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11-day install at busy 3PL site

01 February 2021

Howard Tenens carried out a request for quotes when specifying a new temporary building.

Big Box Buildings reacted quickly, visiting the site right away, suggesting options. In the end the customer went for something fairly standard so it could be redeployed elsewhere when no longer required.

Big Box Buildings says: “They found us to have the best price and a better product, with superior features. These included a thermostatically controlled heated steel valley gutter to keep snow and ice off, many others just put a strip of PVC between structures.

“We also specified steel flashing at ground level with several barriers and methods of sealing to reduce ground level water ingress risk. Another feature was inflated gables, others provide single skin for economy, reducing the insulating effect. A big plus were the steel gutters and extended downpipes that we fitted, keeping water right away from the structure, competitors plastic pipes just stop at the building, allowing water back in. We also fitted wider pedestrian doors to give better access.”

The site was busy when Big Box carried out its survey. Most of the surface area to be built on was hidden by machinery, stock etc. “This would have prevented many others from commencing construction - our install crew just adjusted everything on the go, modifying anchorages and even excavating a kerbed concrete area when we realised that it wouldn’t quite fit otherwise,” the company adds.

The installation was completed in 11 days.

Workshop and store

Ilke Homes specialises in offsite modular home construction and approached Big Box Buildings for a temporary building. After discussions, it went for an all-steel, semi-permanent building, better suiting its requirements while only costing a little more.

A big feature of the original specification was that the engineering stores workshop needed to be properly sealed and insulated. The client now has an all-steel semi-permanent building. This has a steel frame with a full Kingspan thicker panel exterior to keep in the warmth and protect what was inside. 

Big Box says: “We can specify the thickness of PIR panels to suit what you need – to refrigeration level and/or increased fire resistance using mineral wool.

“We designed and constructed two bespoke links to the adjacent factory and stores to give good access levels. There was a concrete water barrier constructed by us around the perimeter helping to keep everything dry. We fitted the whole building out too, doors, lighting, racking, surfaces – all far quicker and cheaper than a traditional building with the same level of performance.”

For more information, visit www.big-box-buildings.uk

 
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