Acknowledging the opportunities offered by offsite and modular construction has been a key factor in the success story of UK company Frameclad SFS. In establishing itself as a merchant-focused company, Frameclad became an early adopter of light gauge steel framing (LGSF) technology and offsite construction.
The benefits of LGSF in terms of efficiency, speed, low waste and cost savings were recognised from the getgo. For the past six years the company has focused on designing, manufacturing and supplying LGSF;components, frames and structures for the construction industry.
It is a move that has been this forward-looking company’s springboard to success. Frameclad has grown tenfold with revenue going from £700,000 to
£7.5million in six years, and the company is on a 25% growth trajectory. Founder and Chief Executive Mark Munns assures his company has more than ample
capacity to accommodate growth and is well poised to meet increased demand within the industry for the adoption of modern methods of construction.
“Frameclad’s growth as a manufacturing company can be attributed largely to its focus on investment in stateof-the-art machinery, modern facilities and in quality personnel, and also having the ability to anticipate what the market requires,” said Mark Munns.
That investment focus incorporates £2million in machinery – a Howick automated roll-forming machine was an early purchase. It provided capacity, speed and a level of complexity and sophistication of product that placed Frameclad at a distinct advantage.
Very quickly Frameclad recognised and seized the opportunity to commence the manufacture of premade framing packs that can either be supplied loose
or assembled at the company’s Dudley site where the facilities are set to be extended quickly. Frameclad has also acquired a number of accreditations and industry certifications including NHBC and SCI accreditation and BOPAS for both infill and load-bearing systems.
Frameclad Executive Team: L to R, Paul Winwood - Managing Director, Phil Dufty - Operations Director, Mark Munns - Founder & CEO, Martin Jamieson -
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