Stormking Use Unique Design to Provide Sun-pipe Housing.

STORMKING use unique design to provide sun-pipe housing. The latest development in Kingsway, Widnes; designed by award winning architects DENOVO DESIGN Ltd, includes contemporary roof cowls supplied by STORMKING which incorporate Sun-pipes to provide natural internal lighting to the houses on this new Eco development.

STORMKING incorporated their patented plinth box detail with the cowl and sun-pipe to provide a product that is lightweight, low maintenance and simple to fix. The prefabricate cowls incorporate all side and lead apron flashings and are fully assembled to receive the sun-pipe assembly.

The cowls are available to suit any standard roof pitch and can be sited on the ridge or rafter slope, and can be manufactured in any RAL colour of the client’s choice.

The housing scheme is the latest to be completed by DENOVO DESIGN Ltd which incorporates these new products, they also include STORMKING contemporary entrance canopies to complement the finished development.

STORMKING was selected to design and manufacture these special cowls and with a reputation to provide prefabricated products to ISO14001 Environmental Standards and deliver on time and within budget the task has been completed to everyone’s satisfaction.

The use of prefabricated GRP components is now well accepted and acknowledged by architects, local authorities, specifies, and  leading UK developers of residential buildings to provide precise finishing details at an economical price .  Reduced installation time and construction costs make these types of components appealing for all types of construction, typically GRP prefabricated products such as roof cowls only require fixing in place on site ready for the internal finishing.

Less skilled labour is required and less site waste is generated while maintaining the highest level of detail and low maintenance, all of which has contributed to the continued growth in the use of GRP products in house building throughout the country.

Using STORMKING’S Auto Desk Inventor 3-D modelling all the design issues were easily provided to ensure complete compliance with the NHBC and local Authorities requirements.

Established in 1985 STORMKING is the largest manufacturer of prefabricated building components in the UK and is the only one to have gained BBA Certification, ISO9001 Quality Standards and ISO14001 Environmental Standards for its products.

Sales Director Barry Whitehall commented: “We have a long established policy of investment, continuous improvement and innovation with both products and manufacturing methods to provide our customers with the best value for our ranges of quality products.”

With a workforce of over 200 STORMKING is producing over 2000 prefabricated products a week from its factories based in the heart of the country and close to all the major motorway links.

The ranges of products produced for developers includes, entrance canopies, bay roofs, dormers, chimneys, porticoes, columns, towers, domes, cornice moulding and copings, each with a selection of styles, colours and textures to enhance any building project in rural or urban areas throughout the country.