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BeadMaster

Anthony Chadley - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

 

BeadMaster website is now live

visit www.beadmaster.co.uk to view this new and innovative product.

 

 

Socket&Switch Beads

Anthony Chadley - Monday, April 08, 2019

We are delighted to announce our agreement with Pete Carter, the inventor and designer of the SocketandSwitchbead and the SpotlightBead.

These products will now be sold exclusively in conjunction with aask us Ltd.

 

Pete Carter has over 35 years’ experience as a plasterer and electrician, and is the inventor of this truly innovative product. Pete established the patents, tooling and product development, then decided he would require a collaboration with an established and nationally recognised company within the industry to ensure the product would reach its full potential.

 

“I know my product will make the installation of switches, sockets and spotlights more efficient, with a superior finish for the client. It also has the unique benefit of improving H & S on site whilst providing ip54 for follow on trades.  I wanted to make sure my product was supplied by a UK manufacturer who would be able to reflect my values both within manufacturing and as an innovator. When I met Ted and Anthony from aask us, I knew I had found the company that I wanted to have as my partner.”

 

Anthony Chadley, Managing Director of aask us Ltd commented;

This product is truly innovative, a real game-changer. It benefits the whole supply chain; the developer gets a better end finish in a quicker time, the plasterer can skim the area without having to worry about wires protruding or ragged edge cut-outs, and the electrician can safely prepare their wires and temporary seal the aperture. Once the plastering is dry, the electrician can fit the face plate without having to remove excess plaster from screw-holes or within his electrical works.

This will become the essential product in the fit-out sector, saving time and money on every project.”

For more information or to place your orders, contact the sales team;

 

email; sales@aask.us            Telephone; 01869 322321

New improved Fire Rating

Anthony Chadley - Monday, April 01, 2019

Aask us are delighted to announce that due to continued diligent product development our aluminium profiles now have a fire resistance rating of A2.

 

All products supplied from 1st April 2019 will have the improved classification A2-s1,d0

 

Some other suppliers claim to have products with fire resistance, but it is often only the raw material that has been tested and not the finished product that will be installed. It is the responsibility of the whole supply chain, including the installer, to ensure products are suitable. We strongly recommend test evidence is requested to support any claims.

 

For further information contact the team;     tel 01869 322321

14 years and going strong

Anthony Chadley - Tuesday, August 07, 2018

August is always a time to reflect for me, as it’s the anniversary of when aask us started trading.

We have now been in business for 14 years, in what is still a relatively “new” industry, and we have gone from a 2-man band to a 2-factory orchestra!

 

14 years of trading puts us as the second oldest manufacturer (and hat’s off to SAS for being the oldest and biggest!), and it’s a tough industry to be in. Over my 30+ years in the manufacturing industry I have seen some big names fall by the wayside; Martingale, HT Systems, Grosvenor Profiles, Quality in Components….

 

So, what will ensure another 14 years (and more!!) of successful business? The answer is pretty simple, we stick to our philosophy that we set at day 1

 

·         Always give the customer what they want,

·         Be truthful

·         With honesty comes responsibility.

 

Thank you to each and every customer who has ensured our success…..

If you are still missing out, then email our sales team; sales@aask.us and you will understand why everyone else asks us!

 

Sheet Metal Raft

Anthony Chadley - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

 

Great installation by Sound Interiors of the sample raft we manufactured. Good collaboration on the design to ensure the client gets what they need, but is simple to install. Many more to go after approval at Bowmer & Kirkland site in Colwyn Bay. If you need something out of the ordinary then contact our sales team; sales@aask.us

#Sheetmetal #Design #Manufacturing

New Product Guide

Anthony Chadley - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New Product Guide now available

 

View here;

https://view.publitas.com/aask-us-ltd/2018-mini-brochure/

 

Or contact our sales office for your copy;

Tel: 01869 322321

email: sales@aask.us

 

Welcome Ted Baker

Anthony Chadley - Monday, February 05, 2018

We are delighted to welcome Ted Baker to the team at aask us. Ted has a wealth of experience and knowledge in both manufacturing and distribution and will be supporting the rest of the team in ensuring aask us remain the preferred supplier of aluminium profiles and specialist pressed metal fabrications.

 

 

If you need to contact Ted, you can email him on; tedbaker@aask.us

 

 

Another successful External project

Anthony Chadley - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

 

Aluminium Panels supplied to Task UK for accommodation block in Cambridge. We are very pleased with the way some of the more awkward details turned out, for example the panel with the cut-out. If you have any sheet metal requirements then "aask us" at; sales@aask.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIS 2018 Awards

Anthony Chadley - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irG37WxjsO0&list=UUs02jAQkpWb0EFay_Lw-OVg&sns=em

 

New nominations are open for the FIS President's Awards 2018 - just a quick reminder of the current "Outstanding employee of the year"

 

FIS "Employee of the Year"

Anthony Chadley - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

We are delighted that Simon Cammidge has won the prestigious "employee of the year" at the FIS Presidents Awards ceremony. Simon impressed the judges who considered the skills and dedication of employees from across the industry, and awarded the ultimate prize to Simon in recognition of his work in establishing a Sheet Metal production facility at aask us Ltd;

 

Simon joined the company in 2013 after being the general production manager at one of their competitors who unfortunately went into administration. Simon joined the production team where he provided some helpful guidance into improving work capabilities and efficiencies. Simon approached Managing Director, Anthony Chadley, in early 2015 with a concept to increase their production range by opening a sheet metal division. He had been working at home on various ideas, costing solutions on spread sheets, discussing possibilities with old contacts and generally seeing if there was a viable opportunity. By the time Simon approached Anthony he had worked out the costs, the products and the market, and from there the decision to invest in Simon and the new division was easy. aask us "Sheet Metal" went from a standing start to a new factory with full production capabilities within 5 months. The doors opened in late 2015 and over the first 12 months have manufactured a vast array of products from blind boxes, ceiling panels, wall cladding panels, Juliette balconies.. in fact, the list is endless. Simon has driven this project forward, he has made it work, with dedication, hard work and good old sheer bloody-mindedness!

 

Anthony reflects on some of the skills that encouraged him to nominate Simon;

 

 

Simon’s strengths are in these key areas;

 

 

Reliability - Simon is first in / last home. He takes business calls at home and at weekends. He has been at meetings at 8am on site 200 miles from home. If he says he will get something made by a date, it will be done.

 

 

Initiative - Simon is always looking for ways to improve what we do, how we do it, and who we do it for. Our range of products is matched by our range of customers.
 

 

Professionalism - Simon always represents my company as I would myself. I rely totally on him for all matters relating to this division.  

 

A final thought on why I think Simon won; I think the manufacturers who support the Interiors are not acknowledged enough. The aesthetically pleasing projects that installers demonstrate their skills rely upon a team behind the scenes who manufacture quality products. Simon recognised this and has ensured aask us Ltd can be the manufacturer of choice for specialist installers. He has literally single-handed taken a concept through to success in a matter of months.

 

For more details on the FIS Presidents Awards visit their website; https://www.thefis.org/winners-announced-presidents-lunch/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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