The steel framework for our new factory is progressing quickly. Supplied by local company Roy Allen Engineering Ltd of Diss, the frame is designed to provide a span of 20 metres, enabling us to optimise the layout of machinery in the factory for efficient truss and joist fabrication.
The frame is bolted to the 300 mm thick reinforced concrete base and the placement of all sections has gone to plan.
A sophisticated drainage scheme is also underway, with run-off water filtered via a large tank to ensure no impurities enter the groundwater or local water courses. An attenuation pond is also being created to cope with the heaviest downpours.
When complete, the new building will enable us to increase capacity in a modern factory with excellent transport links to the A14, A140, A12 and major routes into East and West Suffolk.