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Modular TEXO® Single Skin ETFE Roof

Project Outline

This project for Nottingham University Samworth Academy is the first in the UK to use the Italian designed TEXO® tensioned fabric framing system.

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Our Solution

The design incorporates a single layer of ETFE foil mounted on an extruded aluminium frame, and uses a high tech plastomeric strip to keep the foil under constant tension, even under varying wind loads. The benefits of the system include a high translucency roof that is a fraction of the weight, and costs considerably less than a toughened glass alternative.

 

The TEXO® system is modular in that the frames can be built and covered in a controlled factory environment off-site and delivered as complete and finished units which are then fixed into a prepared structural steel frame and gutter system. In this way expensive site time is reduced and the risk of damage to the ETFE foil is limited.

ETFE single skin glazed roof using the TEXO system at Nottingham University by Base Structures
ETFE single skin glazed roof using the TEXO system at Nottingham University by Base Structures
ETFE single skin glazed roof using the TEXO system at Nottingham University by Base Structures

Project Summary

Client
Nottingham University
Location
Samworth Academy, Nottingham
Date
2010
Architect
Atkins
Contractor
Carillion
Fabric
ETFE
Product
ETFE Systems
Services
Design
Design
Project Management
Project Management
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Installation
Installation
Maintenance
Maintenance