A six week contract carried out by a building company experienced in roofing work, comprised of a series of rooflights on an East London school upgraded to insulated, twin-skin units from the Jet Cox Coxdome Trade Range: offering improved natural daylighting as well as enhancing the all-round energy and weather performance. The work, at the All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham, was carried out by Forest Gate Construction earlier this year without any inconvenience to the school’s staff or pupils.
Although the flat and barrel vaulted roof areas were in a generally good state of repair, the estates department responsible for the building’s upkeep took the decision to replace the existing rooflights over the computer suite and design & technology teaching space. This was due to the fact the existing units offered little insulation value and were coming to the end of their working life.
38 of the 600mm x 600mm Coxdome Trade Range Rooflights were supplied along with 300mm high insulated upstands. The double-skin domes feature tough polycarbonate glazing which will resist physical damage as well as extremes of weather.
The rooflights feature trickle ventilation on two sides to help maintain a healthy indoor atmosphere; though they are hinged for manual operation if increased airflow is required during spells of unusually hot weather.
Forest Gate Construction’s experienced operatives carried out the switch over to the Coxdome Trade Range units in small groups, sealing the installation using small sections of high performance felt, together with fluid applied sealants for detail areas.
The entire roofscape was left looking clean and tidy while the smart new polycarbonate roof domes offer a unified and modern appearance.
A spokesperson for Jet Cox commented: “The All Saints project was typical of our education and many municipal contracts – where our Coxdome Trade Range Rooflights are regularly specified because of their ready availability in standard sizes and very good value for money. The new rooflights offer much improved light transmission for these teaching spaces and will also contribute to reduced heating costs long term.”