Project: Primark Store, Sheffield

Products: Flexi Range Frameworks, Heavy and Safe Access
Services: Plantroom, Generator, Air-handling units, VRF condensers and bespoke access solutions
Roof build-up: Inverted roof design

DiversiTech and FLEXI was recently approached by Woodward & Co (Environmental) Limited in Gloucestershire to supply the complete solution for supporting the rooftop building services at a Primark Store in Sheffield. Woodward’s, the mechanical services contractor on the project, had several different Heavy building services that required support.

This included a 6000kg plant room, 6000kg generator, two 4500kg air-handling units, and a 1150kg air-handling unit.

Utilising our Flexi-Heavy Duty range of supports, we designed and calculated individual frameworks for each item of plant, paying particular attention to ensuring that the correct load management through our frames, back down to the roof finish, was achieved.

FLEXI met the contractor on-site during the assembly of frameworks to ensure a trouble-free installation, before the crane lift of the equipment shortly after. We also prepared ahead of the installation AutoCAD drawings depicting the correct support of each unit, as well as pressure and roof loading calculations.

Also, we were also asked to supply the associated Step-Ups and access platforms required for the maintenance of the services. British Standards designed these and provided in kit form for installation after the plant was in-situ.

The flexible nature of our systems combined with even load distribution through our non-penetrative feet, meant this removed the risk of potential leaks and thermal cold bridging, which may occur with traditional supports breaking through the waterproofing: the lightweight and portable nature of our products made by installing our system very simple and fast.

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