Over the last few months the TOR2 building services team have been working with client project manager Paul of the TDA to replace the main feature skylight at Torquay Town Hall.
The work carried out included a fully designed scaffolding to be provided which also included temporary roof cover to keep the team…and the building dry during down pours!! The team had quite a job to do, first they had to remove the existing defective glazing system and the supporting ridge beam members. Once that was done they had to put in the new system which also had to match the old one to ensure compliance with the ‘listed building’ requirements. As you can imagine, this was no quick job!!
Here is the existing roof glazing system that the team needed to replace, if you look closely at the top of the picture you can see where the existing ridge member is starting to bend.
In this photo you can see the site set up starting to take place. A secure container is being brought in to ensure the security of the new glazing components.
The site is still being established here and a secure compound has been set up.
The scaffolding was put up by an approved specialist sub contractor, and it was quite a job they had. As you can see they had to use a MEWP (mobile elevated working platform….fancy :P) to get the scaffolding up!!
The scaffolding going up was a big job on its own and a temporary roof structure had to be put in ready for the changes to be made.
The temporary roof structure as seen from the outside 🙂
Temporary roof structure as seen from the inside, ready for the works to begin.
This was the existing glazing that was already in place. If you take a closer look along the top of the glazing you can see where the existing ridge beam members are starting to bend….
Phase 1 of the project was removing some of the glazing. This then allowed the team access to the birdcage scaffolding fixture which would help to keep them safe whilst working.
Set up and completion of the internal birdcage, ready for the works to begin….
This was the existing lead detailing to the main control vent position.
Remember that defective ridge beam member you were looking at earlier? Well above you can see that it has now been removed 😀
And in goes the new flitch beam ridge member ready to support….
Again, the lovely new beam, connecting the plates at the existing steel truss position.
Looking good 🙂 The new lead detailing at the base of the glazing system.
The new lead soakers in place with slating at the side to give some details 🙂
Remember the old lead on the central vent? Well…..here is the new lead in position!!! Looking good…
Whats that? O here it is again…. 😛
New lead base “shoe” to side abutment timber.
New lead flashing to the side abutment, looking good 🙂
Look at that handy work, here you can see the new lead glazing bars and glazing bars being fixed into position.
New lead glazing bars looking nice and straight ready to be installed!!
From being ready to being installed, the lead bars are into position ready for the glazing to be added.
A great job done, the new glazing bars and glazing for the skylight finished and installed 😀
And last but not least, Anthony from the TOR2 building services team hands over the project to TDA lead front manager Paul, and a nice quote from Paul at the end of the project 🙂
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the excellent way this challenging project was planned and delivered by TOR 2. I look forward to working with you again”
A job well done by all.