Monday 4 July 2016

Refurbishment for IBTC

The Tilia team are currently working on phase two of the renovation and refurbishment of the IBTC (International Boatbuilding Training College) building in Lowestoft.

Based at the Sea Lake Marina, Lowestoft, the IBTC building houses vital items of plant and machinery used in the boatbuilding industry, as well as a number of boats in mid-construction. The Tilia team has to take great care during construction therefore, planning the logistics of any necessary movement of equipment.

The team’s approach is to treat the building as separate sections. The large, middle section of the premises requires the safe removal and disposal of asbestos roof sheets prior to the installation of insulated 120mm composite roof sheets with associated roof lights, cladding, flashings, gutters and drainpipes.

In the IBTC canteen we will be replacing the existing chipboard flooring with an industrial standard 22mm tongue and groove version, possibly replacing or reinforcing floor joists in the process. The room will then be made open plan with new kitchen fittings and a viewing window installed overlooking the workshop, with acoustic insulation and Fireline board in the surrounding wall. A new PVCu fire escape door will then be installed and the staircase to the canteen re-positioned.

The last stage of this phase will see us refurbishing the toilet areas complete with new sanitary appliances and a high security fire escape door.

As with all of our refurbishment projects, the Tilia team will take great care and attention to detail and safety measures whilst working on this extensive renovation for the IBTC, making it a more pleasant and safer place to work.

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