01 August 2023

New ‘Prefabricated Solutions’ Service as Offsite Manufacturing & Modern Methods of Construction Spikes

By Elta

01 August 2023

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With offsite construction and the prefabricated building systems market booming, a new ‘Prefabricated Solutions’ service is now available across a range of our fans to help cut installation costs and speed up building projects with greater efficiency and compliance, while enhancing site safety.

Modern Methods of Construction and offsite initiatives are growing exponentially across the UK. To highlight this, earlier this year, the Crown Commercial Services selected 29 firms to be part of the £10bn Offsite Construction Solutions framework, with public sector buildings across healthcare, education, justice and defence all expected to swing toward modular construction.

Our Prefabricated Solutions service is an ideal solution for specifiers and contractors working on commercial building projects of any scale. Fans and ancillaries, such as acoustic equipment, mounts, panels, flexible connections, fan controls and more, can all be assembled offsite and delivered as a compliant assembly, ready for crane lifting that results in quick, efficient installation. The ventilation and air movement manufacturer is one of the first in its sector to offer this across its entire range of fans.

Colin Moss, Car Park & Smoke Control Manager, has pioneered the service and elaborates on the multiple benefits specifiers and contractors can gain by going down the prefabricated assembly route. He said: “Installing individual components on-site can be a cumbersome and time sensitive task. It requires ample storage and working space, leading to congestion on busy sites and increasing the potential for site safety issues. The collection and assembly of various parts can also be time-consuming, causing delays to projects.

“Not only this, but site time is costly, and labour costs can quickly add up when dealing with unnecessarily complex, site installations. With Prefabricated Solutions by Elta, these challenges are a thing of the past, and you can manage these expenses and have better quality control of the finished product.”

A key benefit of the new service is the provision of sound and performance data associated with acoustics ancillaries. For all acoustics components in the fan setup, acoustic performance data is also supplied at the initial stages from our Acoustica Division to help simplify the process for specifiers and contractors, so they do not need to re-select or re-calculate separately were they sourcing these components from elsewhere.

This service means units are built to the highest standards within a controlled factory environment. We hold ISO 9001 accreditation for quality management, guaranteeing that finished products are reliable, durable, and ready on time.

Luke Hammond, Applications Specialist (Smoke and Fire), explains that prefabricated assembly of fans also unlocks a host of other benefits. These include a more streamlined design process, offering simpler compliance with both ‘The Golden Thread’ and environmental requirements while reducing disruption to the local community, and other related site activities.

“Gone are the days of waiting for single components to be delivered to the site, which can get lost or damaged while other elements of the project are in transit. With our Prefabricated Solutions service, all necessary components are packaged together, ensuring a hassle-free delivery,” said Luke.

“Preassembled units also mean other costly, disruptive activities on-site, such as crane lifting and road closures, can be minimised. Shipping materials like pallets, packaging and strapping is all reduced as well, and with better overall coordination, Prefabricated Solutions allows workforces to focus on boosting productivity in other areas.”

For more about our Prefabricated Solutions service, visit www.eltauk.com/prefabricated-solutions

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