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 […]

FCAH&P Aluminium Products & Services

First Choice Aluminium H&P are a prominent company within the aluminium double glazing industry. We have an excellent record of customer satisfaction with several major projects in our portfolio in a wide range of areas. We deliver a first rate service in the supply of aluminium products for commercial and increasingly domestic applications. FCAH&P install systems such as aluminium shop fronts and curtain walling for businesses in locations like Manchester, Lancashire and Cheshire. These can […]

Aluminium Double Glazing Practical & Eco Friendly.

Aluminium is a winning material when it comes to green issues as it can be indefinitely recycled, is easily extracted, strong, long lasting and extremely malleable. These are just a few of the benefits of this metal which is mined from near the surface of the earth’s crust so extraction causes minimal damage to the environment. It is estimated that there are 663 million tonnes of Aluminium being used globally in building construction, electronics, aircraft […]

Glass and Glazing Federation Offer Helpful Package.

An experienced and knowledgeable organisation operates within the UK providing an indispensable service to companies or individuals involved in the glass and glazing industry. Its members regularly speak in parliament on behalf of the glazing industries. The Glass and Glazing Federation not only represents, advises and informs but actively promotes green issues such as energy efficiency on the domestic or commercial glazing front. To this end the GGF website has a GGF carbon calculator which […]