The Client

Handtmann Ltd.

Based in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

Handtmann Ltd supplies filling and portioning equipment within the food processing industry, throughout the UK.

The Challenge

To create a new fire rated office area and training room on an existing mezzanine floor.

The Solution

Gaining planning permission for the installation of windows and Building Control Approval for the internal aspect of the project.

Forming a new high level opening in the external cladding of the building.

The installation of a 5000mm long x 1000mm high first floor window.

The installation of a 32 linear metres full height jumbo stud partition wall. The wall specification provides a 1 hour fire barrier and 53dB noise reduction in laboratory conditions. The wall includes 5 1200mm wide x 900mm high 1 hour clear glass double glazed windows with integral blinds.

The installation of 106m² of Armstrong 600mm x 600mm grid work to form the new ceiling on the first floor.

The installation of 118m² of new carpet tiles to the staircase, training room and open office on the first floor.

The installation of white oak doors and associated door furniture.

The installation of fluorescent light fittings, two way switching, emergency lighting test key switch facility, RCD protected twin switched socket outlets, wall mounted twin data network outlet and a fused connection unit for the Training Room projector.

The Results

A new training room created on top of the existing mezzanine floor.