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Twinfix Enhances Patient and Staff Comfort at Queen Mary’s Hospital with Innovative Canopy Installation

Twinfix, a leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of high-quality canopies and roof glazing solutions, demonstrated its commitment to improving healthcare environments through a recent project at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. This initiative involved the installation of a 27.5 square metre free-standing duopitch L-shaped entrance canopy, specifically designed to offer enhanced weather protection for hospital staff, patients, and visitors.

Tailored Solutions for Healthcare Needs

Recognising the unique requirements of healthcare settings, Twinfix approached the Queen Mary’s Hospital project with a keen focus on functionality and aesthetics. The primary goal was to create a sheltered entrance area that not only shields individuals from inclement weather but also integrates seamlessly with the hospital’s existing architecture.

The 27.5sqm free-standing duo-pitch L-shaped canopy, constructed from durable aluminium, stands as a testament to Twinfix’s expertise in delivering bespoke solutions. Powder-coated to RAL 7016, anthracite grey, the structure features double doors and a robust finish that enhances its visual appeal and longevity.

Incorporating Twinfix’s Multi-Link-Panel Non-Fragile Roofing system, the canopy is glazed with 16mm opal polycarbonate, providing superior protection and durability. The sides are glazed with 6mm clear solid polycarbonate, ensuring comprehensive weather shielding while allowing natural light to flood the space. This design consideration is crucial in healthcare environments, where natural light significantly enhances the atmosphere, promoting well-being and aiding recovery.

Enhancing Comfort and Accessibility

The newly installed entrance canopy at Queen Mary’s Hospital provides a versatile space that enhances both comfort and accessibility. For hospital staff, the canopy offers a sheltered area for breaks, providing respite from the demanding healthcare environment. Patients and visitors benefit from a protected outdoor space, crucial for moments of relaxation and fresh air without exposure to harsh weather conditions.

Twinfix’s solution not only improves the immediate physical environment but also contributes to the overall patient and visitor experience. Ensuring individuals can navigate the hospital grounds comfortably, regardless of the weather, helps reduce stress and enhance overall well-being.

Commitment to Quality and Safety

At the heart of Twinfix’s operations is an unwavering commitment to quality and safety. The canopy installed at Queen Mary’s Hospital exemplifies this ethos, incorporating robust materials and advanced engineering techniques to ensure long-term durability and reliability. The structure is designed to withstand the rigours of daily use in a busy healthcare setting while maintaining its aesthetic appeal and functional integrity.

The installation process was meticulously planned and executed to minimise disruption to the hospital’s operations. Twinfix’s team of experienced professionals worked closely with Contractor GD Smy Ltd and hospital administrators to ensure a smooth installation, adhering to strict timelines and safety protocols.

Looking Ahead

The successful completion of the canopy project at Queen Mary’s Hospital underscores Twinfix’s capability to deliver tailored solutions that meet the specific needs of healthcare environments. As the company continues to expand its portfolio, its commitment to enhancing infrastructure in the healthcare sector remains steadfast.

Twinfix’s innovative approach and dedication to quality position it as a trusted partner for healthcare facilities seeking to improve their infrastructure. With a focus on creating environments that promote comfort, accessibility, and safety, Twinfix is poised to make a lasting impact on the healthcare landscape.

The new canopy at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup exemplifies how Twinfix’s expertise in canopy design and installation can significantly enhance the healthcare experience. By providing a sheltered, light-filled space, Twinfix has once again demonstrated its ability to deliver solutions that cater to the unique needs of healthcare facilities, ultimately contributing to better outcomes for patients, staff, and visitors alike.


Celebrating Rail Safety Week with Twinfix’s Multi-Link-Panel Non-Fragile Roofing System

At Twinfix, safety is at the heart of everything we do. As we celebrate Rail Safety Week, we are proud to highlight our commitment to enhancing the safety and efficiency of railway infrastructure with our Multi-Link-Panel Non-Fragile roofing system.

Designed and manufactured by Twinfix, our Multi-Link-Panel NF system has been a trusted solution for roof glazing in numerous railway stations and depots over the years. This innovative polycarbonate glazing product stands out due to its ‘fix and link’ method of installation, which allows for incredibly quick fitting—an excellent choice for installations in stations where possession times are limited.

Comprising pre-assembled modular glazing panels, each panel features aluminium structural bars glazed with lightweight yet tough multiwall or solid polycarbonate. Manufactured to size for each individual project in a controlled factory environment, our panels ensure strict quality guidelines are adhered to and eliminate errors caused by on-site cutting.

One of the significant benefits of our Multi-Link-Panel system is its long lifecycle. Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable and UV coated on both sides, significantly reducing maintenance costs associated with replacing broken glass. Moreover, the panels conform to the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) recommended test method ACR[M]001:2019, achieving a ‘B’ classification for non-fragile roofing. This high safety standard provides peace of mind for both installers and end-users, reinforcing our commitment to rail safety.

The Multi-Link-Panel system also includes the option to glaze with Georgian Wired Polycarbonate. This material mimics the classic look of Georgian wired glass while providing modern safety benefits, making it an ideal choice for restoration projects at listed stations throughout the UK. It offers a visually authentic yet virtually unbreakable alternative to traditional glass, aligning perfectly with both heritage requirements and modern safety standards.

Additionally, our system features an innovative in-line access hatch. This discreet solution allows for safe and easy gutter cleaning from below, eliminating the need to access the roof and preserving the integrity of heritage sites. It ensures that maintenance can be carried out safely and efficiently, further contributing to the overall safety of the railway environment. – can omit if required.

The lightweight nature of the Multi-Link-Panel and its modular format enhance its appeal for railway projects. The quick installation process is particularly advantageous for short rail possession works, ensuring minimal disruption to rail services and improving overall project efficiency.

As we observe Rail Safety Week, Twinfix is proud to contribute to the safety and preservation of our railway infrastructure with our Multi-Link-Panel Non-Fragile roofing system. Whether for new builds or restoration projects, our system offers unparalleled benefits in durability, safety, and heritage compatibility.

Join us in prioritising safety and innovation in the rail industry. Together, we can create a safer, more efficient railway system for all.



Twinfix Achieves Prestigious CHAS Elite, Constructionline Gold, and SSIP Safety Accreditations

Twinfix is proud to announce its recent achievement of three prestigious safety accreditations: CHAS Elite, Constructionline Gold, and SSIP. These certifications underscore Twinfix’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of health, safety, and quality across all its operations.

CHAS Elite Accreditation

Achieving the CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) Elite accreditation places Twinfix among an elite group of contractors who meet the most rigorous health and safety standards. This certification is a testament to our robust health and safety management systems and our proactive approach to risk management. It also reflects our dedication to ensuring a safe working environment for our employees, clients, and partners.

Constructionline Gold Accreditation

The Constructionline Gold accreditation is a significant milestone for Twinfix, demonstrating our adherence to exemplary business practices and high-quality standards in the construction industry. This accreditation involves a rigorous assessment process, including environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence, and ensuring the company’s financial stability. By meeting these stringent criteria, Twinfix reinforces its reputation as a reliable and trustworthy partner in the construction sector.

SSIP Accreditation

The Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) accreditation further highlights Twinfix’s commitment to health and safety excellence. SSIP certification is recognised across the construction industry and is a benchmark for health and safety compliance. This accreditation confirms that Twinfix’s health and safety management systems have been independently assessed and meet the required standards, providing assurance to our clients and stakeholders of our unwavering commitment to safety.

Commitment to Excellence

These accreditations are a reflection of Twinfix’s ongoing commitment to excellence in every aspect of our business. Director, Sarah Kench, commented on the achievements: “Receiving CHAS Elite, Constructionline Gold, and SSIP accreditations is a significant accomplishment for Twinfix. It showcases our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of health, safety, and quality. These certifications provide our clients and partners with the confidence that Twinfix is a leader in delivering safe, high-quality construction solutions.”

As a leading provider of innovative canopy and roof glazing solutions, Twinfix continues to prioritise safety and quality in all its projects. These accreditations not only recognise our current achievements but also inspire us to continuously improve and uphold the highest standards in the industry.