Aluminium elliptical and specially-shaped apex framed windows were supplied and installed by fenestration specialists Total Glass as part of a major refurbishment programme at St David’s Haigh and Aspull Church of England Primary School near Wigan.
Working with main contractor ABM Ratcliffe Ltd, Total Glass also manufactured and fitted four large window wall screens and entrance doors, using the Sapa aluminium system, for a new extension with three classrooms next to the Victorian school building.
The school’s emblem was incorporated within the new 202 main entrance door’s safety glass.
Four Dualframe window wall screens and two 75mm casement windows were finished in a RAL 7016 grey powder-coated finish in keeping with the character of the 1840s main building, while greatly improving its overall thermal efficiency, security and aesthetics. Two circular windows replaced old single-glazed steel versions in each gable end.
Tinted anti-sun glazing was specified throughout to reduce glare on hot days and help produce solar gain during the colder months.
Head teacher Mrs Catherine Boulton said the floor to ceiling windows have greatly improved the levels of light coming into the building and contributed to a welcoming learning environment for the pupils.
“These large new windows not only complement the rest of the school buildings, they also let in so much light – despite the fact we are surrounded by trees,” she said. “They have made a big difference and the brighter interiors, coupled with improved thermal efficiency, will help us to reduce energy bills too.”
Other improvement works at the school, which enjoys panoramic views to the Pennines and beyond, included a new slate roof.
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