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The new extension to Happy Hansel Primary School in Shetland was designed by architects Redman Sutherland, and commissioned by Shetland Islands Council. The extension provides offices for the secretary and the Head Teacher, a library and teaching space for a visiting tutor. These spaces are built around a new covered entrance lobby with a glazed roof which lets light into the existing canteen and a new cloakroom area, with covered waiting area for parents.

Painted timber weatherboarding was used to express these spaces and to bring colour into the scheme. Drystane dykes contain the play spaces and garden areas which will also be re-landscaped.

NorDan supplied aluminium clad timber windows from our NTech range and inward opening glazed doorsets. We have completed many projects for clients in Shetland, where the weather can be as severe as that in our home country of Norway - our high performance aluminium clad windows are designed to seal in the building and resistance high storm force winds and driving rain.