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Steadmans materials prove undiluted success for mineral water company


Materials made by leading one-stop-shop building products manufacturer Steadmans are proving transparently appropriate for Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company in mid-Wales.

Steadmans’ output has enabled a new 15,750 sq ft production facility to be constructed at the company’s site in Knighton, Powys. The building now contains a bottling line for the diverse range of mineral water, flavoured spring water, juices, school-compliant soft drinks and private label products Radnor Hills produces. Construction work followed the demolition of a disused poultry shed, which previously stood on the site.

The new building comprises about 1,600 linear metres of slate blue AS35 80mm insulated roof panels and approximately 450 metres of AS35 60mm wall cladding from Steadmans, who also provided zed purlins and sleeves, flashings, side rail struts, struts, wire and a fire escape door.

Steadmans 1Paul Jones, of Knighton-based JA Francis & Sons Ltd, who fabricated and erected the Radnor Hills project, said: “We’re long-standing Steadmans customers and specified the company’s products on this occasion because we knew we could rely on the high quality of its composite panels. We’ve dealt with Steadmans for several years and have also always found their customer service to be very good and their people extremely helpful.”

Comprising two outer steel skins with an integral PIR insulation core, Steadmans’ AS35 insulated panels are available in a wide range of colours and complement their broad variety of pre-engineered construction products, such as gutters, roof lights and doors.

AS35 panels are manufactured in a quality process certified to ISO 9001:2008, using non-ozone depleting technology. This provides designers with an environmentally-responsible product, with excellent thermal performance and a predicted service life of 40 years. Available in a range of thicknesses, the panels can be specified to achieve insulation U-values, aiding compliance with the latest L2 regulations. The panels are also Loss Prevention Certification Board approved.

Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company markets brands including Radnor Hills, Aqua Splash, Radnor Fruits, Radnor Fizz, Radnor Fruit Cola, Heartsease and Heartsease Farm. The organisation’s brand support team provides a successful product development service to private label customers too.

The company won the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2006 and last year was named among the UK’s 50 fastest growing privately owned food and drink companies by the Grocer magazine.

For further information on Steadmans’ full range of products call 016974 78277, email: info@steadmans.co.uk or visit www.steadmans.co.uk