Molabolt was the only solution to the engineering challenge faced at The Devonshire Royal Campus, Buxton, where extensive building and renovation work was being undertaken. The site, now converted to a college campus for Derby University, was originally a grand meeting place and provided accommodation for the horses that brought the Victorian elite to Buxton. A famous spa town, Buxton maintains its thriving economy, based on its natural resource, water.
The main contractor on the project was G F Tomlinson Building Ltd. They used K&R Fabrications for the steel work required and Bob Rainer of K&R describes the problem – “we needed provide struts and ties that had significant structural importance and that could be guaranteed secure and firm when bolted in place, even though there was no access to the back of the structure. To solve the problem, Structural Design Engineers, Arup, specified Molabolt”.
Bob, with over 25 years experience in the business, believes that the Molabolt Peg Anchor is set to become the industry standard tool for solving the problem of fixing into hollow sections particularly where access is restricted or where using alternative products which require over- sized drill holes might weaken the structure “I can see it having a lot of uses, particularly as it is so straight forward a bolt to use. The guys on the site really like working with the Molabolt Peg Anchor”.
Chris Jarvis of Arup, always careful to give impartial advice, describes Molabolt Peg Anchor as “a useful solution to many complicated connections.” He goes on to say “having discussed the problem with K&R Fabrications, we directed them to the Molabolt website at www.molabolt.co.uk.”