Think outside of the box

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Stainless steel

Contractors use a Belgian technique on their new external walling and roofing system

Tesco has installed a new external walling and roofing system at its Doncaster distribution centre.

Cold store and firewall contractors, ISD, sent engineers and designers to study the technique in Belgium, where the external walling process is more generally used. ISD then erected the mammoth 5,700m2walling on to the external steelwork of the building.

The company had to use a high-grade steel as the interior freezer operates at -26°C, but the system was still cost effective. ISD md, Tony Wall, explains: "On other projects, the walling is normally erected internally with separate, external cladding, but this innovative method reduces a standard 12-16 week project by 4-5 weeks."

The exterior walling was attached to the framework with stainless steel joggle clips complete with rods. These were positioned through calculations using wind-loading, ambient temperatures and deflection of the structure.

Contact: ISDTel: 01452 520 649

Related topics: Supply Chain, Processing equipment

Related products

show more

Minimise the impact of product recalls Post-Brexit

Minimise the impact of product recalls Post-Brexit

Epicor | 10-Dec-2018 | Technical / White Paper

The impact of Brexit on current legislation is a topic of much conversation and debate. When it comes to product recalls the uncertainty around what may...

Hygienic design boosts quality and safety

Hygienic design boosts quality and safety

Minebea Intec | 16-Aug-2018 | Technical / White Paper

Avoiding food contamination and increasing product safety are key objectives of all food producers. It is critical to prevent any type of contamination...

Packaging Machinery Report

Packaging Machinery Report

William Reed Business Media | 23-Jul-2018 | Technical / White Paper

Food manufacturers investing in new equipment and in a given specification of packaging materials will naturally expect both to be fit-for-purpose and...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Featured Events

View more

Products

View more

Webinars