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Steel Homes Group

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Metal WorksCorus and other steel-housing organisations have formed the Steel Homes Group as a focus for lobbying and developing standards

The table very briefly indicates some of the group members activities in the field of steel homes. Members are continuously developing their capabilities, so contact them for the latest picture.

For the group generally there is the developing website at www. steelhomesgroup. com The central point of contact is Graham Raven at the Steel Construction Institute, email g. raven@steel-sci. org Tel: 01344 623345.

The Group is not a trade association, more a technical and lobbying body.

It main aims are to:

act as the professional and authoritative voice for the steel homes dustry;

advance the use of steel products and systems in residential construction;

create industry standards, and improve on them continuously.

Banro www. banro. co. uk Banro has mainly been a supplier of components. On 1 January 2005 Banro Projects was launched 'focused on serving clients who construct buildings using light gauge steel systems'

Corus www. corusgroup. com www. coruslivingsolutions. com There are plenty of details throughout this issue of MetalWorks. The group members are Corus Strip Products and Corus Living Solutions (the modular ones)

Fusion www. fusionbuild. co. uk Fusion Building Systems UK is a complete system for the manufacture and erection of insulated steel-frame housing

Kingspan www. kingspan. com www. kingspanoffsite. com Its focus is single living accommodation (as well as healthcare and learning spaces), mainly through the production of components, working with partners for complete solutions

Metek www. metekbuildingsystems. co. uk An established provider of 'affordable, quality housing'. Its Rapid Dry Envelope system also provides light steel-framed infill to framed buildings

Metsec www. metsec. co. uk Ammong components available, its Site Fix Systems can provided residential infill walling and loadbearing internal elements

Spaceover www. spaceover. com Spaceover designs and manages the delivery of buildings, working with its Approved Construction Companies.

Steel Construction Institute www. steel. sci. org Purveyor of steel wisdom to the construction industry, and central contact point for the group

Terrapin www. terrapin-ltd. co. uk Can deal with projects from enquiries to completion. In the housing sector it is particularly aiming at Housing Associations. Has a joint venture with Barratt Unite www. unite-group. co. uk It says of itself, 'the UK's leading provider of affordable, quality accommodation for students and key workers'

Yorkon www. yorkon. co. uk Two decades of off-site experience: the company that brought us the 24h Mac (that's the building) and Cartwright Pickard's Murray Grove housing

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