ContractorLodge Park Construction
Final Contract Value£25,000
Completion DateDecember 2016
Essential Projects was appointed to carry out refurbishment works on an existing Oakfurnitureland retail store based at the Brotherhood Retail Park in Peterborough.
Our brief was to manufacture and supply a glass canopy that would shelter customers from any adverse weather conditions as they entered the store main entrance. This also involved co-ordinating with the appearance of existing canopies installed above the entrances of other stores on the retail park.
The essential solution
Our technical expert visited the site to carry out a thorough survey and take measurements for the area onto which the glass canopy was to be installed. When then provided the main contractor with CAD drawings that would represent exactly what the final design would look like.
After all design work was signed off and approved, Essential Projects proceeded to manufacture the glass and metalwork required to make the canopy. The bespoke glass and metal work was then delivered to site and the Essential Projects team liaised with the main contractor in order to ensure the glass storefront canopy was installed slightly ahead of the project deadline.
In total, 19 glass panels were installed, six of which were required for the outside sections of the canopy, and 7 panels required for the central sections. Circular stainless steel hollow section tubes were specially fabricated to incorporate welded brackets on to which the glass panels could be bolted.
The project also involved working alongside other contractors who were on site dealing with the removal of the Oakfurnitureland signage. Originally the steel pillars encompassing the company logo had sat in front of the stores entrance but in order to cater for the new glass canopy, the pillars had to be picked up and fitted against the building.