Working closely with the contractor on site, Anthony A Davis Ltd, our experienced project manager was able to ensure that the installation went smoothly. The space around the site allowed for easy access, making the delivery and installation of the fixed panels weighing up to 350kg straight forward. During installation, the main issue was to ensure that the clerestory glazing allowed for the live deflection, whilst interfacing seamlessly with the timber soffit. As this had been identified at design stage, everyone on site was well-briefed and the installation went as planned.
Overall, the project showcased the advantages of effective collaboration between Fineline, the architect
and the contractor. From the initial design meetings with Hall + Bednarczyk at their office in Chepstow, to the detailed drawing process and finally the work on site between the contractor and our installation team, we were able to identify the issues, and find solutions before they became a problem.
Architect Martin Hall, Director at Hall + Bednarczyk Architects, Chepstow has the following to say: ‘Fineline show impressive attention to detail and we have established a successful working relationship over a sequence of projects where architectural glazing is absolutely integral to the overall design. We generally involve their technical team from an early stage as a way of ensuring that structural and
dimensional allowances, sightlines and thresholds are comprehensively considered. The built results have been outstanding.’
Fineline offers an all-encompassing service from free initial meetings and advice, to estimating, detailed drawings from our in-house design team, and highly experienced installers and project managers. Whether the job is commercial or residential, Fineline can offer a solution.
Since the completion of the build, Llanegfedd centre has won the RIBA Welsh building of the year award and the Eisteddfod Architectural gold medal. Our congratulations to Hall + Bednarczyk Architects.