John Brash Western Red Cedar Shingles have been specified to help the new performing arts space at Frensham Heights School in Farnham blend into its natural environment. The courtyard looks over a woodland glade and as the roof weathers it will soften and provide a low maintenance durable roofing solution.
The shingle roof is a complex combination of dormer pop ups within a tapered main roof area. Shingles are a forgiving material to work with, but the designed dormers were off centre, the ridgeline slopes and the verge is curved, making it difficult to keep the course straight.
Due to the use of the facility, the roof build-up had to achieve a high acoustic specification.
Technically, the installation of the roof was very difficult. As the detailing was so complex, specialist roofing contractor Attleys, created sample panels for different details and sent them to the specifier for approval, enabling the architect to envisage how the detailing would look upon completion.
Installing the shingles to deliver the designed visual effect required a high level of skill and attention to detail. Correctly specified, and expertly installed, the JB shingle roof will now provide the school with a low maintenance, weather tight solution for many years to come.
All JB shingles are No. 1 Grade Blue Label; this is the premium quality shingle without defect. Blue Label Shingles must be 100% clear, 100% edge grain and 100% heartwood. Shingles are supplied with full PEFC chain of custody, to comply with the EU timber regulations.
Cedar Shingles are a truly renewable and sustainable roofing & cladding product; they are a nett carbon sink storing more carbon than is emitted during harvest, manufacture and transport.
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