6 July 2018

Pump House provides total rooftop solution for retail store

Pump House was recently approached by Woodward & Co (Environmental) in Gloucestershire to supply the complete solution for supporting the rooftop building services at a new retail store in Sheffield.

Pump House's rooftop solution for the Sheffield retail store.

Woodward, the mechanical services contractor on the project, had a number of different heavy building services that required supporting, including a 6000kg  plantroom, 6000kg generator, two 4500kg air handling units and a 1150kg air handling unit.

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

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

In addition, Pump House was asked to supply the associated step-ups and access platforms required for the maintenance of the services. These were designed in accordance to British Standards, and supplied in kit form for installation after the plant was in-situ.

The flexible nature of Pump House's 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 Pump House's products also made installation of its system very simple and fast.

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