Oakhill House is a grade II listed building in Hildenborough, Kent, England.
- Compound curved soffits and fascias and the need to describe these complex panel shapes to a fabricator.
- Survey revealed that steelwork out of tolerance.
3D model created using Solidworks using survey data to accurately map the as-built positions of the steelwork.
Based on this model and architects drawings, the model was updated with the soffits and fascias, fixing bracketry and other interfacing details such as glazing. Areas where the steelwork clashed with the architects design requirements were highlighted at this stage and drawings produced to enable the steelwork to be site modified.
Following on from clients approval, a 3D “manufacturing skeleton” was added to the model, the panels were dissected in the software and 2D fabrication drawings were produced.
From the 2D fabrication drawings, the component parts of each panel were laser cut and supplied to the fabricator in kit form.
Using the manufacturing skeleton principal, these complex, compound curved panels were able to be fabricated without the need for fabrication drawings which eliminated the chance of fabrication errors.
- Clashes, discrepancies and modifications easily identified and raised throughout the design process.
- Upon delivery to site, every panel fitted first time, with no need for site modification.