Music to their ears
Mita has provided a range of containment solutions for a new build school in the Scottish Borders – including bespoke floorboxes for the purpose-built music rooms.
Graham Construction is currently building the school at Berwickshire, along with the new schools at Earlston and Eyemouth as part of the three High Schools Project. Electrical contractor, EIWHS, has been working on the electrical installation since June 2007. The company has installed more than 730, three metre lengths of Mita Ultra 60 dado trunking throughout the building. EIWHS specified the two-compartment trunking because it has a dedicated data compartment and is compatible with CAT5e, CAT6, CAT7 and fibre optic cables, helping to achieve a future-proofed installation.
Across the campus, EIWHS used standard Mita floorboxes in the classroom areas to provide small power sockets for teachers’ workstations. In the music rooms, however, the school’s requirements meant that the contractor needed to source something more specialist and EIWHS turned to Mita for a solution.
“The 12v transformers for the school’s organs are bulky and would have stood proud of ordinary floorboxes,” explained Carl Sweeney from EIWHS. “Mita was able to supply bespoke floorboxes to our specification. These extra deep floorboxes mean that staff at the school can close the floorboxes in the music rooms, improving health and safety by removing a potential tripping hazard.”
Mita has provided six bespoke floorboxes which have been divided equally between the school’s two music rooms.
“Mita offers more than 200 bespoke floorbox options,” added Paul Conway from Mita. “There are all kinds of applications where a standard product is not suitable and we work with contractors to ensure that we can provide just the solution they need for installations like these.”