A Highly Eco-Friendly Material

  Aluminium Double Glazing, Shop Fronts, Curtain Walling for Commercial Premises & Domestic Customer Services. The long awaited government announcement concerning new building regulations related to energy efficiency has finally arrived. Changes to Part L of the building regulations have established that new build homes will have to be 6 % more efficient than currently. Although an improvement, this figure still falls short of original plans to attempt to raise standards to 8 %, thus […]

The Science of Sturdy Windows

Aluminium Double Glazing and Secondary Double Glazing Systems   Aluminium window frames are becoming ever more popular, and it’s little wonder when they have an abundance of advantages and benefits. One such factor being their superb strength, and it’s essential these days that we have high quality products which are actually going to last! One can have great confidence in aluminium double glazed window frames. Not only are they even more efficient at keeping in […]

Endlessly Versatile Aluminium Secondary Double Glazing

Secondary Double Glazing, Aluminium Double Glazing Systems for Domestic & Commercial According to the Energy Saving Trust, energy efficient glazing works by utilising the space between two pieces of glass to create a barrier between the colder air outdoors, and the warm air indoors. Styles and materials of double glazing will vary, depending on the intended application and function. UPVC is long lasting and recyclable and timber frames are eco friendly and in keeping with […]

New Planning Permission Rules Cause Controversy

The government has announced its intention to relax regulations concerning the building of conservatories and loft extensions. Homeowners will now be able to add these home improvements without the long wait for planning permission. In the past, any structure which protruded 4 metres from the rear wall required planning permission, this has now been adjusted to 8 metres. Chairman of the Local Government Association [LGA], Sir Merrick Cockell, welcomes the change, asserting that it will […]

Aluminium Double Glazing is no Joke

The reputation of the double glazing industry has undergone a transformation in recent years, resulting in a positive experience for double glazing companies and customers alike. Double glazing salesmen were the butt of many a joke once upon a time, to be avoided at all costs! But the pushy, forceful image of double glazing salesmen with a wide grin and their foot in the door has all but disappeared. It is more likely nowadays that […]

Creating the Right Impression for your Business

  It is increasingly important for a business in whatever niche of the market it falls, to make the right impression. A major aspect of this is the look and feel of the company, which can be almost equal to how it conducts itself. A potential customer is constantly looking for clues and evaluating the credibility or reliability of the company, not unreasonable where their hard earned money is concerned. Especially in the current financial […]

Excellence Under One Roof

The award winning Sheffield City College has undergone a redevelopment incorporating a trio of architectural aluminium systems. Kawneer’s aluminium curtain walling was applied to the student refectory opening the space up to light and providing panoramic views. The curved roof of the atrium has benefited from glazed strip sections and windows and doors consist of top/side hung casement and pivot windows and heavy duty commercial doors. A host of energy efficient, sustainable features have been […]

Dynamic Sustainability for the Urban Environment

  A host of ecologically friendly design features along with a stunning aesthetic façade, are the qualities which have helped to win the Worlds Best Tall Building award for the new KfW Bank headquarters in Frankfurt. The award, presented by the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat [CTBUH], recognises projects internationally that have made ‘extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and […]

Curtain Walling, Imposing & Economical

The redevelopment of the University of Wales Newport campus has achieved a BREAAM ‘Excellent’ rating. AA100 curtain walling by German manufacturers Kawneer have played a major part in the stunning façade of the £35 million building situated on the banks of the River Usk. Top hung casement windows, swing doors and heavy duty commercial entrance doors also feature. The impressive structure consists of an extensive exhibition space, a contemporary arts centre and a national photographic archive. […]

Aluminium Curtain Walling Practical & Multifunctional

For a dramatic and imposing visual impression there are not many installations more effective than aluminium glazed curtain walling. Designers and architects love the multi functional qualities of curtain walling not least its ability to create a striking facade to any structure. Architecturally pleasing curtain walling is designed with a unique ability to resist water and air infiltration. Natural sway induced by wind and siesmic forces can have an impact upon vulnerable or badly designed […]