‘Hurricane’ is no longer a season!

Property management
works well with a sensible plan.  
Add in the annual Caribbean storm component and that plan must become a strategy of periodic inspection and continuous maintenance.

Although that sounds suspiciously like a full time job, quality materials and a plan to divert offending storm elements will drastically reduce the work load.

Wind and water are by far
the major culprits when a storm hits.

The wind swirls and attacks a building’s points of resistance, lifting and tearing roof sheeting, loose screws and poorly constructed framing and coverings.

The rain flows endlessly into gutters and downpipes, and if not directed away from the building, will eat away at cracks in masonry and undermine walls, foundations and inadequate runoff drains.

Any uncontrolled water both from neighbouring properties as well as your own, can drag uncleared debris into main drains, blocking, flooding and undermining roads, while increasing the volume of major damage.

Tropical rain, storm force winds and bad or unkept drains, both private and public, are the source of the majority of inland disasters, as they impact on all forms of property, as well as landslips.

Each of us, throughout these fragile Caribbean Islands, has a role to play in the maintenance of simple things, and, as the annual predictions change for the worse, indifference and carelessness is not an option. 

Clean drains, mended walls, drains and fences, roofing, gutters and water runoffs are the beginnings of a sensible strategy for storm survival.  If we disregard these, each instance potentially adds to the overall scale of disaster.

We recommend that, working with your neighbours, you can collectively insure that if a storm strikes, all of your homes and surroundings are secured and you have done all in your power to minimise the risks to lives and property.

At ECMIL our durable, integrated product range has been developed over 40 years, to meet those strategic needs.

From globally reliable COLORBOND® and Zincalume® roof sheeting, with state of the art accessories, to a comprehensive collection of steel fabrications which include rebar, welded mesh, nails, barbed wire, chain link fencing, poles and fittings, water tanks and wheelbarrows.

Our subsidiary company ECPIL produces PVC/CPVC pipes
and electrical conduits.

Together we can consolidate orders and ship directly to you at excellent ex-factory pricing, to make your updates and maintenance cost effective.

Sadly, our world weather patterns have evolved and ‘hurricane’ is no longer a season.

The best time to tighten up and maintain is now.

Make a plan, make a list, or engage the assistance of a local construction professional, and call our knowledgeable sales staff today.

They will guide you though our range of products and shipping to get your projects moving with the right materials.

Find out why we are ECMIL | The Steel of The Region

Our Products

We carry a comprehensive range of products which include:

  • Foundation Steel, in various gauges of rebar
    and welded mesh. 
  • Highest quality Colorbond® and Zincalume® roof sheeting and accessories.
  • Chain link fencing wire, fence poles, fittings
    and barbed wire for security.
  • Water tanks in stock sizes or custom built,
    for water storage.
  • Headless and headed nails in a wide range of sizes.
  • Wheelbarrows.
  • PVC/ CPVC pipes and electrical conduits.

Our Vision

We don’t just supply highest quality steel items.  

ECMIL wishes to assist and expand the capabilities and vision of the Caribbean construction industry, for our next generation.

Well constructed, resilient buildings which meet the needs of a changed society, living in an environment which is continuously challenged by evolving weather patterns and now pandemics and variants.

Our Experience

Our 40+ years of experience has fine tuned the integration of our products to help our customers, gifted amateur or construction professional.

At ECMIL we encourage: 

  • innovative use of our products, to create smarter, more durable and attractive homes, for the future.  
  • Reduced energy consumption, by building naturally ventilated living spaces.
  • Wise use of thermal insulation in conjunction with COLORBOND® and Zincalume® roof sheeting,
    to combat destructive radiated heat.
  • Water conservation and storage, to make better use of non potable water sources.
  • *Post COVID architecture and construction, creating more distance savvy indoor/ outdoor living areas, using natural ventilation to reduce potential contagion, while providing visitor friendly spaces and low stress environments.

If you are a construction professional, individual or company,
we would like to hear from you.

ECMIL services a diversity of building professionals across many territories in the region, as well as independent home owners and home developers, seeking our products and information. They often encounter difficulties accessing contact information for local construction pros.

Our website and newsletter are well established and are gateways for information, connection and commerce.
We wish to expand our platform to create a hub where both of these groups can interact, through a fully functional directory.

The potential customer can easily find contacts and tradesmen seldom miss a call, or a job.

Please provide us with the following:

  • Your contact name and company name (if appropriate)
  • Your location (island, village or town) and address
  • Your contact details: Telephone/fax number/
    Whatsapp/ Facebook/ Instagram, etc
  • A comprehensive list of your skills.
  • Any other information, such as company logo, photos of work etc. to assist potential customers.
  • Please indicate if you can supply written quotations and contracts.
  • Please indicate if you have worked with or purchased our products in the past.

This is a realistic service and opportunity to get noticed.  
Our golden rule is that 

we will never offer what we can’t deliver.  

We expect those offering their services to do the same.  
It’s our experience that if the work is good, more work will come.

The construction industry needs work at all levels,
especially in the islands of the Caribbean.

When you contact us, we will review every submission and develop a fresh approach to advertising our industry and do our best to get you noticed.

Contact us today at:

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.