Two classical domed rooflights have been preserved and further insulated against heat loss and weather with thermally broken pyramid rooflights by Howells Patent Glazing as part its role in a £3million renovation of Bridlington Town Hall. 

the Birmingham-based company was specified by main contractor, Houlton of Hull, to complete altogether three areas of glazing in the work on the Grade 2 listed building. It designed and manufactured its HG2 and HG3 self-supporting patent glazing systems, with 28mm double glazed units for installation in two areas – office space in the north west corner of the building and at the rear of the front entrance above the main staircase. Each glazed area spans around two and half metres. The glazing bar was supplied in a matt polyester powder coated finish in Basalt Grey RAL 7012.

Using Howells’ aluminium thermally broken system, the two pyramid rooflights were designed to cover the two original domed rooflights.  Each measures three metres square with a 30-degree pitch and comprises square aluminium profile also in Basalt Grey RAL 7012, with 28mm double glazed units.

Howells had to overcome several access issues due to the location of the existing glazing. The domed rooflights are situated in a narrow void between two walls, for example, restricting movement and access. Installation was made quicker and easier by the pyramid rooflights being delivered in kit form with pre-drilled holes, helping to ensure an accurate fit, first-time.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said : “The Bridlington Town Hall refurbishment has created a very impressive facility in the town, bringing together various services and organisations, whilst preserving and enhancing the history and the beauty of the building.”