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Investment In Scottish Building & Design

Scottish builders have a new opportunity to keep ahead of the competition through significant investment in the region by Building Product Design Group (BPD).

The Group, which includes roof ventilation and construction membrane supplier Glidevale, ventilation specialist Passivent, damp and gas protection, louvres company Kingfisher Louvre Systems, has opened an office in Perth.

The new venture is the first, key step in delivering a strategic commitment to the individual considerations of the region. It will provide a base and enhanced environment for cross referral for the sales teams, thus enabling customers to deal with just one point of contact for an array of requirements- from low or zero carbon lifetime homes to schools complying with Building Bulletins.

The new facility also includes a purpose-built showroom and training facility to help customers correctly specify and install products, and thus efficiently achieve appropriate Regulations. A series of practical training and CPD sessions for builders and specifiers are already scheduled, addressing issues such as airtightness.

Craig Fyall, Commercial Manager, explained, "Having an office in Scotland gives us a business firm roots from which to effectively service our customers. The region has always been important for us; the Group's ever-evolving product range offers exceptional benefits in the drive towards reduced carbon emissions and Scotland's specific regional requirements.

"Providing the market with a local base gives customers a more efficient means of learning about market and product developments, broadening their knowledge, to enable efficient and profitable construction."

Formed in the early 1980's by the building and property development company the Willan Group, BPD is a fully integrated company capable of taking products from inception to site, backed up with significant technical expertise. Its individual companies are each recognized within their specific markets as being leaders in product innovation and delivery of practical solutions to meet changing market requirements.