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Sewell Park College (formally Blyth Jex School)

Blyth Jex School was built on the site of Phillip Sewell,s manor house, a local banker and benefactor who left estate to the city of Norwich when he died in 1906. His sister Anna Sewell is probably better know than he, as she wrote the ‘Black Beauty’ novels which were first published by Jarrold’s in 1877.

We were instructed by Morgan Ashurst to supply and erect new steel frame and Aluminium standing seam cladding to three new teaching blocks at this site Norwich High School (please see below 3D models for the structural steel work). These were developed over a tight works programme with NPS and Cameron Taylor.

The Roof cladding was specified as Rigidal’s micromatt finish which is a cost effective alternative to a painted aluminium offering a duller finish than mill finish aluminium and hence eliminating the sunlight glare often found with new aluminium sheets which can be a planning issue in built up area’s.

The purpose made powder coated aluminium bullnose flashings were the last element to be fitted. We always try to fit these elements last to avoid damage by third parties accessing the roof areas

Following the completion of the aluminium standing seam roof cladding and new steel frames for the Science Block, Dance Hall, and New Classroom Block. We were instructed to provide a new roof covering over the old science block building.

Having carried out a visual survey of the old science block, the existing timber structural decking was found to be sound, we therefore produced a J42 Specification in conjunction with Flag uk to remove the existing stone ballast and provide new insulation board mechanically fixed over the existing bitumen membrane, locally repaired where necessary, and mechanically fix a new TPO membrane to an approx area of 800m2

The design brief included the provision of approx 27no domed roof lights and various mono pitched roof lights to mimic the existing single pane glazed units originally used. All new roof lights where manufactured and fixed to current building regs standards. To provide, together with our new single ply membrane, a new roof with an insurance backed warranty for 15yrs.

Click here for the CDT Model.
Click here for the Hall Model.
Click here for the Science Block Model.

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