Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! We hope 2018 is treating you well so far!
The month of January can be a gloomy one - it's dark 24/7, the weather is as grey as our faces, we are all pretty broke after the Christmas period and all probably a bit heavier than normal too... but all that being said, January is also a time of motivation and goal setting for the year ahead.
Whether you want to get fit, cut out some bad habits or have some plans and goals to set in motion for your future, January is the time to reminisce, let go and move forward. We join you by looking back at the successes of 2017 and saying hello to 2018 with some of the goals we want to achieve.
2017 was a great year for Eagle. We grew in more ways than one. We said hello to new faces in the form of employees and customers, all the while growing the reputation of our successful products.
Desmopol was as booming as ever. Desmopol is a high performance liquid roofing system for flat roofs, balconies, terraces, swimming pools and many other surfaces liable to be in contact with water. It is an intelligent, innovative design that has produced countless successful projects. It has changed the way people think about roofing and the future of construction. More and more people are searching online for this innovative waterproofing product and more and more stock is being turned over. Desmopol is also branching out into different fields including Desmopol DW which enables use in situations where the membrane will inevitably come into contact with water designed for human consumption. Our application videos have been highly valuable shown by traffic and views.
Urdin Single-Ply was given more marketing due to its growing popularity. The Urdin waterproofing membrane is highly flexible, highly adaptive, highly durable and has high resistance to UV rays. Rising amounts of customers signed up to more training courses to learn how to effectively use the product.
Back in April we introduced Primer Wet! Primer Wet can be applied on to wet 98% substrate. The product absorbs the water and dries in about 2 hours. A 15kg pack covers between 25-40 sqm (depending on how wet and how rough the surface is.) It can also be applied to fresh concrete after 3 days.
We introduced Tecnocoat to our website. Tecnocoat products are a range of high quality waterproof polyurea coatings produced by subjecting their liquid component to high temperatures and pressure. Their excellent mechanical properties have made them one of the most widely used membranes for construction work involving demanding technical specifications.
As mentioned our training courses were hugely effective. We had to allocate more time to set up new courses in order to fit everybody in who wanted to learn how to use Desmopol or Urdin Single-Ply. Furthermore, we upgraded our training centre. The course was originally designed to not only promote the quality of liquid roofing etc but to ensure users are using the product to its utmost potential. Whether you are a contractor, constructor, industry professional or specialist, anyone can book onto our training courses.
In November, we attended the RCI Show at Ricoh Arena, Coventry and appeared in The RCI magazine. The Eagle team worked so hard on the stand set up and it was worth the pain in the end. A big thank you to everyone that came to see us, we had a blast and enjoyed speaking to some old faces and new.
Finally, we grew our strong relationship with the BBA. Desmopol holds a BBA certificate for the British market which regulates aspects such as weather resistance, reaction to fire, adherence to substrates, pedestrian and road traffic resistance, anti-root penetration and proves a life expectancy in excess of 25 years. "BBA certification is recognised throughout the construction industry as a symbol of quality and reassurance. It's a vital ingredient for product manufacturers to help ensure acceptance with specifiers, building control, local authorities and insurers. We will work with you to achieve the approval of construction products through our robust test and assessment schemes."
So, moving forward into 2018 we are looking forward to continuing innovating and inspiring. We look forward to aiding people's architecture and roofing plans with our products. We have lots to reveal and continue with, but for now we wish you all a very happy and healthy new year!