EJOT Colorfast used in UK parcel hub 25 June 2024

EJOT Colorfast fasteners have been used in the creation of the metal building envelope for a new 60,000 square foot parcel hub near Wolverhampton, UK, which is designed to be amongst the UK’s most sustainable buildings of its kind.

Developed by Trebor Developments and Schroders Capital UK Real Estate Fund (SCREF), the new state of the art facility at Revolution Park will be a regional base for leading European parcel delivery company DPD, which has agreed a 25 year lease. 

Installed by Halesowen-based UK Industrial Roof & Cladding, the building envelope is also designed with carbon savings in mind to an extremely well insulated standard, and it is here where 93,000 EJOT Colorfast over moulded fasteners made an important contribution. 

Using a mix of EJOT Colorfast CF15 and CF19 JT3-3-5.5 X 25 self-drilling fasteners in conjunction with a TATA Steel Trisobuild built-up system for the roof, meant that a high-level of thermal insulation could be assured for a variety of reasons. Firstly, the design of Colorfast’s head and washer ensures that a consistent seal can be provided above the sheet to achieve a level of airtightness that may not be possible with other types of colour matched fasteners, it also minimises the risk of water ingress.

Secondly, the materials used in the manufacture of Colorfast mean the level of heat transfer from outside to in and vice versa is limited. This is particularly the case for stainless steel fasteners of the type used here at Revolution Park, which conduct heat much less than their coated carbon steel equivalents. In addition, the nylon over-moulded head acts as an additional thermal insulator, as well as enhancing the building aesthetics.

The final sustainable dimension to Colorfast is product longevity. Stainless steel Colorfast fasteners are highly resistant to corrosion, which means they are approved for use in building envelope designs that qualify for a 25 year TATA Platinum Plus Warranty. This is a guarantee derived from a tailored specification designed to offer long-term durability and building performance, with the result being lower cost of ownership through the life of the building.

In addition to the long-term functional benefits, Colorfast’s lasting colour also ensures that aesthetics are optimised throughout the building envelope’s design life. EJOT UK has developed over-moulding technology that ensures the fastener’s head is resistant to the effects of the weather and its colour is UV-stable to stay consistent with the panels it is attaching, regardless of which of the 400 or so colours are specified.  

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