Saturday, 11 August 2012

Barrel vault rooflight installation at Great Marlow School new sports hall

When architects practice Peter Taylor Associates Limited initially contacted us, our technical rooflight expertise meant that we could offer sound specification advice for their new sports hall project at Great Marlow School in Buckinghamshire. Our continuous barrel vault rooflights were therefore specified for the flat roof to the new sports facility.

Thomas Vale Construction were appointed as the main building contractor for this project and our rooflights formed part of the roofing and cladding sub-contract, which was awarded to Kovara Projects Limited - a leading specialist roofing and cladding contractor.

We worked closely with Kovara right from the early stages, offering detailed information about upstand detailing, tolerances and so on. Once the final rooflight dimensions had been determined our technical department prepared and issued a full set of manufacture drawings for Kovara's approval.

The rooflight order was for the design, manufacture, delivery and installation of 2No. barrel vault rooflights, for an internal upstand dimension of: 1No. @ 1100x9100mm and 1No. @ 1100x33100mm.

Insulated galvanised steel upstand - ready for our rooflight installation

Kovara installed the galvanised steel upstands, which were insulated and weathered to the Kingspan TopDeck flat roofing membrane, ready for our specialist rooflight installers.

Once we had received drawing approval, our state of the art factory commenced rooflight manufacture and materials were delivered to site, ready for installation just 4 weeks later.

Barrel vault rooflights during installation.
Our thermally optimised base track, curved glazing support bars and gable end panels were installed and completed on day one - ready for the glazing panels to be installed.

Completed barrel vault rooflight installation.
By lunch time on day two our 2 man installation team had completed the rooflight installation, and everybody involved was delighted with the result.

A technical note regarding our Continuous Barrel Vault Rooflight system:
Our barrel vault rooflight is the only system with European Technical Approval. Approved with certificate number ETA-09/0347, our continuous rooflight has successfully proven its technical and energy-efficient qualities during these tests. You can read all about what this certification means and why architects, contractors and investors can confidently specify and install our rooflights: The first continuous barrel vault rooflight with European Technical Approval

Thank you for reading this article, if you would like more information about our rooflights, the EOTA certification or anything else - please leave a comment below, email us or call 01284 749051.

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