Waioneke School

Waioneke School

Connecting two classrooms and forming a ‘break out’ space in between

Waioneke School Board of Trustees
Project Value
March 2021
Nick Bradley, Building and Property Management Services, DLM Architects , KS Civil & Structural Ltd, Asset Care

The challenge

The project comprises:

  • Demolition of internal walls
  • New foundations, Structural Steel and connection of two buildings
  • Make good
  • Installation of new flooring finishes and Autex acoustic wall treatments
  • Installation of aluminium partitions for new break out space and new joinery items.

The details

Once the internal walls were removed and the opening between the buildings was made, the foundations for the new structural steel lintel/portal assembly were laid: Reinforcing steel cages cast in concrete. The portal frame was then installed on the concrete pads between the classrooms after which the builders work to enclose the portal and connect it to the buildings were done. This includes new flashings to the roof for weather tightness.

The internal finishes include carpet tiles and specified vinyl for flooring finishes and wall treatments by Autex to provide some vibrant colours and acoustic benefits. There are also specialized joinery items for schools including, cubby hole cabinets for the students personal items and white/smart board cabinets with storage spaces.

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