Stunning Project Completed for Volker Fitzpatrick

Integral Management were engaged to Project Manage an innovative office building in Stafford town centre. Working closely with Volker Fitzpatrick’s Construction arm and our Façade Client, we controlled the delivery of nearly 900m2 of Bronze Anodized bespoke external facade cladding, to two separate buildings.

To ensure maximum efficiency our client engaged our services to provide a full Project Management package from order to successful hand over to the Main Contractor. With a close eye on budget and installation program, we managed the following disciplines;

  • Procurement and manufacturing processes with external manufacturing partners.
  • Logistical management
  • We developed the on site Method
  • Statement to maximize efficiency and speed of installation with strict safety control at all times
  • On site crane distribution to specific building elevations
  • On site programmed control ensuring face to face engagement with the client
  • Quality control and inspection
  • All these operations led to the successful completion of this challenging package and a very satisfied client.

Program and budget control are at the centre of all our operations. Although we experience client changes mid way through the installation process, with tight controls on both we were able to deliver the project with an increase in profit margin and within timescales.

We would welcome the opportunity to show you how we can help you better manage your business in an affordable way, please contract Nigel for an informal chat

Integral are happy to help out

When our client successfully won a number of new contracts, they found themselves immediately short of Project Management resources to manage their existing and new contracts. This is exactly the scenario where Integral Management comes into their own, to provide that essential missing
management resource.

Hence, Integral Management were requested to assist with the completion of the 6 phases of curtain walling and windows to an impressing refurbishment contract at Ashorne Hill Management College near Leamington Spa.

Kawneer AA100SSG and 541 commercial windows were used with stunning effect to contrast with the original 16th. century stately home.

Integral Management were very pleased to be requested to undertake the Project Management of this challenging contract which involved very tight time scales, and challenging technical inter-phases

If we can assist you with any type of similar project, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0844 588 7188, we look forward to hearing from you.



Challenging Access for Halifax Project

Work has finally started on the installation of the external cladding to a Project in Halifax. We are using Z135 Access Platforms (that’s 42m to you and me) or some 12 stories up. There are stood on the road inside the external site hording to give the installation teams access across the low level roof up to the face of the building we are working on. This phase consisting of 750 m sq. which is programmed to be installed in a 6 week period and will be completed by mid September with phase 2 commencing in October 2011

Colourful Solution to New School Development

When my client awarded us the Management responsibility for Pleckgate School in Blackburn, they had already recognised that the complexity of the contract and the nature of the materials being used required close control throughout the life of the contract.

My client’s brief was to ensure all elements were controlled carefully from design, procurement and delivery of materials, to site installation, and ensuring the profit margin was protected at all times

This brief made it necessary for us to review and agree the initial contract programme with Balfour Beatty Educational Division at the outset of the contract. We then formulated a detailed programme which we discussed and agreed with all departments. Our first step was to keep a close eye on the design procedure to ensure design details and final drawing issue was achieved in line with the programme dates. We also had practical design input so that all on site activities e.g. fixing, lifting etc. were taken into consideration at the design stage. Due to the scale of the site it was necessary to carefully schedule deliveries so that materials were manufactured and packed in the correct sequence to ensure maximum site efficiency. Due to the complexity of the materials, and lengthy lead times, regular updates were required from suppliers to confirm their production was on schedule. In some cases supplier visits were required to ensure delivery deadlines could be achieved to ensure the on-site programme could be executed as initially agreed. Where a change in the site programme was unavoidable, we kept in close communication with the Main Contractor to ensure he could accommodate these changes with as little disruption as possible to his overall project programme.

Our careful control of design, material delivery and the overall programme sequence, ensured the site installation programme was concluded with a week to spare. Site installation had its own challenges but with thoughtful communication with our specialist Access Company and Installation Teams a safe and speedy installation method was agreed.

The end result is a very visually appealing and practical solution, completed within programme and on budget

If you have a similar challenging project and would like to discuss how we can assist you please contact Nigel Trasler on 07595 090 070, we look forward to being of help to your company.

New Project Confirmation

We have been engaged to Project Manage the delivery of Brise Soleil screens to the roof of two 16 story residential buildings in South Manchester. This will be a challenge logistically and technically, but we are used to that.

Click here to visit the Architectural practice’s web site responsible for the project, or, if we can be of assistance to you with any similar challenges please do not hesitate to contact us

Another Satisfied Client

We are proud of the services we offer to our various clients in the Curtain Walling Façade sector. This is what one Managing Director has to say about the services we have offered and how we have helped to develop his business.

“Nigel was recommended to me through a business colleague in the façade industry who had worked with Nigel in his previous role as Contracts Director with a Midlands based Curtain Walling company.

From our  initial meeting, it was obvious that he had both a passion for and a great deal of knowledge of the Façade industry. Nigel has subsequently worked in my company undertaking Tender, Sales and Project Management assignments. He has easily integrated himself into the business and refers to ‘we’ when talking to clients and suppliers alike, an approach I like very much.

Nigel’s knowledge of the industry has helped us to gain pricing advantage with new suppliers and products. His practical knowledge and attention to detail has ensured our on site Project Management runs smoothly. He is very friendly and helpful but remains business like at all times.

Nigel has an on-going relationship with my companies and I hope we will have a long and successful business partnership together. I would not hesitate to recommend him to any other business owner”.

If we can assist your company in a similar way please do not hesitate to contact us for an informal chat.

West Cheshire College Project Completion

Integral Management are proud to have been engaged to Project Manage the delivery of  750 square metres of Natural Anodized Aluminium Louvre plant room screens for West Cheshire College at Handbridge and Ellesmere Port.

Their depth of experience within the Façade industry was maximized to ensure the Natural Anodized profile conformed to the contract specification and to the clients strict quality procedure. A rigid specification was put in place to ensure both the profile extruder and Anodizing finishing company worked to a strict specification and a list of criteria to ensure the end result displayed the correct level of consistency of appearance across the various screens installed on the project. Integral Management’s on site survey, management of the design process, procurement control, delivery scheduling and in-depth on site contract Management skills were all utilized to ensure this project was delivered to the client’s satisfaction, inside the agreed programme period and below budget.

If you would like to learn more about this project or how Integral Management can assist your organization, please contact Nigel Trasler at or telephone 07595 909 070

Project Management Skills Used for National Charity Event

“As the Interim Branch Manager of the Leicestershire and Rutland branch of the Alzheimer’s Society, I worked closely with Nigel Trasler. Nigel is the most studious and responsible Interim Manager I have had the privilege to work along side.  Nigel has worked relentlessly and tirelessly as a Project Manager for the branch working specifically on our Memory Walk. I have come to know Nigel well and highly recommend him as a project manager.

Nigel is dedicated to his role with the Alzheimer’s Society and has donated countless hours of his time to the branch. Nigel’s professionalism and experience in managing projects in the voluntary sector is clearly shown in the success and smooth running of the projects.

Nigel’s leadership and organisational skills have been invaluable to the Society. In my opinion, Nigel’s unwavering dedication to his work exemplifies strong moral character and total commitment. He is a trustworthy individual and an excellent Project Manager”.

Jayne French, Interim Branch Manager

If we can assist you with similar Project Management needs please do not hesitate to contact us.

Slide Operable Glazed Roof Light Project

Integral Management were engaged by Lambourn Contracts to manage the design, procurement, delivery and installation of this bespoke designed fully slide operable Glazed Roof light for a very prestige client in north London. Following the demise of the original sub contractor Integral Management were employed to manage the detailed process of ensuring the bespoke structure, which came from a specialist sliding roof manufacture in the USA was delivered correctly and on programme.

There were numerous specific requirements for the size and operability of the roof not least that it was to be manually operated unlike the usual mechanical device which would be associated with a roof of this size and weight. Integral worked tirelessly with the supplier to ensure the design and delivery particulars were managed to the last detail to ensure a seamless process.

When open, the roof light creates a clear opening of 4000 mm x 5500 mm which we believe is the largest single opening roof light installed in the UK. To see a video of the roof in action click here.

If you have a similar project you would like advise with, or if you need assistance with any project you may have in hand, please contact us to discuss how we can help you.

Partnering With Agents

Part of our client base is sourced  through professional Agents with whom we have developed a successful working relationship. This is what one Agent has to say about how we operate.

“I first met Nigel 2 years ago and have stayed in regular contact since; he is an exceptional individual combining a real hunger for success with a practical, common sense approach. He works in an inclusive manner, focusing on team rather than individual achievement and backs it with a wicked sense of humour, ideal for delivering great results in a pressured contracting environment. Nigel is never one to avoid difficult situations and I have been impressed with his attitude in dealing with team dynamics and confrontation. He is an external fenestration industry, curtain-walling specialist with great knowledge of the building market who readily challenges existing principles if he can see a better way of working. I believe Nigel could add value to any business in his specialist sector.”

Matt Wainwright, Operations Manager at Tek Construction

If you are an agent and are interesting in developing a partnership then please give me a call.