dormakaba delivers bespoke access solutions to Holy Trinity church
dormakaba, has delivered a range of bespoke products to Holy Trinity, a parish church located in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. The dormakaba team installed its Folding Sliding Wall (FSW) system within the under-gallery of the church, as well as brand new front and side entrance doors.
Brian Woodcock, Midlands Project Sales, New Equipment at dormakaba, said: “A major criterion for this project was making sure Holy Trinity’s original features and character were maintained. The team was required to install the FSW walls onto six of the church’s original wooden beams – as a result, we had to work to a detailed and thorough plan to ensure the original structure would not be damaged.
“When installing the FSW walls, the dormakaba team also had to make sure that all fixings were hidden – we were asked to make sure that, other than the glass panels, only stainless steel would be visible. This was to make sure that the visual impact of the new panels would be minimal.”
As part of wider refurbishment work to Holy Trinity, dormakaba was appointed to install a range of access solutions within the church. To ensure the church could make full use of the under-gallery area, dormakaba installed a bespoke version of its FSW folding wall solution – enabling the church to create either one, two or three rooms depending on requirements. dormakaba also added a custom designed logo onto each of the glass panels, to provide a unique, personal solution for the church.
When expanded, the glass panels can create a maximum of three rooms - alternatively, the FSW can be folded back to divide the under-gallery area into one or two rooms. dormakaba’s FSW has enabled the church to better utilise the space and ensure that it can accommodate a wide range of uses – for example, FSW can be expanded to create meeting rooms or completely folded back for larger events such as lectures and seminars, where maximum space is required.
As part of the conservation work at Holy Trinity, dormakaba also provided a bespoke entrance way. Using dormakaba MANET fixings and AP glass, the team was able to create a frameless swing door to compliment the building’s original arch-shaped tower entrance way. In addition to the front entrance door, dormakaba installed a new main entrance to the church – this was also made from AP glass and MANET fixings to create a subtle yet stylish finish. Similar to the glass used for the FSW, the glass panels to the new entrance of the church also included custom designed manifestations.