Stancold’s versality within fire-rated environments will be demonstrated once again this quarter, as planning is underway for the internal fit-out of a new-build self-storage facility in London. Stancold will be undertaking the responsibility for the fire-rated specification which requires multiple compartment walls across different levels of the building.
Stancold’s fire-rated expert, Shaun Jones, engaged with the appointed main contractor in the early planning stages, where he was committed to sourcing a solution that considered the project’s limited access and weight restrictions as a priority.
The scope itself includes FR60 and FR120 compartment walls across the basement, second floor and fourth floor out of the building’s five levels. Where access to the basement is only through a lift cavity, Stancold’s site team will work alongside the main contractor to ensure both vertical and horizontal distribution of plant and materials are carried out safely.
Sourcing plant options in accordance with the weight allowances of the upper floors was also a challenge. Shaun was able to offer an alternative to a traditional forklift and therefore able to help with any additional technical considerations that came with the complexity of lifting to load out on each floor.
These details were compiled into a lifting plan, where Shaun and Contracts Manager, Rob White, took time to discuss this on site with the main contractor to ensure efficiency in practice. This will result in over 1000m² of the Eurobond Firemaster composite system carefully manoeuvred and then installed by our LPS approved site team.
Stancold’s ability to source a solution that others couldn’t further demonstrated our commitment to projects of increasing complexity across the UK.