Marley Alutec have designed and supplied bespoke balcony outlets for ‘Motion’ a £30 million development on Lea Bridge Road designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards.
The outlets were adapted to enable the concealment of pipe fixings and accept square downpipes telescopically.
M & E Consultant Michael Howard of Green Consultancy specified Alutec for the job. He said: ‘We were keen to specify metal outlets for this project due to their superior durability. The Alutec outlets proved to be a cost effective, high quality solution and Alutec’s assistance helped significantly onsite with design and logistics.’
Due to the aesthetic of the building’s exterior bespoke outlets were required with the use of square downpipes.
Joanna Malitzki, Architect at Pollard Thomas Edwards said: “The building has profiled aluminium façade which steps back on upper levels. Due to the step back, we undertook quite a few studies looking into the best layout for the rainwater system.”
Square downpipes were chosen to fit in with the angled aesthetic of the façade and concealed pipe fixings, one in the soffit void by means of a spigot and the other under the balcony decking, were used as an alternative to securing the downpipes to the façade itself.
Evan Waters, Senior Contract Surveyor at Hill commented: ‘To create a solution, Alutec designed the welded square spigot and produced it offsite to the required length and profile.”
“By adapting the products in the factory, Alutec saved us significant time on site when compared to a traditional on-site adaption.”
‘The result is very tidy with no visible fixings and the help we received from the Alutec team was excellent. Alutec even created unique product codes for the outlets and inputted them on the schedule of works which all contributed towards a smooth installation.”
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