Still Leading the Way at 20 Years Old

Watch the evolution of Twin-Therm® over the past 20 years.   We are celebrating 20 years of Twin-Therm® our market leading Built Up Roof and Wall Cladding System. A system that has continuously evolved to meet the requirements of the industry in terms of eliminating leaks, improving U-Values, air permeability and acoustics along with fire protection and non-fragility. A system that brings curves and climate control to warehousing along with meaningful guarantees of up to 40 years. Still going strong, still leading the way and still evolving and improving. Happy Birthday Twin-Therm®

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

CA GROUP RECOGNISED AS REGION’S TOP LARGE MANUFACTURER FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING

CA Group Limited has been named as the region’s top large manufacturer for the second year running, at the Made in the North East Awards 2017. The event was held at the Redworth Hall Hotel and compèred by journalist and presenter Declan Curry. The awards, run by Insider Media, celebrate the very best of the region’s manufacturing industry. The winners over the years have included some of the most innovative and successful companies in the North East. Building envelope specialist, CA Group, supplies larger warehouses to leading British companies including: J. Sainsbury, Tesco and Veolia, directly from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, in Evenwood. Neil Alderson, Managing Director Building Products, explained: “Last year we achieved our highest ever turnover. The judging panel was impressed by our track record of improving and developing our existing products and processes, as well as our commitment to innovation. This is the first time a company has been Continue Reading »

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Green Building Reduces Site Energy Consumption

Building Envelope specialist, CA Group Limited, has further demonstrated its commitment to sustainable construction by unveiling one of the most energy efficient manufacturing facilities in the North East – at the company’s Evenwood headquarters. The building, which features a combination of solar technologies and CA Group’s own Twin-Therm® roof and wall system, is expected to save as much as 55% on the combined heating and electricity requirements, when compared with its base build performance. In order to achieve this significant saving, the company, which specialises in the manufacture and installation of some of the UK’s largest warehouses, installed a 220.740kWp PV system, consisting of 849 PV modules to the roof of its profiling mill, which houses some of the company’s manufacturing processes. This was combined with the existing SolarWall® Transpired Solar Collector system, which was installed in 2006, further boosting its green credentials. It is estimated that the PV array Continue Reading »

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Apprentices Take Home the Prize at Local Business Awards

CA Group Limited, last night took home the title of Best Business Trading Outside of Teesdale, in this year’s Teesdale Business Awards, at a ceremony attended by the company’s trainees and apprentices.  This award, sponsored by Epic Consultancy and Training Limited, recognises businesses with a clear growth strategy in markets outside of Teesdale. CA Group currently supports 13 trainee positions ranging from business administration and sheet metal work to mechanical and electrical engineering and technical drawing.  As part of the companies continuous training and mentoring programmes, this group were invited to represent the company at these awards to gain experience outside of their usual roles. Lee Wilson-Smith, Sheet Metal Work Apprentice, commented: “We had such a brilliant night and were all very excited to be representing the business, winning the award was the icing on the cake!” The awards, organised by Enterprise House and Radio Teesdale, celebrate achievements in all aspects Continue Reading »

Friday, February 19th, 2016

The Modern Curved Roof and it’s Impact on Sustainability

Stuart Brown is Project Development Manager at CA Group Limited. At Buildingtalk Blog Stuart discusses the growth in popularity of the curved roof and why it is the logical choice. “Modern roofing design has enabled roofing manufacturers that supply the complete system to innovate, delivering standard systems with aesthetically pleasing finishes, such as curves, at no extra cost, allowing architects the freedom to be more adventurous when designing the roof. The drive towards CO2 reduction has also led architects away from the standard pitched portal roof, towards options which make the building more environmentally friendly – simply by cost effective design. The curved roof is a prime example. The flow of the building, created by the use of the curved roof, gives a modern appearance far removed from the boxy shape common for buildings of this type in the 80s and 90s. But as well as looking good, it also provides Continue Reading »

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

CA Group Shortlisted for Manufacturer of the Year Award

It has just been announced that CA Group has been shortlisted in the category of Manufacturing Company of the Year, in the Business Insider Made in the North East Awards. As a nationwide building envelope specialist we are at the forefront of innovations in roofing and cladding design and installation and we supply leading British companies including: Marks & Spencer, J. Sainsbury, Tesco and Jaguar Land Rover, directly from our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, in Evenwood. Martin Lowther, Operations Director explained: “The Made in the North East Awards showcase the very best of local manufacturing. CA Group prides itself on being a shining example of North East manufacturing excellence and we are committed to investing in both local talent and the local community. We are delighted to have made the shortlist for this prestigious award.” Winners of the Made in the North East Awards will be announced at a gala dinner to be Continue Reading »

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

CA Group Delivers Colourful Solution for H&M

Distribution centre at the Rigby gateway for H&M in graduated green coloured Twin-Therm built up wall cladding system

Building envelope specialist, CA Group Limited, has completed work on a major distribution centre for H&M. The warehouse showcases the company’s latest innovations in cladding with the introduction of a graduated green facade which gives the warehouse its distinctive look. Long-associated with alternative types of cladding system, the graduated colour scheme is incorporated into the facade through the use of CA Group’s innovative Twin-Therm® built-up system, which delivers multiple sustainability benefits including the addition of continuous liner and insulation within the building, maximising airtightness and minimising the fire risk. The Roxhill development forms part of the Rugby Gateway, a 120 acre site offering industrial, warehouse and distribution facilities, suitable for a variety of occupiers. Ian Hooke, Construction Director for Roxhill commented: “We’re always looking to offer the best solution to the architect to enable them to meet the aspirations of our clients. This development demonstrates that it is possible to Continue Reading »

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

NEW PRODRIVE HQ SHOWCASES BRITISH MANUFACTURING AT ITS BEST

Prodive building with CA Group Quantum curved roof

CA Group Limited has completed work on the new headquarters facility for one of the world’s leading motorsport and technology businesses, Prodrive. The 110,000 sq ft structure, which was delivered together with developer db symmetry, formerly Barwood, is located alongside the M40 in Banbury, just half a mile south of junction 11 and has been designed to provide the flexibility to develop both the motorsport and advanced technology parts of the business together in one location. Showcasing the latest innovations in cladding and roofing design, the development incorporates CA Group’s Quantum curved roof, which enhances the aesthetic of the build at no extra cost. The addition of a curved roof can also have the ability to reduce energy bills and CO2 emissions, as they can lower the amount of ‘dead space’ that needs to be heated within a building. In-plane rooflights have been installed virtually from eaves to eaves reducing Continue Reading »

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Employee Recruitment And Retention In The North East

It is widely acknowledged that the construction industry was one of the worst hit by the recession. For those businesses that survived the economic downturn, the past year has brought welcome relief, as growth has commenced. With growth, however, comes an increased need for skilled workers who are up to the job. So what does it take to recruit and retain the right people? According to Neil Alderson, Commercial Director at County Durham based, CA Group Limited, it’s all about making people feel that they are an integral and valued part of the bigger picture. He explained: “It was a lean few years for everyone in the construction industry and many of our contemporaries did not make it out the other side. Our approach during this incredibly difficult time was to consolidate, work smarter, to ensure our processes were as effective as possible, to ensure we did the best work Continue Reading »

Monday, March 9th, 2015

CA Group Supports GeoPost with Significant Business Growth Across the UK

Building envelope specialist, CA Group Limited, has announced that it has completed work on seven new depots, in locations throughout the UK, to support the expansion of DPD, part of La Poste’s international express-parcels subsidiary, GeoPost. CA Group worked closely with a number of developers on the various depots including Goodman, at a major site in Hinkley, Roxhill on sites in Northampton, Peterborough, Edinburgh, Dartford and Radlett and SEGRO at Reading. Stuart Brown, Project Development Manager for CA Group, explained: “GeoPost employs more than 7,000 people in the UK, as well as operating more than 3,000 vehicles from 50 sites in order to deliver as many as 1.6m parcels per week. For a company of this size, specialising in e-commerce, disruption is the number one enemy. “In order for GeoPost to operate efficiently, avoid delay and effectively and safely manage the millions of parcels which pass through its depots every Continue Reading »

Monday, February 2nd, 2015