Style and practicality for winter gardens at Dollar Bay

Style and practicality for winter gardens at Dollar Bay

A £90 million development in London’s Canary Wharf specified more than 2,600m2 of aluminium soffits from Guttercrest to construct winter gardens for its new-build apartments.

Dollar Bay is an award-winning design featuring 125 waterfront homes with uninterrupted views across Canary Wharf, The Thames and Greenwich.

Guttercrest’s aluminium balcony soffits were specified for the underside of Dollar Bay’s winter garden roof and balconies thanks to its lightweight, durability and weather resistant properties.

The winter gardens are both outside space and an extension of the living space, providing all-season use. They also helped the building achieve the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 thanks to the thermal buffer zone they provide to the fully glazed building. The winter gardens create their own microclimate that responds to all weather conditions and offers natural ventilation to the homes.

Guttercrest designed the secret fix soffits for this project to enable access to the motors, electrics and sensors that were fitted in the winter gardens if required. The arrowhead profile planks are demountable from either end on every individual property, adding a level of practicality without losing any of the sleek visual impact the aluminium soffits create.

Arrowhead soffits were mounted to Guttercrest’s adjustable galvanised steel sub-frame and polyester powder coated to RAL 9010M, pure matte white. All panels were supplied in two metre lengths to allow access by lift with restricted head room.

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