Two-Hour Fire-Rated Partitioning for 17m High-Span Warehouse, Crewe

Boughey Distribution

Background 

Stancold were approached by fresh food storage and logistics provider, Boughey Distribution, as they acquired a second warehouse to aid their expansion plans. The vast new space required some remodelling works to make it fit-for-purpose for the business’ operations. This included a two-hour fire-rated partition to segregate areas.

Process

We were able to offer vital support and advice from the early stages of Boughey’s warehouse acquisition. Due to the building’s 17m high-span ceiling, Stancold accurately recommended an appropriate design, installation method and panel system to suit the height, which included secondary steelwork to accommodate a horizontal panel construction.

Stancold’s team worked closely with Boughey across every aspect of the project to ensure feasibility in this complex design, while taking their budget into consideration.

Solution

Our project management and on-site installation team worked tirelessly to take care of the intricate elements of this firewall specification.

The Eurobond Firemaster Mineral Fibre panel system was utilised throughout, where 1,300m² of 100mm thick panels were installed horizontally against secondary steelwork, achieving the desired two-hour fire-rating.

The team successfully co-ordinated the positioning of all additional 17.5m-high steel posts via a 40-tonne crane with fly jib, making sure this high-risk activity was managed safely. This was accompanied by steel framing for a roller shutter and personnel door. Once the partition was built, all visible steelwork and head details were fire boarded to maintain fire integrity.

Stancold’s hard work on this project really demonstrated our strong design and installation expertise in large-scale firewall constructions.

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A great team handled this install and made the project look easy

James Hoy, Stancold Contracts Manager
Location Crewe
Building Use Logistics
Panel Core Mineral Fibre
Panel Supplier Eurobond
Panel Thickness 100mm
Panel Requirements 1382m²
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