Profiles & Systems students have been met and with the hopes of studious young people evergrowing and tuition fees rising, it is likely that this demand for high-quality accommodation will continue. New student developments are predicted to remain robust in the marketplace, with high quality products maintaining their momentum and being specified for similar purposes across the country. “Being a Profile 22 fabricator helps us stand out from the crowd! ” Geoffrey Beck, Business Development Manager Merlin Network (Scotland) To find out more call 01952 290910 WWW.PROFILE22.CO.UK THE BEST WINDOWS ARE MADE FROM New systems from Smart Commercial systems specialist, Smart Architectural Aluminium, has launched a number of new products this year, further extending the company’s door and window ranges. The Alitherm 700 range has been enhanced by the introduction of both parallel opening and top-swing reversible windows. The range is said to offer an ideal solution for increasing levels of natural ventilation and delivering a balanced and effective airflow without compromising security or safety. Smart says the system works perfectly with curtain wall facades for low and high rise projects. The Alitherm Heritage range will also soon feature a pivot window option, specifically designed to fit into very traditional openings such as stone mullions. Smart says this new option will provide a modern, thermally broken solution to the problem of replacing traditional steelframed doors and windows, the elegant lines of the system ‘perfectly replicating’ the slim profiles of traditional steel windows and doors. Alitherm Heritage is said to be ideal for sensitive planning areas and for renovation and refurbishment projects where traditional steel doors and windows have to be replaced. Completing the new window introductions is the latest addition to the Eco Futural range of high performance commercial windows, with the launch of a tilt-turn system to complement the existing options. In line with the rest of the range, the profile of each of the tilt-turn products features a chambered polyamide thermal break to deliver ‘excellent’ thermal performance. Two new door systems were also launched this year, with both the Visoglide Plus and Smart Wall rebated doors providing further highperformance options for specifiers. With a distinctive, slim profile, the Visoglide Plus sliding door reportedly combines ‘contemporary styling and robust performance, with exceptional thermal performance’. Designed specifically for large commercial and high-end residential projects, the door is available in a range of sizes (within design limitations) of up to 2.5m x 7m, and with the option of auto-slide gearing, provides the perfect solution for applications where large opening apertures are required. Finally, the new Smart Wall rebated door provides an anti-finger trap solution plus excellent ‘U’ values and weather protection. The new rebated door has been successfully tested in accordance with the rigorous standards of BS EN 1627 and LPS1175 for security and BS 6375 for weather performance, making it the perfect choice for public buildings such as schools, hospitals and libraries.
GGP December 2014
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