Tata Steel has announced the launch of its new Platinum Plus guarantee, designed to offer assurance to architects, specifiers and building owners with the provision of tailored specification advice, technical support and a guaranteed system performance of up to 30 years.
The Platinum Plus guarantee provides customers with the assurance of a high-quality, robust and enduring building system, supported by Tata Steel’s comprehensive service. This includes tailored specification advice to suit the building’s function, technical assistance and on-site installation checks, all to ensure long-term performance and confirm that it is constructed correctly, subsequently lowering the cost of ownership through the building’s life.
Specifiers offered the Platinum Plus guarantee can be confident that their Tata Steel system has been designed with the specific needs of the project and the building’s end-function in mind, featuring high-quality components carefully selected from a range of compatible roofing and cladding products. All components will have been independently tested and certified, as well as being responsibly sourced and fully traceable through the manufacturer’s reputable supply chain partners. What’s more, as a result of Tata Steel’s status as an EPD Programme Operator, the manufacturer can provide third-party verified, product-specific EPD’s, helping to contribute towards a more sustainable means of construction and increased BREEAM and LEED scores.
Tata Steel has also developed an online specification builder, enabling designers and specifiers to easily view 3D product previews in the complete colour range, generate building envelope system solutions and manage multiple specifications, all using the efficient online tool.
As well as providing tailored guidance throughout the specification stage, support then continues, with readily available technical advice and final on-site checks to ensure that the system is both installed correctly and according to the original specification. Upon completion, the Platinum Plus guarantee is issued direct to the building owner.
Jo Evans, managing director of UK Building Systems at Tata Steel, said: “We understand that the design and specification stage of any project can be challenging. Architects and specifiers need to ensure that the proposed building system not only has excellent thermal properties, but also achieves the required acoustic performance, fire performance, wind resistance, durability and structural stability, all with the right guarantee attached and without the need of excessive maintenance.
“At Tata Steel, we wanted to make the whole specification process easier and more efficient, which is why we chose to create the online tool to support our Platinum Plus system guarantee. The aim of the Platinum Plus guarantee is to provide architects and specifiers with the confidence that they have installed a proven high-quality and robust building system, from a reputable manufacturer, which will continue to perform and with minimum maintenance required. Throughout the specification process, they will also have access to expert technical advice and support, ensuring that their selected system is well suited to their project and its needs.
“What’s more, building owners can similarly rest assured, for the Platinum Plus guarantee will be issued direct to them, avoiding any potential confusion in the unlikely event of a claim. Valid for up to 30 years and fully transferable to the new building owner, in the event of a sale, it is one of the most straight-forward and transparent guarantees available on the steel market.”
The Platinum Plus guarantee is offered on all Tata Steel systems manufactured from Colorcoat branded pre-finished steel. In addition to roof and wall cladding systems, the guarantee also extends to include all flashings, boundary gutters, sealants, fasteners and fall arrest systems when named in the project specification, making it a complete system guarantee.