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BP 10 October 2016

PRODUCT PROFILES | DOORS & WINDOWS Seamless space created by wall 30 BUILDING PRODUCTS | OCTOBER 2016 Sun control system enhances London development To enhance the facade of a cafe on the ground floor of the Telford Homes Boathouse development in East London, a smart looking, well designed, robust sun control system was called for, and this was satisfied by Hunter Douglas. The company supplied a folding shutter system that comprises individual panels that are interconnected by hinges. Set in a 40mm x 60mm frame and constructed using extruded aluminium profiles, the individual shutters are connected to each other to create either V or W folding elements. The advanced motorised mechanism allows the shutters to fold completely flat when they are closed. Juliette Halliday, national sales manager for Hunter Douglas, said the design of the shutters means that they cleverly slide in the top and bottom rails, while folding or unfolding at the same time. “The quality of engineering means that clients can rely on a flexible and highly effective system that enables them to quickly and easily maintain the optimum levels of light to ensure a comfortable environment.” www.hunterdouglas.co.uk Creating a 'seamless' space within a Birmingham car dealership, a glazed manual sliding wall system has been supplied by GEZE. The eight-panel arrangement uses GEZE’s Manual Sliding Wall (MSW) with SmartGuide system and Pureline cover profile. Fitted with 12mm clear, low iron toughened glass which minimises sun reflection, the installation also features GEZE’s Pureline, a silver anodised profile with a modern angled design. Each panel discretely locks into the next one via a floor-locking device, which is completely hidden from view. Above, the recessed roller track further enhances the sleek appearance whilst the SmartGuide system enhances its functionality. The MSW also incorporates a swing door with a polished stainless steel handle, making the two areas of the showroom accessible to customers and staff. The MSW system is easy to handle, when the wall is not needed, the panels can be pulled back, into a parking space where they sit at a 90deg. angle - a real space saver. www.geze.co.uk 01543 443000 Judicial review results in curtain walling selection All four elevations of the £14 million Criminal Justice Centre in Aberdeen feature the AA100 zonedrained curtain walling system from Kawneer. The curtain walling is complemented by thermallyenhanced top-hung casement windows as inserts on the south and west elevations, AA110 dry slope rooflights with 65mm sightlines, and series 190 heavyduty commercial entrance doors. Chris Malcolm, Ryder architectural director, said: “The Kawneer systems play a significant part in the project as we needed to have a very clean glazed façade. Aluminium is just recognised as a standard acceptable finish in terms of sustainability but the SG system allowed us to express the horizontality of the façade.” www.kawneer.com Bespoke manufacture ensures period look is maintained Made-to-order wooden windows and doors from Lomax + Wood have been specified by a Londonbased property developer for a project in South West London. The period style residence features double glazed Victorian-style spring box sash windows the Kensington & Chelsea collection, featuring a non-bar lower pane with lamb’s tongue mouldings, and an upper pane with a single vertical lamb’s tongue glazing bar, designed in single, double and triple window configurations. Kensington & Chelsea factoryfinished, double glazed windows provide modern acoustic and thermal performance which meet and improve upon the requirements of current Part L Building Regulations. Ideal for both new build and heritage work the range offers a coordinated collection of high performance wooden sash windows; timber casement windows; single, Bifolding and timber entrance doors in a variety of designs. Kensington & Chelsea entrance doors meet Part L Building Regulations and incorporate a turn-key espagnolette which has been tested to Secured by Design standards. These products offer exceptional Uvalues that will help to reduce energy consumption and resulting CO2 emissions. www.lomaxwood.co.uk 01277 353857


BP 10 October 2016
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