School renovation project

Fentrade Aluminium recently manufactured and supplied a range of commercial products for a renovation project at Ysgol Pontrhydfendigaid School in Ystrad Meurig, near Aberystwyth.

The project involved creating new entrance screens into the main building and various classrooms to improve the school environment for the children.

The screens were manufactured using a mixture of low-rise Kestrel aluminium curtain walling, thermally broken commercial entrance doors, and incorporating Aluk 58BW casement windows inset within the curtain wall.

Entrance doors featured large pole handles for ease of use and the casement windows were fitted with restrictor hinges to minimise the opening and thereby lessen the chances of anyone accidently running into the open vent.

Suncool Pro-T solar control glass, featuring manifestation, further added to the children’s comfort and safety, the company said.

Chris Reeks, director at Fentrade, said: “By incorporating the Aluk AW625 dedicated curtain wall outerframe into the casement design, the windows were glazed easily and effectively into the curtain wall structure to ensure a watertight seal and reduce installation time on site.”