Marley Alutec’s rainwater and eaves systems have been used in a project that has brought a fire-damaged listed school building in Scotland into the 21st Century.
St Mary’s Primary is located in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire and is classified as a category C listed building by Historic Scotland which had suffered some fire-damage. The plans were proposed for the partial demolition, rebuild, refurbishment and extension of the school.
Jim McCracken, Architect at South Lanarkshire Council, commented: “Originally built in 1872 it was important that materials contributed to maintaining the traditional external façade whilst also complementing the new build extension.
Marley Alutec’s aluminium products provided a perfect bridge between new and old, tying the two parts of the building together really well.”
Installed at the school was the company’s Traditional Moulded Ogee guttering and Traditional downpipes.
Marley Alutec’s Traditional downpipe system offers the look and feel of cast iron rainwater systems, but with the modern performance characteristics expected from 21st century buildings.
Made from marine grade aluminium, the guttering has superb performance and sustainability credentials with a life expectancy of 50 years.
The guttering and downpipes are virtually maintenance free and the whole system can be fully recycled at the end of its service life.
Also installed at the school was Marley Alutec’s Evoke fascia and soffit system. Manufactured from highly durable composite aluminium, Evoke is a low maintenance and long lasting alternative to timber, sheet aluminium or plastic eaves systems.
It is estimated that 75 per cent of all aluminium ever produced is still in use today, making all of Marley Alutec’s products some of the most sustainable building materials available.
Jim concluded: “The installation of Marley Alutec’s products was quick and straight forward and the finished result provides real continuity between the two parts of the school.”
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