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Factory Refurbishment

Client: Image Factory
Value: £350k

Office and Factory Refurbishment project

This customer wanted a Factory Refurbishment having taken on the old Royal Mail building in Chippenham.

The first photograph below shows a £1m printing machine and Image Factory invested in two of them, along with taking over the old NHS distribution building on Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate. The complete building had to be refurbished, so the main factory along with the offices along the front of the building.

Factory Refurbishment

A large part of this project was electrical. The main factory had no power infra struture at all to power all of the print machines that the Image Factory owned as well as the new ones; so we had to install a heavy power buzz bar system into the factory and prepare the base and ground works for a new substation to be fitted.

In the main factory the floor had to be scrabbled to remove old oils in the concrete floor and then a high quality epoxy paint applied to the floor. All of the beams, walls and other surfaces also had to be painted.

Factory Refurbishment Photographs

Office Refurbishment

As well as the factory itself, the offices at the front of the building had to be completely stripped out and refurbished.

The mezzanine floor had to be turned around and a new jumbo stud fire wall constructed. Below the mezzanine floor we created a new reception area with fire rated ceiling, decorations and flooring. Upstairs included new ceilings, carpets, plastering and decorations as well as a new kitchen. Also fitted upstairs was a new office constructed from Komfort Kameo 75mm demountable partition.

If you need any advice or are thinking of an office refurbishment project please give us a call, we would love to talk to you, on 01380 738844

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Jumbo Stud Partitioning in Bristol

Client: Bristol Language Centre
Value: £16.5k

Jumbo Stud Partitioning

The client was expanding to a new floor in the same building and was in need of jumbo stud partitioning as well as standard stud partitioning for seven new classrooms. The client decided against a suspended ceiling, instead having the rooms reach up to the apex of the roof at 4.5m. We felt that this would increase the noise levels in the room but the benefit would be a much more open environment.

We had to work out the materials in order to cost the work, so the first job is always to measure and draw it.

Jumbo stud wall for Bristol Language Center Bristol
A drawing is needed to work out how to do things.

The walls were constructed from stud and board with jumbo stud to achieve a strong structure to that height. The walls were taped and jointed and painted in an off white colour so that each room was kept light and airy. The front doors to the training rooms were constructed from some conventional demountable partitioning system materials, as well as some demountable partitioning skirting sections to run around the walls.

Existing photographs

Construction photographs

As explained in the previous paragraphs this project used jumbo stud partitioning due to the height requirements of the wall, most walls in offices use demountable partition for speed of construction as well as other uses.

Why Demountable Partitioning?

  1. Demountable partitioning is tax efficient in that they are seen as movable items and so can be treated differently in writing down allowances in the accounts.
  2. We can also lease Demountable Partitioning as they are movable, this spreads the costs of having the work done as Demountable Partitions always cost more than customers think.
  3. Leasing of demountable partitioning is very tax efficient and Cre8tive can provide illustrations, please contact us for further information.
  4. Most landlords insist on demountable partitions being used for offices as it is much easier to take them out should the tenant renting the space leave for any reason. The benefit is that is saves making a huge amount of mess and destruction that would be need with a conventional stud and plasterboard constructed wall.

Questions on any  kind of Partitioning?

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