Arcelor Construction UK - Roofing system
A secret-fix roofing system provides an elegant profile for a Birmingham sports centre
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The integrated sports hall at Ashton Park Secondary School, Bristol, had strict budgetary requirements written into the brief. In order to achieve a non-industrial look, a 10m-high hall with an elegant curved roof profile was designed by architect Batterham Matthews Design. Some 1,200m2 of Tacdeck 508 system from the Arval division of Arcelor Construction UK were specified to realise the design.
Arval’s Tracdeck 508 is specifically designed for long, low-pitched roof slopes where conventional profiles are often unsuitable. Its secret-clip fixing system means no fasteners penetrate the external skin, ensuring a completely weathertight construction. The 40m-radius curved roof of the main building and single-storey ancillary extensions are all clad in the system, which comprises 0.66mm Tacdeck sheeting with a Hairexcel Granite Silver finish.
In order to give an uncluttered appearance from the inside, Arval supplied its long-span structural tray system to provide a plankeffect appearance, spanning horizontally between the main
structural beams and eliminating the need for steel purlins.
These structural elements are also perforated to absorb sound energy and therefore improve the space’s acoustic performance.