John Warner School

Pupils at an academy in Hertfordshire are benefiting from top class arts facilities thanks to a new extension constructed using the Kingspan TEK Building System and UNIDEK aero.

The Project

The John Warner School gained academy status in 2011. For the school to maintain high quality provision for growing pupil numbers additional teaching space and facilities were required.

Design and build contractors TJ Evers oversaw the construction of the new two storey extension, including two specialist arts rooms on the ground floor and a further six general teaching classrooms split between the ground and upper floor.

Kingspan TEK Building Sytem, Unidek aero and Thermawall TW55
WPP Architects
Delivery Partner:
Lowfield Timber Frames
The Kingspan TEK Building System and UNIDEK aero were installed by delivery partners, Lowfield Timber Frames, as part of the pitched roof and wall build-ups. The products delivered the required thermal performance with a reduced thickness compared with traditional construction methods, ensuring that teaching space was maximised within the extension.
One of the main reasons the Kingspan TEK Building System and UNIDEK aero were specified for the project was the high speed of installation they offer. This enabled a semi-weathertight and safe environment to be formed quickly, which allowed follow-on trades to start their work at an early stage in the project. The products also provided continuity of detailing for the thermal envelope and achieved improved quality control for airtightness at all intersections.

 Ian O’Hanlon - WPP Architects
The Kingspan TEK Building System and UNIDEK aero are comprised of structural insulated panels which were pre-cut offsite to the project’s requirements by Lowfield Timber Frames, ensuring a smooth, predictable erection program with minimal site waste.

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