The Business Case

Some background

For decades the standard method of fixing items through external wall insulation, such as satellite dishes, washing lines, fence and gate posts, external pipe work, hanging baskets, lights and alarms, canopies, utility boxes, signage have all relied on the use of timber patresses to ensure adequate fixing upon reinstatement.

Why timber?

As the alternative methods available on the market would require a large increase in the cost of the installation and with the current drive to reduce costs in the sector means that they are rarely used, and why the use of timber is currently Best Practice.

Whilst the market has somewhat become commoditised over the past few years since the introduction of funding, there has been a significant increase in the number of installers delivering works, into the private and commercial sector.

This significant growth has highlighted a number of issues relating to quality of works in the sector, and the recent intervention by Government to review with the recent Hansford report, and soon available the Bonfield report.

The continuing use of poor and inappropriate timber being used by large numbers of installers does provide a possible risk in future of failure, costing thousands to repair and why Swifix was developed.

Providing a solution that is technically more appropriate that timber, and that costs less, presents the industry to eradicate the use of timber within EWI, and to improve the overall performance of the installation.

Our unique satellite fitting allows the relocating of a satellite dish without the need for a timber pattress, ensuring that a water tight seal is made without the need for silicone for both bracket and cables. And a solution if you require a new dish after the installation of external wall insulation at a later date, protecting guarantees and warranties.

Our remaining fitting brackets can be used to install external fixtures and fittings once the insulation and has been completed, making the insulation and rendering process quicker and easier for installers, as well as eliminating the need to identify where the timber has been installed after the rendering is compete.

The benefits in brief

There are a number of benefits to using our products:

  • Cost effective and reduce labour and material costs
  • Save on installation time and can be retrofitted
  • No more lost timber grounds
  • Simple to install and easier for installers
  • Increase surface area of insulation
  • Products designed specifically for the job

Will it cost more money to use your products?

The simple answer is no. The use of the our products has been shown to provide a saving against the use of timber.

Our solutions provide the cheapest solution currently on the market.

Effectively what we deliver is a solution that is more cost efficient, whilst increasing thermal insulation, and technically approved.

The products are a win-win for contractors, clients and EWI manufacturers. So stop the use of timber – and use Swifix to give peace of mind.

What about retrofitting?

We provide a maintenance solution for future retrofitting of fixtures and fittings, and the ability to install without affecting guarantees and warranties, and so protecting your investment.

What colours do the fittings come in?

Our products have also been designed to provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance that will enhance any newly refurbished property, and can be supplied as standard in black and white, or in any colour (subject to quantity).

Can I fit the products myself?

Yes, very easily. There are limited tools required for fitting. See out technical information page for more info.

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