PRODUCT MANUFACTURER ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED REASONS FOR FINAL CHOICE ROOF COVERING Profiled aluminium cladding, mechanically seamed, secret-fixed standing-seam roofing system, 0.9mm, natural stucco-embossed mill finish Keybemo Single-ply, Plannja and other profile aluminium systems Cost, longevity, low maintenance and client's reservations about single-ply Use of profiled aluminium resulted in greater visual thickness of roof edges, detailing and waterproofing issues BLINDS TO POOL HALL System 3 by CBS CBS Bednarski originally specified CBS external blinds CBS changed its specification and quote for the external blinds, thus moving them out of the project's budget.
laminate: Trespa virtuon j53.0.1 Silk Copper Red Helmsman Bednarski specified Link Lockers' Ambassador range, anodised-aluminium finish Client insisted on using Helmsman's products, despite Bednarski's advice to the contrary Helmsman's performance left a lot to be desired in terms of pre-sale service, installation and durability of its products MAIN BUILDING ENTRANCE DOOR Dorma BST semi-circular sliding doors Dorma Entrance Systems Other manufacturers Cost and reputation Curved sliding door offered space saving compared witha revolving circular door POOL RAILS Pool sides, changing area Fabricated in 316 s/s rails finished in Peentex process, A18 grade From main contractor, controlled-shot peening by Metal Improvement Co None Peentex process offers leathery appearance and feel Increased resistance to corrosion was also advised Glass beads used ROOF DRAINAGE Syphonic system Fullflow Geberit syphonics Ability to design the required system Syphonic system was critical for the roof design to work Drainpipe concealed in three timber columns ROOF STRUCTURE 33mm kerto LVL, protected with pigmented stain by Akzo Nobel and acrylic vapour-control coat Finnforest Steel-cable and also steel-beam systems Cost, resistance to chlorine corrosion, environmental credentials, appearance Use of stress skin Kerto roof was the most logical response to the roof shape and the project's ethos Timberlok screws were chosen for the assembly SCREEN BETWEEN POOLS Separating toddler and main pools Laminated glass screen, 10mm toughened textured Master-Carre glass x 2 and Vanceva cf8688 coloured PVB laminate ( spring-green colour ) CMI structural glass specialist Same build-up was originally offered by Saint-Gobain Colour Pour. However, later it was seemingly discontinued Abstract patch of colour also served as an end of pool marker for swimmers Client damaged the screen during unauthorised removal Bednarski had difficulties finding a glass fabricator;
in the end CMI offered a very good price and proactive, positive attitude TIMBER FLOOR Multifunctional hall Sprung timber floor, Sylvasport premium, press dried birch, t&g Junckers None Cost, appropriateness and appearance Hall used for dance and sport activities, among others TIMBER PAINT Roof underside and timber columns Sadolin white birch, matt Akzo Nobel Appearance and light reflectivity, maintain the timber feel to roof and columns, certain degree of reflectivity was required to reduce use of artificial light WALL TILES 1 Pool hall and changing areas Unglazed Swedecor ceramic Olympic tiles, in Ivory Uni colour Swedecor Match colour and feel of floor tiles In harmony with the project's self-finish and ethos of using natural materials WALL TILES 2 Pool-side showers and changing areas 50 x 50mm Chinese honed-glass mosaic Capital Marble Domus ice glass mosaic 50 x 50mm was specified Cost. Frosted glass tiles with a tinge of watery-green colour fitted with the project's self-finish and ethos of using natural materials