CYGNUM AWARDED STA ASSURE GOLD

We are thrilled and honoured to be awarded the Structural Timber Frame Associations highest accreditation level possible ‘STA Assure Gold’.The criteria set out for a Gold member means that Cygnum has demonstrated the highest levels of quality, performance and best practice across a range of industry standards.

 

GOLDSMITH STREET SHORTLISTED FOR 2 STRUCTURAL TIMBER AWARDS

We are delighted to announce that Goldsmith Street, Norwich has been shortlisted for Social Housing Project of the Year & Low Energy Project of the Year at the 2018 Structural Timber Awards.

The awards are a celebration of innovation, best practice, and expertise in timber technology. With over 200 exemplary entries packed full of outstanding, pioneering projects it was a real achievement that our Goldsmith Street project was nominated in 2 categories.

Delivering such a highly ambitious large-scale Passivhaus scheme was achieved by all the team working closely from the feasibility stage. The team includes award-winning architects Mikhail Riches alongside contractors RG Carter for the Client Norwich City Council. 

The awards will be held on 10th October at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham.

GDPR – 25TH MAY 2018

On the 25th of May 2018, the European Union are adopting a new privacy law called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to unify data protection and privacy rules for all individuals within the European Union. The new Regulations will affect all organisations established in the EU as well as all organisations outside the EU if they are involved in processing personal data of EU residents.

Given the business relationship your organisation has established with Cygnum Timber Frame we may be processing personal data of your employees. Cygnum is in the process of updating our processes, policies, procedures and system standards for transparency to our client and supplier base as we work with your personal data.

Cygnum will comply with the GDPR by safeguarding your personal data as stipulated in the regulation. We would like to ensure our clients and the companies we conduct business with, that your personal data is properly documented, managed and stored on our systems.

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Progress on our Manufacturing Extension

Excitement is building with progress on our factory extension. Phase 2 of the build is underway and will bring our manufacturing facility up to 80,000 sq ft making room for our new state of the art CNC production equipment … more updates to follow….

GoldSmith Street Norwich – Site update

Great to see progress of our Passivhaus units on site and being erected at GoldSmith Street, Norwich. We were delighted to be part of the team who delivered Norwich City Council’s first Passivhaus housing development, Hansard Close earlier this year.  Goldsmith Street will be the region’s largest Passivhaus development and marks the continuing commitment from Norwich city council to provide low energy social housing.  The 105 units feature a mix of one, two, three and four bedroomed properties, designed by award winning architects Mikhail Riches.

 

Architects Information Day

We opened our doors recently to welcome over 30 top architects for an information morning and manufacturing tour.  The response was brilliant, thank-you to everyone who took the time to attend we hope you found it both informative and enjoyable.  Due to the fantastic response we will be hosting another information day towards the end of the year.

Operations Manager Brian Murphy talks wall systems to an engaged crew of architects

Technical Sales Director Heber McMahon gives a presentation titled ‘Timber Frame Principles and Opportunities’


Heber showing our guests around the design office


If you are interested in attending one of our open days or would like to us to visit you for a lunch time CPD presentation contact us on 026 21100 or email info@cygnum.ie 

Celebrating 20 years in Business

Over 120 Cygnum employees past and present came together recently to celebrate 20 years in business.  The 20 year anniversary marks an important milestone for the company which has seen many highlights such as opening it’s state of the art manufacturing facility in 2005. In 2017 further expansion and a focus on improving our service to clients in the UK saw us open an office in Stowmarket, Suffolk.

In 2011, we built one of the UK’s first Passivhaus registered schools in Wolverhampton. This enabled us to develop a technical engineering and design department who are constantly driven to find ways of improving existing products and use cutting-edge solutions to exceed our clients requirements.

In 2016 Cygnum was presented with no less than 5 awards at the Structural Timber Awards. Plans are now afoot to extend the manufacturing facility to house new state of the art machinery to meet the demand of the growing housing market.

Managing Director John Desmond took the opportunity to thank all of his team, many of whom have been with the company since it’s inception in 1997.


We would like to thank all our clients for your support over the past 20 years..here’s to the next 20!