What a difference Steel makes

 

What a difference Steel makes.

At ECMIL, we are presently in top gear, ​resolving new and lost roofs, rebuilt walls,
paths and fresh guttering, throughout the Islands of the Eastern Caribbean and beyond.


Our steadily increasing stream of orders, tells us that our
new found and return customers are building their investments with quality made reliable steel products, at great prices.

They have also heeded our calls to reinforce, replace
and renew their constructions to meet the potential
onslaught of future weather.

Caribbean weather can be volatile at the best of times. Meeting the dramatic increase of difficult weather patterns,
as well as their voracity, does require a rethink of materials, design and self sufficiency.

The increase in solar technology, thermal insulation,
water and land management and a common sense approach to new challenges, has led our region to a better understanding of how we should live and prepare for natures unexpected tirades.

What a difference Steel makes.

Over the past years, we have become aware of better structures, with more environmentally conscious considerations.

This is due, predominantly, to better informed combinations
of client and architect, design and construction.  
Builders now consult with engineers, architects work more closely with planners, customers readily engage with suppliers and everyone searches for emergent, reliable technology
and materials, to bridge the gap between what we have
and what we so desperately need, to sustain our way of life.

We are islands.  Unless we are frugal, vigilant and proactive, the very assets that we hold dear, will erode and collapse in the blink of an eye.  That's why these combinations of togetherness are so vital to greater security.

We have many roles at ECMIL.

Primarily, a supplier of quality steel and PVC products for
the construction industry, we offer support and experience,
to allow our customers to be better informed and better prepared.  We combine this with a policy of consistent
product enhancement, to keep offering current, reliable updates in materials and understanding.

A great example of this is Colorbond Steel®...

The evolution of corrugated roof sheeting has seen a low cost, basic invention for weather protection, blossom into an integral part of the solar heat management process.

Colorbond Steel® is the science of quality roofing.

In combination with Plyfoil® Insulation, it dramatically
reduces damaging and uncomfortable radiated heat.  
High tech roofing screws, for better weather endurance, sealant tape to stop sheet lift, bat proofing, to reduce the incidence of pests and aluminum guttering for run off water management, all come together to turn inactive roof covering, into a year-round durable protection against heat, wind and water.

At ECMIL, our approach is the same
for each and every product we produce.

Having celebrated Easter in all our different ways,
take time to make a short list of things that would
substantially enhance your property.  

Whether it be roof, walls, pavement, water, or conduit,
we can supply you with products and advice, which are
sure to make a long term difference to your environment.

Contact our knowledgeable staff
and find out how we can work together to make your construction, stronger and safer,
to prepare for nature's events in 2018.

From Rebar and welded mesh, to barbed wire, chain link fencing, water tanks, wheelbarrows and nails, purchasing from a manufacturer and consolidating your shipping, will result in significant savings against standard retail purchases.

And by making prudent arrangements regarding the shipping container, your material security and product availability will save on your production time.

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.
Ordering steel
Ordering steel​ can be a daunting task, with many considerations, from brochure and website, to order, purchase and delivery. Whether a new building, upgrade, extension or storm damage, we will expedite your order with efficiency, on time and on budget, using the earliest available boat and get you back on your feet!
Style & Protection
The combination of three distinct profiles and thirteen gorgeous colours and Colorbond® layered coating technology, will give your roof sheeting durable Style & Protection for many years to come.
Fencing & Security
The combination of Chain Link Fencing & Barbed Wire are an effective deterrent to trespassers and thieves and greatly improve home Security.
Strength & Resistance
The Strength of concrete structures depends on Steel Rebar and Welded Mesh. This reliable combination, along with quality design, creates a durable resistance to our evolving Caribbean weather patterns, while maintaining the long term integrity of our building structures.

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The combination of PVC and Steel?

 

The combination of PVC and Steel?

East Caribbean Plastics Industries Limited, a subsidiary of ECMIL,
manufactures PVC, CPVC and Electrical Conduit.


At first glance, you might ask the question,
how are steel and PVC connected?
Simple answer; on site.

While rebar and welded mesh are integral during the early building process, so are water pipes, electrical conduits and drain pipes, not to mention underground and foundation water storage.  It makes sense that the company should supply such an essential commodity.  From start to finish, when a building uses plumbing and electricity, PVC is in play.

Polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as PVC, is the third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene.  It has two basic forms; rigid, used in construction for pipe, in profile applications such as doors, windows and siding, and for bottles and non-food packaging and flexible;  used in electrical cable insulation, imitation leather, signage, inflatable products, and many applications where it replaces rubber.

PVC was discovered by accident by a German chemist in the late 19th century and Griesheim-Elektron, a German chemical company attempted to use the substance, unsuccessfully in commercial products, in the early 20th century.

It was not until the development of a method to plasticize PVC, by Waldo Semon and the  B.F. Goodrich Company, that the more flexible product achieved widespread commercial use.

Pipes made from PVC,
are manufactured by extrusion.
This process starts by feeding plastic material (pellets, granules, flakes or powders) from a hopper into the barrel of the extruder.

The material is gradually melted by the mechanical energy generated by turning screws and by heaters arranged along the barrel.

The molten polymer is then forced into a die, which shapes the polymer into a pipe that hardens during cooling.

A great advantage of extrusion is that pipes can be made to any length, with an integrated coupling consisting of a push fit joint at one end, bonded by
a solvent cement, or by using injection-moulded couplings such as elbows, T-junctions and valves.

ECPIL's experience of the regional market has led to
the provision of a comprehensive range of PVC sizes and uses. 

Standard Drain, Waste and Vent pipes, or DWV,
with a Standard Dimension Ratio, or SDR of 32.5
(the higher the number the thinner the pipe wall)
and 125psi, are supplied at sizes from 1.25" to 4".  

Schedule 40 with an SDR of 20, used for high pressure applications, are supplied at sizes from .5" to 4"
and are also available in CPVC, a similar material to PVC, but with an increased chlorine content.
This difference in makeup allows CPVC to withstand
a wider range of temperatures and has become
the standard for hot water applications.

The company's PVC product list would not be complete, without the mention of Electrical Conduit, which is available in 20,25 and 32mm sizes, container shippable at 3m lengths.

There are a great many suppliers of PVC within
and without the region.  Many are of poor grade,
standard and dimension, with faulty performance.  

ECPIL supplies the Caribbean region with PVC products, equal in quality to the steel supplied by its parent company.  The combination of both ranges of materials, used together will guarantee construction success, if used wisely and correctly.

Call your sales representative at ECMIL and ask for your PVC or CPVC requirements,
either as a dedicated request, or additional to your steel needs.  
They are well versed in finding the right solution.  
ECMIL will consolidate your items and streamline your order.

ECPIL's durable PVC products are known for their dependability and consistency.

From Rebar and welded mesh, to barbed wire, chain link fencing, water tanks, wheelbarrows and nails, purchasing from a manufacturer and consolidating your shipping, will result in significant savings against standard retail purchases.

And by making prudent arrangements regarding the shipping container, your material security and product availability will save on your production time.

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.
Ordering steel
Ordering steel​ can be a daunting task, with many considerations, from brochure and website, to order, purchase and delivery. Whether a new building, upgrade, extension or storm damage, we will expedite your order with efficiency, on time and on budget, using the earliest available boat and get you back on your feet!
Style & Protection
The combination of three distinct profiles and thirteen gorgeous colours and Colorbond® layered coating technology, will give your roof sheeting durable Style & Protection for many years to come.
Fencing & Security
The combination of Chain Link Fencing & Barbed Wire are an effective deterrent to trespassers and thieves and greatly improve home Security.
Strength & Resistance
The Strength of concrete structures depends on Steel Rebar and Welded Mesh. This reliable combination, along with quality design, creates a durable resistance to our evolving Caribbean weather patterns, while maintaining the long term integrity of our building structures.

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Comprehensive Sizing and Reliability

Comprehensive Sizing & Reliability

 

Nails for Indoor
& Outdoor Applications


Galvanized nails undergo a process that involves coating them with zinc to protect them and act as weatherproofing. 

They should be used with pressure treated wood.
The contents of pressure treated wood will deteriorate

a regular nail.

Use wire nails for untreated wood. most ordinary nails
are coated to aid in sinking, but not for weather.

They will rust in external environments; a galvanized nail will not.

Galvanized nails
are durable and reliable.


They are great for outdoor applications and have an excellent staying power that cling more tightly to the surface they are being nailed into. 

Therefore, they work well for attaching parts of stairs, decks, window frames, house trims, etc. They are low-maintenance
and do not shrink or crack easily, offering greater resistance
to water and abrasion and are also very cost effective when compared to other nails.

NB. Always use eye protection when driving nails, especially galvanized ones, as the coating may chip off and become dangerous.

The combination of galvanized and wire nails, in a full range of sizes, headed and headless,
are designed to meet a full range of carpentry applications and will add durable, long term reliability
to any project.

We offer these quality materials in the following specifications:

Galvanized Nails

1”, 1.5”, 2”, 2.5", 3”, 4”, 6”
Wire Nails: 1”, 1.5”, 2”, 2.5", 3”, 4”, 6”

Wire Nails

1”, 1.5”, 2”, 2.5", 3”, 4”, 6”
Wire Nails: 1”, 1.5”, 2”, 2.5", 3”, 4”, 6”


Available in Headed or Headless configuration.


From rebar and welded mesh, to barbed wire, chain link fencing, water tanks, wheelbarrows, nails, galvanized roof sheeting and accessories, purchasing from a manufacturer and consolidating your shipping, will result in significant savings against standard retail purchases.  And, by making prudent arrangements regarding the shipping container, your material security and product availability will save on your production time.

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.
Style & Protection
The combination of three distinct profiles and thirteen gorgeous colours and Colorbond® layered coating technology, will give your roof sheeting durable Style & Protection for many years to come.
Fencing & Security
The combination of Chain Link Fencing & Barbed Wire are an effective deterrent to trespassers and thieves and greatly improve home Security.
Strength & Resistance
The Strength of concrete structures depends on Steel Rebar and Welded Mesh. This reliable combination, along with quality design, creates a durable resistance to our evolving Caribbean weather patterns, while maintaining the long term integrity of our building structures.

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Your ideas and our construction

 

Customized Steel Fabrication
adds
 character to your Building


There are many instances in building construction,
when the services of a welder are required. Often, they install
or modify steel structures which are troublesome afterthoughts,
to the overall building scheme.

These additions include burglar bars and internal security gates, rails, fences and sliding, or hinged main gates. 


"We'll deal with those later" is often the cry.
'Later', will often become messy and time consuming, not to mention difficult to find a reliable welder to work on site and generally, expensive.

ECMIL undertakes many custom metal fabrication projects,
with a professional finish, on time and budget.  


With a little forward planning, you can now develop those wishlist details.  Give us a description and drawings/ specifications*
for the work to be undertaken, when ordering and consolidating your building materials.  We will assist you in the production
and planning of these custom fabrications to your requirements.


The items will be shipped with your order, saving on price
and transportation, while allowing your contractor to install
at the appropriate time, during the building process.


*These can be uploaded to us using our 
Ordering & Contact Form

The combination of your ideas and our custom construction

will add durable, steel fabricated details to your building project.

From rebar and welded mesh, to barbed wire, chain link fencing, water tanks, wheelbarrows, nails, galvanized roof sheeting and accessories, purchasing from a manufacturer and consolidating your shipping, will result in significant savings against standard retail purchases.  And, by making prudent arrangements regarding the shipping container, your material security and product availability will save on your production time.

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.
Storage & Transportation
This combination of Steel Storage and Transportation will enhance your long term collection of water, while easing the movement of items and debris around your property, saving on labour and potential health issues.
Comprehensive Sizing and Reliability
Our Nails have comprehensive sizing to suit a range of construction projects. Galvanized or wire, headless and headed, they are known for their reliability.
Style & Protection
The combination of three distinct profiles and thirteen gorgeous colours and Colorbond® layered coating technology, will give your roof sheeting durable Style & Protection for many years to come.
Fencing & Security
The combination of Chain Link Fencing & Barbed Wire are an effective deterrent to trespassers and thieves and greatly improve home Security.
Strength & Resistance
The Strength of concrete structures depends on Steel Rebar and Welded Mesh. This reliable combination, along with quality design, creates a durable resistance to our evolving Caribbean weather patterns, while maintaining the long term integrity of our building structures.

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Essential Combinations

 

Essential Combinations


As global weather patterns evolve
and increasingly dictate the story our lives, 
so Steel, in all of its essential combinations,
continues to be the most reliable material which allows us protection and survival.

Prudent management of our shelter has become the key
to maintaining and developing our world; constructions
to withstand and manage winds and water are being constantly tested at all levels in our Caribbean.

If we are to find our way, with safety, then we must invest in common sense structures which embrace essential combinations of ideas and materials, to capitalize our natural resources.

From water storage to solar energy, storm water channeling and better foundations, heat reduction materials and better security mechanisms, we must embrace better thinking and smarter response,
to enhance our lives, be they personal, community, business or country.

All of these have essential combinations of Steel
products at the core of successful strategies.

Responsibility has never been someone else's problem. Each of us has a role to play in a better way of living. Especially the creative ideas of young engineers,
architects and the construction industry, as they strive
to find novel solutions to age old regional difficulties.

At ECMIL we have created our product range through
many years of hands-on experience, assisting a great
many construction projects with the supply of highest quality steel items, to achieve lasting and durable results.
We are proud to say that we keep moving forward 
in our technology and offer to our customers.

We know what you need and have refined our products
to supply with only international quality and standards. 
A perfect example of this lies in Zincalume®, a tried
and tested high performance steel, for roofing or siding, with a manufacturer recommendation for

"The use of Zincalume® steel
for the collection of drinking water" 

It's tremendously attractive and water safe too!

Our recent weekly posts series emphasizes 
Steel Combinations, which are essential to creating
more secure and holistically sustainable structures
and living environments, across the Region.

All of this does not just apply to new projects.

The majority of construction problems, which often show themselves during or after bad weather, are maintenance work, which can be resolved by reinforcement, cleaning and replacement, or reengineering, to better suit new weather patterns or changes in physical surroundings.

Strengthen it, update it, seal it,
tighten it and keep water away.

This is our recommended checklist for any construction, 
which responds to the majority of bad weather issues.

We don't have minimum orders at ECMIL.
We supply what you need to resolve your project. 
This not only includes steel, it also includes experience
and good advice. Just ask and explain. 

Every day we send considerable quantities of well chosen steel products to all corners of the Caribbean, 
on the strength of those customer conversations.
They are the starting point for a more reliable 
and secure environment and investment.

From roofing screws to coated steel, proofing against bats and rodents, custom built water tanks, rebar, welded mesh and chain link fencing, with as many accessories as it takes to address the problem. 

Our customers and ECMIL are the most important combination of all.

From Rebar and welded mesh, to barbed wire, chain link fencing, water tanks, wheelbarrows and nails, purchasing from a manufacturer and consolidating your shipping, will result in significant savings against standard retail purchases.

And by making prudent arrangements regarding the shipping container, your material security and product availability will save on your production time.

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.

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Style & Protection

Style & Protection

 


Colours and Profiles set the Style
of your roof and the tone your building, whether it be home or your enterprise.

That's why we offer thirteen attractive,
quality Colorbond® colours
and the Super Steel look of Zincalume®. 

Then we mix it up with three distinctive profiles;
purely traditional Spanish Tile, always clean cut
and modern 107 and classic 10/3.

Yes the choice is hard, with so much to choose from!

But we want you to make the most of your investment
and pick a style and colour which is unmistakably you.

Even when we suggest the edition of Zincalume® to your home.  We know it will add a stylish, clean, modern image.
The look is smart and sharp, contemporary and timeless.

Zincalume® is a tried and tested high performance steel for roofing or siding; a cost effective and eco friendly material, it creates many new avenues for its application.

From garage roofs and siding, to garden partitions
and fences, modern gates and home details, this only requires a little imagination.

Colorbond® roof sheeting provides
reliable protection from the elements,
by offering...

Layers of Protection
Genuine Colorbond®  is far more than just ‘paint on steel’.
With an enhanced corrosion resistance, pretreatment layer
to improve the adhesion of further coatings, a corrosion inhibitive primer baked onto the surface & a top coat, baked on, to provide resistance to chipping, flaking and blistering.

Easy Maintenance
Simple maintenance of Colorbond®  steel by regular washing with clean, fresh water will not only prolong its life, but also maintain its attractiveness for longer periods, thus protecting your investment.

Sustainable Performance
Colorbond® steel is durable and resilient to harsh climate
and its long life helps conserve resources and energy that may otherwise be invested in products with a shorter life span.
All Colorbond® steel contains recycled content and is
100% recyclable.

Thermal efficiency
Standard Colorbond® colours feature Thermatech® solar reflectance technology, designed to reflect more of the sun's heat on hot days, which can mean less dependence on air-conditioning and reduced heat stress for your roof.
Colorbond®  is good for your home, your wallet and our planet.

Supporting Accessories
Matching Screws and Flashing, Bat Proofing, Sealant Tape, Ply-Foil® Roofing Insulation and K-Style Aluminium Guttering are also available to complete this high quality product.

​The combination of Style and Protection will enhance your home while adding
durable environmental performance to your investment.

We offer these quality materials in the following specifications:

Roof Sheeting

Profiles: 103, 107 or Spanish Tile

​Colours: 13 Colorbond® & 1 Zincalume®

Gauge:
Colorbond®: 24 & 25 
Zincalume®: 24, 25 & 26

All with matching Ridge Caps and Flashing

Please Note:
• Overall sheet width is 32" [81.28cm]
• Sheet overlap is 2" [5.08cm]
• Calculate sheet width as 30" [76.2cm]

Roofing Accessories

Bat Proofing Strips
Available in all profiles and universal bat strips,
for under-sheet, or under ridge cap use, sheet wide.

Sealant Tape
Available in 3/4" [19mm] wide rolls,
45 feet [13.9m] long.

Roofing Screws
Available in matching colours or unpainted.
25mm [1"] 14 gauge, 62mm [2.5"] 9 gauge.

Ply-foil Roofing Insulation.
Available in 5' rolls 75' long [1.5m x 22.5m]

From Rebar and welded mesh, to barbed wire, chain link fencing, water tanks, wheelbarrows and nails, purchasing from a manufacturer and consolidating your shipping, will result in significant savings against standard retail purchases.

And by making prudent arrangements regarding the shipping container, your material security and product availability will save on your production time.

NB. This article is for general information purposes only and is meant as an incentive to the reader, who should then research and seek advice from their architectural and construction professionals to confirm that the ideas expressed are possible within the building codes of their territory or within the limitations of their home's architecture. ECMIL only recommends their own products and third party products which they supply, as part of their company's roofing solutions to customers.
Style & Protection
The combination of three distinct profiles and thirteen gorgeous colours and Colorbond® layered coating technology, will give your roof sheeting durable Style & Protection for many years to come.
Fencing & Security
The combination of Chain Link Fencing & Barbed Wire are an effective deterrent to trespassers and thieves and greatly improve home Security.
Strength & Resistance
The Strength of concrete structures depends on Steel Rebar and Welded Mesh. This reliable combination, along with quality design, creates a durable resistance to our evolving Caribbean weather patterns, while maintaining the long term integrity of our building structures.

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