New prefabricated football stand makes life easier for lower league clubs
Swedish wood processing company Martinsons has developed a prefabricated football stand for lower league clubs. The finished, priced product, which goes under the name of Martinsons LS 240p Football Stand, has capacity for 240 people and was developed to make it easier and more economical for non-profit-making associations to build stands.
"For a non-profit-making association, a stand is both a major investment and an important one. This is why we developed a complete, specially adapted stand that makes it both simple and economically favourable for the club. To further reduce the cost, clubs can also opt to assemble parts of the stand themselves," says Joakim Gustafsson, Sales Engineer with responsibility for stands at Martinsons.
Simple and quick Martinsons LS 240p Football Stand has room for 240 spectators. The product consists of a glulam shell system with a stabilising frame and a ridge system for the roof panels. On the inside are glulam steps and risers, which are supported by glulam beams. The stand is supplied complete to the customer and includes material, freight and full or partial assembly.
"As the stand is a finished product, the customer doesn't need to worry about the costs of drawings and other planning tasks. As well as significantly shorter delivery times, it's also much easier for the club, all the way from order to having a finished stand in place. As everything included in the delivery is priced and ready from the outset, the customer has full control over the finances," says Joakim Gustafsson.
Climate benefits As well as simplicity and the financial benefits, the climate issue is also important in this context. Wood is the construction material that consumes the least energy in production and also binds carbon dioxide throughout its entire useful life.
"Glulam also complies excellently with fire safety requirements. One bonus is that the glulam also contributes to a pleasant environment in the stand with great acoustics," says Joakim Gustafsson.
Joakim Gustafsson, Sales Engineer Stands
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Martinsons is one of Sweden’s largest family-owned timber processing industries with strong roots in Västerbotten. The company processes timber from the forests of Sweden’s northern region into high quality timber products, innovative components and ready-made functional solutions that provide added value and contribute to the increased use of timber. The business safeguards the value of the forests through long-term responsible forest management and the efficient processing of its own sawmills at Bygdsiljum, Kroksjön and Hällnäs. Bygdsiljum today has one of the most modern sawing lines in Europe.
The company is characterised by a strong corporate spirit and a culture of innovation. Apart from extensive production of sawn timber goods, Martinsons is Sweden’s largest manufacturer of glulam, and the Nordic leader within products and solid timber construction systems for buildings and bridges. Customers come from throughout Sweden and many parts of Europe and Asia. Today, the Group employs around 450 people, has a turnover of 170 million € and is acknowledged, year after year, as one of Sweden’s most expansive sawmilling companies. Its head office is located in Bygdsiljum.
Martinsons Burträskvägen 53, 937 33 Bygdsiljum, Sweden, martinsons.se