Temporary building specialist Smart-Space has provided bespoke kitchen manufacturer Sigma 3 with a permanent steel structure to house its raw materials at its factory in Llantrisant, Wales.
As one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of kitchens in the UK, Sigma 3 has a 50,000 sq ft manufacturing facility complete with state-of-the-art equipment near Cardiff.
With its kitchen board stock currently stored in trailers in the yard, Sigma 3 sought to improve efficiencies by bringing the stock into one location and closer to the main building so that it could be fed directly into the cutting machines.
Smart-Space provided Sigma 3 Kitchens with a 16m by 35m Eave Mono pitch purpose-built permanent steel building. It is fitted to the adjoining workshop and has a rigid steel roof, is clad with horizontally ribbed wall panels and equipped with two roller doors for ease of loading and unloading. Smart-Space took care of the entire project from start to finish including obtaining the necessary planning permissions.
Unlike previous portable PVC alternatives, the Eave Mono pitch provides a more permanent solution that offers ideal conditions for timber storage as it is fully insulated with a 35-year rust and corrosion warranty. Its insulative properties are particularly important for keeping the wood-based products dry and protected from the elements.
The new warehouse was built in stages, starting with the floor, then the walls and finally the roof. This caused minimum disruption to the kitchen manufacturer allowing the site to remain fully operational throughout the entire installation.
Sigma 3 chose Smart-Space because of its ability to provide a quick turnaround with custom-built products to meet its requirements.
“The service and communication from Smart-Space was exceptional,” said Martin Hatcher, operations manager at Sigma 3. “The fitters got on with the job, delivering a quality structure quickly and efficiently, which has provided us with a single facility for ideal timber storage.”