Access to the central area was limited due to the pool’s central location, and the installation presented several other challenges, including drainage, overhanging roofs and only 1200mm of space between the front of the glass panels and the edge of the pool. As the limited access made it impossible to use a mobile lifting crane, Fineline’s own crawler crane was employed to move the glazed panels into place.
To locate the frames at each level, a special bracket was designed that would bolt to the I-beam above.
This, combined with the lifting hoist, allowed the glazing to be moved along all joints in the steelwork and put into position. These brackets have been left in place to assist in the event that there is a need for repair or adjustment at a later date.
The design included first floor sliding windows for the principal entrance area, office and conference rooms, standard sliding panels in the corporate area and double two-way pivot doors for the principal entrance lobby and ground floor offices.
Architect Sam Kendon, who had worked with Fineline on the Clifton Lido, required specially designed drainage details for the poolside. Fineline were able to design and manufacture a neat solution for this – a solution that works perfectly and has stood the test of time. Reuniting the teams who worked on the Clifton
Lido, including the same contractors, helped ensure the successful conclusion of a challenging project.
Fineline prides itself on being able to offer expert advice on design, the highest quality of products and expert installation. Fineline continues to increase its expanding portfolio of projects in both the commercial and residential sectors.