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Isle of Man Sunday School Conversion

As part of the RML group, Cheshire Roof Trusses have been receiving and manufacturing a wide range of interesting one-off orders, which have provided enjoyable design tasks for the team at our North West base.

A recent project for the designers has been an extensive Sunday School Conversion in Laxey, Isle of Man. Although work has paused on site for the winter, there has been significant progress and we are pleased to have received photos from the customer as shown below:

In order to fulfill our customer’s vision of converting this previous Sunday School into a residential dwelling, the design team in Cheshire worked closely through various meetings, email and phone communications. The supply of our Metal Web Joists gave an engineered solution for this unique project, delivered across 2 phases to cover 3 areas.

The original features of the building meant the joists have been designed to work around existing full height windows and a statement circular staircase, as well as support for glass partitions and a first-floor wood burning stove. They also featured an internal bearing support point within a full width building span, which saved time on fixings and created a consistent floor.

Communication and co-ordination of various factors was key for this project, as delivery was organised to the yard of the customer’s chosen haulier who then took the joists via ferry to site on the Isle of Man. Steve Grice – one of the key designers for this project – was pleased to receive the following feedback from the customer:

“Work has ceased for the winter at the Sunday School, and all the Joists went in well. It was definitely a good suggestion to do them all in one, the results are great.”

The team in Cheshire have enjoyed the challenge of designing and producing this project and seeing the results has been very rewarding from their efforts.