17 Sep Moffat building a great example of large-scale PIR panel construction
The completed Moffat building, owned by Australasiaís leading hospitality equipment suppliers, is testament to the benefits of using Conqueror product.
Moffat is a multi-national company that has established excellent credentials over the years. There was a need for Moffat’s new Christchurch building (in the city’s industrial estate) to be suitably top-notch. PIR product was deemed eminently suitable. In fact, Conqueror’s PIR panel was cited as a “must have” on the construction product list.
HRS Construction was called in to construct the company’s new Christchurch factory, replacing a series of buildings damaged by the Canterbury earthquakes. The building was completed last year and is used for storage and distribution purposes and for complex manufacturing. It comprises 1,500 square metres of office space on top of 12,000 square metres of factory.
HRS Construction general manager and director Andrew Marshall says PIR panelling has been used extensively, and features on the roof, walls and internal walls of the building. It was recognised that PIR would offer a stable working environment in terms of temperature control. Sound internal temperature control mitigates the effect of cold temperatures outside the building.
Moffat general manager operations Jo van der Leij says the design phase of the purpose-built facility offered the company sufficient opportunity to ensure the business would be set up for many years of continued growth.
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The company looked at various heating and ventilation options.
“From the outset the use of PIR will carry benefits simply because the building will be so well insulated. Plus, down the line, if the decision is made to introduce heating, this will be more efficient, once again because of the insulation quality of PIR.”
The company is also impressed with the fact PIR provides a clean internal surface within the building, Andrew says. Traditionally, netting and building paper would be used on internal walls – there is no need when PIR panels are used.
“It is clean, tidy and has good service ability,” Andrew asserts.
It is a massive project, he says. The building uses 15,000 square metres of roofing and external and internal cladding. In excess of 1,000 square metres of insulated roofing has been installed per day.