Sandwell College

Project Details

Bond Bryan Architects

Main Contractor:

Sinclair Knight Merz

Standing Seam Roof & Wall Cladding, Spacer Support System

The Roofing Awards Finalist 2013

Visitors approaching the 25,000m2 Sandwell College building are immediately struck by the distinctive waveform roofs, featuring Ash & Lacy Standing Seam roof system in stucco-embossed aluminium. Pre-formed elements contribute to the high-precision of concave areas and tight convex eaves. Ash & Lacy Standing Seam was installed as part of a double-skin roof construction, including quilt insulation and liner panel, to achieve a U-value of 0.20 W/m2K. Extruded and full height halters were deployed, reducing installation time in comparison with other top sheet attachment methods. 100mm Ash & Lacy spacer supports were fitted around roof perimeter zones to provide extra protection against wind uplift. Ash & Lacy also provided extensive technical support to the design team from the project’s earliest stages to completion. This involvement included full wind and snow load analysis, undertaken in conjunction with the project engineer, plus detailed site inspections and audits during construction.