The contractor working on the Thames Tower high rise office block in Reading, in the United Kingdom required advice about effectively supporting the rooftop services coming from the plant room. Walraven was approached to provide a technical design solution which was taken forward and implemented with great success.
This was a rooftop installation project to support very heavy pipework. The solution had to take into account several factors:
Our technical support team provided drawings and load calculations to recommend a combination of Walraven installation systems. This was followed up with a toolbox talk on-site.
The Walraven Maxx frame system is perfectly suited to supporting heavy pipework and is suitable for outdoor use. Used in combination with our expansion guides, the pipes would be effectively supported whilst allowing for thermal expansion. To provide a non-penetrative rooftop attachment, our Walraven Yeti® rooftop support feet were used.
The Walraven Maxx frame is a flexible, heavy rail system that is safe, secure and corrosion-resistant. It is suitable for many applications and quick and easy to install without needing on-site fabrication or welding – perfect for confined spaces.
Do you want more information about our rooftop systems? Or can we help you determine and plan the most effective support solution? Please feel free to contact us to discuss this with our experts. Our technical engineers have many years of experience with technical challenges on rooftops and are happy to advise you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!