[vc_row row_type=”row_full_center_content”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_tta_accordion shape=”square” c_position=”right” active_section=”15″ title=”Pre-cast concrete or tilt panels” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-question-circle” title=”What are pre-cast concrete panel?” tab_id=”1436152843912-b0810fa2-c555″ add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]Pre-cast concrete panels are used in two main ways: either as cladding panels (ie. Non structural) or as structural elements (ie. Instead of steel columns).

Panels can be either horizontally ‘clipped’ to steel work as a cladding which also gives a fire rating or FRL or they can be pre –cast tilt panels which are stood and propped temporarily until the roof structure is fixed in place and then the props removed. Both of these panels are poured on a steel table giving a uniform finish which is consistent and does not rely on site conditions to pour.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-question-circle” title=”What are tilt panels?” tab_id=”1436152843914-fbd1ddd9-cd89″ add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]

These are often confused with pre-cast panels. On site tilt panels are generally quite large due to no transport limitations as they are poured on the floor slab or ‘sacraficial’ slab on site. This form of construction whilst can be cost effective is highly reliant on site conditions and can quite often result in inferior finishes.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-lightbulb-o” title=”Which is best?” tab_id=”1436152843917-fc3bcfbb-f85c” add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]Both of these types of construction have their pros and cons. Cladding panels generally require a less structural frame to support them and the panels themselves are thinner and contain less steel so are cheaper. Structural pre-cast tilt panels are thicker and contain more steel however save on steel columns, but generally the roof structure is heavier to tie the panels together. Tilt panels are great for small spans and projects that benefit from no internal columns like high end commercial developments.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_accordion shape=”square” c_position=”right” active_section=”15″ title=”What is Structural steel and Cold form steel?” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-question-circle” title=”What is Structural steel?” tab_id=”1471391262081-a727a7c7-5a22″ add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]Structural steel is generally fabricated from ‘hot rolled’ steel members which involves detailed ‘shop drawings’ to fabricate from, welding and protective coatings.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-question-circle” title=”What are Cold form steel Portal frames” tab_id=”1471391275455-85aa5c61-f54f” add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]Cold form steel is steel made from galvanized sheet steel fed through ‘roll formers’ to create either ‘C’ shaped or ‘Z’ shaped members which are bolted together with folded brackets to create portal frames.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-lightbulb-o” title=”Which is better?” tab_id=”1471391262673-d4bb3472-5532″ add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]Structural steel is obviously stronger than cold formed steel and as such can span further however as steel is priced by weight it is far more expensive for the material and also labour intensive to fabricate. So it is really ‘horses for courses’ – if the return is going to be the same utilize the cheaper method is our suggestion.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_accordion shape=”square” c_position=”right” active_section=”15″ title=”Our Services” collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-wrench” title=”How much do we do?” tab_id=”1471391281738-13eb4113-ddc2″ add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]At CBS we are flexible and as such so is our customer base – from developers & owner builders to other builders we can do as much or as little as you require us to. We can take your project from concept to completion taking care of all the work along the way or we can just build the basic ‘shell’ to your design – we are here to meet your requirements.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-lightbulb-o” title=”DA/CC or CDC?” tab_id=”1471391282404-09286802-0066″ add_icon=”true”][vc_column_text]Traditionally with any development in the past we have had to submit to local councils for a Development Consent for a project to be approved in principal and then a Construction Certificate to start works. In recent years changes have been made that now in a lot of situations allow us to have up to 25000m2 of roof area approved under a Complying Development Certificate which can all be done through a private certifier. This process eliminates long drawn out correspondence with councils and planners personal opinions and provides a streamlined approval process which providing you fit the guidelines and conform to the building code you can get your project underway without delay which reduces holding costs. We are proficient in this process and can give you a fast response as to whether your project complies.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]