New Class of Steel For Carlton School

Carlton Central Junior School

We’ve just put the finishing touches to our second modular build for Nottingham County Council, this time for Carlton Central Junior School. We used our new process of cold-formed steel (CFS) frame construction on this project, a process that provides an extended structural guarantee giving our modular classrooms a 60-year structural guarantee.

The four-bay modular unit has created a new 11m x 7m classroom, providing the teachers and pupils with an additional 77m2 teaching area. We’ve added toilets and a small kitchen area as well as a plant room. Alongside the usual finishes we’ve added details such as aluminium window frames, insulated and cladded walls and ceiling and we have also installed air conditioning and roof-mounted photovoltaic panels, which supply the energy for hot water.

The installation of the classroom at Carlton Central threw up a number of access challenges that meant arranging a Sunday morning road closure. This then allowed us to use a crane to lift the building into position more easily.

We moved quickly on the build and delivery of this project which was completed within 12 weeks from the start of manufacture to handover and was in place in time for the start of the new school term.

Commenting on the delivering of the new classroom for Carlton, Danzer’s Helen Scott said: “To secure a repeat order from Nottingham Council was great news and we are really pleased that we have been able to utilise our new CFS system on this project. We have carefully developed this system to ensure it exceeds the highest current industry standards. It also provides exceptional cost savings as the materials used are up to 30% lighter than the traditional hot rolled steel structures.”
The new standard of manufacture can be used in the production of the largest modular buildings and will enable architects to make the very most of limited spaces by creating significant volumes of additional vertical space.

Alongside the significant cost saving the CFS also means significant material savings and consequently lower transportation costs, contributing towards the production of an even more sustainable building.

Carlton Central Junior School

Carlton Central Junior School

November 18th, 2015|

Helping Bouygues Build New Homes in London

Bouygues new Homes

As the country continues to build more and more new homes we are delighted to have been asked to provide twenty steel site accommodation units to support the development of 80 new homes on a mixed-use development in the London Borough of Greenwich.

The anti-vandal, OpenSpace steel units have been built by Danzer at our production facility in Nottingham and are leased by AV Group for two years to construction firm Bouygues which is building the £20m scheme for owners Family Mosaic.

Our specialist delivery and installation teams have sited the units on two levels with ten units on the ground floor and a further ten stacked directly on top and linked by external stairways and doors. They will provide welfare facilities for the construction team including toilets, showers, changing rooms, canteens and a kitchen with service area. They will also provide office facilities for the project management team which includes boot rooms, toilets, meeting rooms, offices and a further kitchen facility.

The design and build scheme at Creek Road in Greenwich will provide a 83 homes, of which 62 will be for affordable housing. The development will also include 1800sqm of commercial space at ground level. Family Mosaic is one of the largest housing providers in London, Essex and the Southeast, providing around 24,000 homes for rent.

The new homes are due for completion later this year.

November 2nd, 2015|

Linkpak NG Provide Efficient Solution For Mabey Hire

Mabey Hire specialises in the hire of non-mechanical plant equipment, and has an extensive series of depots throughout the UK. The firm turned to Danzer Limited to provide new office accommodation at one of its 16 UK depots, Iver in Buckinghamshire.

Our Linkpak NG modular product proved to be a great choice as it offers the ability to create open spaces at low costs and the whole building was built by us, here in the UK, delivered and installed for just £135,000.

The project features five 12x3m Linkpak modules which together form the new building which provides 180 sq m of space. Linkpak’s flexibility has allowed us to design a low-cost, energy efficient building which provides an office space, meeting room, canteen and kitchen facilities, toilets and a drying room.

It is clad externally in plastisol steel with magnolia vinyl faced plasterboard walls and white ceiling. As with all of our buildings it is insulated to meet current building regulation requirements and we have included white UPVC double-glazed windows and powder coated double glass panel doors. Internal doors are finished in an Ash veneer.

Mabey Hire operates from an expansive nationwide network of depots and engineering offices, and serves a diverse range of industry operators. They provide engineered modular and proprietary temporary works equipment for ground support, formwork, falsework, propping, jacking, temporary bridging, roadbarriers and a wide range of other systems.

We are delighted to help another great British firm by providing a low-cost building which will increase energy efficiency, which makes the most of limited available space and delivers minimal environmental impact.

November 2nd, 2015|

Allied London Spinningfields Update

Spinningfileds Manchester Allied London

Allied London’s Spinngfield’s scheme continues to go from strength to strength and the latest building to come from Mike Ingall’s team is the 300,000 sf ft giant tower of Number One Spinningfields.

We are delighted to have been asked by BAM Construction to provide the site accommodation units for what will become one of Manchester landmark buildings, the gighest commercial tower to be built in the City in 50 years and will soar 20 floors above the City’s thriving business district.

Sitting snuggly above Fluid Bar’s Lawn Club our twelve 32 x 10 (9.7 x 3m) units are linked end to end and side to side over 3 floors with a staircase and viewing platform to give great views across the development site.

It was quite a squeeze to get these in place but Andrew Little and his team managed to crane them in without too much difficulty and they will be on site throughout the construction period in 2016/2017.

Number One Spinngfields has already attracted huge attention and occupiers will include global consultancy firm PwC as well as a host of food, beverage and retail outlets.

November 2nd, 2015|