BMI UK & Ireland launches in the UK

Following the unification of Icopal and Monier Redland, and a period of investment in premises, systems and people, a new company, BMI UK & Ireland has been formally launched to the construction industry.

Describing itself as a ‘unique industry leader with the highest quality total roofing solutions for both pitched and flat roofing’, the new company says it is uniquely positioned to assist with design and project specifications, technical advice and after-sales support for both domestic and commercial projects.

Speaking at a launch event for the new entity in London, Andy Dennis, managing director, said: “Although a new name in the industry, BMI UK & Ireland has a manufacturing heritage stretching back over 180 years and for whom quality and a commitment to service is embedded in its centuries-old DNA.

“Quite simply, we are totally committed to doing what’s right for homeowners, building owners, the public and the industry. By working together, we can identify and support their needs every step of the way – from how the building will be used, to how the roof could be used and the benefits the roof can bring to them as owners and, of course, the community around them.

“This is demonstrated through a dedication to deliver innovative pitched and flat roofing solutions that are designed to transform the way people live and work. Providing protection, added value and peace of mind for architects, roofers, building and homeowners alike.”

With a focus on customer care and ‘the way buildings transform the way people live and work’, BMI UK & Ireland says it is ready to advise on a wide range of subjects, from Building Information Modelling (BIM) objects and guidance; sustainability and energy efficiency standards and product information; through to technical installation support, and supply chain planning.

Just one example of the support on offer is BMI’s complete six-step ‘cradle to grave’ design advice and calculation service, which starts with consultation and site surveys; leading to specification, site support and project monitoring – concluding with ‘industry-leading’ roof systems guarantees for both pitched and flat roofs.

The company says this dedication to finding ways to make roofs and roofing better is underpinned by the most comprehensive range of products from a single roofing solutions provider on the market today – from concrete, clay, metal tiles and reconstituted slate through to reinforced bitumen membranes, single-ply and liquid waterproofing systems; as well as an extensive collection of fittings, components and building membranes.

Previously marketed under some of the sector’s best-known brands, these names have been developed to acknowledge the new structure. These newly-named brands include BMI Redland, BMI Icopal, BMI Monarplan and BMI Sealoflex, to name but a few.

Andy Dennis added: “With the formation of BMI UK & Ireland, homeowners, building owners, the public and the industry now have a partner who is fully engaged with their design and building needs and truly cares about what matters to them and how together we can make a better world.”