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Xtralite glass roof design brings light to Wixams Retirement Village

Xtralite glass roof design brings light to Wixams Retirement Village

Wixams Retirement Village, which is due to open in the summer of 2019, has benefitted from a series of rooflight solutions from Xtralite.

The purpose-built village near Bedford will provide 230 one and two-bedroom apartments for the over 55’s in its six acre green field setting.

“This is an exciting project that we were delighted to work on as it provides alternative lifestyles for those approaching or nearing retirement age whilst encouraging community and social engagement,” said Jim Lowther sales director Xtralite.

“The inclusion of extensive rooflights ensures areas of the building are flooded with natural light which has been proven to improve wellbeing, especially during the darker months.”

Three sections of the construction project benefitted from Xtralite roofing solutions and its X-Span range of product. One area being the Winter Garden residential area which is a single glazed atrium over a five storey building and includes louvered ventilation.

The Village Centre roof itself benefitted from argon filled double glazed panels and was thermally enhanced to elevate the comfort of users in the central atrium of the village, the location of health spa, bar, gym and other communal facilities. This area also had smoke vents fitted to meet smoke ventilation building regulations.

Both were sizeable installations measuring over 40m in length and up to 12m in width.

Finally, the self-supporting trapezium styled entrance canopy had single glazed panels from the X-Span range.

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