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Light frame checks in at safari lodge

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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.

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