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Forbo Flooring

Forbo Flooring, Bamber Bridge, Preston

Forbo needed a Roof Level Extension to accommodate a new tall piece of equipment. Production at the company could not be interrupted so the new building had to be erected and weatherproofed BEFORE cutting the necessary hole through the existing roof and BEFORE the new equipment was due to arrive.

To meet this requirement ROframe was specified for the building structure due to their expertise in light gauge steel structures and availability of product.

Main contractor, R Walker & Sons of Preston and ROframe structure installer J & B Roofing established the precise location for the new extension and marked out the existing roof.

Meantime the light gauge steel supporting towers and roof trusses were pre-fabricated offsite and easily hoisted into position before being connected together along with the purlins, cladding rails and bracings to complete the structure.

The building was then encapsulated and the roof aperture cut out over a weekend without disruption to Forbo, all within programme.

Forbo Flooring structure

Roof Level Extension at Forbo Flooring in order to accommodate a tall piece of new equipment through the existing flat roof. This view shows the external cladding and ROframe supporting structure prior to completion of the building.

Forbo Flooring structure - 2

View showing corner of building with gutter and downspout in position.

Forbo flooring - 3

View of the completed structure comprising support towers and roof trusses, all manufactured off site and then assembled at roof level to form the completed structure. All elements produced from the unique ROframe section.

Forbo flooring - 4

View of connection detail between the ROframe structure and existing roof deck showing base member  fixed through the roof deck into the structure beneath. Also shown are bracings which ensure the complete stability of the finished  structure.