Auchmuty High School
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Auchmuty High School

  • Client / Fife Council
  • Sector / Education
  • Architect / Fife Council Property Services
  • Main Contractor / BAM Construction
  • Location / Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
  • Value / £1m
  • Completed / October 2012

Following the successful delivery of an earlier contract (Dunfermline High School) for Fife Council secured through main contractor BAM Construction, Lakesmere was awarded the roofing contract for the new £33m Auchmuty High School in Glenrothes.

As part of Fife Council’s ‘Building Fife’s Future’ capital programme, the existing school will be rebuilt to create a new modern secondary school that features a number of new Kalzip roofs designed and installed by Lakesmere.

Lakesmere’s scope of works included the installation of the roof areas of the school’s main central spine block, gym, sports hall and assembly buildings and three teaching wings.

The simple yet attractive appearance of the Kalzip roof belies the technical complexity of its design and its stringent performance characteristics. The roof build up was required to meet the stringent acoustic requirements of a school environment and as such, the Lakesmere team gave careful consideration to its specification. By installing dense mineral wool acoustic insulation in areas that require a 43 dB sound reduction in addition to a Kalzip vapour control layer all supported on Kal-Dek Structural Roof decking, the acoustic performance of the roof was enhanced and sound reverberation reduced.

The simplicity of the overall design of the roof also conceals the fact that it has been carefully engineered and designed specifically to accommodate the extreme wind and snow loads, including snowdrift loads that are common problems associated with the climate in Scotland.

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