© PENT Developments 2019

Making rooftop development feasible

Traditional construction methods require thousands of components to be delivered to site, assembled in all weathers and need significant access for workers as well as materials in and waste out. This can be problematic on a ground level site, let alone on rooftops where accessibility, weight and impact on the host buildings and surrounding residents can be extremely problematic and costly. PREFABRICATED SOLUTION PENT Developments use modular prefabricated construction techniques, which by-pass these logistical issues and because the modules are constructed of inherently stronger, yet lightweight materials, the host building is better able to support additional accommodation. SUPERIOR QUALITY The quality of pre-fabricated manufacturing has advanced significantly in recent years, to offer exceptionally high specification and durability. Construction within factory- controlled conditions removes the risk of weather related overruns, whilst allowing a scale of mechanisation, volume and precision that is not otherwise achievable. Pent Developments use UK construction facilities to ensure the highest quality of build is achieved. DELIVERY Whilst the modules are being constructed, the host roof is prepared to ensure that it is ready to receive the new accommodation. The penthouse is sub-divided into separate road-transportable modules, which are delivered and craned onto the roof in a single day. PLUG & PLAY Each of the individual modules is internally fitted, wired, plumbed and decorated, with entire bathrooms and kitchens pre-installed. PENT units include advanced lighting and integrated operating systems that controls everything from security, lighting, blinds and entertainment systems. Once located on site, the units require only minimal touch-up decoration, before they are ready for occupation.

Traditional Construction

Challenges (roof tops)

One-off bespoke designs require separate archetectural design, structural engineering, project management & construction teams Logistical challenges – accessibility/ scaffolding/ materials in/waste out Problematic to locate materials storage and site office Health & Safety requires enhanced worker protection & extensive scaffolding Structural challenges - original foundations loaded with significant additional weight Extended timescales - conventional construction methods are slow and sequential High costs - city centres are the most costly construction locations for conventional construction, with London the most expensive in the world Impact – existing residents unhappy with prolonged noise, mess and required construction space

Sustainable Construction

Options

Construction materials are sustainable and recyclable Off-site construction maximises recyling of waste materials Photovoltaic panels, heat pumps and evacuated tube technologies harness solar energy, whilst solar shading reduces cooling Rainwater harvesting, heat recovery and super-insulation reduce energy consumption and slash utility bills Home automation/ Building Management systems maximise efficiency and occupant wellbeing Pre-installed technologies have no impact on construction time

Innovative Construction

Solutions

Lightweight modules place less stress on the existing structure Stronger and better insulated construction Overcomes access issues No need for scaffolding, hoists, waste chutes, or skips Dramatically faster construction time-scale More precise, higher standard of finish, due to factory controlled build Unaffected by adverse weather conditions Reduced size of construction team results in cost savings Minimal impact on existing residents

Making rooftop

development

feasible

Traditional construction methods require thousands of components to be delivered to site, assembled in all weathers and need significant access for workers as well as materials in and waste out. This can be problematic on a ground level site, let alone on rooftops where accessibility, weight and impact on the host buildings and surrounding residents can be extremely problematic and costly. PREFABRICATED SOLUTION PENT Developments use modular prefabricated construction techniques, which by-pass these logistical issues and because the modules are constructed of inherently stronger, yet lightweight materials, the host building is better able to support additional accommodation. SUPERIOR QUALITY The quality of pre-fabricated manufacturing has advanced significantly in recent years, to offer exceptionally high specification and durability. Construction within factory- controlled conditions removes the risk of weather related overruns, whilst allowing a scale of mechanisation, volume and precision that is not otherwise achievable. Pent Developments use UK construction facilities to ensure the highest quality of build is achieved. DELIVERY Whilst the modules are being constructed, the host roof is prepared to ensure that it is ready to receive the new accommodation. The penthouse is sub-divided into separate road-transportable modules, which are delivered and craned onto the roof in a single day. PLUG & PLAY Each of the individual modules is internally fitted, wired, plumbed and decorated, with entire bathrooms and kitchens pre-installed. PENT units include advanced lighting and integrated operating systems that controls everything from security, lighting, blinds and entertainment systems. Once located on site, the units require only minimal touch-up decoration, before they are ready for occupation.
© PENT Developments 2019

Innovative Construction

Solutions (PENT methodology)

Lightweight modules place less stress on the existing structure Stronger and better insulated construction Overcomes access issues No need for scaffolding, hoists, waste chutes, or skips Dramatically faster construction time-scale More precise, higher standard of finish, due to factory controlled build Unaffected by adverse weather conditions Reduced size of construction team results in cost savings Minimal impact on existing residents

Sustainable Construction

Options

Construction materials are sustainable and recyclable Off-site construction maximises recyling of waste materials Photovoltaic panels, heat pumps and evacuated tube technologies harness solar energy, whilst solar shading reduces cooling Rainwater harvesting, heat recovery and super-insulation reduce energy consumption and slash utility bills Home automation/ Building Management systems maximise efficiency and occupant wellbeing Pre-installed technologies have no impact on construction time
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