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We’re ISO Certified

We’ve just completed our certification for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Click here to see our most recent certificate.

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We’re recruiting

The Sunfixings Group are looking to recruit a Technical Sales Professional, to develop new sales channels for its sky light protection product Sky Shield – www.sky-shield.co.uk – Experience of selling into either the Health & Safety or Roofing & Cladding industries would be advantageous, face-to-face B2B experience is essential and the role requires national UK […]

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Rushlight Conference

Based at the grand location of the Royal College of Surgeons in central London, the Rushlight Conference has been running for 8 years, with the event being established on the back of the Rushlight Awards, to reward and recognise the best in Cleantech innovation and business, for both investors and corporate companies. For those who […]

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Future Smart Living

On Wednesday 23rd November the first major conference regarding Future Smart Living was held at Senovážné Square in Prague, Czech Republic.  This conference brought together many system suppliers, architects, designers, real estate brokers and developers to discuss the current situation in the Czech Republic’s real estate market and how computer smart technologies can be implemented to enhance future […]

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South Bank Tower, London

We’ve added more solar to London’s ever changing skyline, following the recent refurbishment of South Bank Tower to include 11 new floors. The iconic 1970’s skyscraper has been redeveloped by CIT, the independent London real estate investor, together with Jadwa, the Saudi Arabian investment bank and is the latest London landmark to opt for renewable […]

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Solar Independence Day

July 4th 2016 was marked and celebrated by the UK solar industry in the usual manner, through the Solar Independence Day campaign run by the Solar Trade Association.  It is an annual call-to-arms for installers and suppliers to showcase the best of the UK PV industry through multi-platform social media with the aim to promote and […]

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GreenFleet Scotland – An Opportunity to Showcase EV and PV – April 2016

GreenFleet Scotland is the fleet event for Scotland, designed to demonstrate the viability of ultra-low emission, plug-in, hybrid and electric vehicles to organisations who want to improve the efficiency of their fleet and transport operations. Marrying EV and PV is becoming a more prevalent proposition and so when we were approached by David Pickles, MD at Jorro […]

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Bringing sustainable energy to a village hit by a devastating earthquake.

One of our latest solar PV mounting systems has just been successfully installed by a group of volunteers from the charity Team Rubicon for a small village, which is isolated in the mountains of Nepal.  In April 2015, Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake, which measured 7.8-magnitude and had an epicentre located roughly 80km […]

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STA Scotland Conference

Anecdotally and customer-wise in recent months, we have seen a genuine increase in the number of commercial PV projects being undertaken in Scotland, both on roof and ground mounted, it’s difficult to describe it in any other way than “something” is happening there. With that in mind and on the back of multiple customer conversations, […]

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MCS 012 – Pushing for an Industry Standard

The requirement and desire for appropriate regulation is often a drawn out process, not necessarily as a result of a lack of desire to get something tangible over the line, but more the necessity for the many stakeholders involved to obtain across-the-board agreement. MCS 012 has been “in development” since 2012, but as we head towards […]

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Dangerous Installations

This week has shown us both the good and, worryingly, the bad elements of the UK PV industry.  We were asked to visit a site on the west coast of Scotland to offer our support and advise on correcting a dangerous installation on a trapezoidal roof which had failed and resulted in 25 modules along with […]

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Health & Safety While Working on Roof Tops

Health and Safety is unfortunately an often derided phrase, which can draw anything from a casual rolling of the eyes to out-and-out ridicule. However, it’s absolutely no coincidence that an increased focus on H&S over the years has directly correlated with a decrease in injuries and fatalities in the workplace and especially in “working at […]

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Skyshield

We are delighted to have launched our new skylight protection product “Skyshield” at the UK’s premier Roofing and Cladding exhibition at the Ricoh Arena this week (Jan 27-28). This product can be used for the dual purpose of either a temporary safety system or a permanent security function, so therefore could offer immediate cost savings […]

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Continued Development

The FiT and market uncertainty, the November and December rush, the Christmas break and subsequent hectic first couple of weeks back in the New Year now seem like a distant memory, as we head towards February 2016. Have things slowed down? A bit. Are we panicking? No. But, while we’re as far away from being […]

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We’re exhibiting at the RCI Show

We’ll be launching our new skylight protection product called Skyshield at the RCI Show from 27th – 28th January 2016.  The exhibition is based at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.  We’ll be at Stand F11. The RCI Show has become the annual national roofing, cladding and insulation event for our industry. This two-day exhibition provides all […]

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MCS 012 is here to stay

We welcome the recent announcement that the MCS 012 Standard for mounting systems installed on pitched roofs will be fully implemented on the 2nd July 2016. We’ve worked hard behind the scenes with the Microgeneration Certificate Scheme organisation to refine the Standard so that it can bring a great deal of benefit to the mounting […]

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Galvanisation: which method is the best?

While steel is considered a great construction material because of its strength, it does have flaws in that by nature it’s extremely vulnerable to the elements and can very easily rust when exposed to the elements without being protected first. To protect it from rusting it needs to go through the galvanisation process, which involves […]

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Working with Lindapter

As more and more bespoke fixing requirements are being requested, we’re working closely with Lindapter, a pioneer of steelwork connection, to make even more fixing solutions possible. They’ve been involved in steelwork connection systems for more than 80 years and have continually developed an extensive range of Girder Clamps and Hollo-Bolt products that simplify the […]

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Upcoming Events

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at two high profile events in the near future. Firstly we’re going international and will be exhibiting on Stand H15 at the Energy Show in Dublin on Wednesday 25th March until Thursday 26th March 2015. This is the premier sustainable and energy trade business show in Ireland. […]

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Alternative fixing method for membrane and bitumen roofs

On some occasions ballasted solutions are not always feasible for flat roofs, whether it’s due to them being structurally unable to sustain the additional ballasting loads or because the site’s location that prohibits this method. There’re also some pitched roofs with a membrane or Bitumen covering where ballasted systems are not recommended since the risks […]

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Fenchurch Street Case Study

2014 saw the installation of 250 modules on top of London’s newest skyscrapers, 20 Fenchurch Street, otherwise known as ‘The Walkie Talkie Building’. We engaged with Evo Energy during 2013 to develop suitable engineering solutions to fix each 200wp module to the curved steel fins of the building’s roof situated 38 storeys up, making it […]

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Why Flexibility is the Key in the UK PV Industry

We believe that it’s not just our mounting system solutions that need to be high quality but also our level of service, since we understand that we need to be flexible, pro-active and reactive all at the same time. We recently completed a project which demonstrates our commitment to all of these things. Green Power […]

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Choosing the right materials

While galvanised steel screws and bolts may appear a cheaper alternative to their stainless steel counterparts, they’re not the correct ones to use with aluminium parts unless they’re separated by a material such as EPDM. This is because there’s a chemical reaction between the two materials. This chemical reaction creates a destructive acid that strips […]

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