– Hemisphere Project – Edgbaston
Scope of works – 960m bespoke SnapLok cappings and 90m Trimfix fascia.
Guttermaster Limited was involved from the conception stage of this project, working closely with Ruddle Wilkinson Architects and Stoneguard (Midlands) Ltd to design and manufacture complex bespoke aluminium copings.
Guttermaster devised a slim edge perimeter feature aluminium coping with secondary support, providing the roof edge with bold symmetrical lines around the whole building.
Ruddle Wilkinson Architects
Laing O’Rourke Limited
The SnapLok wall capping or coping, as the name implies, means that the outer aluminium weathering capping can be “snapped” onto the specially designed combined fixing/jointing brackets. This eliminates the need for vulnerable penetrations on the top surface and presents a smooth unbroken line.
TrimFix brake-pressed aluminium fascia systems are an economical and highly decorative way of protecting timber or steel eaves structures from attack by the elements. Very few public commercial properties have on-site facilities for periodic maintenance, TrimFix or Shadow in a polyester powder coated finish with up to 25 years coating warranty, will only need the occasional wipe clean.
Guttermaster’s traditional round rainwater pipes offer a complete range of additional fittings which connect using welded “iron look” designed sockets, available as eared or uneared. Eared, enable the pipe to be fixed back to the wall, uneared sockets require pipe clips which provide variable projection off the wall.
SnapLok wall capping is the most secure in the industry, withstanding wind speeds in excess of an astounding 400 miles an hour, more than twice the force of Hurricane Katrina at its peak. Simple to fit and now proven to be the safest, SnapLok wall capping system provides weatherproof ventilation for parapet walls.