Hollo-Bolts by Lindapter allowed for the fast installation of modular rooms – a growing sector that permits a more efficient construction…
Hollo-Bolts by Lindapter were specified for the modular construction of The Spurn Discovery Centre in East Yorkshire.
Once the modular rooms arrived on site, contractors used the Hollo-Bolts to connect the Structural Hollow Section (SHS) frameworks of the adjoining rooms together. The Hollo-Bolt was selected because of its high strength capacity and its range of independent technical accreditations, including the CE Mark approval. The Hollo-Bolt allowed a fast and convenient installation process from one side only without the need for special installation tools or equipment, which resulted in an efficient construction schedule.
This project is featured in Lindapter’s new guide to the modular and off-site construction industry. The booklet explains how contractors can maximise efficiencies and control costs by using Lindapter fixing systems. It includes typical Lindapter applications in the offsite construction industry, such as joining the structural framework of modular rooms together, connecting balcony extensions, securing steel frameworks to ground screws and attaching cable trays. The brochure also uses real-life examples to demonstrate how Lindapter fixings can be used at each stage of the modular project from transport and lifting, through to securing the framework and modular rooms.
Since 1934, Lindapter has been pioneering steel connections that eliminate the need for ‘hot working’, meaning that there is no damage to the existing steelwork and no need for area closures or hot work permits.
Earlier this year, the House of Lords published a report titled ‘Off-site manufacture for construction: building for change’. Designed to address the UK’s challenges in housing and infrastructure shortfalls, the report advocated off-site manufacture (OSM) to help increase productivity in the construction sector while helping reduce labour demands, improving building quality and efficiency and reducing the environmental impact traditionally associated with construction.
Chairman of the Committee, Lord Patel, said: “There are clear and tangible benefits from OSM for construction which make a compelling case for its widespread use…
“The report sets out actions that the Committee thinks the Government should take including implementation of the Construction Sector Deal, committed execution of the ‘presumption in favour’ of OSM and a greater move to procuring for whole-life value rather than lowest cost.”