The Gladedale Group, nationwide

The Gladedale Group, nationwide

Client: Gladedale Homes
Type of works: supply and evaluation of PVC-UE foiled boards and trims for fascias and soffits.

Kestrel has announced a national exclusive supply agreement with the Gladedale Group for its ranges of PVC-UE foiled boards and trims for fascias and soffits. The Gladedale Group has a reputation for quality home building in England and Scotland, and this significant agreement demonstrates Kestrel’s dynamic advance within a very competitive market.

“We have put together a unique service and supply solution for Gladedale that not only provides PVC-UE at market competitive prices, but can deliver up to a 17% saving through control of wastage and better fitting practice,” comments Laurence Hicks, Kestrel’s
new-build Business Development Manager. “We showed how we could make life easier and less expensive for Gladedale. It also has definite sustainability benefits through waste control.”

“We are very happy to conclude this agreement with Kestrel,” adds Martin Sanwell, Group Procurement Manager for the Gladedale Group. “Their production and warehouse facilities are highly impressive, with much new investment. The high quality boards have excellent environmental credentials and they have developed unique products like the scalloped barge boards which attracted our attention. The care with which they have put together the package to suit our requirements has given us every confidence in the success of our relationship.”

The Kestrel site-supply package starts with the individual analysis of Gladedale’s different home design requirements for PVC-UE boards and trims, made by the Kestrel in-house technical design team. When a building development is started, the relevant packages, bundled individually per house design unit, are called off and delivered direct to site via national distributor SIG to a pre-arranged schedule, and kept in Kestrel’s unique, lockable site-safe.

In addition, a Kestrel technician visits each site prior to installation, to ensure the packages delivered correlate with the house designs that are being built on the site. The technician will also demonstrate to the site management and the builder’s installation team exactly how the house package is to be used for each design.

Further, for the initial phase of the contract, the technician will make a careful, on-site evaluation of each housing unit design and look for ways of reducing the requirement for PVC-UE products through expert lean-design analysis techniques. The analysis will be fed back into the design process, ensuring long-term savings.

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