As part of the 21st Century Schools programme, Flintshire County Council have funded a new single site school building in Penyffordd, which will accommodate both the infants and juniors from two previously separate sites. The new school has been built on the site of the existing Abbots Lane Infants School and will accommodate children from both the former Infants school and the juniors from Ysgol Penyffordd junior school previously on Penymynydd Road.
The Infants school, based in North Wales, has had manufactured and installed a range of doors made from FSC certified Halspan solid cores or Blankfort door cores. The doors included vision panels and edges made with American White Oak lippings and cloaking beads. The doors were fitted with the necessary glazing, intumescent and acoustic seals and with Safehinge ‘anti-finger trap’ systems to help prevent any unnecessary accidents being had in these high traffic corridors and classrooms.
Door frames were also provided using FSC/PEFC certified 5th Redwood softwood and in a number of locations the doors were fitted alongside screens, which were also manufactured using FSC/PEFC certified 5th Redwood softwood or CND Beech hardwood. Smart new architrave, made using FSC certified MDF was also manufactured to our standard size with pencil round moulding, which was supplied with a base coat of internal white primer.
Finally as part of the work that took place a reception desk was also manufactured to fit the size and details provided by our client. The main desk for this was made with a softwood sub frame clad with MDF to the inside and outside faces, which were laminated with an ‘Elegant Oak’ Formica and fully lacquered to finish. This reception desk also incorporated two sliding screens which, like all other items, was manufactured to an Architects drawings and specifications.
All the joinery work described above was manufactured to be DDA Compliant and to comply with the necessary fire and acoustic certification necessary for such buildings. The newly built school will reopen to students in September who will no doubt enjoy learning in this state of the art building for which Parry Joinery are very proud to have been involved.