Light frame checks in at safari lodge
Metsec Framing Division has designed and installed the framing structure for Chessington World of Adventures’ new safari lodge.
Working with Speymill Contracts, Metsec installed a free-standing 5,540m² MetFRAME system which provides a structure for two three-storey wing blocks, which contain a total of 150 bedrooms.
Speymill said the decision to use a MetFRAME structure was based on three main criteria. It is easily applied to podium developments, it is quick and easy to erect, and the system was able to support a timber roof.
MetFRAME structures use cold rolled lightweight galvanised steel sections to form structural elements of a building frame. The steel elements are designed according to individual requirements, and produced and assembled into building frame panels off-site. This allows for consistency and reduces construction time.