Coloured Concrete at 22 Hanover Bond, Mayfair, London
Learn how our customer Barretts of Asbury solved a tricky problem
22 Hanover Bond – Coloured Concrete Facade
Clivedale the building owner is an independent super-prime developer based in Mayfair, London with an expanding portfolio of luxury real estate including residential, commercial and hotel projects in some of the Capital’s most prestigious addresses.
The Vierendeel columns are manufactured from steel plate and reinforced with rebar, then filled with pigmented concrete to offer a unique architectural look.
Barretts of Aspley
Our customer Barretts of Aspley (BoA) is an Architectural Metalwork and bespoke Structural Steelwork fabrication company based in Bedfordshire just off Junction 13 of the M1 near Milton Keynes. The company design, manufacture, deliver & install a wide variety of Architectural & Structural Steelwork products, including:
- Bespoke Steel Structures
- Steel Exoskeleton Superstructures
- Fully off site manufactured and assembled Balconies
- Balustrades – mild steel, glass, stainless steel
- Staircases and handrails
The unique composite steel/concrete design of the VCs generates both the necessary structural requirements to fully support the internal PT floor slabs and also provides the necessary fire resistance to minimise the requirement for any intumescent coating to the steel.
A strict off-site inspection regime was agreed between the parties to ensure BoA could guarantee both the structural strength and architectural consistency in the colour of the black pigmented coloured concrete, to ensure none of the 3.5 tonne columns was rejected by the client.
The BoA team researched a number of concrete batching plant companies and options. The final decision was to purchase an FS500 Mobile Concrete Batching Plant from Fibo Intercon.
The decision was made in favour of Fibo Intercon because we listened and adjusted the batching plant adding fine-tuning controls so that each batch of concrete would be consistent in batching, to guarantee both the strength and colour of the concrete mix.
The fine-tuning involved adding a frequency controller to the cement auger motor. The speed of the cement auger is reduced by a frequency converter and is controlled by the batching plant software during dosing.
The fine-tuning of the cement batching meant that the colour of each batch was the same. You can see the results in the images.
A router was also added to the FS500 allowing our engineers in Denmark to support the production team in setting up the plant and adjusting the software program to tweak the production process.
The FS500 was connected to a 60-ton cement silo that Fibo Intercon helped Barretts to hire within the UK.
Mobile Concrete Batching Plant FS500
Our FS-model is a mobile concrete batching plant on legs, designed to offer the end user a very productive, reliable and cost-effective piece of equipment. It is the best choice for temporary site projects or stationary locations.
Our product range of FS-models is comprised of four types of different capacities 500, 1200, 1800 and 2200 Liters.
The FS-model is a mobile concrete batching plant with 2 hoppers. Built on a solid frame, with legs. The batching plant features different size mixers, very precise dosing, and many options to produce any kind of concrete required.
As a result, Fibo Intercon mobile batching plant will precisely produce the required amount of concrete, without waste of time or materials.