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Residential block is in the frame

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More than 130t of Metsec’s Metframe product has been erected for a new six-storey apartment block in Paisley.

Known as The Elipta, the building contains 53 two and three bedroom apartments and is located close to the White Cart Water, a tributary of the River Clyde.

Metsec delivered pre-engineered steel sections to specialist contractor XCL Framing Solutions’ facility in Glasgow. The Metframe members were bolted together and assembled into storey height frames and then shipped to site and bolted together to form the building’s structure.

Excluding the ring beam foundation, XCL took 12 weeks to erect the main structure. The external walls were facetted and the outer masonry leaf was built to create the curved shape before being rendered.

The building’s floors were constructed from 170mm thick concrete slabs, with floor-to-floor heights of 2,775mm, which enabled a floor to ceiling height of 2,400mm to be achieved.

As well as the Metframe main structure, the building’s sixth floor is topped with 240mm section Metsec ceiling joists, with a further level of Metsec steel framing to the roof.

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