Red Bracket

Overslade House

Overslade House, Northampton

Northampton - This technically challenging project involved the initial removal of a traditional pitched roof from a four story 1980’s Social Housing Accommodation Block and the subsequent installation of a new load-bearing storey plus the associated supporting Hot Rolled Steel grillage, new external lift shaft and associated landing areas.

The quality of “as-built” information on a refurbishment scheme can be a little patchy and this contract was no exception – relying on numerous site surveys in order to design and locate the various elements on the correct positions on the remaining structure. Working closely with the main contractor – Engie – we were able to achieve full design requirement on the programme and to the agreed costs. Despite the supporting structure being of dubious build quality and random location, we were able to utilise the latest design facilities to provide a rooftop living space exactly as the client had envisaged.

Product: Load Bearing - Rooftop Extension – Hot Rolled Grillage and fully assembled SFS walls & roof
Site: Overslade House, Northampton
Main Contractor: Engie
Sub Contractor: Tek Build
Client: Northampton Homes
Area: 3000m²
Floors: One plus Hot Rolled Grillage and Roof
Status: Complete

Photo 14 11 2018, 13 25 24 1
Photo 14 11 2018, 13 25 24 2
Photo 14 11 2018, 13 25 24

Case Studies

Steel Over Timber

A superior alternative to a timber frame. The developer needed an alternative to timber frame to prevent costly delays and increased on-site costs, light steel framing was the solution.

Lighter, quicker and more stable LSF delivered these apartments on time and to budget whilst exceeding the client’s requirements

1 8 Steel Over Timber Frameclad

Canterbury Road

Frameclad manufactured all of the internal/external frames for these two interlinked block five-storey residential development. Floors were constructed from lattice joists and also balcony cassettes were supplied to sit inside a hot rolled frame. Access was limited and due to the busy site location deliveries had to be carefully coordinated and time slots hit.

3 Canterbury Road Frameclad