The site we are showcasing today is a 10 plot residential development of detached homes and a community hall in Strumpshaw, Norfolk. This flagship project from Crabtree Living Ltd, who have been kind enough to provide us with some feedback about our involvement, highlights some important points that we would like to bring to the reader’s attention.
Floorspan were asked to designand supply the concrete flooring for each plot, providing a quotation along with detailed drawings that could be used by the installation team at Matthew Body Plant Hire.
We have developed a multiplots team that are very experienced in medium to large scale developments. Having this in-house functionality means that we are able to: get the best price out to our customers; create realistic, accurate, clear designs; and provide a tailored, focussed service.
As the project had several different building types all with specific requirements, the multiplots team produced a series of drawings for our client to approve, some examples of which can be seen below.
From our point of view, another key feature of this project is that a mix of all three beam types that we manufacture (150mm light, 150mm standard and 225mm) were used to satisfy load conditions in the most cost-effective way. The point here is that if we were only able to produce one beam type, we would be forced to use a less elegant, and costlier, solution.
Safe and Accessible
Something we pride ourselves on at Floorspan is our ability to plan ahead and help our clients to avoid nasty surprises that cost time and money. This might mean: making sure that a client has enough air brick and vents to complete an installation safely and correctly; or thinking proactively about site access. As many reading this will appreciate- in construction, unforeseen issues are commonplace and it is to Crabtree Living’s credit that this development has, as they put it- “no awkward problems.” A good example of how the project has been well thought out can be seen in the accompanying image. Here you can see the lengths to which the developer has gone to make the site is safe and accessible by laying a tarmac road.
At a glance, it is clear that this is a high-end project in a desirable area. When we think about the value of a home, we are used to thinking about things like: space, location and appearance. However, as a beam and block manufacturer, something we also think about is the amount of ‘bounce’ a floor has. As a high quality project, the developers were looking for essentials, such as the floors, to be up to their standard. Again, the versatility and quality of our product range meant we were able to provide floors that had minimal bounce and therefore were suitable f0r the properties in question.
Groundworks & Installation
The groundworks for this project, including the installation of the concrete floors, were handled by Matthew Body Plant Hire who, when asked why they use Floorspan Contracts, said it was for our “simplicity” and “quality-” which is really great to hear. As you can see from the pictures, Matt and his team have done a great job of installing the floors.
We are grateful to MB Groundworks and Crabtree living for providing us with photos and feedback and are very proud to have played a role in such a quality undertaking. Wherever possible, we like to hear from our clients about specific projects, whether they are current or upcoming, so feel free to get in contact.
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