Client – Silsoe Lower School
Sector – Education
Location – Bedfordshire
Architect – David Turnock Architects
Main Contractor – Ashe Construction
Product Used – Bespoke Shaped Flatglass
Silsoe Lower School recently underwent a huge expansion and relocation to a new site, this was a time-sensitive project due to the upcoming school term.
Silsoe Lower School is a Church of England voluntary controlled school. This essentially means the school has a close working relationship with their local church. This relationship has a huge emphasis on the school’s approach to how they educate their students, in that they believe in instilling certain values into their pupils, helping them to be more caring, responsible and positive in general.
Silsoe requested five bespoke semi-circular shaped rooflights to be positioned throughout the main corridor of the school, the intention was to improve the overall light ingress within the school. Due to the installation taking place within a school it was considered key by the architect to create a safe and warm environment for the pupils of the school, thus each rooflight was set to a 3o pitch in conjunction with the following glazing specification:
- Outer: 6mm Clear Toughened + Sandblast Border
- Inner: 13.5mm Heat Strengthened Clear Laminated + Low-E
- Cavity: 18mm Argon Filled + Black Warm Edge Spacer, Silicone Bonded
- Centre Pane U-value: 1.1w/m2K.