Built to raise awareness of the unique and sensitive nature of the beach, the visitors centre is a knowledge hub where people can learn more about the beach, as well as a space for educational visits by schools and tours.
When the decision was made to expand the original building, the project brief demanded a low impact building that would be in keeping with the extremely sensitive ecological location - whilst also meeting budgetary constraints.
Specified and supplied by Spiller Architectural Ironmongery, P C Henderson’s Stainless Steel 301 sliding door hardware was identified as the best solution to effectively move the external stainless steel and timber shutters covering each of the centre’s window and door openings. The shutters were a key part of the build as they ensure that the building is protected from winter storms, particularly as waves can quite often break over the roof of the building.
James McGillivray, Director at NVB Architects, commented:
“Henderson’s Stainless Steel 301 hardware was the only system we found to have the duty and grade of stainless steel capable to cope with the weight of the shutters and the aggressively corrosive coastal environment.
“Aesthetics also played an important role when it came to the systems used. The specified hardware had to be sympathetic to the low key building in a prominent location. Another consideration was installing hardware that would be tough enough to resist vandalism and burglary, which the 301 system does very well.”
Mike Trowbridge of Spiller Architectural Ironmongery, said:
“We have specified PC Henderson sliding door gear for many years. The 301 system really ticked all the boxes when it came to meeting the design brief provided. Working closely with NVB Architects and the main contractor we ensured that from specification to installation we provided all the technical support and back up required.”
P C Henderson is a leading designer and manufacturer of sliding and folding door hardware. Its new website now features an online Expert Specification Tool to help with specifying for sliding or folding door projects of any nature with detailed digital brochures available for download.
For more information and to see the wide variety of sliding and folding door systems on offer, visit www.pchenderson.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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