Light Gauge Steel Portal - March 2022
Posted on 18th March 2022 at 13:53
We've designed multiple buildings like this over the years, but this is the first one here in the UK! This one is maintenace workshop for Recreational Vehicles (Camper Vans or Motor Homes as opposed to 4 x 4's!) and caravans.
The image below is a screen grab from an .ifc file sent to us as part of the approval process to ensure the golden thread, but is also brilliant at showing off the building. It's a shame when all the fantastic effort that goes into the structure get's covered up with cladding and fire boarding to the inside, but that's just the way it is and an Engineers lot. So we take this opportunity to shout about it!!
It's sat on a concrete slab that is locally reinforced to take reactions from not one, but two vehicle scissor lifts.
There is NO Hot Rolled steel beams or columns required due to any of the design features, so the project is ENTIRELY cold rolled steel.
Due to the nature of light steel framing the structure itself and the loads it applies are relatively light, thus meaning that the new slab is as light as possible.
Portal is 17m wide with the walls 400mm deep and frames every 1.0m assembled from 89mm x 1.2mm gauge C section.
We used the 'Tekla Tedds Add in for Light Gauge Steel from our colleagues at www.mess.uk.com to design this structure, including the hot rolled steel.
Our thanks to our friends and customers at Vega Construction Ltd for the introduction and the imagery.
Note the mezzanine floor on the left hand side of the building and the 4m wide doors in the front face. Designed to carry roller shutter doors.
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