The Complete Package with PSP Group

  • 11 May 2020

As one of the UK’s leading providers of rainscreen systems, metal fabrications and bespoke full envelope solutions – quality is at the core of the PSP Group’s operation. This article sees chairman Heath Hindmarch explain why it has made a vast investment to provide a single point of procurement for the entire building envelope. 

“From small quick turnaround developments to extensive multi million-pound schemes – all construction projects benefit from a single point of procurement.

Achieving value creation through supply chain rationalisation can be complex. Collaborative supplier frameworks are good but using one delivery partner is even better.

Dealing with just one company to design, manufacture and deliver a range of bespoke products to achieve a full building envelope, complete with doors and windows – eliminates hassle and creates measurable value. 

The Perfect Fit

There are numerous supply chain-related challenges facing the construction industry today, from various points of contact and complex financial arrangements to lack of communication and trust.

These problems can jeopardise construction schedules, creating delays and costly overruns.

Structures are the sum of many parts and Building Information Modelling (BIM) is now extensively used to bring disparate elements together and avoid issues throughout the manufacturing and installation process.

But detecting clashes before products reach construction sites is only part of the equation.

Yes, we use the latest design software integrated with BIM and manufacturing technology, but it goes much deeper than that.

Only by utilising the skills, products and services within our own group of companies combined with outstanding communications, can productivity be enhanced and deliver the best possible outcomes. 

Frictionless Design and Manufacture

As the leading manufacturers in our field, we work closely with our clients to build long-lasting working relationships. We invest in the latest technology and cutting-edge software to optimise Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) protocols to eliminate waste and value engineer our products to offer practical yet aesthetically appealing solutions. 

PSP’s manufacturing processes take place in our precision-controlled advanced factories in County Durham. Our architectural and aluminium manufacturing teams also collaborate with our experienced designers to maintain premium quality throughout all processes, from design to manufacture, to transportation of finished systems.

Our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system supports quality procedures to consistently provide up-to-date information and a single point of contact.

This facilitates full traceability of materials and provides real time updates on the project’s status. Our systems have been CWCT tested to ensure they meet rigorous industry standards and are resilient against extreme weather conditions.

Full Service Approach  

We acknowledge that all clients require bespoke facade solutions, tailored to individual needs. By offering design as well as manufacturing services for the entire facade, are we able to minimise risk by obtaining full control and responsibility from point of design.

PSP offers a range of rainscreen cladding, rainwater goods, ventilation systems, solar shading, flashings, pressings and facade support systems.

We also design, manufacture and supply specialist fabrications to meet individual needs, using materials such as aluminium, brass, copper, COR-TEN, galvanised steel, pre-coated steel, stainless steel, zinc and composite materials.

During the final construction phase, add-ons such as curtain walling, windows and doors can also be supplied. 

Working in close synergy, the PSP Group of companies offer a coherent sequence of operations which enables seamless integration of the design, manufacture and delivery process to improve quality and client satisfaction.  

About PSP Group

PSP Group’s cohesive three-part system is ideal for architects, customers and suppliers who require high-quality rain-protection products and an all-in-one service for frictionless design and manufacture.

The company manufactures all products using state-of-the-art fabrication equipment and a range of metals that are suited to an array of customer requirements.

With a design-driven strategy at the core of the company’s culture, each rainscreen protection product is tailored to individual customer specifications.

High-quality, cost-effective systems are paired with a forward-thinking approach and consideration of the construction industry’s time-sensitive nature.

All products and services are examined against their Environmental Management Programme and Quality Management System, which runs in accordance with ISO 9001:2015.”

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