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Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme

RISQSTwinfix is delighted to announce we have passed a recent Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) audit with the highest mark available – a 5 star rating!

The RISQS audit is an annual audit that must be successfully completed to allow us to work on the Network Rail Infrastructure. It is also a critical requirement for a number of our clients, and therefore imperative that we demonstrate conformity to the rail industry’s health and safety, quality and environmental practices.

Twinfix are approved to undertake the design, manufacture & installation of specialist roofing systems and to sponsor our team’s PTS training for survey and rail works.

For more information on the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme click here.

Case Study – Manchester Schools

We are delighted to have been involved in a recent project that saw ISG deliver a phased programme of new and refurbished primary school facilities across Greater Manchester. The aim of the project was to meet demands of the increasing student population across the region.

Working alongside Premier Modular, we designed, manufactured and installed 17 canopies at 7 schools in the city. Twinfix originally designed and installed four canopies at St Margaret’s Primary School, which led to us being invited back to assist with phase 2 of the project and installing canopies at a further six sites, including Lily Lane Primary School, Moston; Webster Primary School, Moss Side; Ringway Primary School, Wythenshawe and Beaver Road Primary School, Didsbury.

All our canopies hold the CE mark of safety, were installed by our team of DBS checked installers and are manufactured close by at our factory in Warrington. The roofs comprise of our Multi-Link-Panels NF, glazed with tough 25mm clear multiwall polycarbonate. These panels are Non-Fragile to the ACR[M]001:2014 drop test. The aluminium frames were powder coated to match the school exteriors. Using aluminium for the framework is our material of choice as it is such a versatile product. It can be formed into many shapes, it is relatively light in weight – making it easier and safer to handle and install.

Aluminium is a great choice for a school canopy as it doesn’t rust in use and will stand up to the test of time – and children!

Christmas 2018 Card Competition

This year we invited the children of Twinfix to enter our Christmas card competition. We received some fantastic entrees from family members of employees across the business and are pleased to announce that Jayden-Lee age 4, who is the nephew of Lyndsey our Management Accountant, won the competition to design our Christmas greeting card with his lovely snowman. A big thank you to all who entered.

The winning entry:

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Here are some pictures of the other entries:

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Vacancies: Production Operatives

slide-hiring We urgently require skilled production operatives, ideally with experience in factory production to work at our premises in Birchwood.

  • Full-time, temporary
  • Previous machinery and production experience an advantage
  • Must be 18+
  • Hours are 8.30a.m. – 5.00pm
  • Temp-perm a possibility

If interested please email your CV to sarah.kench@twinfix.co.uk.

Vacancy: External Sales Person (South England)

slide-hiringWe are looking at recruiting an External Sales Person to sell our product range to our customers in the south of England. These customers will mainly be Main Contractors and some School Directs.
Specification selling will also form part of this role managing sales in excess of £1 million.
Responsibility for managing and proactively developing business and sales in your sales area.
A highly driven sales person who is always striving to hit targets is essential as well as strong account management skills. The ability to work independently and be a self-starter is key to this role as it’s based outside of the office. Strong computer skills are essential.
Experience of selling to Main Contractors is essential. Desirable would be experience of selling canopies or street furniture via Main Contractors and also experience of specification work. We would consider a background in rooflight or building envelope materials.

For more information please contact Vicky at vicky.evans@twinfix.co.uk
No agencies please!

It’s Show Time

October sees Twinfix participating in four exhibitions. It would be great to see you at any of the following:

TransCityRail North
Oct 4 – The Principal Hotel, Oxford Road, Manchester
Click here to attend TransCityRail North

Build Show
Oct 9-11 – NEC, Birmingham
Click here to attend Build Show

Education Estates
Oct 16-17 – Manchester Central
Click here to attend Education Estates

Modular Matters
Oct 30 – NEC, Birmingham
Click here to attend Modular Matters

Connect 2018

Our latest newsletter is now in circulation. Connect 2018 is an overview of what we’ve been up to in the last 12 months and a chance to see some of the faces behind Twinfix.

You can read out 2017-2018 story here: Connect 2018

Canopies have a multitude of benefits and uses for care homes

A Twinfix canopy has many practical uses in the care home community. If you own or manage a care home and are looking at ways to improve your residents’ quality of living, then a canopy could well be the perfect solution.

Being able to easily access a sheltered and comfortable outdoor space is of great value, allowing residents to enjoy a change of scenery where they can either sit and watch the world go by or enjoy a favourite pass time outdoors.

Access to fresh air can also help to speed up recovery from illnesses and can keep residents calm, happy and relaxed.

If you have a communal garden do you also have a provision for shelter from the sun? Our canopies are glazed with polycarbonate which offers full UV protection from the sun’s harmful rays.

As well as the highlighted benefits to residents there are also the everyday practical uses to consider such as providing shelter at entrances where those who are less agile take longer to enter and exit a building and can easily get caught in a rain shower. Similarly linking buildings with a covered walkway can be of great benefit.

If you have staff, visitors or residents who smoke and you want to encourage them to stand in a designated area then a canopy is the perfect solution.

A canopy can also be used to keep equipment, outdoor furniture, bins and bicycles sheltered from the elements.

Canopies can be lean-to (fixed to the building) or free-standing (an independent structure) to suit your needs and come with a range of glazing options for varying degrees of light and shade. In addition to our traditional offering of aluminium frames we now also offer timber canopies. Aluminium frames can be powder coated to suit your premises existing colour scheme and our timber canopies offer a natural and contemporary look, complementing a building’s outside environment by blending into the surroundings.

We are a family owned and managed British designer, manufacturer and installer of canopies, shelters and covered walkways. We hold all of the relevant health and safety accreditations and have been successfully supplying canopies in a variety of sectors for over 25 years.

You can rest assured that we have your best interests and requirements covered!

Mosslands complete under

Neyland Library

St Edmunds (7)

St Matthews School, Telford (1)

St Vincents Entrance Canopy 2

uni reading entrance (3)

Walnut Tree Farm complete 2

Wooden posts (6)

South East Construction Expo – 13 September – Stand 163

Phil Jones, our Sales Manager for the South, will be at South East Construction Expo on Thursday 13th September at South of England Event Centre in Haywards Heath, Sussex.

You can register for FREE tickets here: https://bit.ly/2oEe3OA

We would love to see you there! You can find us on stand 163.

South East Construction Expo

Floor Plan