NVC Lighting Technology Corporation was established in China in 1998 and is now one of the country’s largest manufacturers of commercial, office, outdoor and residential lighting products. In 2009 the company opened its first overseas operation in Birmingham and the success and rapid growth of the business has required the construction of a new 49,000 sq ft industrial unit that will double the company’s UK production, warehousing and distribution facilities. The new facility allows for expansion of R&D, technical and manufacturing capabilities and will also house the company’s offices, a showroom and design department.
The client's requirements for this job were for a warehouse mezzanine floor to be installed into the new factory, initially to be used for storage, with the option for the mezzanine floor to be used as a potential new showroom area in the future. The underside of the mezzanine area will be used as a production area for the assembly of light fittings. After close consultation, First Floors UK produced a mezzanine floor system that was on-time and on-budget meeting stringent new Building Regulations.
After close consultation with the client, First Floors UK produced a mezzanine floor system to meet new building regulations which was delivered on-time and on-budget. This job involved the supply and installation of a mezzanine floor, handrail, safety pallet gate, 2 no. staircases, one hour fire rated fire protection to the underside and partitioning to the ground floor area enclosing the open sides of the mezzanine floor.
The new production area was being installed into an unheated warehouse, and as a result the new production area had to comply with the new stringent Part L of the Building Regulations, achieving a thermal conductivity u-value of 0.27 for the walls & 0.16 for the ceiling.
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