The Everhot Powerhouse
What’s exciting about being a company that manufactures structural steel and steel-framed buildings across the industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors is that Shufflebottom comes across a diverse range of interesting businesses where people are inventing, making and selling the most wonderful things.
Everhot is one such company. Located near Dursley, Gloucestershire in the South Cotswold Valleys, Everhot manufactures hand-crafted heat-storage ranges with low-energy requirements. They are an exemplar of engineering excellence and their products are creations of much beauty – and energy efficiency.
Their showroom is located at Coaley Mill, a thirteenth-century water-powered mill where the water turbine still generates the energy needed at the showroom, whereas because of expansion since the invention of the cooker by Ossie Goring in 1979, and its commercial launch in 1995, the manufacturing of the stoves is done in a purpose-built factory just 3-miles away.
Everhot is a business that is committed to conserving the environment through its use of waterpower, the low travel-miles involved in its tightly-located operation and, its careful selection of UK suppliers and products. There is no compromise on this or the quality of its processes.
Shufflebottom is therefore very proud to be associated with Everhot and for Everhot to invest and re-invest in us as a company, who, like them, is committed to excellence in our people and products.
Last year Everhot purchased a kit-form building from us and this year, we have supplied the structural steel for refurbishment work at Coaley Mill, consisting of an office to the second floor and a ground floor cookery demonstration area, so that prospective customers can see the Everhot in action.
Working to Everhot’s Architect’s and Consulting Engineer’s outline designs, we were proud to supply the labour, plant and materials to undertake the connection design, detail fabrication drawings, manufacture, painting and delivery of this new steel portal frame building, including trussed members, requiring a total of 8.97 tonnes of hot-rolled steel and 0.83 tonnes of cold-rolled steel. The building was manufactured to B.S. 5950 and is CE marked to Execution Class 2.
We are obviously delighted to be part of Everhot’s expansion and success. Director, Alex Shufflebottom, would be even more delighted if she could take ownership of one of their engineering triumphs – the Powerhouse. The Powerhouse is a brand name for a stove from its range as well as being synonymous with the success of Everhot. The Powerhouse would give her all the things she ever wanted in her kitchen: a beautiful-looking heat-storage range that is a cook’s dream, is low in carbon emissions and energy costs, and keeps the room warm! Sometimes coming across innovative businesses can be very tempting.