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Skylight Panels

Scentre Group – Westfield Shopping Centre, Bondi Junction
  • Business
  • Commercial

The scope of this project was to replace 4 broken skylight panels in busy shopping centre. Each panel weighed approximately 170kg and was 2m x 2m.

Difficulties faced to complete the project were:

1. All work has to be out of hours for the shopping times - Scentre had imposed a restriction on the roof weight limits meaning only less than 100kg allowed on each panel at a time. This meant no glass could be carried over the roof.

2. No crane was able to reach this roof as it was located on the inside of the shopping centre.

3. The existing panels had water ingress issues.

Express Glass method:

We completed a glass matching process which took approximately 3 months, but ensured the energy efficiency and appearance of the façade will be retained for many years. We matched an old discontinued product with new Low E coated energy efficient glass; which matches perfectly beside the old glass.

Express Glass devised a rope access methodology which ensured no glass weight was handled by persons. All glass weight was distributed to rope access systems suspended over the roof. The rope systems were motorised, allowing full manoeuvrability and taking the complete weight of the glass. This ensured highest possible safety outcomes for Westfield and was applauded by the national Scentre Safety team.

New seals were given to the total surrounds ensuring a water tight panel on each.

All works were completed over 2nights and client very satisfied with the result.

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Scentre Group
4 Nights, 5 People
This project involved replacing damaged skylight panels, where Express Glass adopted a glass matching process to ensure energy efficiency and appearance were maintained.
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