SWIFIX: Best of Britain Award

We are delighted to announce that SWIFIX is the recipient of our Best of Britain Award for outstanding services to the External Wall Insulation (EWI) sector.

Multi-award winner SWIFIX is a real powerhouse in the UK EWI sector, with an astonishing 200% growth last year and is already on course to more than double that this year. The last twelve months have been a whirlwind, with Director, Paul Brown needing to take on a new premises.

“We’ve just taken on a brand-new depot to expand the fulfilment side of the business, after running the business from home and are busying ourselves with lots of warehouse management courses.

“Since we established the company in 2016, we’ve partnered with fibre-only operator, CityFibre to roll out country-wide broadband with five of our leading installation products, from fibre broadband cables, catenary wires to utility boxes. The other exciting project was working with Exeter College as a consultant on the curriculum design and delivery of retrofit boot-camps and upskilling courses for the insulation sector.

“This work has continued further as a key member of GCAP (Green Construction Advisory Panel): a group of individuals set up in the South West from across industry; including installers, suppliers, landlords and merchants. The mission of GCAP is to bring sustainable training and education opportunities to the housing and construction sectors.”

With the passing of PAS 2030 in 2017 and PAS 2035 in 2019, the industry has drastically reconsidered the traditional usage of timber pattresses, with SWIFIX fixings now being routinely used instead as Product of Choice by many EWI Systems Designers.

With expert knowledge of the EWI sector at large, specifically within the housing sector, Paul seized on a gap in the market and designed and produced a range of fittings, focused for refitting and installing lightweight and heavyweight items through EWI systems. These innovative fixings are approved and specified by many EWI system designs and clients across the UK and can be used during or after system installation.

External Wall Insulation itself is not a new concept however, it was originally used in Germany and have been prevalent in Europe from the 1960s onwards.

“We’re delighted to win the Best of Britain Award and the lovely thing is that though Europe invented EWI- our Devon-based company is now supplying our products throughout Europe- it’s gone full circle. We’ve cornered the market in Greece, Poland and Germany and long-term are hoping to expand further across the continent. Business is booming as our products are so unique on the market.”

The SWIFIX range is PAS 2035-compliant for retrofitting, modular housing sector and future-proofed for maintenance provision, meeting robust requirements to mitigate against insulation compression, with its signature watertight seal. The products include single universal fittings. satellite fitting kits, pipe connectors, connection point fittings, and tap fittings.

With the current focus on the circular economy and meeting the UK Government’s 2050 net-zero targets, it is an added bonus that the SWIFIX fixing range are made from partially-recycled plastics, with all parts and packaging fully recyclable, reducing the need for landfill.

The multi-award-winning SWIFIX external wall fixings are available via wholesale merchants and come highly recommended by the UK’s leading systems manufacturers.