DALES FABRICATIONS LIMITED
Suppliers of: Aluminium Solar Shading, Brise Soleil, aluminium Rainscreen Cladding, Aluminium Gutters, Aluminium Rainwater Goods, Aluminium Fascias and Soffit Boards, and Aluminium Coping systems
For Aluminium Solar Shading Systems, Aluminium Gutters, Rainwater Pipes Fascias, Soffits, Aluminium Rainscreen Cladding Systems or Coping Systems, with 40 years of design and manufacturing experience, Dales can help.
Dales offer a comprehensive design & technical service that ensures all items are considered and sections and plan drawings fully prepared before any goods are manufactured and delivered to site. All Dales’ Project Managers are graduate or masters qualified in a suitable construction discipline. Contact our Project Managers on Tel: 0115 9301521
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Dales Solar Shade products are offered in bespoke or standard configurations. All are available in the full range of RAL or BS colours in polyester powder or PVF2, timber-effect and also in anodised finish. Click here to see the latest list of standard colours...
Level of Shading A well-designed externally fixed solar shading system can reduce solar gain significantly whilst still transmitting sufficient daylight to reduce the requirement for artificial light.
Elliptical Solar Shading Blades Our range of elliptical brise soleil blades are available in 100, 150, 190 and 260mm sizes.
Dales’ Aluminium Fascias and Soffits are manufactured and designed using standard components to provide bespoke installations to suit your individual project at a competitive price with swift delivery. All systems are available in our standard range of finishes. Please click here to see our standard range of finishes. As part of our specification service we are happy to prepare detailed proposal drawings to suit your specific requirements. To receive the benefits of this service or to receive a consultation with a technical representative at your premises, please contact us on 0115 930 1521 or email email@example.com
Fascia Profiles All fascias are made to order and as such the range of profiles is almost limitless. Whilst there are manufacturing constraints, anything can be considered.
Dales Sigma Fineline Fascias are individually pressed from sheet aluminium to create the appearance of a structural steel member.
Soffit Systems Aluminium Soffits are generally either planks or panels. Both planks and panels can be supplied with hidden fixing details.
Monocoque Support Dales introduced the unique monocoque bracket system that eliminates the need the multiple trimmers and carcass with a single bracket, allowing the full benefits of laser line accuracy to be utilised at eaves level.
Internal gutter configurations Provide a sleek and uninterrupted line to the eaves and allow more imaginative eaves profiles to be utilised, from straight forward vertical fascias to bullnoses, ellipses, trapezoidal profiles and many more.
External gutter configurations Provide a more traditional appearance to the eaves. Fascias are generally vertical, although other profiles are available, and can be utilised with any of the Dales standard gutter profiles.
Additional Options Ventilation, integration of lighting, off-site assembly
The Meridian coping system offers an attractive, low maintenance capping to parapet and perimeter walls. Designed to “snap” onto pre-fixed brackets, the system is simple to install yet both rigidly and secretly fixed.
Standard Coping Due to the water resistant joint detail utilised for the Meridian Coping System the profile does not need to slope in section. The standard section is particularly popular for gable parapet walls.
Weather-Struck Coping Sloped to replicate traditional stone and concrete capping systems.
Ridgeway Coping Sloped in two directions to replicate traditional stone and concrete capping systems.
Excel Aluminium Coping, this system has an alternative method of
Accessories A wide range of standard components are available, however Dales are able to offer purpose made components to suit individual project requirements.
Dales Fabrications will calculate your rainwater gutter and pipe sizes for you, contact our Project Management team for further advice
Moulded Ogee Range: The Dales Ogee range is an ideal choice for refurbishment projects or where a traditional appearance is sought.
Modern Ogee Range: The River Range of aluminium gutters were developed in response to customer demand for a contemporary version of the traditional ogee gutter profile.
Delta Box Range: The Box Range of aluminium gutters combines the low maintenance life expected of aluminium gutter systems with high capacities and comparatively low costs.
Nene Range: The Nene gutter system is an attractive heavy-duty aluminium system of elegant simplicity.
Torent Range: The wide throat of the Torent range of aluminium gutters makes it suitable for a large array of roof configurations, whilst the top-fix bracket design ensures a consistent line to the eaves.
Classic Range: The Classic Range has proven to be one of Dales’ most successful rainwater drainage systems.
HR Range: The HR Range offers the appearance of traditional half round systems but with much greater capacities.
Curved & Facetted Gutter Systems:
For curved roofs Dales offer a variety of solutions. Please contact our technical services department for further details.
Aluminium Downpipes and Pipe Systems:
As part of our specification service Dales Fabrications will calculate your rainwater gutter and aluminium downpipe sizes for you. Dales offer a wide selection of standard rainwater pipes including traditional cast collars
Standard Rainwater Aluminium Downpipe System:
Dales offer a comprehensive stock range of components for aluminium rainwater pipe systems. As manufacturers we are also able to offer an extensive range of specials and purpose made components.
Cast Collared Rainwater Aluminium Downpipe System:
Where a more traditional appearance is required, our range of cast collared aluminium pipe replicates traditional cast iron pipe.
Secret Fix Rainwater Aluminium Downpipe System:
Dales offer a range of secret fix square and rectangular systems with internal spigots and hidden brackets providing a clean and uninterrupted line to rainwater pipes.
Further Technical information, PDFs and BIM Files are available to download from the BPi Download Library or via the manufacturers own website.
Dales Fabrications - TWO NEW PROJECTS GO LIVE
TWO NEW PROJECTS GO LIVE
Cotgrave Retail Units
We were very pleased to work with A & S Enterprises Limited on the new Cotgrave Retail Units.
This project features a complete eaves system with tapering soffit and vertical stack solar shades with first fix brackets supported from curtain walling. The project combined two colours: Syntha Pulvin RAL 7032 Matt Pebble Grey for the solar shade blades, and Syntha Pulvin RAL 7016 Matt Anthracite Grey for the fascia soffit.
Shadex 260 Elliptical Blades: Vertical Stack
Fascia Soffit & Secondary Support
Sidwell’s Leisure Centre
We were pleased to be specified by Space & Place Architects for the complete eaves system in anodised aluminium for the UK’s first PassivHaus Leisure Centre.
This was a technically demanding job due to the particular geometry that the complete eaves system had to achieve. Further design attention was needed in order to successfully meet PassivHaus standards.
The fascia soffits were specified in Anolok Bronze 541 from United Anodisers
Fascia Soffit (Facetted and Tapered)
Dales Monocoque Support System
Dales Fabrication: Self-draining Soffits on Solihull Retirement Village
The Solihull Retirement Village in partnership with the ExtraCare Charitable Trust features Dales’ aluminium balcony cladding with self-draining soffits, Shadex 150 solar shading & privacy screens and “window-frame” cladding around the feature balconies.
Shadex 150 aluminium elliptical blade solar shading & privacy screens use a timber-effect polyester powder coating, with an A2, s1 d0 fire rating.
The new £47m retirement village in the heart of Shirley in Solihull has been built to accommodate over 300 homes for over 55’s, and was designed by DLA Architecture
The Vistry Group (previously Galliford Try) were main contractor on the project, which has been built on the former Powergen offices site. MQM Fabrications were the balcony contractors and placed an order with Dales to design and supply the bespoke balcony cladding with self-draining soffits, feature privacy screens and solar shading.
Self-draining soffit cladding is installed on all the balconies.
The NHBC Guarantee scheme requires that every balcony with an area of 6m2 or larger shall have its own drainage. Accomodating the NHBC requirement for drainage of such large balconies can be a problem for house-builders and Solihull was no exception.
Dales’ innovative approach enabled them to design & manufacture a self-draining soffit system that would drain the rainwater safely back to the rear of the balcony so it could join the main drainage, thus conserving the rainwater.
Many of the balconies also feature “window-frame” cladding, which is A2, s1, d0 rated (Reaction to Fire BS13501: Part 1).
The changes to Building Regulations Part B Fire Safety (Dec 2018) require that on relevant buildings over 18m, external walls, including Specified Attachments such as solar shades and balconies must be constructed from non-combustible materials i.e. either A1 or A2, s1 d0 classification (Reaction to Fire BS13501-Part 1)
Dales manufactured the balcony cladding and the solar shading system in non-combustible aluminium and used Powedertech’s PWF1 Timber-effect polyester powder coating on the solar shade blades to imitate wood. This complies with the Part B Fire Safety regulations as all the polyester powder coated aluminium products used are rated A2, s1, d0 (Reaction to Fire BS13501: Part 1).