As the primary UK distributor, Paragon Structures is focused on developing state of the art facilities, with a primary focus on sports and education.
Paragon Structures provide turnkey solutions from initial consultation through to handover. Our modern and highly advanced structures allow for rapid construction, total design flexibility and fundamental cost-effectiveness of almost any type of construction, but are highly applicable to sports centres, pools and facilities for schools.
Our partnership network includes the leading education architect in the UK, Cowan Architects, and with over 40 years management, planning and construction experience, the Paragon management team can take your project from vision to reality.
The Paragon Structures team came together in order to provide state of the art structures for a wide range of uses. We are a team who have selected leading partners in order to create incredible developments that can either greatly expand expectations due to significantly lower average constructions costs or save money compared with conventional construction methods.
Working closely with our partners we will be your single point of contact from inception to delivery. We recognise it is the little things that build the bigger picture and will work tirelessly to provide you with the highest quality structural solution to meet your needs and your budget.
We recognise that each build is unique and that is why, outside of our core partners, we have a complex supply chain of hand picked groups who are the best in their respective fields. Utilising Paragon, you not only get a single point of contact throughout the build, but the added benefit of a second to none group of suppliers.
|Feature||Paragon Solution||Pre-Engineered Metal Building||Conventional Construction|
|DESIGN TIME||10 days||2-3 months||6-8 months|
|CONSTRUCTION TIME||2-4 weeks|
500-1500 sq ft per day
|9-12 months||More than 12 months|
|INSULATION||8 or 9 inch Johns Manville Insulation||6-inch R20 wall squeezed to R14|
6-inch R20 roof squeezed to R11
|LIGHTING LEVELS||Reflection of the light off the white interior membrane reduces number of light fixtures required||Requires more lighting fixtures||Requires more lighting fixtures|
|MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE||Rust free aluminum substructure. Our patented tensioning system does not require any re-tensioning of panels for the life of the structure.||Standing seam metal roof prone to large thermal movements creating leaking and requires continuous maintenance, especially at penetrations||Regular maintenance is required|
|FLEXIBILITY TO RELOCATE||Yes||No||No|
|AIRTIGHT BUILDING ENVELOPE EFFICIENCY||Air Permeability almost 0, results in excellent energy performance||Poor airtightness||Moderate airtightness|
|ENERGY SAVING AND OPERATING COSTS||Up to 20% energy savings over pre-engineered metal buildings||Poor energy performance||Moderate energy performance|
|HIGH CEILING||Excellent clearspan views||Some limitations due to lower interior clear height||Some limitations due to lower interior clear height|