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Royal Opera House

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Project Details

Royal Opera House
Richmond Hill, Richmond
Supplied and installed Buzon DPH pedestals. GRAD deck and rail systems supplied by Alfresco Floors
Stanton Williams
Project status:
Completed 2018

Project Description

London’s Royal Opera House is in the North East corner of Covent Garden. Overlooking the Piazza is a fifth floor decking area of around 600sqm. For the last 25 years this was a hardwood deck, but when Stanton Williams Architects were asked to oversee the redevelopment of this area a new deck was an integral part of the plan.

Originally a rest area for staff at the Royal Opera House, the new decking area was to be re-purposed as part restaurant, part relaxation area, part meeting space and part open air dance training studio.

Buzon UK were commissioned to supply and install the DPH pedestal system to support the GRAD decking system supplied by Alfresco Floors. In most areas the GRAD decking system was installed on the existing joist structures but in one certain area where the joists no longer existed the Buzon DPH system was used to support the Grad rails and Kebony deck boards.

Even though the new Grad decking (including its aluminium fixing rails) was installed onto existing joists, the low build-up heights of the system ensured the finished floor level still matched the door thresholds. The Grad decking system is free draining, but Buzon ALUgrates were fitted onto the same sub-frame to reduce splash-back against the door frames.

The finished deck is part of a major transformation of the Royal Opera House by Stanton Williams and has been open to the public from September 2018.


Buzon UK has been a key partner to Domus for many years. Mike and his team have always been very supportive, offering us the most modern and technically proficient pedestal systems available. Their expertise in sub-floor systems and installation allows us to support our Architectural and Contractor partners to the very best of our ability.


I have known Mike personally and his professional team of installers at Buzon UK for over 12 years.  They make light work of problems and are a solution driven firm who I trust implicitly to deliver the quality my clients expect.  I would recommend Mike and his team at Buzon UK, as I regularly do, in a heartbeat.

Scott Faulks, Managing Director
Arena Stone and Ceramics Ltd

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