Aberfoyle Primary School – Case Study

Aberfoyle Primary School – Case Study Case Study

Product: Denver Timber Cycle Shelter
Size: 6.2m x 1.6m
Timber Stain Colour: Light Oak
Polycarbonate Roof Panel Colour: Clear
Contractor: AKP Scotland Ltd.
Architect: Wardell Armstrong
Installation Date: May 2021

The Brief
AKP Scotland Ltd. are an award-winning principal contractor based in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were working on a project at Aberfoyle Primary School in Stirling which required a complete refurbishment of their stunning gothic style, 151-year-old listed building.

Part of the project included the requirement for a timber cycle shelter within the school’s nursery playground. The Architects, Wardell Armstrong specified our Denver Timber Cycle Shelter in the setting out drawings, which were then sent to us as an invitation to tender by AKP Scotland Ltd.

The Solution
Because the product had already been specified, this was a simple case of sending over our costs for the size required which was 6.2m x 1.6m.

The Denver is constructed from stunning curved Glulam timber beams which are manufactured by gluing together, under pressure and heat, laminates of timber that have been accurately planed. The resulting beams are strong, stable, and corrosion proof with significant advantages over structural steel and concrete.

This makes the Denver Timber Cycle Shelter a great choice for this project; because the school building was a very old, listed building, the aesthetics of a curved timber structure would fit in perfectly, keeping a traditional, natural appearance.

The Installation
An order was placed in December 2020 with the installation planned for May 2021 as set out in the contractors’ building programme. The contractor installed a concrete base and the installation of the shelter went ahead as scheduled on 24-26th May 2021, taking just two days to install.

The contractor supplied and installed the cycle hoops themselves once we had left site.

The end result is a striking curved timber cycle shelter that fits in flawlessly with the recently refurbished Early Year’s playground area, finishing the project off perfectly.

If you would like to find out more about our products and how we can help you with your outdoor shade and shelter project, email us: sales@ablecanopies.co.uk or call us on: 0800 389 9072

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