The Wedge Observatory

A departure from our standard roll-off roof designs, this observatory incorporates a 3-section sliding roof from Observatorio Astronomico Creinfi

This uniquely designed observatory provided a complete solution for mounting Observatorio Creinfi’s ‘Astronomy Booth’ roof system on a base designed to work in the British climate.

Key to the design was relocatability – to allow for our client’s intention to relocate the observatory in the future, it can be non-destructively disassembled into panel form and transported, and can be easily reassembled by two or more people in less than a day.

3-Panel Sliding Roof

This 3-panel sliding roof is designed and manufactured by Observatorio Astronomico Creinfi in Spain. It is fully motorised and can be wirelessly controlled, or interfaced with any suitable roof control system. We’ve carefully integrated it into a unique observatory wall system that provides the required stiffness and stability for the roof to perform flawlessly.

Composite Cladding

Our cutting-edge composite cladding is manufactured by Durasid in the Netherlands. It is an exceptionally durable product, and due to its light weight it can be pre-installed before the observatory arrives on-site, dramatically cutting installation time and ensuring an even more accurate finish.

UPVC “Shed” Door

Our unique UPVC “Shed” door is designed to provide the traditional look of tongue-and-groove timber whilst accessing all the benefits of UPVC – low maintenance, high strength and PAS-24 certified security. Available in a range of colours, but it certainly looks good in white.

Overall Size (mm):2623 (L) x 2048 (W) x 2177 (H)
 Observatory Size (Internal, mm):2451 (L) x 1876 (W) x 1451 (H – minimum)
 Warm Room Size (Internal, mm):Not included
 Total length including frame (mm):3685
 Roof type:3-Panel motorised sliding roof in white
 Exterior Cladding:Durasid Original “Anthracite”
 Interior Wall Lining:OSB3
 Roof Covering:White aluminium composite
 Roof Pitch:10.2 degrees
 Additional Features:

LED strip lighting built into walls
UPVC “Shed” Door
Wireless roof motor control
Fully relocatable
Location:Midlands, UK
Completed:September 2023
Approximate Project Cost*:£10,000

* Approximate project cost does not include VAT, haulage, groundworks, telescope or pier, and represents what a similar project might cost if completed now, including any improvements to our base specification.