Replacement of Curtain Walling to Gymnasium

Hodgson Academy, Poulton le Fylde

Full height glazed curtain walling in the academy’s Gymnasium was single glazed and over 30 years old. It was at the stage where the cost of repairs to bring the components up to a good standard was prohibitive. It was not safe and also had a poor thermal efficiency. The existing timber framed curtain walling was replaced with new high-performance, double glazed curtain walling with opening casements which improved ventilation. The works brought the external components of the Gymnasium up to a good standard and added 40+ years to the lifespan of the building component.

All works were funded via the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) with Lea Hough having prepared the CIF funding application (on a no-charge basis) on the academy’s behalf, prepared all specifications, designs, drawings, tendered the works to achieve competitive tender prices and carried out full project-management through to overall completion.



“We had a Schedule of Condition carried out on a Commercial Property. From vacant possession to our proposed completion date we were really tight on time. Gary managed to carry out the inspection and write a very thorough report in the time needed to ensure we hit our completion date. The price of the report was also extremely competitive. I would recommend Lea Hough to anyone looking for a Professional Surveyors with excellent service & communication at a competitive price.”

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