Cembrit recently added a new product range to NBS Source. We caught up with Craig Winstanley at Cembrit to find out more about its products and why they joined NBS.
Cembrit has been manufacturing fibre cement products for the construction industry since 1928 and is now one of the largest manufacturers of fibre cement products in Europe. They have recently added a new product range to NBS Source. We caught up with Craig Winstanley, Business Development Manager at Cembrit, to find out more.
Cembrit has over 20 years of experience in the UK and is widely recognised for its roofing products, but we also have an extensive building board and rainscreen façade offering. We've had a long affiliation with NBS for our roof application products. As we want to raise more awareness of our façade products, it was an obvious step to extend this association to our façade product range.
Cembrit façade products cater for a variety of aesthetic requirements, from the natural finish of our Patina panels to the acrylic painted finish of our cover or solid panels - in a range of finishes and colours. We provide detailed information about our products on our UK website, which is key for getting our products specified; however, it doesn't have the ability to follow the full specification process digitally.
We believe manufacturers should do everything they can to have a product offering that meets building requirements, but they should also make the specification process as easy as possible for the specifier. NBS Source enables the specifier to access all the information they need to select the best products for their project, which can then be easily specified and detailed on a 3D drawing. It is a true 'one-stop' solution for a manufacturer to gain a digital specification. Specifiers can select our product for their project and then have the ability to follow this through with an NBS specification - and due to NBS platforms being cloud-based, specifiers can easily switch between the office and home.
"If you are thinking of promoting your products in the specification market, then you need to be talking to NBS. The team at NBS are fully supportive, proactive in their approach, and they promote a collaborative working relationship. They are the recognised standard for specifications, and the NBS platform is the future of digital specification" - Craig Winstanley, Cembrit.