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INSIDE OFFSITE FUSION BUILDING SYSTEMS

DRIVING FORWARD STEEL FRAME CONSTRUCTION Fusion Building Systems recently invited architects, contractors and developers with an interest in the use of light gauge steel (LGS) and offsite construction for Private Rental Sector (PRS) projects to a special open day at its Northampton headquarters.

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2 The event was organised through Explore Offsite as part of its Inside Offsite Tour programme. Around 60 delegates joined two sessions held over the course of the day to find out more about Fusion’s production process and experience in designing, engineering, manufacturing and building bespoke LGS superstructures for a wide range of building sectors including the burgeoning PRS. 32

Since its formation in Ireland in 2000 through to its acquisition by Salvesen Insulated Frames in 2010, Fusion has garnered a reputation of high quality steel products and forward thinking approach to digital technology and reliable offsite manufacture and delivery. Now based in Northampton, the success of Fusion has rested with its LGS superstructure solution that delivers a high performance building. The unique feature of the system is Fusion’s patented pre-insulated external wall system (ThermaShieldTM), which integrates wall and floor panels, insulation and cladding support in a single factory process – the insulation is effectively ‘baked in’ to the steel frame panels. Fusion’s extensive experience of over 15,000 structures has enabled the business to evolve to incorporate varied superstructure

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solutions for walls, floors, stairs and roofs. Delegates attended a series of presentations by Fusion, their digitisation team, software and design specialists including StrucSoft and Dalux, alongside one of Fusion’s clients – Brindley Construction. Phil Farnworth, Managing Director of Brindley Construction, provided an overview of the Fusion ‘experience’ working on a contract to provide a private 46-apartment scheme in Birmingham with a four-storey Fusion frame. “From our point of view it works very well with simple shapes, it’s fantastic, quick and easy and provided you have repetition it flies. With offsite manufacture we have no bits of metal lying around that we have to move around taking up space. Pre-insulation means one less

Offsite Magazine - Issue 10 (March/April)  

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Offsite Magazine - Issue 10 (March/April)  

Offsite Magazine contains the latest news, exemplar case studies, comment, interviews and feature articles from leading lights in the indust...