Off-site strategic partnership

Wirral-based architectural glazing company RED Systems has formed strategic alliance with Leeds-based off-site company Sigmat.

The firm, which specialises in the design and manufacture of aluminium glazing products, will be working alongside Sigmat on the launch of the firm’s new luxury housing division.

The partnership has been formed on the back of the firm’s combined success in the residential sector.

RED Systems will be working alongside Sigmat’s in-house design teams to provide factory-installed window systems for the new bespoke housing range, as well as a number of commercial projects. The team has already created a bespoke bracket that enables products to be factory assembled.

RED Systems managing director Michael Green said: “We are massively interested in modern methods of construction (MMC) and see this being a significant part of the construction industry moving forward.

“More than anything though, we see this partnership as a real meeting of minds. By combining our knowledge we are confident that we will be able to create an outstanding solution and complete rapid dry envelope solution for the industry. We have already had a high level of interest from our existing clients who are keen to explore MMC.”

Sigmat, which has been involved in the development of modern methods of off-site construction over the past 20 years, is now a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of light gauge steel frames (LGSF) for the UK construction industry.

Sigmat has delivered the building superstructures of more than 300 high profile projects in a variety of sectors across the UK, and its manufacturing facility in Leeds produces vast quantities of bespoke LGSF in order to meet the ever-growing demand for modern construction solutions.

Sigmat’s CEO Mark Eburne said: “This partnership represents the culmination of a significant amount of research and development into delivering fully glazed units for both our new luxury home division and existing commercial clients across the UK.

“RED Systems shares the same passion for creativity and innovation as we do here at Sigmat so it was the perfect choice when it came to appointing a forward-thinking glazing partner.

“We are excited to be able to tap into RED’s expertise as we continue our ongoing programme of research and development, and look forward to working with them on a whole range of industry leading initiatives in the coming months.”