Installation of glazed elements within precast offsite

Great to see the market moving more towards the offsite installation of glazed elements within precast facades facilitating the closing up of floor plates much earlier than would generally be the case with conventional onsite installation.

This creates quick easy wins when up against tight programme constraints and inclement weather problems because it enables internal trades to commence work immediately.

To be able to install many storeys without the need for costly external access particularly within inner London, is music to many Contractor’s ears.

The Quality Assurance procedures for all componentry including EPDM, air seals and silicone pointing are more controllable making the whole principle of offsite installation very attractive to the Main Contractor and Client alike.

Kier Construction Ltd extol the virtues of this process and we are glad to be working with them on the Wedge House scheme in Blackfriars.