Construction Projects GALLERY
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Heatherwick Studios, Abersytwyth Business Units
Ministry of Fisheries New Building, The Falkland Islands
Lowfield Timber Frames rose to the challenge of supplying a Kingspan TEK Building System to our client whose project, a new building for the Ministry of Fisheries, was located on the Falkland Islands.
This presented a serious logistical challenge, particularly from a supply perpesctive. We would need to ensure that all of the components for the building system would need to arrive nearly 8000 miles away, complete and without any defects.
The materials including all of the SIPS external walls, roof panels, internal timber frame panels, floor system, glulam roof supports, steel components, ancillary items etc were loaded into a total of 10 steel containers in late November 2011. The containers then arrived on site ready for the project to commence early in January 2012.
Lowfield Timber Frames supplied on site technical installation and design support for the erecting team. The project was successfully completed in a period of just over three weeks with no material shortages and minimal materials left over on site.
The building was a significant sized construction at just over 450m2 on each of the two floor levels. All materials were processed in house by the Lowfield team in our 60,000ft2 square factory in Marton, nr Welshpool, Powys including all steel glulam connetcors and all of the glulam structure.
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Theatre Hafren, Fly Tower Extension.
TEK (SIPS) Cladding Panel
Lowfield Timber Frames were proud to be the chosen supplier of a Kingspan TEK System (SIPS) Cladding panel system to a re-development at Theatre Hafren in Newtown, Powys.
The new "Fly Tower" high level extension required a SIPS panel to be fixed externally around the frame to create a high performance insulation, an air tight layer whilst also providing the required racking resistance and stability that the Steel Frame required at the same time.
The SIPS panel was also the substrate that carried the external facades which included a decorative rain screen cladding.
Although working safely at height always creates a challenge, works were quickly completed on site in less than the agreed two week contract period.