Quality Assurance

Construction quality assurance is being taken to new heights with an innovative service from leading roofing membrane manufacturer Protan.

The company- already one of Europe’s top three producers of single ply PVC construction materials- has introduced new facilities to further enhance its on-site installation inspection regimes.

Now, Protan provides a detailed report, plus support material and images, within minutes of completing an inspection. Further it does not limit the number of its inspections, but undertakes as many as each individual job requires, depending on its complexity, contractor expertise, and support required.

“To our knowledge, no other manufacturer goes to such levels to ensure the job is executed correctly every step of the way,” observes Simon Hancock, Protan technical manager. “With latest mobile technology we complete the report, and send it to our customer, as soon as the inspection is completed- we can even do it whilst we are still on site! It ensures any little potential issues are addressed before they turn into big problems- especially critical on a complex roof with lots of detailing, penetrations. It gives all involved added peace of mind and quality assurance.”

Adds Fraser Maitland, Protan managing director, “Our growing success is largely because of the unrivalled level of customer support we provide. The enhancement of our inspection regimes compared to other manufacturers is just the latest example of our commitment to working with our customers to do a great job, so they have happy customers too.”

Established some 75 years ago, and still privately-owned, Protan is one of the top three membrane manufacturers in Europe. Manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Norway, Protan has roofs that have been in place for 30+ years without performance-affecting degradation. A full support service, from NBS specification and in-house CAD design through to technical advice is provided from Protan UK’s Warrington office.