PTA Thrift Store

Carrboro, North Carolina

The $5.1 million expansion created 26,600 square feet of retail and office space in two buildings – roughly three times the size of the original store.  The goal behind renovations included growth for local support for schools, increased jobs, and a pleasing community meeting space. The project included a community plaza and a larger, 71­space parking lot, covering 1.4 acres on four tracts.

“This is going to make us much cleaner and a much better neighbor from an aesthetic standpoint,” Board of Aldermen executive director Barbara Jessie­Black said, “we’re really excited about that.”

The building was designed with a slanted roof for a softer transition between the commercial area and nearby townhomes and houses. Fabral was chosen for the project as the only manufacturer to receive approval by the local appearance commission. The building features vertical to horizontal transitions using Select Series and Silhouette HCF Series panels in Slate Gray and Dark Bronze.

Project Details

  • Architect: John Reese with Weinstein Friedlein Architects in Carrboro, NC
  • General Contractor: Clancy & Theys
  • Installer: Sears Contract Inc. in Raleigh, NC
  • Supplier: N.B. Handy Company
  • Vertical Panels Used: Select Series 612-R1 with stiffening bead in Slate Gray
  • Horizontal Panels Used: Silhouette HCF Series 12-2 in Dark Bronze

Color Details

Fabral colors Slate Gray and Dark Bronze were chosen for the wall. These colors support the sustainable initiative.


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Product Details

Silhouette HCF Series ™

With a range of profiles and configurations, this horizontal concealed fastener system meets design requirements for a variety of applications

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Silhouette HCF Series ™

Panel Options Available: Multiple Panel Profiles Designs with both 12″ and 16″ options
Substrate Offering:
.032″ Aluminum .040″ Aluminum .050″ Aluminum 24 Gauge Steel 22 Gauge Steel 20 Gauge Steel 18 Gauge Steel
Panel Features:
Factory Applied Sealant
Customizations Available:
Mitered Corners
Maximum Panel Length: 20′
Minimum Panel Length: 2′