The Sidings, Dublin, GRP Riser Guard

At a Glance

Collen, working for Bartra Capital is developing The Sidings. A new 10-storey over basement office development in Dublin with a gross floor area of 19,856 sq.m and designed to LEED Platinum certification. Collen brought Relinea on board to supply and install our GRP Riser Guard system throughout, along with a Roof Plant Platform, and ESB Cable Ducts.
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Collen is undertaking the construction of a 10-storey over basement office development with a gross floor area of 19,856 sq.m and designed to LEED Platinum certification.

The building will have setbacks at 5th, 6th and 7th floors, each containing roof terraces providing amenity space. The ground floor will include a reception, foyer, office areas and staff facilities with a mezzanine level providing open plan offices, plant area and storage facilities. The building provides 8 floors of open plan office space around a centralised core. Works will also include hard and soft landscaping, external lighting, a service area with ESB substations and switch rooms, bin store and bicycle storage and the provision of 25 car parking spaces at basement level.

Having worked closely with Relinea on a number of previous projects, Collen was well aware of the benefits of GRP as a material, and the top-quality workmanship our design, manufacturing, and installation teams bring to every job.

Just some of the benefits of Riser Guard include:

  • Avoiding the need for the provision of costly and potentially hazardous barriers and edge protection.
  • Individual Pre-packaged Kits that are pre-fabricated to suit each riser can be easily transported around the site.
  • Reduces the cost of installation of M&E equipment by providing easy lift out panels.

Riser Guard offers several benefits over existing products such as ‘Flowforge’, so it is no wonder that more and more architects, contractors, and developers are specifying GRP for their service riser floors.


Along with all the usual benefits of GRP such as its high strength-to-weight ratio, anti-slip properties, impact resistance, and non-conductivity, there are numerous reasons why Riser Guard makes the perfect solution.

GRP provides a flexible & practical solution that takes away the challenges of riser flooring installation and will reduce overall costs. By specifying Riser Guard you can close out the risk assessment for falls and fires at the design stage.

A simple two-man installation team with hand tools is all that is needed, with no need for a hot works permit.

Using innovative design, modern manufacturing techniques, and accredited installation, we provided a safe, lightweight solution that is both cost-effective and customisable.

You can find out more about Ricer Guard here.

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