ITW Construction Products Offsite - SticX Old School Building
Project: Old school building
Company: ITW Construction Products
Sector: Converted Apartment Block
Products Offsite helps leading manufacturer SticX tackle a project where
traditional meets modern design.
Leading manufacturer SticX were given a construction project
where traditional met modern design. They were given the opportunity to be a part
of a development that transformed an old school building that dated back to the
early 1900s into present-day block of 17 luxury apartments. This project was a
2-storey upward extension of an existing building to develop an old all-girls
school into an apartment block.
"We undertook this project as we were keen to work with a
prestigious company who had high standards and we were prepared to supply and
install an engineered timber solution for a large-scale project. The design for
this project was challenging which meant our designers had to solve various
problems through different solutions which made the project unique." – Chris
Dermody, Managing Director of SticX
This is where ITW Construction Products Offsite were able to
help provide a solution for the floor and roof design.
SticX were able to use multiple brands of ITW Construction
Products Offsite that helped with the design and implementation of the floors
and roofs for this project. Using the Gang-Nail software, they were able to
design the floors and roofs, and from there use suitable products from both the
Cullen and Gang-Nail range.
For the flooring solution on the project, SticX used the
Cullen Universal Hangers for areas where they were fixing the metal-web
SpaceJoist to steel beams. This allowed for flexibility of fixing and elevated
any on-site adjustments which saved time. They were also able to use these
hangers when packing out the steel beams with timber, giving them the option to
fix straight to steel and to timber beams.
For the flooring system on this particular project, SticX
used SpaceJoist 12 inch webs to suit the depths required and Gang-Nail plates
to complete the design of the SpaceJoists, these gave the flooring system a
variety of benefits compared to alternative timber flooring. For example, the
use of the SpaceJoist open metal-webs provided a faster and simpler process of
installing services by eliminating the need to notch or drill. Through the
design of the metal-webs, the flexibility allowed longer span joists to be
achieved in comparison to a solid timber joist.
SticX further used the Cullen RSS Racking Sheathing Solution
for the timber frame. This was used to achieve closer stud centres and to eliminate
the need for more timber boards. Through using the RSS solution they were able
to achieve high racking resistance values which match a double sheathed panel
without having to apply the extra OSB. The lightweight construction of the
panels further meant less time was spent in the factory and on-site. Framing
anchors and truss clips supplied by ITW Construction Products Offsite were also
incorporated in the roof.
Managing Director of SticX, Chris Dermody, describes that
the main benefit of using the multiple brands of ITW Construction Products
Offsite was the amount of time it saved overall.
Construction Products Offsite products allowed us to save time on-site which also
allowed us to reduce our costs." – Chris Dermody, Managing Director of SticX
Utilizing the ITW Construction Products Offsite integrated
supply partner offering, SticX were able to reduce the time spent on-site and
in the factory on the production line significantly.
"SticX believe ITW Construction Products Offsite have a very
customer focused approach. We use the Gang-Nail software day in day out and the
customer/technical support which we receive from their team is always
outstanding. This is crucial to us at SticX as the software plays a vital role
within our business." – Chris Dermody, Managing Director of SticX
For more information, visit https://www.itwcp-offsite.co.uk