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Experienced in the world of cladding

History

Vulcan Plastics Limited was established in 1959 producing from the Old Brewery factory in Westerham, Kent. We manufactured bespoke GRP panels with aluminium supports to upgrade and eliminate maintenance on apartment blocks, commercial properties and schools. In the 1990s we also manufactured and installed roof glazing systems including barrel vault and pyramid rooflights. The business has been built through on-going strong relationships with its customers and international partners. In April 2017 we incorporated Vulcan Cladding Systems Limited. Senior Director Rodney Cooper and Managing Director Ray Cooper have combined experience of 85 years.

Ethos

Our Mission is to serve people. We operate with integrity, and are committed to the success of your project. We respect the trust that people place in us, and follow through on our commitments at all times.

Customer Service

Vulcan is fully dedicated to serving the construction industry through architects, local councils, contractors, installers and property owners. We recommend and collaborate with installers, who will take the project through from initial site survey to project completion. Installers take responsibility for Supply and Fix giving Main contractors and end users peace of mind.

Our experience in manufacturing and subcontracting means we can pay attention to the detail and give high quality affordable solutions. Our policy is to constantly improve our service and to innovate and develop new products, listening to the needs of our customers to stay on the cutting edge in the industry. All projects are given the same level of attention and expertise.

Markets

We have completed many successful projects in various sectors ranging from commercial and retail outlets and rail stations, to residential, educational institutions, hotel and leisure. Typical projects include public walkways, bridges and balconies, rainscreen and overcladding. See the Galleries for many examples of finished buildings.

Distribution

We partner with overnight pallet and parcel couriers to provide an efficient service throughout the UK and Ireland. Stock products are packed and distributed via the most applicable cost effective method – we contact site agents or factory managers prior to delivery to ensure offload machinery or manpower is available. To reduce site damage or missing items the best practice is delivery of cladding kits just-in-time.

Products

Vulcan GRP architectural panels - GRP remains a product of the future, manufactured to bespoke sizes, thicknesses, any BS or RAL colours or translucent. Our process allows flexibility for architects and contractors, whilst maintaining excellent lead-times. Vulcan weatherboard systems in aluminium and engineered timber have been developed with a full complement of accessories to provide a user-friendly weatherboard kit. Many standard and bespoke colours are available. Recent additions to our established weatherboard range is powder coated wood finishes on VulcaLap aluminium; the new T&G plank profile; Rangewood engineered timber with Diamond Kote 30 year paint finish. New products Real timber cladding continues in popular demand for modern buildings. We now machine to order: Thermowood, Siberian Larch, Western Red Cedar and European Oak. Buyers of real timber must be aware of the colour change and occasional splitting and twisting due to weathering of real timber, which is normally the desired effect with this natural product. VOX internal cladding planks provide stunning finishes for commercial and domestic properties from receptions to wet rooms.