Jersey construction specialists JMEC needed an offsite construction system to help them build a brand-new apartment block — a 4-storey steel frame building in the heart of St Helier with a striking modern design.
But this modern design came with its own distinct challenge: a sloping mansard roof with an asymmetrical shape.
We worked closely with a team of designers and engineers from Hadley to refine the design of the sloping roof to ensure it fit the pre-panelised HadleyFRAME system that JMEC had chosen.
With the modified design in place, JMEC was able to commit to the modern methods of construction they needed — while preserving the eye-catching silhouette that gives the apartment block its unique charm.
It was after visiting one of our sites in Derby (along with industry suppliers, Normans of Jersey), JMEC fell in love with the HadleyFRAME — a pre-panelised system of light-gauge steel framing designed for steel frame buildings where construction sites are tight.
With limited space and connected neighbouring buildings, this new apartment block was the perfect fit for our HadleyFRAME system. By delivering load-bearing steel wall panels to the site on a just-in-time schedule, we will be able to minimise the storage and laydown space they need, helping JMEC to make the most of the restricted space at the site.
We continue to work with JMEC and Hadley, helping them to overcome the boundary wall issues of the limited site — as well as adding improvements to the design to make the building more efficient.