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Full Fire-Rated Warehouse Fit-Out for Aerospace Production Expansion

Maintaining close working relationships with our repeat clients is a core part of our business and we pride ourselves in offering a reliable and efficient service, time and time again.

We’ve been making significant progress on site in Nottingham over the last couple of months, working with the appointed main contractor, of whom we have built a strong relationship with over the last 5 years. Where we have worked on a number of high-specification cleanroom projects together, it was ideal to be able to demonstrate our capabilities for fire-rated structures as part of this high-end manufacturing warehouse expansion within the aerospace sector.

Stancold’s industrial partitions specialist, Shaun Jones, worked closely with the main contractor and client to advise on design and panel specification that would achieve the required fire-ratings. Due to the negative impact on aviation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the client reduced their scope of works, omitting non-critical areas from the contract, so Shaun worked tirelessly to requote and redesign to suit the changing specification.

These works encompass various fire-rated partitions to form 25 new rooms spanning over two floors within the facility, which includes production areas, testing space, R&D, offices and welfare areas. Due to an existing mezzanine floor and therefore different wall heights across the warehouse, the partitions have varying fire ratings, ranging from 60 minutes to two hours, where different panel thicknesses have been used to ensure that this was achieved effectively.

Eurobond’s Firemaster mineral fibre system was the most suitable panel solution for this project, where approximately 3700m² of composite panels will be utilised to complete a number of full-height and part-height partitions to accommodate the mezzanine structure, with fire boarding completed all of the exposed steelwork. Stancold are also responsible for the supply and installation of fire-rated doors and fixed windows across the project.

Where fire-rated ceilings are part of our works package, this called for particular attention-to-detail within the suspension requirements to ensure that they could be independently supported and therefore reduce the risk of collapse in the event of a fire or damage.

Our project management and on-site installation team have worked tirelessly so far to keep up with the programme of works, whilst adhering to COVID safety guidelines set on site.

To find out more about the solutions we’ve provided using our fire-rated composite panel system, please get in touch with our industrial partitions specialist, Shaun Jones, on 07821 152 663 or send us an enquiry here.