Drylining systems are paramount to ensuring the life safety and provision of a comfortable and controlled environment for occupants, whilst limiting the potential damage to a building in the event of an emergency. Our clients acknowledge the importance for detailed specification and design to ensure they work as designed and intended (Examples of system failures can be supplied upon request contact us).
Fire, acoustic, stability, air-tightness and integrity failures have been well reported typically resulting from miss-specification, poor or lack of design and bad workmanship/installation.
The correct installation of Drylining interfaces are as important as the correct system specification in ensuring performance requirements are met.
There are ever increasing statutory performance requirements put on such systems
Architects / Designers are no longer the specialists in the specification and design of products and systems generally, with their roles ever more being one of a design coordinator. As a result, Architects / Designers can often miss-specify and typically provide inadequate detailed information due to time constraints or lack of knowledge. By introducing TCA, the internals packages can be completed to ensure quality of construction will be maintained from Design to Construction.
The availability to all parties of technical and design service back-up from all of the leading Drylining manufacturers is ever decreasing.
The level of sub-contractor management and site supervision is decreasing, whilst becoming increasingly less experienced and qualified.
The sub-contract labour force is transient, often lacking communication skills, experience, training, knowledge of the products and systems, along with the standards and intricacies to which they should be installed.
Sub-contractor’s primary concerns relate to their profit and meeting the build programme. The tendency is to put the onus on the quality of the aesthetic finish, rather than the equally important installation of interfaces that ensure comfort, life safety, and damage limitation to the building.
Finally – reduce the risk of your legal liability and the relevance to the CDM 2015 regulations in the event of a fire!