Two-Hour Firewalls for Distribution Centre, Essex

Buckingham Group

Background

Having worked on phase one of this expansion project, due to new business needs we were delighted to be working on the next phase of the new warehouse extension.

Requirement

The main dividing wall, measuring 120m x 15m needed to be upgraded to a 60-minute firewall. Two small hub offices and an office wall extension of 45m to a wall we had previously built which need to be fitted with a 2-hour firewall.

Solution

Stancold formed the 1-hour firewall prior to the new warehouse extension being built. In addition to being a firewall, the wall panels would offer temporary protection from the elements during construction.

It was installed from 3 panels up from slab level to enable the client to make slab connection details without damaging the new wall panels. We provided a design solution for this and will install the remaining panels once the extension is complete.

Access constraints due to existing live services prevented traditional access to carry out the installation. Stancold provided another design solution to enable safe installation of the top panels whilst still maintaining the integrity of the final construction.

When you were on site your team responded quickly to any queries.

Paul Grant, Buckingham Group
Location Essex
Building Use Distribution
Panel Core Mineral Fibre
Panel Supplier Eurobond
Panel Thickness 100mm, 150mm
Panel Facing 0.5mm Shallow Profile White Cleanable Polyester Finish
Panel Requirements 2822m²
Fire Rating 1-Hour, 2-Hour