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GGP February 2015

66 ALUMINIUM New curtain walling lands at aerodrome uses PVC-U pressure plates to create a thermal insulation barrier. This, combined with cost effective glass units, reportedly provides a high performing curtain walling set with low ‘U’ values. Jeff Pearson, sales director at Jack Aluminium, said: “Jack Aluminium’s TD68 door suite incorporates a thermally broken threshold to help achieve a ‘U’ value of 1.7 W/m²K which makes it ideal for entrance and foyer areas like this one at the aerodrome. “The curtain wall suite has been designed with a ‘clip in plate and ladder system’ which enables rapid assembly and installation once on site.” Kawneer goes large in Cardiff www.ggpmag.com February 2015 Jack Aluminium’s PAS 24 security standard doors and curtain walling has been used on the exterior of the newly built aerodrome at Elstree. Essex-based IDF Aluminium chose Jack Aluminium’s curtain walling and PAS 24 TD68 Jack Door for the project, which included a 8.5m x14m three-storey vestibule and entranceway. William Woods, director at IDF Aluminium, said: “We have worked with Jack Aluminium for many years now, so when we got this project I spoke to Terry Hirons, the technical manager at Jack Aluminium to get his advice. “We value the product quality and customer service we get from Jack Aluminium and so do our customers. The project has gone really well. The only hold up we had was when work stopped on site for filming of an episode of the TV series 24!” The thermally efficient TD68 standard hook lock, anti-panic and Mag Lock doorsets have achieved the PAS 24 security standard. Both the standard hook lock and Mag Lock doors have a BM TRADA Q-Mark certification under the enhanced security door scheme, which complies with the police initiative to reduce crime by incorporating crime prevention measures at the design stage. Jack Aluminium’s curtain walling Glazing elements by leading architectural aluminium systems supplier, Kawneer, are featuring on the largest construction project in Cardiff, which itself features one of the largest photovoltaic arrays in the UK. Kawneer’s zone-drained AA100 and AA110 curtain walling, with 50 and 65mm sightlines respectively, were specified along with top-hung AA541 casement windows for all elevations on the new £45million Cardiff and Vale College. Kawneer’s mullion-drained AA100 curtain walling also features as the bespoke atrium rooflight. Currently under construction on former industrial land south of the city’s central station by main contractor, Willmott Dixon, the new state-of-the-art college overlooking Cardiff Bay is due to open in autumn 2015. The Kawneer elements are being installed by approved specialist manufacturer and installer, AB Glass. Formed after the merger of Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren, the distinctively shaped building will bring together education and training facilities onto a single campus in the heart of the city. Its shape is designed to allow interior spaces to connect with south-facing terraces. An over-sailing roof angled to accommodate a 1,850m² photovoltaic array will top a conference centre, gym, spa, beauty salons, shops and a fine dining sky restaurant with views across the city to the Millennium Stadium, all of which will be open to the public seven days a week. The merger came as part of the Welsh government’s bid to transform post-16 education and training in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. The development is being backed by a £20million Welsh government grant. Welsh government Education Minister Leighton Andrews said: “When completed, this impressive new building will become a focal point for learners, employers and communities, helping to drive forward economic activity within the region.”


GGP February 2015
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