Project: Elm Wood Primary School, London
Client: Lambeth Council
Products: Em-View Rooflights
Elm Wood is an Ofsted outstanding-rated primary school guiding around 400 pupils through their first years in education. A new extension is being built; a teaching block housing dedicated music and ICT rooms, as well as a range of learning support spaces and a new entrance and reception.
Whitesales were asked to specify and install 16 rooflights to flood the interior with light and enhance the education experience: three over the kitchen, one access rooflight over the stairway and landing and a further twelve above the various teaching spaces.
Being a school building, specifying rooflights which could meet stringent acoustic and thermal values and feature privacy glazing to protect the children was vitally important.
We balanced performance against budget and specified a variety of Em-View double-glazed rooflights. By incorporating diffused glazing we maximised g-values, guaranteed excellent acoustic performance and provided the privacy essential for school security.
- Highly energy-efficient – Uw-Value of 0.64 W/m2K with quad skin dome
- Next Day delivery
- CE certificated to EN 1873
- 18 standard sizes, with fixed, manual or electrically opening options
- Passive or natural purge ventilation and roof access options
- Glazing options include Clear, Opal Diffused and HeatReflect
- Whitesales 10-year guarantee for rooflights and upstands
Every school recognises the need to keep running costs low and reduce its environmental impact and carbon footprint. The Em-View range of rooflights will improve the school’s energy efficiency and its long-term operational costs through passive ventilation. Pupils and teachers will now have the benefit of sunlit learning which has tremendous benefits in an educational environment: increased concentration levels, reduced eye strain and fatigue, strengthened immune systems, happier moods and more positive outlooks.
Here’s what Partnering Contractors Ltd had to say:
“Working with Whitesales was a seamless and hassle-free experience. Due to the Em-Views being held in stock until required on site, the units weren’t damaged during the building works. By choosing Em-View, the school is benefiting from excellent thermal and acoustic values.”
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