Taylormade Timber Treatment Facility, Newton Aycliffe


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Following Early Contractor Involvement, a new fully contained and automated state of the art timber tanalising treatment facility was constructed on behalf of Taylormade Timber.  The site was built within a redundant historic coal mining zone which had associated made ground meaning the area did not have the ground bearing capacity to support the high loads imposed from the various tanks and chambers to be constructed within the facility. We therefore proposed a piled approach solution which could cater for the imposed loads.

Assisting with the design of the building envelope was critical to the schemes success to ensure it worked in conjunction with the timber drying processes. Our early involvement also meant that the client was able to realise efficiencies that benefited the overall lifecycle costs. To add to the sustainability benefits of the project we introduced rainwater harvesting allowing for 90,000 litres of rainwater storage meaning to date no additional water has been required for internal tanalising processes. Seymour delivered the substructure and superstructure, undertaking demolishment and removal of existing structure, earthworks, piling, foundations, steel frame, mechanical/electrical, masonry walls, cladding, internal floor slab and bund wall, embankment works, service trenches, drainage and surfacing, whilst tying in with the clients specialist equipment provider. 

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