Recently Wiley & Co were contracted by insulation manufacturer, Bradford Insulation, to design and construct a 10,000m² glasswool production facility in Brisbane's northern suburbs.
A division of CSR, Bradford Insulation is based in Sydney and has operations across the Asia Pacific region, including manufacturing facilities in China, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia.
Wiley & Co were contracted by Bradford Insulation to design and construct a glasswool production facility that would annually produce around 8000t of glasswool batts and rolls to be used for insulation throughout many facets of the construction industry.
Wiley & Co took over facility design and construction contract from another builder, re-engineered the design and proceeded with construction. The structure was converted from a single span trussed beam shed to a light rafter alternative with strategically placed columns, which saved Bradford Insulation over $500,000. Furthermore, the re-engineered design allowed the client space to install a second production line in the future as well as room for a large storage area.
Wiley & Co completed the in-ground concrete works, including pits, trenches, footings, slabs and holding down bolts so Bradford Insulation could install their equipment steelwork before the structure was erected over the top.
Once the steelwork was completed, Wiley & Co constructed the facility, despite limited access from below which resulted in much of the work being done via large cranes with extended reach.
By working simultaneously with the client, Wiley & Co were able to have the facility operational within weeks, as opposed to months. The result is a world class insulation production facility that allows Bradford Insulation to meet the demands of the construction industry well into the future.