Following on from the announcement that EOS Framing has reached the finals of the Construction News Specialists Awards and has an unprecedented seven entries shortlisted in the Offsite Awards, the leading steel framing innovators have reported that the company has been awarded Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) Accreditation.
BOPAS Accreditation is recognised by principal mortgage lenders as providing the necessary assurance underpinned by a warranty provision that the property will be readily mortgageable for at least 60 years.
Why is this important?
For funders and lenders BOPAS provides assurances that EOS Framing's light steel systems are fit for purpose and eliminates the uncertainty surrounding the construction for valuation purposes. It also removes the risk for developers of mortgages being declined on construction grounds and improves business opportunities for EOS as a manufacturer of offsite systems. BOPAS demonstrates to funders, lenders, valuers and purchasers that homes built from non-traditional methods will be durable, delivered to high quality standards and stand the test of time.
Managing Director of EOS, Steve Thompson stressed the importance of certification and accreditation:
"We take our responsibilities as a manufacturer extremely seriously. Our light steel frame systems are rigorously tested, manufactured under ISO 9001:2015 quality management standards and are now backed by BOPAS Accreditation. Our aim is to deliver confidence and certainty in the construction process and empower specifiers to be technical forerunners in the offsite sector.
"This achievement has only been made possible by our dedicated team who share our vision and values. My thanks and appreciation goes out to all those involved."
Against a backdrop of government targets to build 300,000 homes a year combined with increasing construction costs and poor quality conventionally constructed houses as well as a huge shortfall in traditional skills – the demand for innovative offsite construction methods has never been greater.
Complete and Compliant Systems
Specialising in advanced light steel framing technologies, EOS is taking the construction industry forward by pioneering a new certified systems approach, helping specifiers to comply and compete in challenging markets. EOS are committed to technical competence and as part of Etex, have some of the best building performance experts in the UK on their team. They work closely with certification bodies to jointly develop and design advanced technical solutions.
To discover how EOS systems are delivering certified, predictable and warrantied performance, go to: www.eosframing.co.uk