EQUITONE is part of the Etex group, which employs over 13,500 people across four continents and manufactures fibre cement rain-screen façade material, which is a natural material known for its exceptional aesthetic and technical qualities. Slim yet remarkably robust and durable, this A2-fire-rated material has proven its worth in the most demanding architectural projects.
We support architects throughout their journeys, from vision to realization and beyond, providing them with sustainable and inspiring façade materials designed by architects for architects.
EQUITONE products allow architects to align themselves with a company following the world’s most ambitious sustainable standard for designing and making products today: The Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard. This sense of purpose can provide deep satisfaction and fulfilment in an architect’s professional work, knowing they are contributing to a more environmentally conscious and socially responsible future.
As a Swiss family-owned company, we think in terms of future generations, and for decades we have been doing what we do best: Through curiosity, passion, and commitment, we turn natural raw materials into novel and sustainable products for facades, interiors, and garden areas.
For more than 80 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 36 countries and around 12,500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2021, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 3.5 billion and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 244 million in charitable grants.
For more information about VELUX Group, visit www.velux.co.uk
VMZINC, a leading specialist in innovative zinc solutions for building envelopes, with a large network all over the world. VMZINC is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by VM Building Solutions, which is specialized in materials technology.
Shelter is a housing and homelessness charity in the UK, who believe that a home is a fundamental right and exist to defend the right to a safe home because it is the foundation on which lives are built. For more than 50 years, Shelter have been providing support for people struggling with homelessness and bad housing, so they don’t have to fight on their own. They support millions of people each year and campaign to tackle the root causes of Britain’s housing crisis. They are working towards a housing system that is fair and affordable and will not stop until there’s a safe home for everyone.
One in three adults in Britain are now affected by the housing emergency. Thousands sleep on the streets every night and more than a quarter of a million are stuck in 'temporary' accommodation that puts lives on hold for years. Millions of renters are forced to pay too much for too little, unable to complain for fear of being evicted. This is why Shelter has just launched their new General Election campaign. Throughout campaign, Shelter will work with those affected by the housing emergency, campaigning both locally and nationally, to amplify their voices so that the major political parties (and the next government) are forced to prioritise ending the housing emergency.
Find out more at: https://england.shelter.org.uk/support_us/campaigns/general_election.