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Why Choose LED?

LED can bring high quality lighting instantly (no waiting to warm up). It has an exceptional lifetime, so you won’t be needing to replace bulbs as often and LED can greatly reduce your energy costs. It may prove more expensive initially but ultimately, you will make your money back by the minimum amount of maintenance needed.

A correct lighting solution can prevent work-related injuries. Natural lighting should take precedence where possible, artificial light must be adequate and properly maintained. Workers should be able to detect obvious hazards and be able to work with eyestrain.

We have numerous options to that will light your site up during the winter. Consider what you will need, for instance, do you need temporary lighting or does it need to be moved often? Do you need a cordless light?

Festoon Kits are a great temporary lighting solution. They can light up a large area by hanging from one area to another. They can light up a dark hallway or corridor and can provide a safe exit for workers. Tripod lights are another temporary light solution as they spread the light over a large area and can illuminate from above. We have double and single light options available depending on how much light is needed.

Freestanding lights are a popular and flexible solution and can be corded and cordless. They are robust lighting for site. Uplights are a combination of freestanding and tripod lighting. They are easy to transport and can light up a large area. They are a great option for plasterers or anyone working in the eves.

#BuildingLife

Etag Environmental Comittee

 

 

At Etag, we are striving to provide more environmentally sustainable products for our customers. Within the construction industry, we are conscious of our carbon footprint and sourcing products for our customers that can decrease our footprint is important to us. 39% of global energy related carbon emissions are attributed to buildings and 28% of this are from buildings in operation – lighting, heating and cooling. However, 11% of carbon emissions are attributed to the construction process, for example, dust creation and fumes in construction.

There are small ways that Etag can help our customers reduce their carbon emissions on site, such as LED site lights. LED can bring high quality lighting to site instantly. They need minimal maintenance and greatly reduce energy costs. We have a wide range of site lights that can help adequately light up the site.

Another way to reduce dust on site is the Armorgard Cutting Station. This multi-purpose mobile cutting unit eliminates the need for a separate cutting room and has a dust extractor connection. There is also an optional extra for a dust extraction or air filtration system. The Cutting Station has a unique and extendable back which creates a much bigger, and safer working space.

Etag also carry a comprehensive set of key insulation products from leading brands, such as fibreglass, PIR and loft leg. As a large percentage of carbon emissions comes from buildings in operation, good insulation can reduce this. Insulation can make renovated and new buildings comfortable and less expensive to run, while minimising energy use.

This year, World Green Building Week’s theme is #BuildingLife. Etag are pledging to to source, produce and transport materials more sustainably. We have already begun this process and aim to make more changes within the year in the products we supply, our own operations and transportation of goods. We recently established an Environmental Committee, and their aim is to make Etag greener for our team and customers.

Get in touch with our Technical Sales Team for more information on our products.

Ram Board – The Best Heavy Duty Material Protection

At Etag, we supply the best in material protection for sites during construction or renovation. Ram Board is a product that is a heavy duty floor protection that rolls out flat and reduces the need for bulky floor protection.

It lays out fast and is re-useable. It is proven to protect concrete, wood, tile, linoleum, VCT and most other floor types. It will not stain and has a Vapour-Cure technology that allows for the proper curing of new floors. The Spill Guard technology gives extra protection against water, mud, paint and more. The Wall Guard creates an unmatched, protective barrier for walls, baseboards and perimeters. It will fold along 3 crease lines giving multiple height options for protection. Ram Board also protects the environment, with every roll being 100% recycled and recyclable.

Door Jamb is a heavy duty, flexible and re-useable door frame protector. No tape or adhesive is necessary, Door Jamb will install in seconds. It snaps onto door frames, protecting them from dents and scratches that can occur during construction. Available in 36” and 60” lengths and 4” – 9” door frame widths.

Ram Board have also created tapes that are tough enough to hold the Ram Board in place and leave no marks. Edge Tape is low tack enough for easy release and will leave no mark, but is tough enough to hold Ram Board edges in place. It can secure the edges of Ram Board on floors, walls and stairs. Safety orange identifies where the edges are.

Seam Tape will easily cover the seams of Ram Board. It is not intended to be applied directly to floors. The unique paper backing tears easily and creates an extremely durable and smooth finish. It is not vapour-permeable and should not be used in areas where curing floors need to breathe.

Vapour-Cure Tape prevents cure lines in concrete and blotchy finishes by allowing vapours and moisture to escape. The tape will join the seams of the Ram Board together. It can be used on different types of flooring such as concrete, glue down floors, stained floors, epoxy floors, refinished floors, VCT and most other floor types.

We also supply tools that will cut the job time and can be used with Ram Board and other products. The Ram Board Seamer is a floor taper with an extended handle, which allows for a 60% faster walking application. It will seam Ram Board floor protection on large projects and eliminates the need for application on hands and knees. It will fit most 2”, 3” and 4” tapes. It is built to last and applies the tape so efficiently, it eliminates waste.

The Multi Cutter protects flooring from being damaged or scuffs while cutting. The ergonomic, anti-slip handle is designed for comfort and safety. The Multi Cutter also has a magnetic closure which provides easy access to the internal storage of replacement blades. They are heavy duty with a fuzz guard that prevents debris collection in the handle.

Our Technical Sales Team can help you choose which material protection is best for your site.

The Fastest Nailer For Insulation

The Sympafix Insulation Nailer is 10 times faster at fixing insulation sheets and rolls into concrete. The huge labour savings means it is perfect for use in concrete framework and blockwork, external and roof insulation. The insulation nailer has been tested with torch on felt roofs. Sympafix will provide certification for the fixings and Etag will carry out a test area and train your team in using the nailer.

This powerful and compact nail gun is suitable for concrete pins lengths of 25mm to 200mm, this allows for the fixing of up to 200mm thickness of insulation sheets and rolls. It is fast to set up and comes supplied with 2 Li – Ion batteries, a fast charger and carry case.  The special construction of the tool makes it easy to maintain. It is fuelled by high performance gas, without special storage and transport requirements. No drilling or adhesives are required and can be done through direct fixing or preassembled fixing.

If you have any enquiries, our Technical Sales Team are happy to help you on 01 835 7424 or sales@etagfixings.com

Celebrating 15 years of Etag

“It makes me a proud director of Etag Fixings Limited as I announce that we have crossed another milestone in the history of our company, 15 years have now passed since the formation and I’d like to take this occasion to thank each of you for being a customer of Etag Fixings Limited

What began as a small firm with just 4 staff has risen up to stand tall within the industry with now more than 40 employees. Our company has countless achievements and accomplishments, especially from last year which proved to be exceptionally productive for our company.

Without the support of our excellent team it would never be in this position. Every one of you plays a very important role in the development of our company. It is for your enthusiasm, support and dedication that have brought us to this height Etag Fixings Limited shall ever remain indebted to the contributions of its employees.

We are also grateful to our clients and customers who trusted in us to help them provide excellent services and products. Their demands, challenges and feedback have pushed us to go ahead and improve vigorously. Our success story remains incomplete without the support of our clients and customers. They spread the word faster and in a better way than any of our promotional means could.

We can’t thank you enough for your contributions to Etag Fixings Limited.

We plan to keep our business and relationship growing with you and continue to provide you nothing less than the best. With your support, we wish to explore new heights this year.”

Damien Lynch,

Managing Director of Etag Fixings Ireland.

2nd April 2019

 

WEEE & Battery Compliant -Greener Etag

 

 

 

We have been certified for another year for the WEEE & Battery Compliance Scheme.

We are obliged to:

  • Display the applicable Environmental Management Cost on the price notice relating to each item of EEE.
  • Take back WEEE of similar type on a one-for-one, like for like basis, free of charge and promote instore.
  • Ensure that all items of EEE or batteries distributed are placed on the market by a registered producer.
  • Ensure that WEEE is stored correctly and transferred to contractors operating on behalf of WEEE Ireland.
  • Keep records relating to quantities of WEEE taken back, stored and removed from premises.

This is all part of our aim to create a Greener Etag.

Growing Etag Fixings strengthens 14 year supply partnership with Rapierstar

Leading UK and Irish fastener distributor Etag Fixings is driving ahead with its ambitious growth plans with the support of masonry and timber screws supplier Rapierstar.

Following its successful expansion into the UK market by establishing a London operation in 2011, Etag UK recently expanded its warehouse in Thames Gateway Park, Dagenham, Essex to 20,000 sq. ft. providing more off the shelf high quality products. There has been huge growth for Etag in recent years, moving from their original premises in Bermondsey to Dagenham in November 2016. This move allowed Etag to grow the business further due to the logistical benefits of East London.

Etag has also upgraded and expanded its main distribution centre in Ireland with a move into a new 33,000 sq. ft. building in Dublin. Accommodating three new warehouses and its head office functions, the new base for Etag underpins its plans to grow market share for fasteners used in all aspects of construction, engineering and right across the industrial sector.

At the heart of Etag’s success and strength is its strategy of partnering with the market’s leading distributors and manufacturers, amongst which is Rapierstar with whom it has partnered since 2004. It supplies Etag with its StarTurn wood screws and StarFix masonry screws, which give customers access to consistently high quality fasteners that are subjected to the most demanding testing regime, both at manufacturing source and in Rapierstar’s UK test centre.

Paul Bonner, Managing Director at Etag Fixings said: “We’ve really differentiated ourselves by becoming the go-to distributor for fasteners and fixings across all technical disciplines, sometimes surprising ourselves with what we can supply. That’s what comes of investing time and effort in developing a great network of trusted suppliers, within which we include Rapierstar, who have made a really positive contribution to our success.

“Rapierstar products are extremely popular with our customers as they seek fasteners that allow them to complete their work easily, safely and to a high standard. Our expert team have a great knowledge of all our products, and Rapierstar have always supported Etag with their high quality screws. We look forward to a continued relationship with Rapierstar as both companies continue to grow in the UK and Ireland”

Etag started life in 2004 as a small distributor of fixings, hand-tools and safety equipment, but it has since grown to offer the most comprehensive product range of its kind in Ireland. These span numerous product divisions including access panels, building supplies, ceiling and drywall, masonry, concrete, formwork, M&E, power tools, roofing, carpentry, signage and protection, and it is already well on the road to replicating its success in the UK from its Dagenham site.

David Furness, founder and MD of Rapierstar adds: “It’s fantastic to see Etag expand and grow and we are delighted to be working closely with Paul and his team to provide customers with the best possible products for the application. With our focus on the UK and Irish markets too, there are strong synergies between Rapierstar and Etag which ensures reliability of supply and means we are both fully in tune with the needs of our markets.”

Operating from its UK HQ and 100,000 sq. ft. bonded warehouse and distribution centre near Macclesfield, Rapierstar is the leading fastener supplier to the British and Irish construction market. With one billion screws stocked at any one time, and supporting sites in Belfast and Norwich, it is able to offer unrivalled supply chain reliability to customers in all parts of the British Isles.

Its own branded products are designed and manufactured to exacting speed of insertion, strength of drill point and high plating standards, with quality assured through comprehensive testing at both its manufacturing plants and its ‘in-house’ R&D test facility. This industry leading regime enables Rapierstar to comply with all appropriate British, European and international quality standards and to continuously improve product performance through innovation.

Greener Etag

Over the last month, we have been looking at our energy efficient products to celebrate World Green Building Week  from 24-30  September. Not only do we stock green products, we are also working towards a greener Etag.

At the beginning of 2018 the decision was made that in an order to facilitate our ongoing business growth, a larger space was required. The property hunt started and soon enough, new premises of 29,751.45 sq.f. was secured. The property comprises of 3 adjacent units. Each building has a large interconnected warehouse, along with two storey office areas. A complete refurbishment was necessary to make the premises suitable to our needs.

A general inspection of the buildings and an energy audit was carried out. The aim of the project was to achieve long term cost efficiency and more environmentally friendly solution. First, the property was completely rewired and a total of 215 light fittings were changed for more energy efficient LED options. The light fittings are attractive, easy to clean and have no glare. The payback period of the initial cost for the new lighting is 3 years. Our energy savings per year works out at 46% and the estimated cuts on our carbon footprint per year is 10.8 tonnes.

Greener Etag Light Fixings

 

We then installed new digital electric radiators throughout the building, which are not only more aesthetically pleasing than the previous storage heaters, but are also fitted with a built-in room sensor.  This allows for individual setting (keeping the whole team happy!), prevents overheating and are economical. The radiators are approximately 30% more efficient than the old storage heaters. All the light fittings and storage heaters were then recycled rather than being sent to a landfill. To prevent heat loss, our ceilings in the upper level of the building were fitted with a 200mm Earthwool insulation. This insulation roll is odourless and rot proof. Earthwool is also made from rapidly renewable bio-based materials.

Greener Etag Radiators

 

We are also making inroads with our daily recycling, particularly due to our baler. The baler helps to reduce our cardboard and plastic waste, and helps us do our part in conserving the environment. In the office, there is a recycling bin to collect waste paper, helping to reduce our waste and encourage recycling. We still have some work to do, but are dedicated to reducing Etag’s carbon footprint over the next few years.

Greener Etag Baler

 

#WGBW2018 – Air Tightness

Airstop Range Fix Factory

Over the month of September, we will be focusing on products that help to create a green home for World Green Building Week on 24-30 September. #WGBW2018

Air tightness products can help to make a building reduce it’s energy consumption, making it environmentally friendly.

Airstop Vapour Barrier Tape is for indoor bonding of all PP/PE membrane types, such as plywood, chipboard, planed timber and metal. The Blue Barrier Tape is for longitudinal and transverse overlapping bonding. It has a string adhesive force that improves over time and is highly resistant to moisture. The Green Barrier Tape is used for sealing around shaped objects such as pipe conduits. It is highly flexible and allows for the movement of structural elements.

Airstop Vapour Barrier Foil  is a permeable vapour barrier that is used to prevent dry rot, mould and mildew on primarily exterior walls and ceilings constructions. The vapour barrier allows periodic condensation moisture to move from one side of the material to the other but is still tight enough to stop normal vapour pressure.

Airstop Mastic is used for tight adhesion of vapour barrier foil against absorbent pourous surfaces such as plaster, aerated concrete or untreated timber. It is solvent free, a strong adhesive, stable, it smooths out irregularities. It is durable and moves with the building.

Airstop Split Back Tape is a split backed tape for the air tight sealing of exposed building elements such as wood, pvc, plaster and brick. It can also be plastered or painted over.

For more information on our air tightness products, call our experienced sales team on 01 835 7424 or email sales@etagfixings.com

Dust Prevention

Dust can be a huge problem on site as it can seriously damage your health. There are some products that can help minimise and protect you from dust on site.Etag Ireland Dust Prevention XtractaBench

The Armorgard XtractaBench is an all in one dust workbench and extraction management system. It is a strong and robust workbench used to reduce dust and fumes emitted on site when working with materials such as wood, metal and plasterboard. it is compatible with most H or M class vaccums.

Dust masks are becoming more important due to regulations coming in. Face masks are now recommended by the HSA to be fit tested annually. All Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) must be CE marked making it adequate for the task, compatible for the environment, task and worker, and in good working order. RPE is the last line of protection. We have a wide range of dust protection products to keep you safe on site.

Etag Ireland Dust Prevention Full Face Mask

A full face mask has a large lens for wide field view and excellent visibility. It has a bayonet connection fitting system to a broad range of filters to protect against gases, vapours and particles. The four strap suspension makes it easy to put on and take off.  The cool flow valve provides easy breathing with reduced heat and stops moisture build up. The face mask is easy to clean due to the exhalation port, which provides increased durability.

 

Etag Ireland Half Face Mask Dust Prevention

 

A half mask is reusable, economical, low maintenance and simple to use. It has a cradle head harness and easy fasten neck strap. It is made of lightweight, elastomeric material for comfort during long periods. The low profile design minimises any interference in your field of view. The twin filter system gives an even distribution of weight and minimal obstruction to weight.

We also stock a range of disposable dust masks with P1,  P2 and P3 valve for temporary measures.  Ear protection is also important to reduce noise pollution and dirt. Corded ear plugs are reusable and can help reduce pressure in the ear canal. Disposable ear plugs are easy to insert and fit to the contour of the ear. Ear defenders are lightweight and ensure the wearer is protected from noise pollution. Protective glasses are a must to keep eyes protected from flying particles and objects and gloves are also important to protect from dust particles.

Tak-Mats are designed for the removal of light dirt and dust from foot traffic. They are ideal for hard or carpeted floors and enable under door fitting. There are 30 disposable sheets with each mat, which are individually tabbed and numbered that can then be peeled off, with a clean sheet ready to use underneath.

Temporary screen props provide a strong , lightweight solution for all temporary screening applications. They are reusable and cost effective. Easy to install, screen props will help to contain dust or spray.

Zip doors also help to contain dust in one area by sealing off the door. The zips are heavy duty to allow regular use. It will attach to a door way or screen and is quick and easy to install.

Our experienced sales team are on hand to chat with about our dust protection range on sales@etagfixings.com