COMPANY OVERVIEW

ORCA LGS Limited (ORCA) is a designer, manufacturer and assembler of Light Gauge Steel (LGS) structures, operating in residential housing, healthcare and educational sectors.

LGS as a construction method has gained significant market acceptance in the UK. ORCA has developed its own technology, including hardware and integrated software, placing it ahead of competition. The company innovates in processes and efficiencies while benchmarking information for a predictable methodology, scalable and sustainable, off-site modern method of construction.

During the last 20 years, the team at ORCA have gained industry leading knowledge and experience in mobile and off site manufacturing and construction of large projects, culminating in building over 1 million m2 of buildings in the Middle East and UK and training over 1,700 people.

Due to experience through information accumulation, the company has an unassailable, disruptive technological solution, based on off-site mobile manufacturing, close to delivery, interfaced with integrated design, local labour, local materials, resulting in buildings designed and built faster, more effectively and efficiently.

OUR PROJECTS

Mill Hill Care Home, London

Premier Inn Addlestone

University of Gloucestershire

Holy Trinity

Ramage Transport

Great Park – Newcastle

ADVANTAGES OF ORCA LIGHT GAUGE STEEL

ORCA SPECIALISES IN

Cost efficient, energy efficient, low maintenance, quality housing with predictable costs that are sustainable and eco-friendly.

ORCA offers a full turnkey solution with a complete in-house support package that helps our clients innovate their design schemes.

ORCA has long established relationships that not only help keep the costs down but also help with CSR Policy’s to assist in terms of investment and employment opportunities.

ORCA offers a full on site integrated manufacturing solution for large scale projects.

Time

Speed of erection

Up to 50% faster than a traditional build.

Weather tight shell

Allows first fix to commence earlier and reduces the overall program.

Predictability

PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY

Quality control

Accurate to within +/- 1mm. / 10m

Thinner wall option

Potential to increase floor space.

Dry construction

No cracking or long-term movement from moisture loss.

Stability

Steel does not rot, shrink or creep under load.

Design flexibility

Balconies, penthouses & stairs can be incorporated in the design.

Durability

Galvanized coating offers lifetime protection for the structure.

Non-combustible

Reduced risk of fire.

SUSTAINABILITY

Lightweight

Reduces foundation requirements on average by 2.5 times

100% Recyclable

Exceeds Code for Sustainable Homes standards.

Minimises wastage

Made to measure components dramatically reduce wastage.

Transport

Materials transported efficiently, in bulk, just in time or can be manufactured on site.

Thermal requirements

Meets & exceeds all current thermal & acoustic requirements.

ORCA – WEATHER TIGHT SHELL

PREDICTABILITY

ORCA WeatherShell gives clients predictability and is the key factor in the construction industry -according to the latest industry report, on average only 61% of projects come in on or better than budget and only 34% of projects are completed on time.*

Integrated design & manufacturing process.

ORCA’s unique light gauge steel frame and WeatherShell system is focused on speed and predictability of delivery.

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Once the ORCA LGS frame has been errected and completed, the structure can be made weather tight, this has many advantages:

  • The roof of the building can be felt and battened.
  • The foil backed external insulation with taped joints can be fixed.
  • The external doors and windows can be installed and sealed.

This allows for all trades to commence work at a much earlier stage.

PROJECT GALLERY

*2012 UK Industry Performance Report issued by Construction Excellence in partnership with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.