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GGP December 2014

Installations Aesthetic appeal At Mountclaire Court project in Northampton, local fabricator, CWG Choices, took full advantage of AluK’s aluminium window and door systems to meet the homeowners’ requirements for aesthetic and practical appeal. The clients were looking for a solution that would allow them to expand their living space and maximise the amount of natural light in the house. Providing wide expanses of glazing, AluK’s BSF70 bi-fold door system makes use of the property’s large floating corner to create a beautiful open plan area that can be easily integrated with the garden whenever required. This trend is continued with the BSC94 four pane sliding door system, 58BW TBT tilt and turn bay window system, and the 58BW ST slimline casement window system which was specified for its slim sightlines, increasing the flow of natural light and enhancing the feeling of space. www.aluk.co.uk ‘A’ rated, level 3 80 December 2014 Higher level sealing Steel blue ‘spot on’ Award-winning installer, Cheadle Glass, had no problem finding a colour match to win the contract for a large luxury apartment block in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Working with trade fabricator, Glazerite Windows, it not only found the right foil colour but also came up with an ‘excellent’ style match for the timber window frames that were being replaced. Matching existing window arrangements was essential to the contract, so Cheadle and Glazerite turned to the Variations range from Veka and found that steel blue was ‘spot on’. Using Veka’s fully sculptured profile, Glazerite produced frames that replicated the style of the original timber and also gave an ‘A’ rating for thermal efficiency and a high specification of security, with fittings from Maco. Tom Hirst, of Cheadle Glass, said: “We listened carefully to what the residents wanted and, thanks to Glazerite and Veka, we were able to provide it. Everyone was pleased with the way it looks and very happy with the additional energy efficiency and security they can expect from their new windows.” www.glazeritewindows.co.uk Windows restored to former glory A neo-classical, Grade II listed building dating back to 1919 has been given expert help to retain its front facade by period window specialist, Ventrolla. The Samuel Alexander building, part of the University of Manchester’s Language Centre, is located on Oxford Road and includes a library, multimedia suite and study area. For this latest chapter in the building’s history, and part of a wider refurbishment project on most of the university buildings worth £14 million, the Samuel Alexander building now has newly renovated, single glazed sliding sash and Venetian windows in keeping with its heritage. The £220,000 project assigned to the Ventrolla specialists involved more than 300 windows being restored to their former glory and was completed in April 2014. Ventrolla’s patented Sash Removal System (SRS) and unique Ventrolla Perimeter Sealing System (VPSS) were installed to combat draughts, reduce external noise and enable easy maintenance. All the inner windows were then woodstained and painted white to retain the building’s classic exterior. www.ventrolla.co.uk Passivhaus project sealed Dozens of windows and doors at an award winning Passivhaus new build project have been air tight sealed using advanced foil sealant tape technology from ISO-Chemie. ISO-Connect Vario SD humidity regulating foil has been used to achieve air tightness of less than 0.6 air changes/hour to comply with Passivhaus standards at the new Hastoe Housing Association’s Ditchingham scheme in Norfolk. Specified by window installer Sidey UK, reportedly because of its ability to provide rapid and effective year round high performance sealing of window and door reveals, ISO-Connect Vario SD is said to provide ‘intelligent’ humidity control for scheme. The foil is part of a ‘new generation’ of window sealing products that are said to not only adapt to seasonal variations, but also provide an excellent external weather seal that surpasses UK Building Regulations for air tightness in domestic and commercial buildings when used as an internal seal, as well as sealing against wind driven rain to hurricane forces. www.iso-chemie.co.uk ‘A’ rated PVC-U windows manufactured and installed by Total Glass have helped new build homes in Great Homer Street, Liverpool, to reach level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. The Liverpool based social housing fenestration specialist also supplied French doors for the two, three and four-bedroom properties, built by main contractor Braidwater for its client, social housing provider Liverpool Mutual Homes. Constructed to Secured by Design specifications, all 51 homes are heavily insulated in line with LMH’s ‘fabric first’ approach to energy performance. It is intended that the white, thermally efficient casement windows will contribute to lower energy bills for tenants. Prior to installation, Total Glass provided a sample window for approval. It also supplied spandrel glass as a feature coloured privacy panel in the bottom half of the kitchen windows. www.totalglass.com North West distributor for Internorm, Blackpool based Weru Windows, has called on the expertise of tremco illbruck to provide a compatible perimeter sealing system to help installations meet the higher levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes, as well as achieving excellent airtightness in other situations. tremco illbruck showed Weru the products that make up the manufacturer's advanced i3 system, which reportedly makes air leakage rates as low as 3m³/h/m² achieveable, often in combination with off-site building technologies. For the first project, a private house, Compriband 600 was specified as the external weather seal, closing gaps from 3-30 mm. Illbruck FM 230 expanding foam was employed as a secondary seal that is also said to offer excellent thermal insulation to counter cold bridging. Weru Windows also used the same products for a large project involving a timber frame building and tremco illbruck's i3 system reportedly remains an option even more demanding installations. www.tremco-illbruck.co.uk


GGP December 2014
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