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Case Studies

Evelyn Grace

Location: London, United Kingdom
Products Supplied: Double Leaf Roof Hatches + Fixed Glazed Rooflights
Product Category: Roof Access

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Roof Access - Fixed
Articles

Roof Access Ideas

Our Roof Hatches can be manufactured in various shapes and sizes to suit your specific needs. Here are some of our biggest Roof Hatch projects.

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Articles

We are BS ISO 9001 Compliant

We are pleased to confirm we have successfully passed our audit for BS ISO 9001 Compliance. This gives us certification up until the year 2020 where we will be re-audited.

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Roof Smoke Vent
AOVs

New AOV for Fire Safety

Fire safety is so important and it’s vital to make sure you have the correct smoke ventilation for your property.  Smoke is the primary cause of death in a fire more often than flames with around 50 -80% of deaths. Surespan AOV Smoke Vents minimise fatalities by detecting smoke and opening up to a 140˚ angle to allow smoke to escape

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Articles

Making the most out of your living space

Surespan are going to give you three simple ideas on how to expand your living space when you’re living in a big city. In a seething metropolis of souls, everyone is looking to do the best with what they have and expand their scope.

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Articles

Accessing new roof heights – Boxed Glazed

Surespan were approached to manufacture a bespoke roof access solution for a block of luxury offices and apartments in Putney Bridge Road, London. The boxed glazed sliding rooflights with a glazed vertical upstand were designed to fit a structural opening of 1000 x 3075. The sliding lid was operated electrically via concealed 24v DC actuators and a push button switch.

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Glazed Hatches

San Francisco Glazed Roof Access

Surespan manufactured and supplied a double glazed access hatch for use on a private residential apartment in downtown San Francisco. The 915 (36”) x 4115 (162”) hatch was electrically operated for easy operation and allowed easy access to the roof deck for Al Fresco dining in the Californian sun.

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Roof Hatches

Microsoft Data Center – Singapore

Surespan supplied a series of 900 x 900 roof access hatches to the new Data center in Singapore. In interest of security, the hatches were supplied with an internal cablock which can only be opened from the inside and safety hold open stay to prevent accidental closure.

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Floor Access Covers

Liffey Service Tunnel, Ireland

Surespan supplied a number of floor access covers for the Liffey Service Tunnel project in Dublin, Ireland. The €6.5 million project consists of a 260m long, 3m external diameter tunnel traversing under the river Liffey near Ringsend in Dublin

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Electrically Sliding Biomass Access – Scotland

Supplied to a Biomass fuel plant in Coatbridge, Scotland. This 3500 (137″) x 4000 (157″) biomass sliding cover features fixed external rails and electric operation. A further two sliding covers were supplied sized 2500 x 4000 and 1500 x 4000mm

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AOVs

London – Glazed AOV Smoke Vent

140° degree opening glazed smoke ventilation up to 3m x 1.2m. Here installed and commissioned in a newly upgraded prestigious London address. CE Marked and Certified to EN 12101-2.

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Glazed Hatches

Surespan are The Key to Success

Surespan supplied a number of circular dome rooflights with triple layers to The Key, situated in the new Science Central development at Newcastle University. These large 1500 (49”) and 2000 (79”) diameter polycarbonate domes feature triple layers providing a U-value of 1.8 W/m²K.

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News

Bespoke Electric Sliding Roof Hatch Qatar

Supplied to Qatar, United Arab Emirates for the Car Building Extension Works Project. This 3144 (123″) x 1235mm (48″) solid top electrically operated sliding hatch travels its length on tracks fixed to the roof.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport – Midfield Concourse

Surespan were approached to develop and supply a series of 4 hour fire rated flush floor access covers for the Midfield Concourse expansion project at Hong Kong International Airport. The HK$10 Billion dollar project was completed in 2015 following extensive design and planning processes utilising BIM modelling.

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News

Surespan now Offer CPD Seminars

Surespan has been specialists in the access and escape industry for over 25 years and have provided access solutions to projects across the world. To share our wealth of experience, we are developing a series of seminars aimed at architects and specifiers.

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Heathrow Case Study
Floor Access Covers

Floor Access Hatch for Heathrow Airport

Surespan has manufactured and supplied a large access hatch in the engine house of Heathrow Airport’s new terminal five.

The three leaf hatch – which measures 6 x 3 metres – can take up to 5kN/m² loading. It has an electric actuator opening which can be activated remotely and is fire rated for up to two hours.

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Biomass

Lithuania – Biomass Access Cover

Surespan recently travelled to Lithuania to manufacture and supply a floor hatch to enable Finnish energy company Fortum to access their biomass pit at their new energy plant. The 5000 x 5000 mm hydraulically operated, double leaf hatch was designed to be easily operated by an electrically driven pump power pack.

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Floor Access Covers

Glazed Basement Access – Chicago

Ast+Dagdelen Architects approached Surespan to manufacture a glazed walk on basement skylight for use at ground level to bring light and a means of delivery access for materials and goods to their model workshop which is situated beneath their architectural practice.

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Glazed Hatches

Glazed Sliding Roof Hatch – London

Surespan manufactured a double glazed sliding access hatch for use on a private residential apartment in London. The 2640 (103″) x 2020mm (79″) hatch was electrically operated via a key switch for easy operation and allowed access to the roof providing views across the London skyline.

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Floor Access Covers

Surespan provides fire escape at Porto Metro

Surespan has manufactured and supplied a series of fire escape hatches at Portugal’s new €950 million underground Metro in Porto. The huge double leaf hatches automatically open if the fire alarm system is activated to allow passengers safe exit to ground level.

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Double Leaf Roof Hatches

Stratton House, London

With glazing becoming a more prominent feature within building work, Surespan are increasingly being asked to provide specialist glazed access and ventilation solutions. One such instance was a recent project at Stratton House in London.

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Floor Access Covers

Surespan launches NEW heavy duty access covers

The UK’s leading access hatch manufacturer Surespan has launched a new range of heavy duty access covers which are designed to take loadings of up to 16 tonnes. The aluminium alloy can take loadings ranging from 5 to 19 tonnes (FACTA class B to E) and are available in standard single and double leaf sizes.

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