Kepi International and SPT are working together to supply a local company in order to fulfil their contract to supply Lodges at The Bay, Filey. This company's decision to establish a working relationship with ourselves, for these new holiday properties, was based on our use of innovative materials and build methods, as well as our reputation and ability to manufacture high quality units to strict timescales.
“We are totally committed to modular building using SIPS panels as our base material” said Craig Carmichael Kepi and SPT’s MD, “We have a totally integrated product offer, we can make the panels and then put them together as kits using the knowledge and expertise we have gained at SPT. And we can then assemble the Lodges off-site using the construction experience of our Kepi team who are also skilled at on-site erection and commissioning. It’s a turnkey operation in the full sense of the word”
The Bay chose two lodge types which Kepi call the Nikki and the Tahiti. The Nikki has two Bedrooms, both with En Suite Shower Rooms and a Day Room and Kitchen combined. The latter is a great living space, big enough to take settees and other furniture. It has its own deck patio immediately outside, accessed by full height glass sliding doors around 4m wide. The kitchen comes with built in hob, oven, microwave and extractor. A one and a half bowl ceramic sink with plenty of kitchen and other storage completes the package.
The Master Bedroom is large enough for any size double bed and still has room for plenty of furniture. The En Suite has a good size shower, basin and w/c. The second bedroom is a generous size and great for use by family and friends when visiting.
The Tahiti is even more luxurious than the Nikki. It has a Living, Dining, Day Room combined with the Kitchen. This is a great space for open plan entertaining and is complemented by a massive 29 sq m decking area with sliding door access. The inside living space is a great area for formal use or chilling out. The two bedrooms take the specification up a notch. Both are very large, one with a walk-in shower and the other with a full size bath and shower combination. Each bedroom has its own outside patio accessed through double glass doors.
Craig is very proud of how these lodges have turned out, stating “not only are these units super-fast to build, their quality surpasses that of many of our competitors. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS) are at the core of our advanced building system. Our panels are manufactured in a highly controlled factory environment, working to ISO 9001 standards.”
The SIPs panels are the perfect solution for rapidly constructing thermally efficient, airtight buildings, like these lodges. The panels, that come in various thicknesses, can be used for external and internal walls, roofs and intermediate floors, for virtually any design and application. The panels are very easy to erect on site and allow the building envelope to be constructed to a wind and watertight state within days of delivery to site.
There are many other advantages of the SPT Sips panels. You can construct virtually any style of building from the traditional to the contemporary with them. Each building supplied is structurally designed by our engineers and our build system has been tested to, and accredited with, the highest European Standards.
The thermal performance of our panels combined with their ability to maximise airtight qualities, means high levels of insulation are achieved. And our SIPS panels allow for a wide range of external finishes to be applied, including render, brick, timber cladding, composite panel or even stone.
The first Lodges are on site at The Bay in Filey and the reaction to them has been excellent. The customer feedback is that they are exactly what people are looking for at a holiday and weekend break destination, like this one on the coast. Further orders are under discussion and both Kepi and SPT are looking forward to further expansion into the holiday lodge market, including launching their own range.
On the back of recent orders, met by Kepi and SPT, for Lodges to be sited at holiday villages and resorts across the country, comes the first delivery and handover of three Hampton 4 bed luxury lodges for the Retallack Resorts site in Cornwall.
In 2020 at Kepi we started an update of our ISO quality management standards so that we could underpin our reputation for delivering excellence and value in our projects across the globe. Phase 1 was the achievement of three very important accreditations with more to follow in 2021.
The recognition of their quality standards is very important to Kepi. Along with a number of other quality recognition bodies the company have long been approved and regularly inspected by the Federation of Master Builders. In March of 2021 the FMB carried out their most recent inspection and Kepi passed with flying colours!
Not only do Kepi and their sister company SPT manufacture their Lodges range, from panels that the latter makes, Kepi are also responsible for on site installation of the Lodges. It really is a full turnkey, vertically integrated product range. From raw materials right through to site location. And there aren’t many companies in the marketplace who can say that. And to underline the fact, six brand new Lodges were delivered to and installed on site in one day in March 2021.
No sooner do we announce a Lodge order then more follow. The UK holiday accommodation market, and parks and lodge sites in particular, are preparing for a big upturn in business once Covid restrictions are removed in the coming months. This has meant both enquiries and orders have been coming in to SPT and Kepi, who have joined forces as sister companies to meet this demand. Read on to find out where these recent orders are from.
Kepi are proud sponsors of the Royal Engineers Rugby Union side, known as the Sappers for obvious reasons. The Club play at Gibraltar Barracks, home of 3 RSME Regiment and are the oldest service rugby club, having been founded in 1889.
After a great deal of work by our in house team we are very pleased to confirm that Kepi International has received accreditation from CHAS as a Principal Designer and Principal Contractor.
SPT, our sister company, who manufacture panels that are used to construct modular buildings, have seen their recent expansion into a factory on the Carnaby Industrial Estate in Bridlington pay dividends. They are busier than they have ever been and are working at maximum capacity, including carrying out projects for us at Kepi.
Two companies based in Driffield East Yorkshire are quietly working on a revolution in house building, locally and nationally. The two companies are part of the same group. One, Kepi International, work on major infrastructure projects, often in areas of conflict, such as Afghanistan. The second, SPT Systems, manufacture modular building panels and are just breaking into the holiday lodge market in the UK and Europe, building lodges using their panels.
Kepi International Solutions Limited and SIPS Panel Technology Systems Limited, sister companies, have moved to a new site in Driffield on Skerne Road. This will now combine their operations, SPT were formerly manufacturing in Romania and Kepi had offices in central Driffield and based there for the last 5 years.