The Dry season - A Perfect Time for New Projects

We are in the dry season, a perfect time to work on those new projects with our comprehensive collection of
ECMIL products.

As we move firmly into a markedly hot, dry season, it’s the perfect time to work on those new projects that you’ve been planning, or updates and maintenance to existing structures.

We talk of hurricane season, but our recent history of untimely storm surprises, and the fact that we live in wind swept islands, suggests that we should always be vigilant and always prepared. 

Whatever the change, never leave it till late, and begin by making a rough drawing.  Get a feel for what you are trying to achieve.  

Imagine the outcome, then buy a tape measure!

We now live in frugal times.  
No space for overages or money misspent.

Traditionally in these islands, the skills of construction are passed on.  

Find that teacher; that clear headed, budget conscious carpenter/ mason/ builder who is willing to make the assessment, or help you to make your own.  

Focus on how your project will be created, developed and completed, what materials will be required, how many persons, how your plan will be executed, duration and cost.

Do you need a drawing?

For small castings, replacements, plumbing and runoffs, probably not.  A well versed individual builder, or mason can estimate the job onsite, recommend the materials required, time and cost.

This is bread and butter work with a simple outcome.

Anything larger than basic, needs a plan, an elevation, sections and sizes to scale, estimates for all materials based on the drawings, a strategy and timeline, and someone capable of pulling all of these together.

If you are an ardent DIY/ YouTuber, there is more than a chance that you will find some similar jobs there, which will give you insight into the how to’s.
But the same rules apply; plan what you can, then find a pro to assist in bringing your project together.

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 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.

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 staff are extremely knowledgeable and will work with you to successfully complete your project.

Contact us today, and find out why we are
The Steel of The Region.

*More about Post COVID-19 Architecture

The current COVID-19 pandemic situation can no longer be controlled by a simple strategy of quarantining and physical distancing.  It calls for a more comprehensive approach in dealing with virus/variants.  The infection is directly linked to air quality, and airborne transmission.  Recent investigations have demonstrated that people contract COVID-19 via indoor airborne transmission, especially in crowded and poorly ventilated environments. 

Optimum air quality is required to eradicate the spread. 

This demands innovative changes to the existing indoor and outdoor infrastructure to positively impact the occupants in even the most densely populated spaces. 

Post COVID-19 architecture focuses on the healthy building concept, creating a comfortable and desirable indoor environment, which is measured by indoor environmental quality or IEQ.

A healthy IEQ is expected to positively impact the occupants in most densely populated buildings in physical, mental, and social aspects.  Determining the IEQ relies on several elements, such as thermal, visual, acoustic, and chemical.

These can be assessed individually and/or collectively, to include indoor air quality, thermal comfort, ventilation, acoustic performance, lighting, and spatial layout.

Buildings constructed without the required IEQ ultimately cause poor health, learning difficulties, and productivity issues.

It is then necessary to tune a building to a high IEQ level to ensure the health and well-being of its occupants. 

*Excerpt from:
“Designing Post COVID-19 Buildings:
Approaches for Achieving Healthy Buildings”

By Satheeskumar Navaratnam, Kate Nguyen, Kajanan Selvaranjan, Guomin Zhang, Priyan Mendis and Lu Aye

Published 12 January 2022 by MDPI -

MDPI, launched in 1996 as a non-profit institute, in Basel, Switzerland, 
is a leading open access publisher.  The MDPI acronym stands for "Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute”, and is now widely known under the name MDPI.
MDPI has hosted or organized a number of scientific conferences

and is a member of the UN Global Compact and the World Sustainability forum.

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.