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kal-zipregistered's track record also came into play: more than 40,000,000m2 has now been installed worldwide. Added to this is Hoogovens' own quality assurance, as the company smelts its own aluminium and each sheet can be traced back, if necessary, to the original ingot; and its own teamkaltrade mark installer network, trained in-house at Haydock, where more than 17,000 hours of installation training have now been completed. For Bluewater, the overall roofing contractor is English Architectural Glazing, and teamkaltrade mark member Prater Roofing, of Redhill, is subcontracted to fix the kal-zipregistered.

'The panels themselves are painted on sheet aluminium, a remarkable detail, for in 1888 the price of aluminium produced at Stoke-on-Trent was £3000 a ton, with a production rate of about 85 tons a year. But thanks to the introduction of the electrolytic process, production by 1896 had increased to over 1000 tons a year and the price per ton had fallen to about £163.

So it would appear that Fenny Bentley must surely be one of the very first places to have sheet aluminium used in building - but why this should have been, no one seems to know, unless one of the Beresford family was concerned with the British Aluminium Company in those days.'

The Parish of Fenny Bentley and its Church of St Edmund, King and Martyr

by Canon Derek Buckley, Ashbourne, 1987

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