Players at one of the UK's most remote bowling alleys have a new venue that is weather and corrosion resistant as well as low maintenance, thanks to Eternit Building Materials.
Eternit's fibre cement profiled sheeting has been used to roof and part clad the 10 pin bowling alley on a brownfield site in the town of Kirkwall on the wild and woolly Orkney islands.
The brief to the specifiers was to provide a modern bowling alley that met with all relevant statutory requirements including Health and Safety law and Scottish building standards. The building also had to be maintenance free and Eternit's fibre cement profiled cement sheeting was specified because it is just that as well as resistant to the corrosive atmosphere and salt spray of the exposed coastal location.
More than 1,200m2 of the sheeting, that was pre-painted Laurel Green, were installed by Casey Construction Ltd of Kirkwall on the roof of the building. It was also used to clad three quarters of the gable ends and eaves bend sheets helped the roofline to merge seamlessly into the elevations. Galvanised crook bolts complemented the corrosion resistance of the fibre cement sheets.
The profiled sheeting was installed in accordance with Eternit's Highlands and Islands fixing specification that was specially developed for the high winds in the north of Scotland.