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Toynbee School

Hampshire County Council


New Reception Area

August 2014


The Toynbee School project consisted of removal of the existing aluminium lean-to with polycarbonate roof panels. To meet the client’s requirements of a more energy efficient reception area, materials were used in compliance with current building regulations Part L. This would reduce u-values and maintenance.

To achieve this, the new construction was made up of a heavy duty, non-thermal internally beaded door system with anti-finger trap hinge stiles with a single swing action. To upgrade security, shoot bolt locking was installed. The use Soft Coat products have a transparent metallic coating that reflects heat from radiator backs into the room, rather than allowing it to escape through the windows. At the same time, it allows free heat and light from the sun
(known as passive solar heat gain) to pass through the glass, thus warming the building and further contributing to the energy efficiency of the windows.

The roof was constructed of new aluminium roof glazing bars. The new glass roof consisted of super neutral self-clean glass with solar control. Excessive
solar heat gain tends to create a requirement for mechanical cooling, leading to additional demands on energy and increased cost to manage the
building effectively. Prevention is the best method of avoiding long standing costs for excessive energy use. By selecting the right glass specification at
design stage, it was possible to reduce the risk of overheating and help create a more comfortable environment in the building.

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