Season’s greetings from the Soundcraft team

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

Soundcraft will be closed from Wednesday 25th December 2019 and re-open Thursday 2nd January 2020 for normal business hours 8am-5pm.

Soundcraft transforms Lidl store

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Appointed by Commercial Refurbishment Solutions to undertake the repurposing of an existing building, the Soundcraft team has once again performed for a big brand operative.

The new Lidl store in Gravesend has been transformed from its previous role as a bowling alley to create a site for the popular supermarket within Thames Way Imperial Retail Park. “We worked in unison with our key supply chain partners Senior Architectural Systems to meet the Lidl specification requirements,” said Michael Bishop, Commercial Manager. “Installation by Soundcraft incorporated Aluminium Systems SF52 fully capped curtain walling, with glazed screens to complete the swift conversion of this successful project.”

Lidl’s mission, which states working with business partners in sustainable relationships, contributing positively to local communities, now sees the company with more than 760 stores and 13 regional distribution centres across Britain, employing over 22,500 people.

Soundcraft completes landmark Bridge Leisure Centre project

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Construction of a fantastic new facility in Horsham highlights Soundcraft’s manufacture and installation expertise within the UK leisure sector.

The extensive project for Neilcott Construction has seen Soundcraft provide a thermally-efficient and high-performance fenestration package for the new state-of-the-art building in West Sussex.

Working alongside specialists GT3 Architects and supply-chain partners Senior Architectural Systems, Soundcraft has delivered external glazing for the entire build, together with SPW501 doors, SF52 curtain walling and automated SD sliding door sets, at one of the biggest dry-side sports and leisure centres in the district.

A key point of installation for the Soundcraft team was operating in such close proximity to the existing centre, particularly during the construction of a seamless, silicone-sealed curtain wall Gym Box, designed to create a light space for gym users. “Manoeuvring very large units of glass, with only a one-meter space between the buildings, required a contract lift to glaze the elevation facing the existing building,” said Michael Bishop, Soundcraft’s Commercial Manager. “We worked closely with Neilcott Construction to ensure that access and installation planning was managed effectively for successful completion.”

The brand-new leisure complex, which provides essential sport and recreational facilities for the local community and regional athletes, includes: a 70-station gym; a six-court sports hall; five multi-use games areas; three fitness studios; indoor cycling studio; athletics track; a sensory room; café and meeting room, together with the area’s biggest Clip and Climb facility.

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Soundcraft shows support for Berkeley Homes charity collaboration

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We were delighted to support the corporate charity partnership between Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd and Home Start London, with the donation of Soundcraft door sets for a recent home transformation.

Fionna McDermott, Berkeley Foundation Representative, said: “We partnered with Home Start London just over a year ago and since then have carried out several fundraising and aid projects to support the charity and local families and give something back to the community. The family is now living in their hugely improved home, thanks to the valuable support of companies like Soundcraft.”

Home-Start London is a consortium made up of 14 Home-Start schemes from across London, together the consortium members create a larger footprint than they would individually to help with the delivery of much-needed services to reach even more vulnerable families across the capital, particularly those living in deprived areas.

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Soundcraft expands factory production capacity

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Soundcraft has been busy restructuring its factory to streamline key manufacturing operations at the company’s facility in Kent.

“We have successfully increased our production capacity by 30% to meet the growing market demands for hybrid composite and aluminium systems,” said Lee Gordon, Director of Production. “UK construction is ever-evolving and Soundcraft is focussed on industry implementation and advances to ensure that we remain at the forefront of our sector,” he said. “This includes continued investment in team training and increased staffing levels, progressing further expansion for the next stage of Soundcraft growth and developing our talented team in a positive and structured working environment.”

Composite windows, doors and curtain walling systems are increasingly specified for multi-storey buildings. To find out more about how Soundcraft can assist you with your next project, please call our UK technical and sales helpline on 0800 988 1875, email or request a call back.

Bespoke Soundcraft software delivers on-site excellence

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Soundcraft has intensified its technical capabilities with digital experts Xenace to develop company-specific software for intelligent on-site management.

Designed to provide direct digital links to real-time data held at Soundcraft’s HQ in Kent, the Soundcraft team, armed with the latest iPads, can access secure, precise and instant information for customers on-site, via its new bespoke software system.

Soundcraft’s Commercial Manager Michael Bishop, who worked closely on the project, said: “This technology keeps our finger on the pulse of every customer requirement, wherever we are located. Primarily developed for site-based functions and secure client sign-off, the Soundcraft system also directly links our teams on the ground to a vast toolbox of real-time information; from risk assessments and regulations to drawings, ordering and specifications – enabling far greater control of the project remotely.”

While Soundcraft’s hi-tech investment further enhances the firm’s efficient service procedures, these new digital capabilities look set to meet our clients’ project management requirements with rapid efficiency.

To find out more about how Soundcraft can assist you with your next project, please call our UK technical and sales helpline on 0800 988 1875, email or request a call back.

Social value counts for Berry Court project

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Collaboration has been integral to the successful creation of the Berry Court residential scheme in Bournemouth and Soundcraft is proud to have worked in partnership on this award-winning development with Morgan Sindall.

Take a look at the Social Value Statistics just released, and read more about Soundcraft’s work on this project at Doors and windows delivered for Bournemouth residential scheme and view the video by Senior Architectural Systems.

Celebrating 125 years of Beckenham Rugby Club

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As steadfast supporters of Beckenham RFC, we are proud to see Soundcraft adorn the goal posts in readiness for an outstanding season ahead!

Beckenham Rugby Club, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this October, continues to be a community driving-force, with a strong player history that includes our very own Chairman, Kevin Smith, and Managing Director, Robert Thomson.

New Soundcraft post protectors, delivered this week to the South London club, echo our own company values of teamwork, fortitude, safety and strength. “Both Kevin and I have had close ties with the club in playing and coaching over the past 40 years,” said Robert Thomson. “It’s an honour to be able to sponsor Beckenham and grassroots rugby.”



Castlemaine Tower water tests approved to CWCT Standards

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The latest stage in Soundcraft’s 21-storey refurbishment of the residential Castlemaine Tower block in London has seen all products successfully tested and approved by the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT).

During the rigorous CWCT Spray Bar & Site Hose Tests carried out by VINCI Technology Centre on behalf of main contractor Durkan Ltd, tests on a bay of windows and corner curtain walling were saturated for five minutes over 1500mm with no leaks detected.

Soundcraft products and installation have fully passed the tests for weather performance and efficiency water penetration resistance and signed off by Building Control,” said Michael Bishop, Commercial Manager for Soundcraft.

“Having removed and replaced the tower’s existing windows and curtain walling to help improve the performance of the building envelope, Soundcraft has provided high-performance systems from our Hybrid composite timber aluminium range. This amounts to more than 660 window frames and 1400 opening sashes for tilt and turn Hybrid windows together with 1900 m2 of aluminium SF52 curtain walling installed by Soundcraft at the 21-storey project in Battersea, demonstrating our workmanship and capabilities.”

Production of the Castlemaine project Hybrid systems were managed at Soundcraft’s facility in Kent, working with our supply chain partner Senior Architectural Systems.

To find out more about how Soundcraft can assist you with your next project, please call our UK technical and sales helpline on 0800 988 1875, email or request a call back.



Charlie’s charity challenge

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Soundcraft’s summer recruit, Charlie Stocks, took on a challenge as part of his National Citizen Service (NCS) to raise funds for the Astley Day Centre in Bromley.

The charitable organisation located in Magpie Hall Lane, offers support and activities for adults in the local community who have learning disabilities and autism. The manager was thrilled to have received Charlie’s fundraising donation of £99 and thanked him for his efforts. They hope to put the money towards activities and resources, which includes Assistive Technology and Sensory Equipment.

Pictured here with Charlie, the Centre Manager said: “Thank you Soundcraft to all those that sponsored Charlie – your generosity will really make a difference to those adults that are hugely vulnerable and disadvantaged.”