Modular rooflights for Northbrook College

Modular rooflights for Northbrook College

Whitesales has provided its Em-Glaze modular circular glass rooflights, Em-Glaze shedlights and Em-Tube tubular skylights for the new canteen and engineering block at Northbrook College.

When the time came to create a new-build extension, Northbrook College seized the opportunity to refurbish its engineering block. Existing clerestory windows were leaking air and rainwater, overheating was an issue and the contractor needed specialist design input into rooflight curbs for the new build which could achieve a large reveal depth through the roof, and allow rainwater runoff.

For the new build element, Whitesales provided contemporary circular daylight solutions to dining and corridor areas, including units more than 3 metres in diameter. In total, 12 Em-Glaze modular circular glass rooflights on bespoke aluminium fabricated upstands flood the interior with light. The larger units were cleverly manufactured as multi-section units for simpler transportation and final assembly on site.

For the refurbishment aspect of the project Whitesales installed 19 bespoke Em-Glaze shedlights which met the architect’s vision and replaced the leaking clerestory windows. The vertical side incorporated electrically operated vents for ventilation – all shielded from prevailing winds. Whitesales glass specification manages solar gain, meets U-values and maximises daylight. Nine Em-Tube tubular skylights are now daylighting the internal corridors.

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