Minera Roof Trusses were perfectly placed to provide a bespoke solution to the brief we had been presented with. Our vast experience in designing and creating trusses, combined with our state of the art 3D roof engineering software, enabled us to render 3D drawings of the curve structure to the correct dimensions and fit trussed rafters to this curve. Pen Y Bryn Joinery could then view the completed design and its exact specifications before it went into production. It was agreed that the structure needed to be 9% larger than the finished sphere to allow for the shrinkage of the clay during the drying process. Once we had the correct measurements we set to work on creating the replica curve with our high quality roof trusses. The finished span of the trusses totalled 18 metres, a relatively large structure but something that we are used to. We had very specific deadlines and tight timescales but as with all our projects we were careful to keep within the time frame laid out from the beginning, so that there would be no delays for the client in delivering their materials to their customer.
By applying our expertise in roof trusses to a unique project like this, we were able to construct a working section of the globe as it would be in Saudi Arabia, so that the other trades involved in the project could accurately construct the plaster, clay and ceramic tiles here in the UK. Once the perfectly shaped globe ceramics were created and then cut into pieces, they could then be shipped and installed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.