Junckers and Highgate Junior School
ARCHITYPE specified Junckers solid hardwood flooring for two areas at the new Highgate Junior School. After winning a competition, the architectural firm designed co-ed learning facilities in line with Passivhaus principles.
Designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standard, the H-shaped building is arranged around a central top-lit circulation space, which features 325sq m Junckers Wide Board Oak Classic finished in Ultramatt lacquer. Adjacent to the central hub of the new school is the Main Hall, used for assemblies and performances.
Designed to be spatially and acoustically efficient, it features a 370sq m Junckers 22mm solid maple multi-purpose floor fitted over New Era battens. Junckers solid wood floors carry the ‘Indoor Climate Certificate’ administered by the Danish Institute of Technology, making them the suitable for a school environment.
Junckers’ multipurpose floors are made in solid hardwood, said to be one of the most durable surfaces available and virtually unbeatable in terms of lifecycle costs.
As well as complying fully with EN 14904, Junckers sports floors are said to now comply with Sports England and Sport Scotland’s guidance for Affordable Sports Floors, both Category A3 and A4 systems, exceeding Sport England’s minimum performance requirement.
The flooring contractor was VA Hutchison.