The Rail Business Awards returned for their 22nd year, to recognise excellence in the UK rail industry across technical projects, safety, marketing and customer service plus celebrating the success of individuals and teams who make a difference.
The company were recognised in the Rail Business Awards 2020 for their involvement in the roof glazing renovation at Aberdeen station after judges praised them for “making the best use of modern materials to maintain high standards of conservation.” The judges also praised the way in which Twinfix “worked with a multitude of stakeholders on this complex project.”
Last year, £8 million was invested into a twelve-month programme to refurbish the station roof and replace 10,000 existing glass panels which were prone to cracking, leaking and discolouration. Story Contracting was the Principal Contractor for the project, Twinfix supplied the roof-glazing system and Macleod Roofing installed it.
The glazed panels were replaced with the innovative Multi-Link-Panel NF (Non-Fragile) roof-glazing system with 6mm solid obscure Georgian wired effect polycarbonate. Approximately 8,000 square metres of the Multi-Link-Panel NF system were installed at Aberdeen.
The Multi-Link-Panel NF system installed at a vast number of stations across the UK, (now including Aberdeen Station) is an aluminium-framed modular rooflight system, designed with a patented fixing method that results in incredibly quick installation times – a real bonus when working with limited possession times. It is a cleverly designed and well-engineered roof-glazing concept that combines simplicity with sophistication, which has long been available as a non-fragile system that conforms to the HSE’s approved drop test for non-fragility, ACR[M]001:2014.
The Georgian wired polycarbonate glazing combines the appearance of Georgian wired glass with all the material benefits of polycarbonate. Quite simply, it’s a 6mm thick dimpled surface solid polycarbonate with the traditional look of Georgian wired glass.
As well as improving the overall environment in a lighter, brighter station, the addition of the Twinfix Georgian wired polycarbonate at Aberdeen has preserved the listed building’s unique appearance and character, while providing modern levels of safety for passengers and staff.
Joint Managing Director of Twinfix, Vicky Evans said of the achievement: ‘Winning the award for Aberdeen station roof was a great achievement for the whole of the Twinfix team. We are very proud of the part we played in refurbishing this great station – What a way to celebrate our 30th Year.’