Thank you for all your support so far!
Your vote has enabled us to become a Top 10 Finalist for The Best Construction Supplier To Work With at the Construction Enquirer Awards. The winner will be announced on 9th October during UK Construction Week. Voting closes on 31st August.
At Etag Fixings UK, we offer the highest quality products for your high quality projects with our expert team behind you all the way. Paul and Damien established Etag Fixings in Ireland back in 2004. They took a risk in 2011 and opened a new office in the UK. Their risk has paid off due to their instinct and knowledge of the construction industry. Etag is now stronger than ever and Etag Fixings UK are excited to be part of the UK’s construction story.
Here at Etag Fixings UK , we have many products for taping and jointing.
Our Paper Tape can be used to reinforce joints with it’s cross fibre giving the tape excellent strength.
Scrim Tape is a self adhesive, high tack fibreglass that can be used for sealing joints between plasterboard. It also comes in 3 different sizes.
The Flex Metal Corner Tape can be used for bonding 2 corrosion resistant metal strips to paper jointing tape. It is safe to use as it has no sharp edges compared to normal bead or mesh. The Corner Tape is designed for finishing the inside and outside of drywall corners. It’s flexible steel backing fits any angle where traditional beading can not be used. It can also be cut to any length for minimum wastage and there are no special tools required.
The Sanding Block can be adjusted to shape and can be used on wood and metal.
Our Thin Coat Corner Bead is ideal for taping and jointing. Designed for single coat plaster work, it’s typical application includes the division between varying walls finished at varying wall and ceiling abutments, door and window reveals and other built in joinery features.
J Bead is used to reinforce plasterboard edges with the perforated flange fixed flush to the board prior to the final skim coat. J Bead can also be fixed with flange flush to the inner surface to the board for use in projection wall panelling. Coming in 3m lengths.
Are you looking for a new opportunity and want to work with a dynamic team? Etag Fixings UK are looking to hire a Warehouse Manager.
Responsible for the overall operation of the warehouse facilities within the company including all recruitment of staff, their training and all related disciplinary aspects should they occur (inc. all necessary tickets for forklifts, etc.)
Responsibility for Health and Safety within the warehouse, overall security of the warehouses and ensuring security procedures are adhered to with regard to stock control.
All work practices should adhere to good distribution practices.
Direct responsibility for co-ordinating all activities that include storage of products, the efficient dispatch of orders, the receipt of goods in deliveries, customer returns & stocktakes.
Design and implement procedures to eliminate recurring problems
Organise transport routing via drivers and third party carriers.
Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all equipment under your control including forklifts, company vans and cars (inc. test certs).
You will be expected to attend management meetings and carry out actions as agreed by the management team.
Ensure all paperwork is gathered efficiently and recorded when required, primarily ensuring the return of all signed delivery dockets.
Responsibility for general housekeeping and cleanliness in relation to company vehicles and buildings.
Great verbal and written communication
Attention to detail
Deadline and goal orientated
Decisive and uses initiative
Advanced computer skills
Salary based on qualifications and experience.
To apply, email your CV to email@example.com
We would like to announce that Shirley Bowman is now General Manager of Etag Fixings UK and Ireland.
Shirley has been with Etag Fixings for over 10 years and moved to London to help establish Etag UK. Her wealth of experience will be invaluable and bring a steady and guiding hand to both companies.
Please join us in congratulating Shirley and we wish her all the best in her new role.
We are delighted that Etag Fixings UK have been shortlisted for the Construction Enquirer Awards category ‘Best Construction Supplier To Work With’
We pride ourselves on our “can-do” attitude and we never say “no” to our customers. At Etag, we always go that extra mile to find the right product for our customer’s high quality projects. We specialise in a wide range of products and sometimes surprise ourselves with what we can supply, so if you can’t find a product anywhere else, just call Etag!
We would like to thank you all for your continued support in the UK and your vote could ensure that we will be listed in the Top 10.
Paul, Damien and Shaun
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!!
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.
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.
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!
We are proud to announce that we are the winners of the Medium Business Category in the Thames Gateway Business Awards 2017. We would like to thank everyone involved, including our wonderful staff and customers with whom we could not have achieved this award without.