Joining and suspension solutions manufacturer, Gripple, has cemented its plans to increase visibility among engineers, architects and other construction industry professionals by gaining accreditation from National Building Specification (NBS).
Gripple will be the only wire rope suspension solutions provider listed on the technology platform which allows specifiers to source quality approved building products.
It follows a strategic move by recently appointed UK & Ireland sales director, Chris Bugg, to target designers and specifiers, promoting the cost, time and environmental benefits of specifying items early in a construction project.
Chris explains: “There are many advantages of being able to specify products during the early stages of a project and this is something we’ve been actively promoting over recent months.
“A key feature of many Gripple products is they’re zero waste, require no cutting and arrive pre-fabricated in more compact packages than traditional threaded rod systems. This is something that fits in with the sustainable and eco-focussed building projects we’re seeing many architects favour.”
The NBS provides piece of mind that products sourced via the specification software have been approved and accredited by the organisation which is backed by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Chris adds: “Traceability has become a hot topic in the construction industry in recent years. Sourcing products such as suspension systems through platforms like NBS brings reassurance that items can be easily traced and every detail of what has been used can easily be accessed, which can help maximise the life cycle of a building.
“We feel proud to be backed by and validated by NBS which is contributing to a culture of safer, greener buildings.”
Early product specification and BIM-ready products are also essential to avoid on-site service clashes which can cause additional costs and project delays.
Gripple, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, manufactures suspension solutions from its UK headquarters and has sold more than 700m units.
For more information about Gripple, please call 0114 275 2255 or visit www.gripple.co.uk.