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GGP Jan 2017

104 I N S TALLAT I O N S ‘State-of-the-art’ showroom HTL won the contract to supply and fit all the glazing products at a ‘state-ofthe art’ luxury car garage in Bristol, turning to its longstanding aluminium supplier, Kestrel Aluminium Systems, to provide the windows, thermal framing and commercial doors. One of the ‘key challenges’ was to ensure that the systems could span a great enough width and to make sure that any tracks used would make it easy to move the cars around the showroom. It was important that minimal sightlines were achieved where possible, to ensure visitors could see the cars from many vantage points. As with all new developments, ensuring that the buildings were thermally efficient was also a key concern for the contractors. In the offices, HTL installed the Kestrel Aluminium Systems’ 60mm window system, offering ‘thermal performance and natural light’. To comply with building regulations top hung restrictor hinges were installed and to allow natural ventilation, trickle vents were built into the frames. The entrance doors utilised the Kestrel Aluminium Systems’ commercial door system and were fabricated as both swing and sliding doors. To maximise views into the showroom the doors were made without midrails. ‘Largest ever’ Equinox Strong technical support and advanced design are said to have enabled Ludlow builder, Terry Angell, to build what is thought to be the largest ever Equinox tiled roof to be erected in the UK – despite never before having worked with the roof system devised by Eurocell. The roof itself is the largest that the company has ever supplied, measuring 12.5m x 6.5m at its widest, and forms a distinctive Pshape using five hips and a valley for which the company’s own design engineers undertook the structural calculations to ensure that the roof was strong enough to meet Building Regulations. “The pitch of the roof would have been impossible in timber because it would never have been strong enough to carry the snow that would fall on it,” commented Terry Angell. “It’s certainly strong enough now – I’ve jumped up and down on it.” The original building is a ‘90sbuilt two-bedroom cottage at the top of Clee Hill, Shropshire, which stands some 365m above the surrounding countryside and looks out over to the Brecon Beacons. www.eurocell.co.uk www.ggpmag.com January 2017 The Innovative and Thermally Efficient Profile System Designed to be Secure Secured by Design Steve McClelland Tooling Manager Secured by Design SBD Official Police Security Initiative #bepartofthefamily @SelectaSystems Systems Company 2016 Selecta Systems Ltd 0121 325 2100 www.selectasystems.com info@selectasystems.com


GGP Jan 2017
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