banah was established in 2008 with one clear aim: to find better ways of building. Following one of the founding director’s (John Blackstock) successful career in developing the UK’s leading brand of cement based renders and, convinced that geoploymer cement was the answer, a laboratory and team was established in Antrim, Northern Ireland, and an intensive five-year R&D programme was undertaken. The result was banahCEM.
banahCEM is a revolutionary new low-carbon cement based on a geopolymer binder system. Consisting of two components – a powder, banahCEM (a) and an activator , banahCEM (b) – the banahCEM cement can be utilised in numerous products that have applications across a wide range of industries.
banahCEM boasts a number of unique, innovative properties – it is a heat resistant cement: stable at more than twice the failure temperature of typical Portland cement; it is an acid resistant cement: with a high resistance to acids and sulfates; it is a fast setting cement: achieving 40 N/mm2 within just 3 hours; and it is an environmentally friendly cement: with the potential to reduce carbon emissions by up to 80% during manufacturing. Put simply, banahCEM is cement reimagined….
In 2013, banah received additional investment of over £5million which was used to create a new state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing plant near Coleraine, Co Londonderry. The company currently employs 14 staff, with the goal to create new jobs in the near future. banah is a business built on strong core values and to ensure continued corporate governance banah have appointed a strong, experienced Board and Management Team of industry experts.
banah is committed to continuing research & development in the field of geopolymers and sustainable building materials and to expanding, developing and improving its products.
Our vision is to revolutionise building techniques and significantly reduce carbon emissions during building construction using our ground-breaking alternative to traditional construction materials.
We are a Small Medium Enterprise that thinks big, acts big and delivers big. Our ambition and determination is borne out by our growth. We have recruited senior management and board experience from quality multi-national companies as well as retaining experience from our family tradition. Consequently we are experiencing a new phase of niche market development.
We believe in building better.
OUR BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY HAS DEVELOPED AROUND THREE FOUNDATIONAL BUILDING BLOCKS: THIS IS THE ‘WHAT’ OF WHAT WE DO. THESE BUILDING BLOCKS ARE:
UNDERSTANDING OUT CLIENTS' NEEDS
OUTSTANDING PRODUCT QUALITY
OUTSTANDING QUALITY OF PEOPLE
OUR TEAM IS PASSIONATELY COMMITTED TO PROGRESS IN THESE THREE AREAS AND AS A RESULT THE CORE VALUES OF OUR COMPANY ARE:
IN ADDITION, WE HAVE DEVELOPED OUR OWN PRINCIPLES OF ACTION WHICH ARE THE DNA OF OUR COMPANY. THE ‘HOW’ WE DO THINGS. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BROWSE THESE PRINCIPLES IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOW WE ARE TRYING TO CREATE A POSITIVE COMMUNITY AT BANAH.
We have a desire to make a constructive difference beyond the walls of our business.
Principles of Action
Everyone in banah is valued and has a part to play in our future. The Company will provide the right environment and resources for people to develop their talents.
Everyone in banah is part of the team and we need to help and value each other. Our task is to do everything as well as we possibly can and help others to do the same.
Life is a gift and should not be wasted. We promote a work hard and live life ethic.
Each team member is able to improve our performance. We will create an environment where new ways of working and creativity are welcome. We will avoid any resistance to change which will inhibit growth and potential.
Everyone makes mistakes. So long as the behaviour is not repeated or deliberate forgiveness will be the norm. We will work together to turn mistakes into beneficial learning experiences. The choice to discipline will not be taken lightly and will be carried out in a just way.
Team members, customers, suppliers and the general public all have a right to be treated fairly. We should treat others as we expect to be treated. We will aim not to work with customers and suppliers who do not embrace this ethic of fairness.
It is essential that we use our resources well (time, materials, and abilities). We need to make a profit because we have a responsibility to our workforce, shareholders and the wider community.
Without profit we will not be able to continue in business but making money will not be our only consideration.