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RHASS Pavilion Features Stunning Masonry Design

IG Masonry Support has delivered eye-catching masonry design for a single-storey pavilion that is being used as an event space by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) in Ingliston near Edinburgh.

Designed by architect Holmes Miller and constructed in 2021 by contractor Robertson Central East and subcontractor Haymarket Limited, the Royal Highland Centre Pavilion occupies 18,800 sf and is capable of hosting RHASS members for 361 days of the year.

The Challenge

For the multi-use event space, the client requested materials of facing brick, precast concrete, and red cedar cladding to suit the contextual environment, providing character and visual identity, including a floating brick appearance underneath window openings as well as the entrance to the building. To meet these requirements, IG Masonry Support manufactured and supplied a number of components including Welded Masonry Support, B.O.S.S. (Brick on Soffit System) units and Brick Slip Lintels.

With the client being new and unfamiliar with IG Masonry Support products, good communication was critical to the success of the project. The B.O.S.S., in particular, was required to feature a unique brick bond pattern which needed to match the pattern of existing brick used in the building which required liaising directly with the contractor to ensure signed-off prior to delivery.

The Solution

The importance of creating a visually appealing aesthetic was integral to this project, as well as meeting the client’s intricate requirements.

The specialist glazed doorways at the front of the Pavilion, expanding to the corners of the building, meant that our Welded Masonry Support was an excellent product option, carefully designed to the client specifications.

The B.O.S.S. (Brick on Soffit System) product used on this project is a lightweight, stainless steel, pre-fabricated brick slip soffit system designed to be effortlessly bolted to IG’s Welded Masonry Support to create spectacular brick soffits. This product gave the illusion of a completely hidden structural steelwork, delivering a seamless look. The installation of these units was fast and efficient, reducing time on site as the B.O.S.S. units are 70% lighter than equivalent concrete units.

IG Masonry Support’s BBA approved Brick Slip Lintels were a great product for the client’s end goal. The IG Brick Slip Lintels are lightweight and adaptable as they can be designed to suit variations in shape. Installation was also sped up as this product does not require brick cutting on-site and reduces the need for Masonry Support in certain applications. Additionally, Brick Slip Lintels were required for alternate entrances throughout the building, creating a stunning brick effect detail for all door openings.

The end aesthetic of the building matches unique existing brickwork and conceals steel components.

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