70% reduction in installation time for luxury care home project

Published on: 5 October 2016

Heatcare provides luxury care homes for the elderly in south England, and have worked with Walraven for many years. Case_Study_RapidRail_768x700pxThey are one of the UK’s most highly-respected and accredited contractors working in the care industry, building a reputation for high quality design, delivery and engineering expertise. Heatcare are committed to providing technical excellence, quality workmanship and a highly reliable service.

The problem

Heatcare asked us to work with them to find a way to speed up the installation process for the mechanical services throughout their care home projects.  Given the number of projects they work on, the cumulative benefits are potentially substantial.

The solutionproject-care-homes-en4

We recommended our Walraven RapidRail® system as it offered a fast and flexible solution. This included our green-lined clips which are perfectly suited to plastic pipe systems where expansion is expected.

With the added benefit of prefabrication in our own factory, we could deliver pre-assembled units for immediate installation. To achieve this we carried out a full design take-off, including calculations for the entire building, taking into account factors such as the expansion needed for the services when differences in temperature occur.

Collaboration is important on these kinds of projects early in the process to ensure accurate exchange of information so that suitable designs can be made. Correct information is critical to make sure that the prefabricated systems fit perfectly to the final site conditions.

At a care home location in London, the entire ground floor was installed in 1.5 days.  Normally this would take 1 to 2 weeks. Gavin Hayes – Project Manager at Heatcare commented:

“RapidRail® is our preferred bracketry system for installation projects. project-care-homes-en3It’s a great quality product that is fast and easy to install. We have saved over 150hrs installation time using this product range. We have also used Walraven’s design, take-off and prefab services which helped the project run very smoothly. We would highly recommend Walraven products and services”.

How can we help?

Would you like to reduce installation time on your projects? Call your Walraven Regional Sales Manager (RSM) to find out how we can help with choosing the right products for your needs.

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