping with Park Hill’s contemporary feel the interior had a monochrome finish with all skirting, architrave and trims in MDF painted white and white walls contrasted with the black marble-effect vinyl flooring. Urban Splash completed the look with black ash furniture. The exterior was painted the company’s corporate blue and the building was finished with a wooden decking surround.

2013 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist: Park Hill from RIBA on Vimeo.

Following the war it was decided that a radical scheme needed to be introduced to deal with rehousing the Park Hill community. To that end architects Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith began work in 1945 designing the Park Hill Flats. Inspired by Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation and the Smithsons’ unbuilt schemes, most notably for Golden Lane in London, the deck access scheme was viewed as revolutionary at the time. The style is known as brutalism. Construction is of an exposed concrete frame with yellow, orange and red brick curtain walling. However, as a result of weathering and soot-staining from passing trains, few people realise this and assume the building to be constructed entirely from concrete.
Unlike many of the system built blocks of this particular era, Park Hill always remained structurally sound, and controversially was Grade II* listed in 1998 making it the largest listed building in Europe. Sheffield City Council hoped this would attract investment to renovate the building, and it came from Urban Splash who have a track record in investment in historic icons and properties.

Park Hill

The Brutalist style of Sheffield’s Park Hill estate has divided opinion in the city for decades.

The 1960s concrete block has been hailed as the most ambitious inner-city development of its time and a visionary piece of modernist architecture.

But by the 1980s it was being condemned as an eyesore, having become dilapidated and notorious for drugs and crime.

English Heritage surprised Park Hill’s critics by giving the entire complex Grade II-listed status in 1997, making it Europe’s largest listed building and preventing it from being demolished.

The decision was hailed by those who regarded it as a building of architectural importance, and the structure is now being given a £134m makeover by developer Urban Splash.

Taking on the contract in 2008, the firm accepted Park Hill had flaws, but said it was “better than a lot of the mediocrity that is defining our cities in their renaissance race”.

It added: “Besides, getting rid of it is not a sustainable solution, not when it can be saved, repaired and made good again.”

Phase one of the project is complete and has now been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize, the Royal Institute of British Architects’ highest accolade.

The architects have kept the structure of the building in place and the wide, long walkways dubbed “streets in the sky” remain, but the external brickwork has been replaced with bright aluminium.

Judges said the reinvented building “stands as a beacon for imaginative regeneration, quality mass housing and the bold reuse of a listed building”.

In true Park Hill style, reaction to the announcement has been mixed.

Park Hill

Park Hill

Find more information here:
BBC
URBAN SPLASH
RIBA

February 25th, 2013|

SKANSKA: South Essex College

This installation project is for our client Skanska who are building the new £33m South Essex College. We have supplied 18 units, which were triple stacked and installed over 2 days, with the finishing works carried out over a further 5 days.

Originally the plan was to install the units using a lorry mounted crane on foundation pads in the car park area. However the day before installation we discovered that the access had been excavated so our area manager John Roper immediately arranged a crane to carry out installation, and of course updated all the H & S info to reflect this.

Finishing works include installing air-conditioning, fire alarm, intruder alarm, carpeting and a kitchen with servery.

As this photo above illustrates the client specified that the units were painted in 3 specific shades of blue, one for each floor.

November 8th, 2012|

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|