Marshall-Tufflex’s Twin165 CAT 6 compliant trunking system had no trouble impressing both the head teacher of Ormiston Victory Academy and the Dodd Group’s project team of its specification merits for the academy’s new purpose-built building in Norwich.
“It ticked all the boxes and that of our client,” said Alan Hensby of Dodd Group Eastern, electrical and mechanical contractor for the project. “As a trust, Ormiston Victory Academy took an active role in selecting products for the new school building, which included looking at samples.”
Teresa Smith, Director of Finance and Operations, Ormiston Victory Academy, was the project manager for the new building and heavily involved in the selection process of the materials used: “Dodd’s provided us with a number of examples of trunking and we were very clear that we needed a product that was robust, tamper-proof and cost effective. Equally, I wanted the trunking to look part of the room and work with our décor. Marshall-Tufflex’s Twin165 trunking was selected for all of these reasons and we are delighted with our choice. We are incredibly proud of our new building and state-of-the-art facilities,” she said.
“Marshall-Tufflex came out best when we looked at different cable management options and it provided value for money compared with the competition,” added Mr Hensby. “We particularly liked the simplicity of its design and ease of installation when up against time. Some systems we considered were fragmented and not tamper-proof. Being a tamper-proof, all-in-one unit with double compartments, Twin165 gave us the depth of capacity we required without being over-bearing in width, easily fitting spaces around windows and radiators. It also gave us flexibility for future-proofing without disturbing the fabric of the building. We like nice and easy trunking!”
Some 284 lengths of Twin165 in white with grey lids to meet DDA requirements were installed within the new academy building by Electrical Engineering Services, King’s Lynn. The product was supplied by Edmundson Electrical, Bury St Edmunds. The £11.7 million project was finished three months ahead of schedule. The enlarged school now accommodates 1,250 students.
Twin165 is perfect for buildings, such as schools, where cable management solutions for complex and large data installations are required to work alongside power delivery. It is a medium-sized trunking with split compartments for power and data supplies with a greater capacity than traditional similar-sized trunking. Twin165 therefore eliminates the need for larger trunking. It has a bend radius of 50mm, with adjustable internal and external bends for improved flexibility. Designed for straightforward installation and re-configuring, Twin165 is aesthetically pleasing with a modern finish.