Client: J.D. Classics
Type of works: supply of fire-rated steel partitioning.
When the Essex-based classic car specialists, J.D. Classics, decided to build a new stylish 5,000 sq.ft. sales area and showroom split over two floors, they turned to Gardner Industrial Supplies to provide the purpose-built mezzanine flooring and Troax UK for the fire-rated steel partitioning.
Gardner Industrial Supplies has a wealth of knowledge tailored to specific areas within the storage and handling industry, and work closely with Troax on projects that require specialist partitioning.
GIS built two fire-proofed mezzanine floors both with staircase enclosures. Troax then used its Elan (formerly Excalibur) fire-rated, double-skin, steel partitioning, complete with electric roller-shutter door, to enclose a custom-built hydraulic platform that lifts and lowers vehicles between the two floors. Further mezzanine floors and ancillary equipment are due to be fitted in the near future, both in the showroom and in a new purpose-built 20,000 sq ft storage facility with space for nearly 150 cars.
The building of the new showroom and storage area is part of an ongoing expansion programme at J.D. Classics. The company, which has built an international reputation for selling, restoring and maintaining classic cars, particularly Jaguars, is renowned amongst enthusiasts, purists and performance drivers worldwide for its high standards of craftsmanship and attention to detail. The state-of-the-art showroom area constructed by GIS currently houses a wide-array of suitably stunning motors including sporty 1940s and 50s Jaguar XKs and even a Jaguar factory development E-type.