A sympathetic restoration for Rhyl Station

A sympathetic restoration for Rhyl Station

Early in 2017, Twinfix Ltd worked with structural engineers JNP Group on the design of the roof refurbishment for Rhyl Station ensuring a structure that would be in keeping with the original age, design and character of the station was specified.

The project includes rail enhancement works at Rhyl and restoration of the station, which will stand the test of time. JNP Group agreed that the innovative Georgian Wired Multi-Link-Panel NF would be an ideal fit for the refurbishment project at Rhyl.

Georgian wired polycarbonate is a 6mm solid polycarbonate sheet from Twinfix with a dimpled surface that mimics Georgian wired glass. It’s important to retain the feel of a station, so a sympathetic restoration is crucial. Polycarbonate glazing mimics the traditional Georgian wired glass that it will be replacing, but it will not break in use.

The safety of people on roofs is of paramount importance and CDM regulations are very specific in advising designers and specifiers to design out any future possible dangers wherever possible. Specifying non-fragile rooflights helps them do that.

The HSE recommend a drop test (ACR[M]001:2014 Test For Non-Fragility of Profiled Sheeted and Large Element Roofing Assemblies) to establish whether a roofing assembly can be classified as Non-Fragile. The Twinfix Multi-Link-Panels NF (Non-Fragile) fitted with the following glazing has been tested and they all pass this test with a ‘B’ designation.

• 16mm and 25mm multiwall polycarbonate
• 6mm solid polycarbonate
• 6mm GW polycarbonate
• In-Line Access Hatch

Now finished, it’s a wonderful example of the Georgian wired multi-link product and Twinfix, MPH Construction Ltd and Rhyl station can all be very proud of the refurbished premises.

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