Enfield Library

Extensive refurbishment and redevelopment work at a library in the London Borough of Enfield has included the installation of four large, high performance rooflights from the Jet Cox range. The phased two-year programme of works centred on the Palmers Green library building is being led by Enfield’s Library and Museum Services department and is on course to be completed this autumn; with significant improvements being promised for users. These include a more comfortable and better lit interior environment to which the Jet Cox Moduglass rooflights will make a significant contribution.

The library actually stands alongside the now redundant Southgate Town Hall – which is being converted for residential use – while an annexe has also been demolished. The remodelled library building will be spread over two floors with new children’s, teenage and community spaces.

The set of four, five-section Moduglass rooflights have been manufactured and supplied to the main contractor, Borras Construction Limited, ready for installation onto the prepared deck.  The Moduglass Range is available with the choice of two, three, four or five compartment assemblies, which are conventionally located on top of the manufacturer’s RO16 insulated upstands.   In fact the Moduglass range is compatible with virtually any type of roofing membrane including single ply, hot melt, GRP and lead, copper or zinc.

The rooflights themselves are fabricated from polyester powder coated aluminium extrusions to RAL9010, which offer both low maintenance and optimum transmission of natural daylight.  The quartet supplied for the Palmers Green project was all finished in white, although other RAL colours area available to order. As with alternative rooflights in the Jet Cox Glass Products range, the Moduglass units are covered by the company’s 10 year Guarantee.

Three of these five compartment versions measure 2170 X 3700 mm and one 2170 x 4000 mm and are infilled Double Glazed units – Laminated External/Toughened Internal Electrically operated Ventilation Panels on a remote control system