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Driving innovation and sustainability – a Q&A with Stofix UK’s Head of Technical, Richard Bell

May 17th, 2024

In the fast-paced world of construction and design, staying at the forefront requires a blend of innovation, collaboration and a commitment to sustainability. We caught up with our Head of Technical, Richard Bell, who sheds light on his role in shaping cutting-edge solutions and environmentally conscious practices.

Tell us about your role at Stofix?

I joined Stofix UK in July


Stofix UK is proud to announce a fourth year as a main sponsor of the Façade Awards 2024.

April 8th, 2024

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Stofix UK is proud to announce a fourth year as a main sponsor of the Façade Awards 2024. The awards celebrates the very best in façade design across the UK. 

Brought to you by the publishers of RCI magazine, the main aim of the awards is to raise awareness of the critical role façades play in modern architecture, …


Innovation and Collaboration: a glimpse into the journey of Lisa Mckechnie, Head of Data at Stofix UK

April 3rd, 2024

 

In today’s dynamic business landscape, data plays a crucial role in decision-making, innovation, and collaboration. At Stofix UK, this importance is fully acknowledged and celebrated with the appointment of Head of Data, Lisa McKechnie, who brings a distinct vision to the forefront.

Congratulations on your recent appointment. Can you share your journey leading to becoming Head of Data at


Driving design excellence: a conversation with Stofix UK Design Manager, Kirsten Clarke

April 3rd, 2024

 

Meet Kirsten Clarke, Design Manager at Stofix UK. With four years of pivotal contributions under her belt, Kirsten has played a crucial role in Stofix UK’s journey so far.

From managing Department for Education projects to revolutionising design processes, Kirsten’s insights offer a glimpse into Stofix’s unique and innovative approach. Read on to explore Kirsten’s role, her standout projects,


Stofix Group annual strategy meeting – strong projections for 2024

March 25th, 2024

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Pictured here (L-R) Karol Bzdawka, Richard Bell, Lukasz Szymczak, Konsta Trelyus, Mike Trott.

Last week saw Stofix Group’s annual sales meeting, held at Feldhaus Klinker Visitor Centre in Germany. Feldhaus is the largest producer of brick slips in the world. We heard Stofix Finland, Norway and Sweden sales and marketing strategy and Stofix UK Head of Sales Mike Trott presented …


Stofix welcomes UK Head of Sales, Mike Trott to the team

February 28th, 2024

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We’re thrilled to welcome Mike Trott, UK Head of Sales to our growing team here at Stofix UK. Hear from Mike about his previous experience and plans for his new role. 

“I am excited to be joining Stofix at a pivotal time for the business and I am looking forward to applying the knowledge and skills I have developed


Craig Nottage promoted to Stofix UK Technical Manager

December 19th, 2023

 

We are delighted to announce that Craig Nottage has been promoted to Stofix UK Technical Manager.

Moving forward Craig will focus on the education framework projects, managing design, on-site installer training, QA inspections and working closely with all approved Stofix installers to ensure the best possible results.

Craig commented, “Stofix is such a great product and being involved with …


End of year message – Alex Porter, Operations Director, Stofix Group

December 19th, 2023

 

Alex Porter, Operations Director for Stofix Group sums up 2023 – a momentous year for the Stofix Group in terms of production efficiencies, sales, and growth. 

“Is it possible to sum up 2023 in a few short paragraphs and thank everyone for the dedication and commitment they have shown this year – the answer is a definite no. 2023 …


End of year message – Andy McKechnie sums up 2023 for Stofix UK

December 6th, 2023

 

Andy McKechnie, Stofix Group Technical Director sums up 2023, a year of growth, pushing boundaries and learning.

“Firstly, I can’t believe we are at the end of the year – it’s gone extremely quickly! It has been a year of growth, pushing boundaries and learning. We have delivered over 40,000m2 of high-quality product into the UK construction market for …


Stofix UK exhibit at RCI Show 2023

September 19th, 2023

RCI SHOW

 

Stofix UK will be exhibiting at this year’s Roof, Cladding and Insulation (RCI) Show. Held on 18 & 19th October 2023 at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, The RCI Show is the largest UK event where the entire roofing, cladding and insulation supply chain comes together.

Over the years, the RCI Show has become a key date in the industry …


Welcome Richard, Head of Technical for Stofix UK

July 31st, 2023

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Stofix UK would like to welcome Richard Bell to our growing team.

“I am thrilled to announce that we have welcomed Richard Bell as our new Head of Technical for the UK business. With a remarkable skill set honed over a successful 20-year career in the construction industry, specifically in design management, Richard is the perfect addition to our …


Team Insights – Hear from Stofix UK Technical Sales Manager

July 24th, 2023

 

Paul Simcock, Technical Sales Manager tells us about the support he provides to clients and how the Stofix UK team works closely to support each other. 

Tell us about your current role?

I joined Stofix UK in November 2022 and I am Technical Sales Manager. I cover the Midlands, the North and Scotland. My main focus is working closely …


West Coventry Academy shortlisted for Offsite Awards 2023

July 17th, 2023

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Congratulations to our partner, Innovaré Offsite for reaching the finals of Offsite Awards 2023. The company made the shortlist in the category of Best Use of Hybrid Technology for West Coventry Academy, a project Stofix UK worked on with Innovaré Offsite and main contractor Bowmer + Kirkland

This is one of a number of Department for Education projects, part


Stofix UK shortlisted for best use of a brick slip cladding system – Facade Awards 2023

July 17th, 2023

facade awards 2023

 

Stofix UK is delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for ‘best use of a brick slip cladding system’ at this years Facade Awards 2023. The project that has reached the finals is Thames Park School, working with main contractor Bowmer + Kirkland.

Thames Park School was one of the country’s first schools to be built through the …


Charity Golf Day 2023 – Over £14,000 raised for Make a Wish and Curzon Junior School

July 5th, 2023

charity golf day 2023

It is our pleasure to announce we raised over £14,000 at our annual charity golf day held at Chevin Golf Club last week. The funds will be shared between our chosen charities – Make a Wish and Curzon C of E Primary School. John Webber, Caxton Group Chairman commented, “Thank you to all of our supporters and sponsors. We are …


Team Insights: Operations Director explains Stofix UK culture

June 28th, 2023

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Alex Porter, Stofix UK Operations Director tells us about the culture and opportunities working at Stofix UK, a fast growing company.

How would you describe the culture at Stofix UK?

The business has been built from the ground up so as a result the people employed throughout the business have an interest is seeing it succeed. I’ve been with …


Charity Golf Day in Support of Make-A-Wish UK & Curzon CE Primary School

May 16th, 2023

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It is with pleasure that Stofix UK and Caxton Group announce the return of our Charity Golf Day to be held on the 30th June 2023 at Chevin Golf Club.

Last year saw the return of our Charity Golf Day and thanks to the generosity of our supply team and local community we surpassed our £10,000 goal achieving …


Modern Methods of Construction and the growth of Stofix UK – by Operations Director Alex Porter

May 5th, 2023

woodbridge road school

 

Stofix UK Operations Director, Alex Porter tells us about the growth of Stofix and the increasing demand for Modern Methods of Construction. 

Tell us about the current growth you are seeing at Stofix UK?

Stofix UK has been operating for number of years now (since 2014 in the UK). The recent growth of the business is largely attributed to …


Craig braves the shave for Young Lives Vs Cancer

March 28th, 2023

 

Craig Nottage, a member of Stofix UK’s design management team is braving the shave (head and beard) to raise money for Young Lives Vs Cancer (formerly CLIC Sargent). The charity provides support for children and young adults (0-25) when they need it most. This charity is close to Craig’s heart as they supported him and his family when he …


Stofix RIBA CPD Presentation – Brick Slip Cladding

March 7th, 2023

RIBA CPD Training

Stofix UK is offering a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) CPD presentation in brick slip cladding. Our experienced team will visit your office to talk through a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session. This UK-wide session is suitable for architects and design managers.

Our RIBA CPD session will cover;

About Stofix – background Product manufacturing methods…


Stofix UK sponsors 2023 Façade Awards

February 24th, 2023

Facade Awards

 

Stofix UK is proud to announce a third year as a main sponsor of the Façade Awards 2023. The awards celebrates the very best in façade design across the UK. 

Brought to you by the publishers of RCI magazine, the main aim of the awards is to raise awareness of the critical role façades play in modern architecture …


Project Launch – Nottingham-based Student Accommodation Crown Place

February 16th, 2023

crown place

 

We are pleased to announce the start of a new project this week – Crown Place is a student accommodation facility in central Nottingham.

The six-storey facility comprises a range of bedrooms and studio apartments, on-site gym, cinema room, study rooms, games area, private dining room and landscaped courtyard. Stofix UK was selected by main contractor, Winvic Construction Ltd.  …


Stofix Operations Director talks modern methods of construction with Construction Industry News

December 8th, 2022

modern methods of construction

 

Alex Porter, Stofix Operations Director met with Construction Industry News to discuss the key benefits of brick slip façade systems and how brick manufacturers are adapting to modern methods of construction. 

“The whole of the UK construction industry is changing in terms of how buildings are designed and developed and as a consequence new and more innovative solutions are …


Stofix announce shirt sponsorship of Coalville RFC

November 11th, 2022

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Stofix UK have announced their 2022/2023 sponsorship of Coalville RFC.

“The business is proud to support a Midlands-based team and we are delighted to become the shirt sponsor for Coalville RFC under 16’s. We would like to wish all Coalville RFC teams good luck for the season”. Alex Porter, Stofix Director.

Established in 1902, the large thriving club has …


Stofix UK nominated for 2022 Façade Awards

October 24th, 2022

facade awards

 

Stofix UK has been shortlisted in the 2022 Façade Awards in the category ofBest use of a brick slip cladding system’. This award recognises a recent Stofix project based in Bristol city centre, Box Makers Yard.

The residential development is a vibrant community of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. The 12-storey buildings include communal …


Stofix Sponsor Façade Awards 2022

October 14th, 2022

facade awards

 

Stofix is proud to be a headline sponsor of the Façade Awards 2022, a celebration of the very best in façade design across the UK. 

Brought to you by the publishers of RCI magazine, the main aim of the awards is to raise awareness of the critical role façades play in modern architecture and construction. The awards promote …


Brick slip cladding – a modern construction method used in education buildings

November 6th, 2020

Bob Coleman, Stofix UK Technical Sales Manager discusses why brick slip cladding meets the demand for modern construction methods in education buildings.

“Prime Minister Boris Johnson is releasing £1bn to fund 50 school building projects in England next year. It will form the first part of a new 10-year school multi-wave modernisation plan and kick-starts wider plans to speed up …


Sector Focus – Growing popularity of Stofix throughout residential projects

November 5th, 2020

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Alex Porter, Stofix UK Operations Director outlines why Stofix brick slip cladding is so popular with specifiers for residential projects in the UK.

“Tradition brick remains hugely popular throughout UK home builders, and this shows no sign of decline. However using traditional brick can be time consuming and labour intensive. It also requires a fully trained Bricklayer. Brick slip …


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