A ‘complete glazing solution’ from Kestrel

Ashlawn SchoolTamworth based fabricator, Window and Door Maintenance Services, has just completed phase two of the development of Ashlawn School in Rugby, using a range of products from Kestrel Aluminium Systems.

Phase two comprises the extension of the Expressive Arts Centre, creating a brand new area for students and teachers ‘to collaborate on creative projects in state-of-the-art facilities’.

The contractor required a ‘complete glazing solution’ from its chosen supplier and needed to be reassured that the glazing products would be onsite in full by the specified date to allow the build to move onto the next phase. Turning to Window and Door Maintenance Services to manufacture and install all the glazing requirements, the contractor knew it could rely on the company, having previously worked together on phase one of the school redevelopment.

Ashlawn School2Window and Door Maintenance quoted the project with Logikal estimating software, using a wide range of Kestrel Aluminium Systems products; both thermal and non-thermal ground floor treatment and commercial doors and the 60mm window suite.

In total, 97 windows were manufactured, all specified to be top hung using restricted hinges to comply with building safety regulations for schools and public buildings. Opting to use the complete 150mm cill section, the windows are said to ‘sit neatly’ in the opening and have a uniform aesthetic using black accessories externally and silver internally.

As with all new buildings, it is of paramount importance that the products are thermally efficient and secure and therefore the Kestrel Aluminium Systems’ thermal framing and thermal commercial door systems were installed. This provided peace of mind for the school that all the entrances to the building are secure as the commercial door system has been tested to achieve the PAS24 security standard.

By turning to its trusted aluminium supplier, Kestrel Aluminium Systems, Window and Door Maintenance says it was confident that the material it was specifying would be delivered on time, be suitable for installation in the school and meet its own high quality standards.

Placing the material for all the different systems in one order is said to have assured Window and Door Maintenance that it would receive all the material at the same time, enabling the workshop to divide the work up into a ‘manageable schedule’.

Kestrel Aluminium Systems’ sales manager, John Treagust, visited the school with Sean Anderson, director of Window and Door Maintenance. “Until you are on site, you can’t quite gauge just how big this project is going to be. Already having completed half of it, Window and Door Maintenance have made a significant contribution to the overall build, and whilst the choice of green as a window colour is an unusual one, once it was on site and installed against the red panels and wood cladding, it fitted in perfectly creating a bright and modern building.”