Prototypes or mock-ups of proposed façade systems are not new in the construction industry, but their use is rightly becoming more commonplace, says Andy Thomas, regional director at BBS Facades. Most contractors working in the roofing and cladding sectors will have come across the idea of mock-ups. Generally constructed by the installer or supplier, these […]

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BBS Facades, one of the South West’s longest-established cladding suppliers, has moved to new premises in Cheltenham, signalling faith in the region’s economic growth and prosperity. The move in January 2022 to its own, 14,000 sq. ft. fabrication facility in Wyman’s Brook, more than doubles the company’s capacity and will enable the business to take […]

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Behind the Façade – new documentary heralds ‘era of responsibility’ for the UK cladding industry A ground-breaking film which explores the UK construction industry’s response to the Grenfell Tower disaster has been launched to encourage more open debate within the UK construction industry. Funded by Vivalda Group (BBS’s Parent Company) and produced award-winning filmmaker Hamlett […]

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EQUITONE, the fibre cement façade manufacturer, unveils a new material, Lunara, after more than a decade of development, review and testing. Like each of EQUITONE’S material innovations, the new fibre cement panel was tailor-made and created in collaboration with an international team of architects, from ideation to creation, with architects taking part in research, workshops […]

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The ‘start on site’ recladding deadline is fast approaching BBS Facades, specialists in full building envelope solutions, is advising contractors to talk to their façade distributor urgently, if they are involved in remediation projects backed by the Building Safety Fund. Back in December 2020, the application period for funds was extended by six months, pushing […]

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“Off the pallet, straight onto the wall” ethos saves time, cost and improves quality, says BBS Facades survey Research undertaken by BBS Facades, the UK’s specialist in full building envelope solutions, suggests that sub-contractors could reduce their fabrication costs by up to 50% by outsourcing the process. BBS Facades contacted 15 specialist cladding contractors across […]

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South East based BBS Facades and Brandclad have recently worked together to successfully complete a complex rainscreen cladding project that showcased the technical capabilities of both teams. The Ashford building in Southampton has been shortlisted for Best New Build Project at the annual RCI Façade Awards. A new build mental health unit in Southampton, known […]

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Peter Johnson, chairman and founder of VIVALDA Group, appreciates the frustrations of residents and the housing sector alike regarding the slow progress being made on the replacement of faulty cladding on unsafe high-rise buildings. While there have been teething problems, he believes the working group led by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government […]

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South East based BBS Facades and Brandclad have recently worked together to successfully complete a complex rainscreen cladding project that showcased the technical capabilities of both teams. A new build mental health unit in Southampton, known as Ashford, is run by Southern Health Trust. Designed as a supportive and safe residential 10-bed facility for men […]

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BBS Facades are proud to have supplied Conway Cladding for the Banglo House project in Bath! This included; 480m2 Equitone Tectiva TE20 Pebble riveted on to an aluminium subframe 325m2 Hardieplank Midnight Black fixed to timber 515 linear metres Tenmat VFB Fire Barrier 39 linear metres of bespoke aluminium capping

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