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Alumasc Rainwater has improved its lead times to builders’ merchants for its popular range of Polyester Powder Coated (PPC) Heritage Cast Aluminium gutters and downpipes. Merchants can now expect their order in 7 days, reduced from 10 days.

National Sales Manager Pete Wainer says: “In an increasingly competitive market, it’s important we give our customers the best in choice and availability. This latest development confirms our ongoing commitment to improving our systems and processes so merchants get the products they need as quickly as possible.”

Alumasc Rainwater’s range of Heritage Cast Aluminium gutters and downpipes is suitable for both traditional and contemporary buildings, and is a cost effective alternative to Cast Iron. The range is easy to handle and fix, lightweight, non-corrodible, durable with a life expectancy of 40 years, and 100% recyclable. It also benefits from BBA Approved in-house factory applied polyester powder coating, and leads with a choice of 26 standard colours. Any BS or RAL colour is available to special order.

Pete Wainer adds: “Our Heritage Cast Aluminium is a popular stock item for merchants. It’s the perfect choice for contractors looking for a reliable and easy to install metal rainwater solution.”

To find out more call 0808 100 2008. Follow @AlumascWMS.

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Sophia JelacaAlumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) expands its unique Merchant Support Team with the appointment of Sophia Jelaca. Sophia joins as the new Account Development Manager for the central area.

Introduced last year, AWMS’ Merchant Support Team provides merchant customers a unique level of in-branch support for its extensive range of water management products. This includes on-site help with solution-selling – even taking orders for merchants – training, product samples, marketing, trade mornings, branch incentives, product data and POS.

Manager Pete Hickman explains: “Builders’ merchants are an integral part of our business and we are proud of our longstanding relationships. The motto for our Merchant Support Team is ‘Not here to sell. Here to help you sell’, and that is reflected at every level of our service.

“The continuing expansion of our team and the recent appointment of Sophia confirm our commitment to giving merchant customers all the help, expertise and skill they need to sell the benefits of integrated water management solutions effectively from brands they know and trust. These include Alumasc Rainwater, Harmer Drainage and Gatic Civil Drainage.”

For a meeting with AWMS’ Merchant Support Team, call 0808 100 2008. Follow @AlumascWMS.

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With the rugby world cup just around the corner, Alumasc Rainwater would like to offer a free rugby shirt with all orders over £2k nett for Heritage cast aluminium and cast iron rainwater products.

You can have an England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales shirt…The choice is yours! Simply complete the form using the link below and send it along with your order to our Customer Services team at customerservices@alumascwms.co.uk or fax 01744 648404.

The offer is on until 31st October so don’t hang around. Get in touch today!

CLICK TO CLAIM YOUR FREE SHIRT

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Since its launch in July, Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS) has developed a new website as a central point and focus for its new brand of integrated water management solutions. The website – www.alumascwms.co.uk – includes an overview of AWMS and its four sub brands, linking through to each of the brands’ individual sites. It’s an interim step in developing a new overall site in 2016.

AWMS, the new name in the industry for proven water management, includes Skyline Fascias, Soffit & Copings; Alumasc Rainwater Gutters & Downpipes; Harmer Building Drainage; and Gatic Civil Drainage. These four well known, trusted brands combine to offer one simple solution in rain-to-drain water management.

Ben Green, AWMS Marketing Manager comments: “The new site is a fresh approach for our customers, providing them with an overall solution in water management. It’s eye-catching and dynamic, and has a quality look and feel, positioning us in the market. A rolling banner on the home page showcases some of our stunning projects.

“AWMS is the first joined-up rain-to-drain brand in the industry,” continues Ben. “Skyline, Alumasc Rainwater, Harmer and Gatic are all big names in their own right, respected for innovation, quality and outstanding support. We’re combining their strengths to provide customers with an unrivalled breadth of expertise and skill.”

Each sub brand will maintain its own site where customers will find extensive product information and case studies, technical support, literature and brochure downloads, and links to AWMS’ most recent White Paper.

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Alumasc Group plc, the leading UK supplier of premium building and precision engineering products, has created Alumasc Water Management Solutions (AWMS). The new brand spearheads a new business strategy providing customers with integrated solutions in water management.

Launched on 1st July 2015, AWMS becomes the first joined-up rain-to-drain brand in the industry to harness the expertise of four trusted brands in water management. The four are: Skyline Fascias, Soffit & Copings; Alumasc Rainwater Gutters & Downpipes; Harmer Building Drainage; and Gatic Civil Drainage.

For over 70 years Alumasc has promoted the efficient use, retention, recycling and disposal of water in the built environment. But increasingly, the market is calling for more integrated solutions. So AWMS has brought these four brands together to provide one simple, complete solution in proven water management: from rain to drain. AWMS can design products and measure performance on all water management projects.

AWMS Managing Director, Steve Durdant-Hollamby, says: “Skyline, Alumasc Rainwater, Harmer and Gatic are all big names in their own right. They’re renowned for innovation, quality and outstanding support. But under the new AWMS banner we’re combining their strengths to provide customers with an unrivalled breadth of expertise and skills from brands they know and trust.

“Our specialist knowledge and extensive range of industry-leading products will help our customers manage water originating inside or outside the building,” continues Steve, “protecting structures and providing rain-to-drain solutions, delivering water safely to discharge into water course, sewer or ground.”

To keep up to date with our new and exciting developments follow @AlumascWMS

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Last weekend saw teams for all over the UK competing in the Lake District at the BMF Master Merchant challenge. Seventeen teams competed in trials designed to test their physical and mental agility as well as their capacity for teamwork.

The two day event included challenges such as canoeing, gauge walking, building and problem solving followed by a few beers in the evenings.

Alumasc Water Management Solutions was represented by National Sales Manager for Rainwater, Pete Wainer; National Sales Manager for Harmer, Wayne Willmott; Merchant Support Team Manager, Martin Wood and Merchant Support Team member, Pete Hickman.

Wayne commented:

“What a great event! All the teams put in a fantastic effort, the atmosphere was amazing. After a hard day of challenges, a few beers were sunk while we enjoyed a well-deserved rest. Builders Merchants there included MKM, Gibbs & Dandy, Willbond, JT Atkinson, Parker Building Supplies and Chandler Building Supplies. Although we didn’t win, we had a great time and will be returning next year to do it all again.”

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Alumasc Water Management Solutions are pleased to introduce the new Merchant Support Team. Pete, Sean, George and Team Manager Martin are available to assist merchants UK wide with the following:

  • Site surveys
  • In branch product training
  • Point of sales for trade counters
  • Branch incentives
  • Product samples
  • Marketing
  • Trade mornings
  • General enquiries

The introduction of the Merchant Support Team comes at a time of change for Alumasc, where the well-known brands: Skyline, Alumasc Rainwater, Harmer Building Drainage and Gatic Civil Drainage now come under the umbrella brand Alumasc Water Management Solutions.

Martin Wood, Merchant Support Team Manager commented,

“The Area Sales Managers have done a great job so far supporting our merchants. But, with new developments in the Alumasc brand, now is a great time to introduce a new team. The Merchant Support Team aren’t focused on sales; they are here purely to help our merchants with the products and to help market the merchants and products to their customers. This move demonstrates the commitment Alumasc Water Management Solutions has towards satisfying and developing relationships with the merchant base.”

You can contact the merchant support team on 0808 100 2008 or email info@alumascwms.co.uk

Pete Hickman – Scotland, Ireland & North England

Tel: 07884 666455            Email: phickman@alumascwms.co.uk

Sean Allen – Midlands

Tel: 07884 667431            Email: sallen@alumascwms.co.uk

George Freezer – South

Tel: 07780 339686            Email: gfreezer@alumascwms.co.uk

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The internet is where we go to search, source or buy. So, a well-designed, functional website that meets customer needs and builds your brand is critical to success. It’s your shop window.

But visitors don’t hang around. Within a few seconds they decide if a site ‘is for me’ or ‘not for me’.

Customers are not desk bound. They’re on-site or on the move, maybe even browsing using a tablet or smartphone, while standing in one of your competitors. If your website isn’t responsive to their device, and easy to navigate and use, they’ll go elsewhere.

Merchant catchment-areas have expanded dramatically with the internet. So, reaching out to drive traffic to your site and pulling visitors in is a critical skill.

This award will go to a builders’ merchant who can clearly demonstrate how its website and digital initiatives have boosted its business in sales or brand awareness.

Alumasc Water Management Solutions is a new name in the industry, a new joined-up brand for proven water management that harnesses the expertise of four trusted brands in water management: Skyline Fascia, Soffit & Copings; Rainwater Gutters & Downpipes; Harmer Building Drainage; and the newly-formed Gatic Civil Drainage division. Four trusted brands, one simple solution.

We’re proud to sponsor the 2015 Best Builders’ Merchant Website Award and wish all nominees the best of luck.

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trophyThis year the Builders Merchants Federation Conference will be held in Malta from 18th – 21st June 2015. Alumasc Water Management Solutions are proud to sponsor the golf tournament for the third year running, which will be held at the Royal Malta Golf Club on Thursday 18th.

The course offers 18 holes of golf in stunning, historical, landscaped grounds. This year Alumasc will be introducing a ‘blue ball’ competition with the winning team taking home the new trophy.

The conference will provide an educational programme that tackles the issues that the industry is currently facing, with keynote speakers from within the industry as well as the greater business spectrum. This year’s host will be Olympic gold medalist, Sharon Davies.

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Having been a manufacturer of metal rainwater systems since 1947, Alumasc are perfectly placed to offer their independent findings to the industry, with a view to offering significant long term savings on both new-build and refurbishment projects.

Alumasc’s pre-painted cast iron is only 13% more expensive than primed cast iron, but the long-term cost savings far outweigh this modest initial investment. The White Paper explores these savings and presents the facts clearly, in terms of on-going maintenance, system longevity and long-term protection of your building.

If properly manufactured, protected and installed, cast iron can last for in excess of 100 years, but all too often, primed systems that are painted on site will suffer from premature exposure to the elements, and if water starts to attack the building, the cost of correction work will be massive when compared to the small initial investment in cast iron protection.

Alumasc’s Apex Heritage cast iron rainwater lasts up to 10 years before it needs repainting. The painted guttering goes through a certified four-coat system, which is factory-applied under strictly controlled conditions. The paint, which is available in 8 standard heritage colours, has been specifically developed to give a smooth and long lasting finish to the cast iron – this is extremely difficult to replicate on-site.

To demonstrate this effectively, Alumasc Rainwater commissioned a series of independent 1000-hour salt-spray tests to confirm the performance of their pre-painted cast iron range.

These tests were performed on Alumasc’s factory certified painted finish, on that of an inferior paint finish applied on site (i.e. a Non-equivalent four-coat finish) and also on the painted finish of the competition.

The test results have been clearly presented in the White Paper, offering a jargon-free resource to architects, specifiers, contractors, facilities managers and property-owners.

Download the White Paper here

For copies, call 0808 200 1008

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