As our work with housebuilders and developers has grown, we have created an overall package that includes roof trusses, metal web joists and spandrel panels.
Using a single supplier to manufacture roof trusses and spandrel panels reduces the need to use multiple traders, boosting efficiency and making planning easier for site managers.
The use of spandrel panels, which offer a pre-assembled solution to separating party walls and external gables, can help to ease time constraints for builders and developers as well as proving cost-effective.
They can act as a ‘barrier’ to the passage of sound and it is important to continue the separating wall construction up through a roof void due to the potential for sound transmission through the ceiling, via the roof void and over into an adjacent dwelling.
The system replaces the internal party wall masonry in the roof void and for some time the UK construction market has realised the efficiencies that this roofing system can provide, as it can knock days, if not weeks, off the build programme.
One of the main advantages of spandrel panels is speed as they reduce bricklaying labour time. There is also no need to wait for blockwork to cure before roof insulation. In addition, the resulting reduction in the use of scaffolding reduces costs and labour.
Further time efficiencies are provided by working with an off-site manufacturer, which ensures consistent reliability and quality. As a trusted spandrel panel supplier, Scotts is experienced at creating bespoke designs to suit most needs, offering a flexible solution for a range of roof structures.
Spandrel panels from Scotts meet all fire and sound requirements, as outlined in the latest building regulations and Robust Details – the certification scheme for separating walls and floors in new build houses and bungalows.
As a reputable spandrel panel supplier, for housebuilders and developers, please call us on 01832 732366.