Season’s greetings from the Soundcraft team

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Warmest wishes for a very merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year to all our valued customers, suppliers and partners.

Thank you for your support during what has been a challenging year for everyone.

Our offices will close for the festive break at 12.00pm on 24th December and will re-open at 8.00am on 4th January.

Thakeham specifies Soundcraft Integrity Doors

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Leading developer Thakeham has once again appointed Soundcraft to supply and install SBD Aluminium Integrity Doors for a key housing project.

Over the past few months, Soundcraft teams have been busy installing communal entrance doors for property blocks during the phased development of new homes at Hard Riding Farm in Pease Pottage, West Sussex.

The 112-acre site, which also includes a school, community hub, open spaces and a new home for St Catherine’s Hospice, has been designed to create a village environment with provision for more than 600 homes.

Michael Bishop, Soundcraft’s Commercial Director, said: “Work is progressing well at Hard Riding Farm and Thakeham has since added Soundcraft and the Integrity Door range to its specification for future phases to this site.”

As part of Soundcraft’s continued commitment to uphold our Secured by Design (SBD) licence, we ensure that products undergo the rigorous testing required to meet specifications outlined by SBD, the official UK Police flagship initiative.

To find out how Soundcraft can assist you with your next project, please call our UK technical and sales helpline on 0800 988 1875, email technical-sales@soundcraft-doors.co.uk or request a call back.

 

          

Soundcraft receives recognition for NHS Heatherwood Hospital

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As the prestigious redevelopment project continues apace on the new £98m Heatherwood Hospital for Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in Ascot, Soundcraft’s outstanding work has been recognised by main contractor Kier.

During the transformation programme, in between lockdowns, Soundcraft was invited to attend a Weathertightness Ceremony, hosted by Kier to celebrate the achievement of this significant building milestone. Soundcraft’s Project Manager Will Jones was also presented with a certificate for commitment and collaborative hard work.

On target for completion by the summer, the new hospital building providing state-of-the-art NHS services for Berkshire and beyond, will showcase Soundcraft’s precision manufacturing and expert installation of high-performance Senior Architectural Systems Hybrid Composite timber aluminium windows and SF52 Curtain Walling.

To find out how Soundcraft can assist you with your next project, please call our UK technical and sales helpline on 0800 988 1875, email technical-sales@soundcraft-doors.co.uk or request a call back.

 

Soundcraft’s steel doors secure more properties

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A recent project for Amingham Ltd, to replace communal doors at a residential block in Essex, reveals the transformation of vital security door entry systems with Soundcraft’s steel portcullis doors, utilising heavy duty ironmongery and finished to Ral 8016.

With proven performance capabilities, the Soundcraft Series 2000 steel portcullis doors and screens have been trusted for many years in social housing environments, especially where more robust alternatives to timber are preferred.

Based on the classic portcullis design, without compromising security, glazed panels play an important role in security doors. While glazing may be seen as a ‘weak spot’, it provides much-needed visibility and is often installed with access control equipment.     

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To find out how Soundcraft can assist you with your next project, please call our UK technical and sales helpline on 0800 988 1875, email technical-sales@soundcraft-doors.co.uk or request a call back.

Soundcraft delivers eco excellence for Arts University Bournemouth

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Completing another successful project with Morgan Sindall, Soundcraft has designed, manufactured and installed an all-encompassing fenestration system for accommodation at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB).

Working with leading UK construction firm Morgan Sindall and supply chain partner Senior Architectural Systems (SAS), Soundcraft was contracted to create a high-performance package of thermally-efficient windows, doors and curtain walling screens for the university’s state-of-the-art student accommodation.

Soundcraft’s expert team installed a total of 500 SPW600 casement windows and SPW600 tilt & turn windows, together with SPW600 swing doors, SPW500 thermally broken commercial doors, PURe sliding doors and SF52 zone spout and mullion drained curtain walling.

The project at AUB, which has received a top environmental award for its eco-friendly campus, also incorporates the innovative SAS barrier load tested Louvre Guard System fitted to all bedroom and kitchen windows.

Forming part of redevelopment works at the university’s Wallisdown Campus, this new development is now home to more than 300 students and will also hold a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ environmental rating, which reflects AUB’s commitment to promote sustainability and enhanced student living, achieving greater thermal efficiency via construction.

To find out how Soundcraft can assist you with your next project, please call our UK technical and sales helpline on 0800 988 1875, email technical-sales@soundcraft-doors.co.uk or request a call back.

Soundcraft curtain wall solutions at award-winning Alma Court

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Appointed by Rooff Ltd for Thurrock Council, Soundcraft has provided integral curtain walling and facet screens at the Argent Street scheme in Essex.

As part of a development to provide 29 new council homes, Soundcraft’s skillful team completed the manufacture and installation of ground floor curtain wall systems to establish a communal entrance for the five-storey residential block and curtain walling for the council office meeting rooms.

Alma Court, an award-winning development in Grays, called for Soundcraft’s high-performance SF52 Curtain Walling and incorporated a faceted section, connecting with a large parapet cladding detail, enhancing the building design. Transformation of the former Tops Club site to provide sustainable social housing fitted out to high specification also included the Soundcraft Communal Security Doors installation of AFT Integrity Doors and Senior Architectural Systems SPW500 thermally broken commercial doors.

To find out how Soundcraft can assist you with your next project, please call our UK technical and sales helpline on 0800 988 1875, email technical-sales@soundcraft-doors.co.uk or request a call back.

Announcing new Soundcraft company directors

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Soundcraft Directors and Shareholders are delighted to announce that Michael Bishop and Lee Gordon will be joining the Company Board as Directors.

Commercial Director Michael Bishop and Production Director Lee Gordon, whose career with the company spans 14 years and 22 years respectively, took up their newly appointed roles on 1st October 2020.

Soundcraft Managing Director, Rob Thomson, said of the appointments: “This is an exciting and progressive time for Soundcraft and we are absolutely delighted to welcome Michael and Lee to the board. As valued members of the company, both are experts in their field with vast experience, extensive technical skill and in-depth industry knowledge, which will continue to reinforce an already strong team, ensuring Soundcraft remains at the forefront of its sector, delivering the highest standards for our clients.”

Soundcraft’s significant development in recent years has seen the successful transformation of its traditional joinery workshop into a cutting-edge aluminium/hybrid fabricator and contracting business, while effectively combining the manufacture, supply and installation of its bespoke performance door entry and fire door division.

The company has secured an excellent long-standing reputation within the UK construction industry and now leads the way as one of the foremost fabrication companies for supply chain partners Senior Architectural Systems.

Expansion of the board signifies Soundcraft’s further commitment to continue generating new opportunities and growing the business with a focus on the future.

Pictured L-R: New Board Directors Lee Gordon and Michael Bishop.

Soundcraft wins contract for vast London regeneration programme

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Soundcraft has secured a substantial project at Oaklands House, the first-phase regeneration site for development of the Old Oak Common area, by Genesis Housing with Queens Park Rangers and Vistry Partnerships.

Cited as one of the UK’s biggest regeneration projects, construction work at Oaklands signals the start of planned land transformation south of the Grand Union Canal in London, and a five-month schedule for Soundcraft to deliver thermally-efficient, high-performance aluminium systems for commercial and residential buildings.

The £175 million mixed-use Oaklands development will provide more than 600 new homes together with 3,500m2 of commercial space, bringing much-needed housing and economic opportunities to the area.

“This is the first major new project undertaken by Soundcraft after the COVID-19 lockdown,” said Michael Bishop, Soundcraft’s Commercial Manager. “It includes many intricate design aspects and we are utilising multiple designers and structural engineers to ensure an exceptionally high standard. Soundcraft is working closely with Vistry Partnerships to complete this extensive project to a tight programme.”

Comprising of three blocks, two residential-commercial combined and one residential only, the Soundcraft team will manufacture and install high-level products including: SF52 Curtain Walling, Zone Spout Drained and Mullion Drained; Aluminium Integrity doors; Integrated Canopies and Integrated Solar Shading to curtain walling, together with Senior Architectural Systems SPW600 swing doors and SPW500 thermally broken commercial doors.

To find out how Soundcraft can assist you with your next project, please call our UK technical and sales helpline on 0800 988 1875, email technical-sales@soundcraft-doors.co.uk or request a call back.

Soundcraft completes transformation of London’s Castlemaine Tower

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Appointed by main contractor Durkan Ltd for client Wandsworth Council, Soundcraft has once again provided professional excellence for a significant London property.

Precision manufacturing of a high-performance Hybrid composite timber aluminium range, designed to improve thermal efficiency of the building envelope, was managed at Soundcraft’s factory facility in Kent.

Castlemaine Xline & HybridWorking with supply chain partner Senior Architectural Systems, Soundcraft delivered key products, including SF52 curtain walling and Hybrid series 1 tilt and turn windows, together with installations for winter gardens featuring glass-to-glass corner joints to the curtain wall, utilising Guardian Glass 70/35 for natural light transmission with energy saving solar protection.

Refurbishment of individual properties to upgrade the 21-storey South London block saw an impressive installation programme by Soundcraft’s skilled teams, operating from high-rise scaffolding wrapped around the tower.

During months of intensive work, Soundcraft products and installation successfully passed rigorous tests for weather performance and efficient water penetration resistance, approved by the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology, signed off by Building Control and carried out by VINCI Technology Centre.

Liaison with residents was also paramount during the removal and replacement of the tower’s existing windows and curtain walling, and Soundcraft generated good community relationships to ensure the smooth running of this important project in order to exceed all expectations.

Composite windows, doors and curtain walling systems are increasingly specified for multi-storey buildings. 

To find out how Soundcraft can assist you with your next project, please call our UK technical and sales helpline on 0800 988 1875, email technical-sales@soundcraft-doors.co.uk or request a call back.

Soundcraft teams back in action!

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Soundcraft is delighted to welcome factory teams and site staff back to full capacity after months of nationwide lockdown.

While the company has undertaken critical projects during the pandemic, Soundcraft has returned to full production with orders already booked until the end of the year.

“It’s great to have the workforce back in action,” said Rob Thomson, Soundcraft’s Managing Director. “With new projects underway, we are stronger than ever to meet client needs for the UK construction industry. Of course, the continual safety of our staff is paramount and restrictions remain in place to ensure that we keep Soundcraft safe.”

 

Image taken prior to lockdown.