Mayespark Primary School


SEH Commercial adds securtiy to school windows

Mayes Park School on the outskirts of London is a fine example of great community schooling. Decent buildings well looked after, great community involvement in school activities, bright, interested pupils and caring, skilled staff. There is also a well planned fabric investment policy approved by the Governors and administered by the Head and Facility Manager.

SEH Commercial was recently on site to implement the second phase of a refurbishment scheme that included the installation of new timber doors and 35 large window units that bring light into the classrooms, music centre and meeting rooms. The project called for the installation to be carried out whilst the pupils were absent on a half-term break. SEH brought five installation teams onto site for the first three days of the project and were then able to complete the installation and finishing with two teams in the required timeframe. The size and operation function of these large window assemblies necessitated Teleflex remote control cables and controls to be fitted to some of the window units.

“The specification for schools has several aspects,” points out SEH Commercial Managing Director, Glen Swatman. “Great light flow is vital to give the classrooms the best possible illumination of the work areas but we also have to include security in the designs. Most school project fenestration products follow the Secure by Design policy. They are internally glazed, fitted with multipoint espagnolette locking and corner shootbolts and friction stays. Most are also fitted with lockable opening restrictors where a key is required to disengage the restrictor which limits the window opening to 100mm. An alternative restricted friction stay which has to be pushed to disengage the restriction is also available. Vector excluders or hinge protectors are fitted only when full PAS24 Secure by Design compliance is demanded. Thus we can provide superb ventilation capacity but maintain control of the window opening dimension for safety and security.”

Mayes Park School in Goodmayes now has the best looking and most secure window installation available thanks to the high specification of SEH Commercial products.

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