Work is set to commence on HALT’s new purpose-built, 10,000 sq.ft. factory.
HALT’s sister company Pure Construction is set to commence work at the new site at Springbank Industrial Estate in Belfast.
HALT provides an environmentally-friendly, non-toxic fire retardant treatment that impregnates timber, protecting it from combustion and slowing the spread of fire.
The new factory will consist of two main processing areas, one containing an autoclave to treat the products and the second to house a specialist kiln to dry the timber. The building will also have adjourning office accommodation. Sustainability and environmental performance will be at the fore of the new building with air source heat pumps and solar panels installed.
Noel McKernan, General Manager, HALT comments; “It is a very exciting time for everyone at HALT. The innovative technology we are utilising is industry leading and we are looking forward to working with the team at Pure Construction to get the factory up and running and to create new jobs in the local community.”
Ronan Higham, Managing Director, Pure Construction adds: “The new HALT factory will be the first of its kind in Ireland. The fire retardant treatment for timber is innovative and will become a requirement within the construction industry in the near future, improving fire safety in many types of buildings. This will be of monumental importance for our sector moving forward and we look forward to seeing HALT’s future success.
The HALT factory at Springbank Industrial Estate in Belfast will be operational in early 2022.