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  • Frame UK: With one of the largest fully automated timber frame manufacturing plants in the country, Frame UK have been at the forefront of providing economical and energy efficient timber engineered solutions across all sectors of the construction industry nationwide since 1974. Specialising in the design and manufacture of cost-effective buildings across a broad spectrum of uses, from self build to healthcare, the company now has an annual turnover of £16 million and employs 130 staff. All their products are thermally efficient, ecologically sustainable, and quality controlled to a high specification. Frame UK’s ‘one-stop shop’ factory environment provides: open panels, closed panels, roof trusses, feature trusses, glulam structures, engineered joists, insulated roof cassettes and large span floor cassettes, infil panels to steel frame structures and includes their innovative range of FrameProtectTM fire treated timber frame components. Through speed of production, Frame UK is now one of the largest manufacturers of closed panel units in the country, with over 5000 delivered to date. Frame UK have achieved full certification for ISO 14001 (Environment), an internationally accepted standard for effective Environmental Management System (EMS). The company is committed to preventing pollution, to minimizing environmental impacts and to developing a culture of continued environmental improvement. As stated in the company’s Environmental Policy, through the implementation of a management system based on the requirements of BS EN ISO 14001:2004 Frame UK will develop specific environmental management procedures to ensure environmental issues are considered at the operational level. In so doing the company will seek to comply with all relevant environmental legislation and where practicable will strive to achieve standards of environmental performance which are better than the minimum legal requirement. Frame UK have achieved full certification for OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety), the internationally recognised standard for occupational health and safety management systems, providing a framework to identify, control and reduce the risks associated with health and safety in the workplace. As stated in the company’s Health & Safety Statement of Intent, as part of this process Frame UK will ensure so far as is reasonable practicable that control of all company activities is maintained at all times by competent people who are trained and informed, who will co-operate with everyone they encounter in their business activities and will maintain effective communication through all levels of the company as required. Frame UK have achieved full certification for ISO 9001 (Quality) - by far the world’s most established quality framework, which sets the standard not only for quality management systems, but management systems in general. This integrates seamlessly with the company’s ISO 14001 (Environment) and OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety) certification through Integrated Management. As stated in the company’s Quality Policy, implementation of an on-going management system review and evaluation, including formal internal audits and documented review by senior management ensures that the management system is complied with and that it continues to be suitable and effective, that management system improvement opportunities are identified and implemented and that all applicable legal requirements are complied with as part of this policy. Frame UK has long adopted the Chain of Custody system and is accredited by both internationally recognised bodies PEFC and FSC®. The procedures are integrated into our own management system providing our clients with clear evidence of certified timber products. All steps, from transporting wood from the forest to the saw mill until it reaches our customers, gets audited and certified. All our timber is fully treated and for every tree harvested another three are planted, adding around 252 million cubic metres annually to the carbon sink. For further infomation on the extensive services offered by Frame UK please contact Neil Stevens (Operations Director) on 01209 310560. RECENT PROJECTS: Prince Charles House A new ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ (Code Level 6) supported housing scheme, consisting of 31 extra-care apartments for older people at the heart of the community in St Austell, Cornwall. Frame UK were delighted to contribute to this project which uses the latest green technology and innovative design to set new standards of accommodation for older residents. The project has extremely high sustainability targets, from the design and construction of the building right through to helping residents enjoy a greener lifestyle. Prince Charles House will produce 80% less CO2 than a typical building and generate 70% of the energy it uses on site. Prospect Row, Plymouth This terrace of five homes achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5._Using high specification 235mm wide timber studs, fully filled with mineral wool insulation, a target value of 0.15 W/m2K was achieved. The large format (up to 12m long) and factory fitted windows of Frame UK’s closed panel system minimizes on-site construction joints and ensures good levels of air tightness - achieving results as low as 0.63 m3/(h/m2). With greater demand than ever from consumers for lower running costs in timber frame construction, Frame UK are able to deliver the high levels of air tightness and thermal values required. Exeter University – Student Accommodation Frame UK were awarded the prestigious contract to supply Balfour Beatty subsidiary Cowlin Construction with 1800 student rooms over two years for their university projects. This includes new student accommodation units at three locations on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus and forms part of the University’s £450 million strategic investment programme. Mock up units for the project were created in the Frame UK factory to ensure accuracy and precision on site. Frame UK Operations Director, Neil Stevens: “With our vision of more off-site manufacture we’ve invested heavily in automated machinery – quality control is a lot better in a factory than on site and also speeds up the whole build process, making it cheaper for the client as well. This is an important consideration since trimming two or three weeks off the build of a student block represents two or three weeks extra revenue for the client.” Frame UK were shortlisted finalists for the CIOB South West Built Environment Awards 2012 in the Health & Safety (1) and Value (2) categories for the following projects: (1) Tremough Campus – FrameProtect TM Fire Treated Timber Frame Structures: Reducing hazard by design and making a difference. Frame UK supplied and installed their innovative FrameProtectTM Fire Retardant Panel System with Closed Panels during construction on Tremough Campus Phase 2 - a large scale student accommodation project at Combined Universities Cornwall (CUC), Penryn: - Use of FrameProtectTM reduces fire risk during construction - reducing ignitability, fire propagation and spread of flame - Can reduce separating distances between buildings by at least 50% - Improves structural performance during and after incidents - Can mimimize cost of remedial action through reducing damage and allowing fires to be extinguished and may reduce cost of insurance premiums - Provides extra time to escape the site, causes fire to behave in a predictable manner, extends response times for fire crews to tackle situations (2) Canadian Estate Bulford: Frame UK were proud to be part of a project providing 260 new high-quality, sustainable homes for soldiers and their families at Canadian Estate, Bulford, Wiltshire – much-needed housing for 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, known as ‘The Vikings’, recently deployed Afghanistan. Now complete, the 260 homes meet Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 through Fabric First - no renewable technologies. Use of timber frame closed panel wall system, a sustainable and durable product - Economical to run and maintain - eco-friendly 3 and 4 bedroom houses, highly insulated with air source heat pumps - Large-scale project that was required and delivered rapidly, includes houses readily adaptable for occupation by the severely disabled.
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