West Siphonics are siphonic roof drainage specialists providing a one-stop solution for design, manufacture, installation and project management of the most advanced siphonic roof drainage systems to cater for today’s ever-changing climate. We have a new advert being published in the February publication of the Construction Forum Magazine, which you can see below. The advert shows one of the latest products that we produce, improving the drainage services that we offer to our customers.
Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC)
West Siphonics has been selected to develop the Siphonic Roof drainage scheme for the new Vaccines Manufacturing Centre in Didcot, Oxford. This state-of-the-art building will benefit from our industry leading design with both Primary and Secondary siphonic rainwater drainage systems offering the greatest protection to the building and its invaluable contents. West Siphonics will Design, Manufacture and install 1400m of pipework to drain a total of 410 litres per second from the roof.
The rapid acceleration of this 7000 square-metre building due to the current Covid -19 pandemic means the doors will now open 12 months ahead of the scheduled date in 2022. Works began on the site at the Harwell Campus in early April, West Siphonics will commence with the installation of the systems in July.
It’s that time of year again – Audit time! We have just had our annual audits from BBA and CFA covering our Hydrostorm 75 Siphonic Roof Drainage System, and our ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System & ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System.
All are essential to our core business as we view a BBA Agrement Certificate as a mark of excellence based on rigorous National and European standards that validate a construction product’s specialist capability, giving our clients confidence in our on-going commitment to quality and performance.
Similarly, we view our ISO QM & EM systems as much more than just a piece of paper we stick in a drawer every year until the Auditors come around. We utilise fully the relevant management and environmental procedures in the daily running of our business to ensure quality and traceability throughout. That way, when the Auditors appear, we don’t have to change a thing to impress them – we just keep doing what we always do!
A new face in the Scottish office – CAD Designer Bryan Mackie. Bryan is the brother of one of our installers, Scott, who has been with the team for the past 3 years. Bryan brings with him several years of design engineering and draughting experience from the renewable energy and utility industries and it has been a bit of an eye opener. He said,
“I never fully appreciated the significant importance of roof drainage before, but I find it both challenging and rewarding to apply my earlier experiences to the designing of siphonic roof drainage systems.”
We are proud to continue our sponsorship of the Wickersley Youth Football Team for a third successive season. The lads have now progressed to the U-14 League, and we hope our support can assist them in having a healthy and successful season following what will be without doubt the shortest season they’ll ever have in their footballing careers.