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Building Products October 2017

DOORS, WINDOWS AND ACCESSORIES | PRODUCT PROFILES Steel doors OCTOBER 2017 | BUILDING PRODUCTS 57 Glazing panels shines a light on hockey team Polycarbonate glazing panels from Brett Martin, in a range of geometric shapes, has played a significant role in the design of the Ice Arena Wales, bringing light and aesthetics to the facility near Cardiff bay. Forming part of the £250 million Cardiff International Sports Village (ISV) and now home to the Cardiff Devils, Ice Arena Wales is a 3000 seat, dual-pad arena featuring an Olympic standard primary rink for hockey and figure skating, and a smaller second rink for club, training and leisure events. Designed by Scott Brownrigg for developers Greenbank Partnerships, the walls and the roof of the 6000m2 arena were installed by Massey Cladding Solutions. Wrapping the monolithic shaped building, the cladding features Marlon Clickfix polycarbonate in a number of different geometric shapes on the South West elevation. More than 450m2 of Marlon Clickfix RL was cut-to-fit in various irregular shapes and installed in the walls to bring transparency to the façade, allowing naturally diffused daylight inside during the day, as well as artificial light to the outside at night. A lightweight polycarbonate panel, Marlon Clickfix1040 system has interlocking connections that click into place forming glazed areas of unlimited size and shape. The 40mm structured polycarbonate glazing panel has 10 insulating walls to achieve a U-value of 0.99 W/m²K. Marlon Clickfix1040 provides natural light, thermal insulation and UV protection, and is designed for use in low pitch rooflights and canopies. As a result, any structures applied to the facades on these elevations, could have a projection of no more than 75mm. To satisfy this requirement, Levolux created a custom aluminium extrusion, which forms the front portion of the aerofoil-shaped fin, but measures just 75mm in width. The smaller fin section is fitted directly to the façade on north and south-facing elevations and aligns perfectly with other fully-formed fins. Mitred corners ensure fins continue seamlessly around the building. All of the aluminium fins were given a highly durable dark grey matt powder coating. www.brettmartin.com Garage doors and operators Aluminium entrance doors When the Build Matters the Doors are Hörmann • Widest range of garage and entrance doors in the UK • Precision German engineering • Excellent security and outstanding reliability • Large selection of designs to match every home


Building Products October 2017
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