SO Modular celebrates win at regional awards
Celebrating its rapid growth and commitment to innovation, SO Modular Ltd has been named as one of the winners at The Welsh Women’s Awards, which took place on 3 April.
The awards, which took place at The Exchange Hotel, Cardiff, recognised Charlotte Hale, director of SO Modular, as the winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award for her commitment to developing and growing the company since its launch in June 2018.
SO Modular continues to be at the forefront of innovative and creative solutions within the construction industry, pushing boundaries and developing products that enable it to boost efficiency, sustainability and cost-effectiveness across a diverse range of construction projects.
Its current research and development projects consist of manufacturing carbon-neutral but affordable timber-frame homes. These thermally efficient homes have U-values so low, they require minimal heating and cooling, potentially completely removing the need for a central heating system at all.
Charlotte Hale, director of SO Modular, said:
“I am thrilled to have won Entrepreneur of the Year at The Welsh Women’s Awards. I am passionate about making SO Modular an innovative, environmentally friendly and sustainable company – with the aim of making our planet as sustainable as can be.
“We have some really exciting plans for the next 12 months that will see SO Modular expand, grow and create more jobs, which in turn will support the local economy.”
The Welsh Women’s Awards, run by Creative Oceanic, is just one of the categories of awards run by the event host. Creative Oceanic operates and delivers events such as The Welsh Women’s Awards in nine different cities across the UK, Ireland and Canada. Some of the award ceremonies it runs in Wales are: The Welsh Hospitality Awards; The Welsh Wedding Awards; The Food Awards Wales; and The Welsh Independent Retail Awards, to name but a few.
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SO Modular are raising money in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
A team of 20 members of staff are doing the Pen Y Fan climb on Sunday 24th March.
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Chiltern in progress
November is approaching and we will be raising money for the Movember Foundation to support mental health and cancer.
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New brand, new website
Seven oaks Modular has been rebranded with thanks to Techmeleon
A new modern website and technelogical updates to its processes will ensure SOM will continue to be a leader in the timber frame sector manufacturing sector.
Seven Oaks Pricing
SOM have commissioned a new pricing system for the quotation process of tenders. With the assistance of Techmeleon a fully dynamic, structured and adaptable system has been created to produce competative, fast & accurate pricing.
Neath based timber company set to grow by 5 million
Seven Oaks Modulars, the award-winning Neath based timber frame manufacturer, looks set to reach its £6million growth target as it doubles its factory space and invests in new staff and equipment.
The company has recently purchased one and a half acres of land adjacent to its existing one acre site. The new space will be incorporated into the current site to create a high end, purpose built environment to store and prepare timber frames.
At present the company produces enough panels to make 12 homes a week, but it is planned that by the end of 2018, that number will double. To enable the increase in output, a £300,000 investment has been made to purchase a new eco press, and £100,000 in new lorries.
Seven Oaks has also invested in new marketing staff, 10 new lorry drivers and two new trainee timber designers. The trainee designers will work across projects for local authorities, private contractors and housing associations, as the company expands its remit and reach across the UK.
Seven Oaks Timberframe currently supplies timber frame and composite construction solutions to major house builders and construction companies across the UK.
It also supplies all the frames required by sister company J G Hale Construction; playing a contributing role in the construction company’s recent success at the LABC South Wales Building Excellence Awards.
The growth has largely been driven by Seven Oaks Timberframe’s development of Triso-warm, an innovative type of insulated timber frame that has the capacity to significantly reduce heating and energy bills.
Earlier this year, Triso-warm became the only UK produced timber frame of its kind to gain BBA approval – the stamp of approval required by the construction industry.
Chairman of Seven Oaks, Jonathan Hale commented:
“This is a really exciting time for Seven Oaks Modular. We have spent a long time building up our staff expertise and investing in the right equipment to produce Triso-warm frames. Now the time is right to take what we’ve achieved and significantly increase our output. Having the extra land, new drivers and designers joining will enable us to make the leap a reality.”
Seven Oaks attends the Explore Offsite South West Conference in Exeter
Explore Offsite Exeter – Two members of our team at Seven Oaks recently attended the Explore Offsite South West Conference in Exeter. Senior Designer Warren Rowlands and Business Development Officer Robert Spear met with various offsite organisations to gain further knowledge and insight into the Offsite modular movement, which is showing great opportunity within the construction community in the UK.
Seven Oaks moving forward are looking to introduce more bespoke modular products in to their range as the UK housing market leans towards offsite production as a means to counteract a skills shortage within the construction sector.
Triso-Warm achieves BBA approval
Seven Oaks, wales leading timber frame manufacturer and supplier, has been granted approval by the british board of agrément for Triso-Warm®, an innovative timber frame building panel which has the capacity to cut heating and energy bills to virtually zero. Triso-warm achieves ultra-low u-values with high strength panels, promoting off-site manufacture with factory controlled quality.
Always insist on BBA approved panels
Third party certification is extremely important for construction products. Certification means that an independent body has reviewed the manufacturing process of a particular product. It has been independently determined that the final product complies with safety, industry standards. Quality and conforms to british and european standards.
This valuable third party endorsement for a product’s performance gives specifiers and contractors extra reassurance that products have been rigorously tested.
Seven Oaks Timber Frame are proud sponsors of the 2016 Building Excellence Awards
For the second year running Seven Oaks are proud to be the main sponsor of the labc building excellence awards a prestigeous event for professionals to be recognised and celebrate their achievements in the construction industry. They reward excellent buildings, outstanding companies, and partnerships and individuals that go that extra mile.
The LABC network covers all local authorities in England and Wales and is split into 12 regions, each of which holds their own awards.
Unlike other awards, it’s not all about looks! LABC consider other vital elements including:
- High levels of compliance with building regulations
- Effective working relationships with LABC surveyors
- Outstanding craftsmanship
- Technical innovation
- Sustainability and high performance
- Ability to solve technical problems with creative solutions
- Use of innovative products and the skills to overcome difficult site conditions
Regional winners in each category are automatically shortlisted for the LABC Grand Finals which are held in London.