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96 I N S TALLAT I O N S Library facelift from Unicorn Sustainability at the heart Profile 22 Approved Commercial Manufacturer, Emplas, and its customer, Unicorn Windows, have helped to revitalise Leighton Buzzard library with the supply and fit of new windows and doors. Working with main contractor Kier and local sub-contractor Furlong and Higgs, Unicorn Windows secured the contract based on its locality, just a short walk from the library, and its status as a loyal and trusted Profile 22 supplier. The profile system was a criterion of the project specification. As part of the on-going refurbishment of the building and facilities, it was important that the character of the midcentury ‘Superb’ thermal efficiency from Black Millwork Aluminium fabricator, Veranti, is using transom closers from Alpro on new metal-clad modular buildings created for the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA). The aluminium and glass structures were built for steelwork designer and manufacturer, Conder Allslade, and are located within the FIA site. The event is held biannually at the 770-acre TAG Farnborough Airport in Hampshire. Veranti, also based in Hampshire, specialises in the manufacture of highperformance building envelopes including aluminium and composite curtain walling and structural glazing. It has opted to use Alpro’s overhead transom closers as a means of hydraulically controlling the opening and closing of the aluminium doors on the airshow’s new buildings. The Alpro closers can have light, medium or heavy spring strengths to suit type of usage, with a 90º hold open option. Transom closers are well suited for this kind of use since their adjustment flexibility is superior to that of alternative options such as spring hinges and floor springs. www.alpro.co.uk Architectural aluminium systems company, Metal Technology, has supplied its window products at Clarence Park, a 101-apartment retirement village in Worcester Road, Malvern. Designed and built for Fortis Living by contractor Galliford Try, the ‘imaginatively designed’ £20m extra care complex includes a restaurant, bar, village hall, café, gym, IT suite, hair salon and library. With sustainability and accessibility said to be at the heart of this flagship scheme, Metal Technology's System 4-35 Hi+ casement window and System 5- 20Dhi+ door are said to offer the designer a wide range of profiles that provide structural integrity, weather performance, thermal enhancement and security. Part of the Thermal range, System 4-35 Hi+, in conjunction with the correct glass specification, is designed to meet or exceed the thermal requirements of current building regulations. The high level of thermal performance has been achieved using the latest technology with bespoke thermal centre-seal gaskets, cellular foams and finned polyamide thermal isolators all contributing to the final performance figure. According to Metal Technology, the System 5-20D Hi+ offers both BS 6375 and PAS 24. www.metaltechnology.com A Georgian style new build property set in the stunning surroundings of the Perthshire countryside has incorporated Andersen windows and doors from Black Millwork to achieve a modern home with ‘superb’ thermal efficiency ratings. Inver is a substantial new build property situated on the site of a former mansion that was demolished in 1959. Built by Log & Cedar Construction, the eight-month construction has resulted in an impressive, 250m², super efficient property that is sympathetic to the heritage of the site. Said to be ‘steeped in heritage’, it was vital that the fenestration fitted in with the Georgian feel and to this end Black Millwork’s classic designs were described as ‘the perfect match’. Installed at the property were 38 Andersen A-Series windows, finished in ‘dove grey’ on the exterior and ‘pine’ on the interior. In addition to the dual finish, the A-Series of windows are reportedly the best performing and most energy efficient windows Andersen has ever offered, achieving ‘U’ values of 1.4 W/m²K. Two French doors from Andersen’s A-Series were also installed at the property to maximise the amount of natural daylight coming in to the ground floor. www.blackmillwork.co.uk Over the last 12 months, Lancashire based Dekko Window Systems has sold an average of 100 R9 products per week. One Dekko customer that has enjoyed success with R9, the luxury window made with a modern composite material but designed to look exactly like a 19th century flush sash timber casement, is Derbyshire based Lifestyle Windows. Lifestyle MD, Chris Vincent, said: “We recently completed a Residence 9 installation at a cottage in Derby where the client originally wanted timber. When we showed our customer an R9 window in a white woodgrain foil with authentic plant on astragal bar, it was an easy decision for them to swap. Since then, the customer has placed an additional order and we have even won a large Grand Designs job from one of their friends.” Hampshire based Ripton Windows and Conservatories had a similar experience when it installed white woodgrain R9 windows at a property in Basingstoke. Managing director, Matthew Ripton, commented: “Our customer genuinely couldn’t believe these windows were made from a PVC composite material – they were convinced it was timber and the authentic aesthetics helped us win the job.” www.dekkowindows.com www.ggp.com January 2015 building block was maintained; this meant staying true to the colour of the original aluminium frames. To achieve this Unicorn requested a particular RAL colour from its fabricator, Emplas. The brown tone was achieved using the Emplas Kolorplas service. www.profile22.co.uk Alpro at the airshow R9 brings success A recent R9 installat by Ripton Windows


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