Hambleside Danelaw’s eco-friendly rooflights have been installed on a new £100m manufacturing plant in Ashington that will be the heart of AkzoNobel’s UK Decorative Paints operations.
The plant’s 796m2 roof consists of Tata Steel Trisomet composite panels and the rooflights were manufactured to match in high performance Triple Skin at 120mm depth. This included a 40mm Insu1ator honeycomb core and a Lo Carbon StepSafe external skin, ideal for AkzoNobel’s environmental needs. The honeycomb core is made from sustainable material and reduces carbon emissions without decreasing light transmission, providing enhanced light diffusion.
By maximising the use of natural daylight, the need for artificial light is reduced and energy costs are lowered. StepSafe products are manufactured from high grade glass reinforced polyester which reduces the amount of resin required in production, with the result that the embodied carbon element is reduced.
Terry Minns of roofing contractors Hathaway commented, “Hambleside Danelaw’s product was fully compliant with the specification from the architects. Everything went smoothly and we will definitely be using Hambleside Danelaw again in the future.” Hambleside Danelaw also received positive feedback from the site manager who stated that any issues that arose were dealt with quickly and professionally.
The new plant encompasses a filling and production hall and a containers inward building. It will halve AkzoNobel’s environmental impact in the North East, reducing energy consumption per litre of paint produced by 60%. This will be achieved by employing cutting-edge manufacturing technology and the latest in building design of which Hambleside Danelaw’s rooflights are a key component.