Steel framing system specified for new school building

  • 30 Nov 2015

Knauf Facades steel framing systems have been specified by CRT Construction for a project to build the £4.7 million Garston Manor SEN school in Watford.

KD1514GM Knauf Garston Manor #4The single storey 3,000m2 building accommodates 120 students aged between 11-16 years and features flexible teaching spaces, food technology, art, drama and science areas. It also includes specialist sensory rooms and pastoral care units. 

Once completed, the existing school will be demolished and replaced with landscaping.

CRT specified Knauf’s SFS system, citing the company’s timely technical support reinforced with on-site inspections. CRT estimator Alan Brown commented:

“The product is competitively priced but it’s the quality of the service behind it that makes the difference. The company really understands the needs of small to medium sized sub-contractors such as ourselves. We find them very approachable and easy to work with.”

“Its staff come on-site and check the quality of the installation, making sure that it is in line with the drawings, and then provide us with the documentation to show that it has been installed correctly, which reassures our clients that there won’t be any problems further down the line.”

Steel Framing System

KD1514GM Knauf Garston Manor #2The Steel framing system has been developed to be easy to install, with all components pre-cut and clearly labelled, backed by drawings that are also clear and simple to understand. 

All Knauf Exterior Wall Systems have been fully designed and tested for structural, thermal, fire and acoustic performance in collaboration with UKAS laboratories and independent consultants such as the Steel Construction Institute (SCI).

Fire safety is operational from the start, allowing for high levels of fire protection during construction, as well as once the project is finished.

The system enables fast track construction, as a weather-tight external envelope can be installed quickly so that internal work can begin as soon as possible.

The lightweight construction can also reduce the load on the primary structural frame and substructure design. 

The SFS system can also provide benefits for schemes working towards improving BREEAM levels or Code for Sustainable Homes credits.

Knauf Insulation
PO Box
10 Stafford Road
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 3NS

Visit Knauf Insulation's website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Aggreko

2020 weather data proves humidity concern for construction say Aggreko

Data showing spiking humidity levels on construction sites are a growing concern for the sector, according to a new report from temporary power company, Aggreko.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Information Technology, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Site Preparation, Thermal Imaging and Monitors

Kingspan

Kingspan chosen for affordable housing scheme

Leading housing provider Stonewater is taking full advantage of the excellent thermal efficiency of Kingspan Kooltherm K108 Cavity Board at a new affordable housing development in Dorset.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Case Studies, Insulation, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

Freefoam

The Power of Many: national supply, local service from Freefoam

Freefoam has strong ties with contractors, architects and specifiers, thanks to its ‘The Power of Many’ approach.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Cladding, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Walls

BMBI

Builders’ Merchants sales confirm strong V-shaped recovery - BMBI

Britain’s builders’ merchants sales to builders and contractors bounced back strongly in the three months May to July, as reported in July’s BMBI report.

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Landscaping, news, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Timber Buildings and Timber Products