One of the UK’s premier golf courses and sought-after wedding venues is getting an upgrade – and MiTek’s Posi-joists have been specified as an integral part of the work.

Owned by former Grand Prix driver Roger Burnett, Laceby Manor is set in 150 acres of beautiful Lincolnshire countryside. The 18-hole 72 par course offers the perfect combination of challenging play and a quiet rural backdrop.

Roger has owned the site for eight years and has already invested in the venue – and now he has embarked on an ambitious expansion programme which includes the construction of additional lodges, a spa, hotel accommodation and a gym.

Two new buildings will be built adjacent to the existing clubhouse and car park. One will feature a new gym, spa and golf course administration offices, while the second will offer 12 new hotel rooms.

Once complete the new development will provide ancillary facilities to the 55 golfing holiday lodges that have previously been approved at Laceby Manor Golf Course, 22 of which have so far been installed.

Work has already begun on site and is due to complete in November 2021, with the facilities officially opening in spring 2022.

It is good to see that DWB Timber Engineering, which is working on the project, has specified the use of Posi-joists, viewing them as a vital component of the scheme. Roger Burnett has made it clear he wants the highest quality building, with the end-result an exceptional experience for his customers.

Kier Architecture chose Posi-Joist for its high performing acoustic capabilities and speed of installation of services, which is halved compared with other joist systems.

“Overall span capabilities are far greater. Any chance of shrinking or creaking is significantly minimised with Posi-Joist, so guests get to enjoy the absolute tranquillity of their surroundings,” commented Phil Daniels MD at DWB Timber Engineering.

Anthony Mitchell, from the Business Development team at MiTek, added: “Posi-joist offers a number of benefits for projects like this.

“Build times are reduced and architects can be far more creative with building design. At the same time, the open web nature of Posi-Joist allows you to conceal services within the floor zone with no need for expensive – and awkward – cutting, drilling or notching of the floor structure. And the void space also allows for more sound proofing acoustic insulation.”

The Laceby Manor project is a great example of how Posi-joist can be used in commercial build applications, as well as residential projects. Its many benefits span both sectors.

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