We recently supplied TD decking supports for a project called Commodity Quay in St Katherine’s Docks near Tower Bridge.
Re-Waterproofing Refurbishment Project
There were already existing paving and decking in place on the podium deck and our client was looking for the ideal way to match the levels up perfectly and this completed project offers a great example of just how the pedestals can be installed onto an existing deck for a re-waterproofing refurbishment project.
Because the contractors were able to twist the adjustable stems whilst the timber joists were in place, they were able to get the correct levels easily. The client used very large timber joists, 6 x 2’, but these fit onto the headpieces without issue.
Some of the photos below highlight how that insulation was able to be cut to fit between the cross-joist fixings. The decking pedestals were situated so that water pipes, metal drainage outlets and other services were covered, whilst not interrupting the drainage of the deck in any way.
The Ideal Solution
The landscaping contractor, Scotscape, was delighted with the service from Wallbarn. They called the sales office in the afternoon of Friday with an urgent request for material, and Wallbarn was able to deliver the materials on site on Saturday morning. This meant that the project was finished on time.
The images below highlighted how our TD Decking Supports were installed.
Sustainability in building is the new concept in the construction of buildings. The concept is based upon on designing and creation of new structures and the remodelling or renovation of existing ones using environmentally friendly approaches.
Focus on Sustainability
The result of focusing on sustainability throughout the construction of building is the how modern families can enjoy the comforts offered by green homes. Green homes are designed and put up using renewable materials coupled with use of alternative energy strategies. The approach focuses on the maximization of available resources while observing conversion and conservation, quality, and effective utilization. The maintenance and use of such buildings or homes are, in the long run, far simpler and easier, and with a smaller carbon footprint on the environment.
Sustainable buildings are the fruits of sustainable architecture, which focuses on maximizing the use of the available resources to achieve and eco-friendly structure all within the use of renewable materials. As such, the use of recycled and recyclable energy efficient materials is always at the forefront such construction.
Creative Ideas and Concepts
The need to converse the environment and lead to very creative ideas and concepts. The new age architectures who are keen on going green in their profession find use in some rather unconventional materials yet still surprising many with what they come up with. Old car tires, glass, and plastic bottles are just some of the new materials being used to create some of the most breathtakingly environmentally conscious buildings.
Structural integrity is a necessary component in any building; thus a lot of research goes into how these unconventional renewable materials can be used to achieve a structurally robust building. On the other hand, the use of the materials will go hand in hand with the use of alternative energy. It involves providing adequate energy for utility services and general household needs, which might see the use of natural energy sources such as solar panels and unique ventilation systems that help in heating and cooling the building. Some architects can incorporate the use energy regulative materials that can act and heat insulators to help in heating and cooling.
In as much as various construction professions will take on the challenge giving it a unique personal touch, they all do their designs and creations based on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) concepts. LEED offers numerous data and recommendations that one can use to construction a new eco-friendly building or remodel an existing one in a sustainable building.
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