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Box Moor Trust Hemel Hempstead

The Project

The Box Moor Trust is a charitable organisation responsible for the up-keep of a number of open spaces in the parishes of Hemel Hempstead and Bovingdon in Hertfordshire.

The new Box Moor Trust Education Centre is now  complete. To reflect the style of the previous building, a farm barn, the design is very much that of the local vernacular with relatively few windows, a low brick plinth wall at the base, timber clad and a clay-tiled pitched roof. Externally, a section of knapped flint wall demonstrates a traditional building technique. The modern focus of the building is the two storey glazed atrium constructed with Pilkington Planar™ that will welcome visitors as they approach from the car park.

Inside wherever possible the green oak frame that is the Centre's skeleton is left exposed and the spaces within the frame are plastered. On the upper floor the range of oak roof trusses are visible and show the range of traditional designs.

Specification

Walls
• Double Glazed Units - 44 m2
• Outer pane Pilkington Planar™ Intrafix comprising 6 mm Pilkington Suncool™ 70/40 Pro T toughened
• 16 mm space
• Inner pane  10 mm Pilkington Optifloat™ Clear toughened

Roof
• Laminated Insulated double glazed units
• 50 m2 Planar Planar™  comprising 10 mm Pilkington Suncool™ 70/40 Pro T toughened  
• 16 mm space
• Inner pane 13.5 mm  Pilkington Optiflam™ Clear heat strengthened

Fixings
• Pilkington Planar™ 905J and 902 st/st bolts and angle spring plates.

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Project Details
Address
Hemel Hempstead
Opening Date
01 May 2013
Building Type
  • Education
About the Architect/Installer
Architect
Brasier Freeth Chartered Surveyors
Installer
Vitrine Systems Ltd www.vitrinesystems.co.uk