Smiemans has started with the renovation of the Dvorak garden centre in the Czech Republic.
This 1,400 m2 project was originally built by Smiemans in 2008.
To optimise the indoor climate in the garden centre the roof, ventilation windows and screens will be replaced, resulting in further energy savings.
The existing structure, built 15 years ago, is still in excellent condition and will therefore be fitted with transparent polycarbonate roof panels up to 50mm thick. This is a unique system developed by Smiemans with a very low U-value.
This special highly insulated system has already been installed in retail stores in Iceland. and underlines the sustainable thinking of Smiemans, a knowledge-based builder.
The mechanism of the continuous ridge ventilation window is also still in good working order and can therefore be reused. The lower roof is a 50mm polycarbonate system without aluminium profiles. The panes are clicked together, greatly reducing thermal bridging. All joints between old and new are given special attention to ensure a clean finish.
The client’s brief only allows for a short time frame and the shop was to remain open. Parts of the store will be emptied and cordoned off in cooperation with the client to ensure the safety of customers. All of this will take place during the month of July.
During this time Smiemans will also be helping to replace the inside screens as the current one is heavily soiled after many years of use. Replacing it will give the garden centre a fresher, newer look.
The refurbishment will be completed before the busy season starts.