Two new timber buildings at Ockendon Academy have seen use of 53 FTP-V Z-Wave windows along with ARF Z-Wave roller shutters. 16 were installed in the English block while 37 were used on the larger ‘Ockendon Studio School’, a self-contained facility for year 12 and 13 students. Cabinco which specializes in eco building and the construction of sustainable school buildings in particular was the main contractor for both projects.
Designs focused heavily on the provision of large, open plan teaching areas. As a result, it was particularly important to maximize availability of natural light and with both buildings having low pitch roofs the roof windows play a crucial role. Specific technical issues were addressed including a requirement for wall operated electrical operation throughout. Simon Lawrence, Director of Cabinco said that he chose FAKRO products due to their great quality and good technical support.