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Features for
end user specifier architect features benefits

  • Designed to meet or exceed NHBC guidelines. Certifications available if required – system is accredited by the Steel Construction Institute in accordance with BS 5950 Part 5 and NHBC Chapter 6.10
  • 200 year + minimum expected life when used in a warm frame construction with supporting evidence backed up by the Steel Construction Institute, the NHBC, Tata Steel & Arcelor Mittal .
  • 100 % recyclable with 50% scrap content steel used throughout – meeting Code for Sustainable Homes standard.
  • Minimal packaging required during manufacture & transportation.
  • SAP calcs performed on day of test will achieve same results 20 years later – all joints will remain as completed on day of installation.
  • Lightweight construction means reduced foundation / piling requirements and also makes it a perfect system to retrofit to existing conversions.
  • Reduced rafter/joist depth in comparison with traditional methods simplifies warms roof construction – advantageous when planning regulations restrict ridge height.
  • Warm frame construction reduces risk of condensation and improves living environment – an A / A+ rating is achieved for this type of construction under the BRE Green Guide.
  • Steel frame buildings at no further risk during lightning storms if earthed through consumer unit.
  • Non combustible.
  • Will not absorb moisture.
  • “Room in the Roof” by default in most cases – typically providing more space than other systems.
  • No interference from steel frame with respect to TV, radio, WiFi or other transmitted signals.
  • Beneficial for areas subject to flooding due to inorganic nature of steel – structurally system not at risk nor will it need time to dry out – minimal disruption.
  • In certain complex instances requirements for ridge, hip and valley steels is significantly reduced.

Features for
builder/developer

  • Allows construction of the basic insulated structure to take place outside the “critical path”.
  • Can be installed in wet or inclement conditions – unaffected by frost therefore minimising the risk of program slippage.
  • In certain complex instances requirements for ridge, hip and valley steels is significantly reduced.
  • Will not rot, warp, twist or creep under load nor be subject to insect infestation.
  • SAP calcs performed on day of test will achieve same results 20 years later – all joints will remain as completed on day of installation.
  • Ridges, hips and valleys completed with ease using patented U section profile.
  • Manufactured in factory controlled conditions to tight tolerances providing a dimensionally accurate product to the benefit of following trades for following trades.
  • Lightweight construction means reduced foundation / piling requirements and also makes it a perfect system to retrofit to existing conversions.
  • Reduced rafter / joist depth in comparison with traditional methods simplifies warms roof construction – advantageous when planning restricts ridge height.
  • Flexible and adaptable system permits late design changes to be accommodated.
  • Reduced requirement for skilled tradesmen required to install.
  • Lightweight gable panels can be installed removing risks associated with relatively fragile masonry gables.
  • Steel frame buildings at no further risk during lightning storms if bonded via normal earth system.
  • In many cases panels can be manually lifted into position.
  • All site fixings & insulation panel joints are readily visible facilitating easy inspection of correctly installed product.
  • Walls do not require external sheathing.

Features for
project manager

  • A warm frame construction allows first fix trades to commence a lot sooner than traditional build reducing fixed site costs – up to 5 times faster than traditional methods of construction.
  • Reduced construction phase insurance costs due to non combustible nature of material.
  • In most cases the roof is capable of being erected at ground level and craned on – significantly reducing labour spent at height and therefore reducing H & S risks.
  • Provision of safe working platform once floor joists installed and boarded.
  • Relatively lightweight meaning reduced requirement for craneage.
  • Reduced snagging due to lack of settling or shrinkage with call backs virtually eliminated.
  • Manufactured in factory controlled conditions to tight tolerances providing a dimensionally accurate product to the benefit of following trades for following trades.
  • 100 % recyclable with 50% scrap content steel used throughout – meeting Code for Sustainable Homes standard.
  • Flexible and adaptable system permits late design changes to be accommodated.
  • Can be supplied pre insulated depending on volume requirements further reducing on site assembly time.
  • All site fixings & insulation panel joints are readily visible facilitating easy inspection of correctly installed product.

SERVICES

All our products are approved by the Steel Construction Institute

  • Full frames
  • Roofs
  • Warm roof/frame construction
  • Steel framed buildings
  • Single storey extensions
  • Loft conversion systems
  • Garden rooms
  • Portable buildings
  • Prefabricated buildings
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