ASDA chooses Metza for new £multi-million Weymouth store
The £11 million refurbishments and development of ASDA’s new look store in Weymouth is using 80 Metza column casings to provide fire protection to support columns for the supermarket’s mezzanine floor, which has been added as part of the project.
By incorporating the new mezzanine floor into the design, the sales area has increased from 27,000 sq.ft to 52,000 sq.ft and each of the square support columns are protected by Metza casings, providing up to 3 hours of protection in the event of a fire to maintain structural integrity.
Supplied in a ‘food-safe white’ finish, Metza casings are manufactured from pre-formed coated sheet steel and incorporate a dense Rocksilk matting to provide a fire barrier classified as non-combustible to BS 476-4 and Class ‘O’ spread of flame in compliance with the UK Building Regulations.
To provide additional resistance to accidental damage from shopping trolleys, protective impact-resistant corners have been fitted to each Metza casing.
Encasement specialises in the supply of decorative casings, protection solutions and sustainable products for the architectural, contracting and construction sectors.
You can see more images from the ASDA Weymouth store Metza installation in our Column Casing gallery. You can also view our Metza column casings range in more detail or alternatively explore our full range of column casing products.