Britplas turns 10!

Britplas has marked its 10th anniversary with an action packed company day at the ChillFactore in Manchester.

The company was incorporated on 15th September 2006 and has experienced rapid growth since then, now employing over 80 people and turning over £15m+.

Much of the business’ early success was based on sales of the patented, award-winning Safevent window. Developed specifically for the mental health sector, and designed, manufactured and fitted by Britplas, the company has now installed over 45,000 of them in healthcare facilities throughout the UK and across the globe.

The last few years have seen Britplas expand successfully into the more general commercial glazing sector, with several large façade projects underway and completed across the UK.

Friday’s event saw the whole Britplas team down tools and enjoy an afternoon’s team-building activities on the slopes, and staff were also updated on the company’s progress against its business plan and strategy moving forward.

Double win as Britplas stays strong for mental health

Continuing its role as market leader in the UK mental health fenestration market, Britplas has recently secured two large contracts with Birmingham and Solihull (BSMHT) and South London and Maudsley (SLAM) Mental Health Trusts. Their values combined total over £1 million, and involve a total of 350 aluminium award winning Safevent windows which are to be fabricated and installed before Christmas, ensuring a busy run up to the festive period.

The smaller of the two projects is at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, with 150 windows split between 3 buildings over 2 sites. Our installation team will have to rely on their vast experience to complete this refurbishment in a ‘live’ sensitive supervised care environment; the install schedule is spread over 15 weeks to minimise disruption.

The larger project at Maudsley Hospital in Camberwell, South London requires 200 Safevent windows over 2 buildings as part of its refurbishment program. Like its Birmingham counterpart, Maudsley is also a live site but with additional resource planned in for the duration and working closely with the clinical teams on site, the install schedule will be only 8 weeks.

Britplas’ Business Development Manager for Mental Health, Paul Guest commented ‘We continue to build strong working relationships with some of the UKs biggest mental health trusts, where a mutual understanding of the delicate situation and need for quality assurance is an absolute must from all parties involved. We’re delighted that both SLAM and BSMHT continue to choose Britplas for all their fenestration needs.’