Bristol-based Siniat wins national award for innovation
Leading plasterboard manufacturer Siniat, based in Bristol, has won a British Construction Industry Award in Product Design Innovation for GTEC Weather Defence – its revolutionary gypsum sheathing board launched in 2013.
The award is another major coup for the local manufacture that has also recently been recognised as the green business of the year but the North Somerset Business Leader awards. It is currently recruiting for 14 new positions at its Bristol plant.
The judges went to see GTEC Weather Defence in action at the £11.5 million re-build of Abercynon Community Primary School in Rhondda Valley and described it as “a really simple product that could, very quickly become the major player in its market”.
The BCI Awards, run by New Civil Engineer, are the most admired and coveted awards in the construction industry. Now in their 27th year, the awards boast a panel of exceptional judges and leading industry recognition.
Neil Ash, Managing Director at Siniat, comments: “It’s great to receive national recognition from our industry peers for a product that was masterminded at our Bristol plant.
“The gypsum sheathing boards were developed in our own research and development lab and are manufactured on site, so it’s a Bristol-born product.
“We developed GTEC Weather Defence to alleviate a common problem in the construction industry – keeping to the build programme on schedule. The gypsum sheathing board is used to weatherproof the frame of a building during construction – meaning that internal work can start sooner.”
GTEC Weather Defence delivered major savings at Abercynon Community Primary School, speeding up the build programme and providing greater performance for the building envelope.