Darkness Into Light Walk 2018

On Saturday 12th May, eight members of Etag Fixings Ireland and UK gathered at 4.15am in Cricklewood (London), Phoenix Park (Dublin), Navan and Fairyhouse Racecourse (Co. Meath) to take part in the Darkness Into Light walk for Pieta House.

Pieta House provide lifesaving support to those living in the shadows and support other organisations doing similar work all around the world. Darkness Into Light is a global movement to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of suicide and self-harm.

Gathering with the crowds in the darkness, there was a buzz of excitement as people got ready to walk or run into the light. As we walked around the 5k course in each location, we were able to see the sun slowly rise and hear the birds sing, giving everyone a feeling of hopefulness and peace. It was an amazing experience for all and one that we hope to continue next year.

Damien, Jana, Shirley, Kyle, Bethany, Jonny, Kelly and Laura all signed up for the walk and pledged to raise funds for Pieta House. Altogether, Team Etag raised €2,134.78 / £1,937. Take a look at our video with some images here https://youtu.be/yUTK76BY21A

A huge thank you to all our sponsors!!

And, well done to Team Etag!!

 

Access Panels

At Etag Fixings we have a wide range of bespoke access panels for all your requirements. We specialize in frame and door construction, frame and door finish options, RAL based colour choice, textured finishes, hinge options, large span and double door panels. All our access panels are fire rated, which means our panels have to go through a fire test, involving two aspects, integrity and insulation. The Integrity Fire Rating, ensures that the access panel will prevent a spread of fire from reaching the other side for a period of time. The Insulation Fire Rating prevents the temperature from rising to a level that can cause combustion on the opposite side of the panel for a period of time.

We have developed solutions for access to services in many different fields including hospital and healthcare facilities, military and secure area facilities, education, skyscraper construction, leisure, hotels and hospitality and many more.  Our priority at Etag is to make the customers job as easy as possible, so specification is essential. This makes for easy installation into walls and we take pride in making sure our bespoke access panels blend into any building’s design.

INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION THROUGH HISTORY

As part of our celebration of Women in Construction, Etag Fixings would like to take a look at some pivotal women in history for construction. In our previous blog, we celebrated the achievement of Sarah Guppy, who patented a new design which helped to construct the first suspension bridge in the world in the 1820’s.

There are many more women who changed construction with their skills. Women like Hedy Lemarr, who as well as being a famous actress, was a pioneer for wireless communication. Lemarr co-invented the spread spectrum technology which would go on to galvanise the digital communications industry years later. Without her engineering skills, technology that we use today in the construction industry would not be possible.

Emily Roebling was the project manager for one of the most incredible feats of engineering of the 1800’s. When her husband became sick, she managed the day to day aspects of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. Roebling carried out her own studies of the materials used, the calculations and stress analysis.

Caroline Harriet Haslett was an electrical engineer in the early 1900’s. She founded the Electrical Association for Women and promoted how electricity could “liberate them from household drudgery”. Haslett was also an activist for women in engineering.

 

There are many more women from all parts of the world that have paved the way for women in construction. There are also many modern women who are brilliant role models for the future women in construction. The gender gap is closing and women still continue to excel in the construction industry.

Celebrating Women In Construction

Etag would like to celebrate International Women’s Day by showcasing the amazing talents of the women of Etag Fixings UK. As the month of March goes on, we will be introducing the women, who are part of our team through LinkedIn with our #MeetTheEtagTeam

Women only count for 12% in the construction workforce, with 2% in manual trade according to CIOB. There is a lack of female role models in the construction industry but it is increasing. Women have been in the construction industry for a long time. In 1811, Sarah Guppy patented a ‘New Mode Of Constructing and Erecting Bridges and Railroads Without Arches’. She later gave her designs for free to Thomas Telford, who went to build the world’s first suspension bridge in Menai in 1826.

The majority of women are in the design, managerial and sectorial jobs in construction but at Etag Fixings, we support women in all areas of construction. The women that work here are strong women with an amazing knowledge of our products and customer’s needs.

We shall also be reminding you of the successful women like Sarah Guppy in the construction/engineering industry who have paved the way over the years!

Powers C4 & C5

The Powers C4 Gun is well known and sold here for an unbeatable price.  Due to its exceptional power, this gun is recommended as highly reliable.  It easily fastens 65mm nails into hard concrete, it can handle up to 50mm wood to concrete, steel or sand/time stone.  The C4 comes packaged in a hard case with two batteries and a charger.

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Fix Factory C4 nails comes ranging in size from 20 to 65mm.  All these nails are suitable for medium duty applications.  Guaranteed flawless operation even at temperatures below 0 degrees  to its gas been under 18 bar pressure.

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The Powers C5 Gun is the lightest and smallest tool in its class, resulting in less operator fatigue.  It has a better overall ergonomic feel and extreme manoeuvrability.  The C5 has the greatest power output at 112 joules which allows for shooting into even the hardest concrete.  There are many features which make this product unique from the rest, it it suitable for 15-40mm nails, features the best dust protection due to its new metal mesh suction filter, service indicator light and easy depthment adjustment dial.  Comes packaged in a durable carry case with two batteries, battery charge, ear plugs, safety glasses and a jam clear tool.

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The C5 nails come ranging in size from 15-40mm and are boxed per 800.

Any additional information you many require on the above products , do not hesitate to contact our experienced sales team on 020 869 15794 or take a look here at fixfactory.co.uk

Happy building & thanks for reading

Damien

Wall Liner Systems

Today’s blog post is based on our comprehensive range of wall lining systems.  These wall lining systems are used to line brick, block and concrete walls with the aim to line the background or to improve the thermal or acoustic insulation.  All are suitable for internal application.  Below are a few of our most popular wall lining products.  Or take a look here at fixfactory.co.uk for  more.

 

Wall Line Brackets 2 – GL2

This drylining bracket is fire rated to EN1363 and is used for fixing stud to masonry, with a maximum stand off of 75mm.  It is a galvanised mild steel to BS EN 101 42:2000, and comes boxed per 100.

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Also there is the wall line bracket 9 -GL9 which too is used for fixings stud to masonry, with a maximum stand off of 125mm and a weight of 5.80kg.

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Wall Line GL1 Wall System

Fix factory wall liner components are manufactured to BS 7364-1990 from pre galvansied materials to BS EN 10327:2004.  This wall liner system is suitable for any type of proprietary plasterboard.  Wall liner can be cut to your required length using the correct powered cutting tools or snips.  Lastly insulation and acoustic materials can be installed for improved sound and thermal performance.

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Various cavity depths can be created from 25-125mm using bracketry.  If using on substrate materials, treatments may be required for dampness.  Ensure all substrates are strong and suitable for mechanical fixings.  The wall liner can then be cut to your required length, using the correct tools.

This concludes our post today on wall liner systems.  For more info please don’t hesitate to call one of our experienced sales team on 020 869 15794 or take a look here at fixfactory.co.uk.

Happy building & thanks for reading.

Damien

 

Ceiling Tiles & Grid

Here at Etag our number one priority is to supply you with only the best products.  Our main aim is to supply top quality secure and cost effective products to all our customers.  So the same goes for the SAS Ceiling systems and accessories.  Below is a few examples of many products we supply, for more click here at fixfactory.co.uk

Ceiling Grid RAL9010 Main Bar 3.6MM

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Ceiling Grid White Angle Cross Tees 1.2M

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Ceiling Grid White Angle Trim 3M

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The ceiling grid accessories are used for cable or lighting to steel profiles, to joist ceilings, floors and ceiling systems.  These accessories are of a high standard and sold at a reasonably low price.  See below and see here at fixfactory.co.uk for more.

 

Vertical Flange Clip 

Used for fixings suspended ceilings, cable or lighting to steel profiles. Comes boxed per 100 and is made from a spring steel.

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Acoustic Anti Vibration Ceiling Hanger

These ceiling hangers are used with timber joist ceilings, floors and ceiling systems for increased acoustic performance.  Boxed per 10, with a zinc plated finish and a mild steel to DIN EN 10111/10051.

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Ceiling Brackets

A standard ceiling cleat for suspended wire or angle and comes boxed per 100.  The size of these ceiling brackets are 25 x 25.

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That concludes Etags post on Ceiling Tiles and Grids.  Take a look here at fixfactory.co.uk to see all the products we stock.  Or give our experienced sales team a call on 020 869 15794.

Happy building and thanks for reading.

Damien

Beads

At Etag we stock the very best in quality, range and value on beading and mesh products.  We supply all your needs from pvc, stainless steel and galvanized beads.  Etag has you covered for every job may it be from rendering to plastering.  Take a look at the different types we supply at fixfactory.co.uk.

Below is just a small example of the vast amount of different beads that we supply to you.

Movement Beads

Movement beads come boxed per 10.  This product is designed to form movement joints in plaster or render where long wall runs, either have a movement joint in situ or where there is a need to allow for thermal or differential movement.  They consist of two plaster stop lengths joined by a white pvc extrusion which allows for movement, which is then covered by a vinyl tape which is removed after the plastering or rendering.

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PVC Plaster Stop Bead

This stop bead is a lightweight product which is used on door and window openings and also at the base of wall and ceiling level.  The PVC plaster stop bead is cleverly designed to deliver a clean edge.  Its function is to protect and finish plaster and render edges.  This product comes boxed in 20’s, at a length of 2.5m.

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Micro Mini Mesh Bead

This is a very popular thin coat bead with fine mesh wings, that is designed for single coat plaster applications including drywall, slab and block work.  This provides excellent adhesion and a good reinforcement.  It comes boxed per 50’s.

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Supasave Angle Bead

The fix factory Supasave angle bead, is a strong, resilient and cost effective bead designed for two coat applications.  Supasave generates a true, straight corner that provides strength and protection from everyday knocks.  It comes boxed per 50 and a length of 2.4metres.

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The above is only a few examples of a large array of beads that we currently stock.  For more information on this please give one of our experienced sales team a call on 020 869 15794 or take a look here at fixfactory.co.uk

 

Happy building and thanks for reading.

Damien

 

Site Security

Etag are here for all your site security needs.  Give one of our sales team a call today on 020 869 15794 or visit here at fixfactory.co.uk to see more.

Site Box

We supply various types of site boxes to cater for your tools security needs.  Our site boxes differ to others in the fact they are built to a very high specification featuring a unique internal anti-jemmy system, which is guaranteed to baffle thieves.  Lock areas feature extra steel reinforcing to prevent drilling.  All hinges come with gas struts to assist with the lid opening and closing.  Casters can come available to suit and strong Chubb style keys supplied.

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Mobile Pipe Rack 

This mobile pipe rack features a capacity of 1 tonne and is 1540 x 1040 x 1440mm.  The main purpose and design of this pipe rack is to keep all pipes safe, organised and accessible.  When not in use, it is fully collapsible and stackable.  Also comes supplied with an official weight testing certificate.

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Steel Padlocks & Chains

With this padlock featuring a 4-pin brass tumbler mechanism to ensure a smooth operation and the safety bumper is fitted to protect any surrounding paintwork.  Also featuring a hardened steel shackle for use where a higher level of security is required.  These chains are made to UK & International standards.  With the link side welded for extra strength and also quality tested.  Also the chains are bright zinc plated & ideal for general purpose applications such as securing loads.
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Above is only a few of the many security solutions we have to ensure your site safety at all times.  Call 020 869 15794 now to speak to an experienced sales representative.

Happy building & thanks for reading.

Damien