Project details

Panel supply and manufacture
Bondor NZ

Polarcold / Scales Corporation

Main contractor

Connor Consulting

Panel Steel
Bluescope NZ Titania Galv.

This complex project encompassed four temperature controlled rooms, all capable of running as freezers, with an overall floor space of 8800m2 and a storage capacity of 9000 tonne.

As New Zealand’s leading fire resistant insulated panel manufacturer, we assisted during the initial design phases in order to make recommendation on the construction details and the XFLAM panels’ features specific to the requirements of the New Zealand building code and insurance industry.

Cost savings were optimised with a reduction in the amount of steel work required to fix the XFLAM panel, relative to other panel systems available. Advanced thermal ratings using XFLAM as the internal core will ensure the costs of refrigeration are minimised.

We provided continuous lengths of panel for both walls and the roof panel to ensure the vapour barrier could not be compromised, (tallest wall height for this project was approx. 15m and the longest roof panel 19.5m) — a crucial performance requirement for industrial freezers and chillers. Additionally with long lengths, the finished installation would be functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Our short lead-times, excellent communication and flexible manufacture ensured the main contractors programme was met. We were also able to facilitate and support instantaneous decisions around design improvements during the construction process.