Architects: Ingleton Wood, Billericay
Fabricator: Anglia Fixing Ltd
Main Contractor: T J Evers Ltd
Project Value: £75,000
System Used: Alu-Timber EFT & Windows - Comar 5P.i ECO Windows & 7P.i CD Doors
Location: Benfleet, Essex
Alu-Timber and their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Ltd recently completed a new Dining Hall extension and re-modelling project for The Appleton School a specialist Business and Enterprise College in Essex. This project was completed using Alu-Timber EFT curtain walling, alongside casement windows from Comar 5Pi ECO with Comar 7P.i pivot commercial doors.
Design freedom and solutions to modern environmental issues are a complex requirement. Alu-Timber EFT is a 60mm aluminium/timber curtain walling system which offers Capped, 2sided Structural Glazing with vertical or horizontal capping and 4sided Structural Glazing. Alu-Timber EFT provides internal thermally efficient Larch timber with time tested external aluminium for protection. To maximise spans and centres, a wide range of timber mullions and transoms are available. The inherent properties of timber provide two advantages: high strength and low U-values. All profiles are kept in stock which means challenging site deadlines can always be met. The extensive range of profiles creates options for large glazed framing areas which integrate seamlessly with Alu-Timber windows and doors. The complete Alu-Timber range includes casement, tilt & turn windows, open-in and open-out doors, and framing.
Comar 5P.i. ECO are thermally efficient polyamide insulated aluminium windows. These windows offer outstanding weather performance and reduce heat loss through the trademark P.i thermal break ensuring low U-values so energy bills are minimised. Comar 5P.i ECO is a casement window system which includes a 55mm and 75mm option.
In a busy educational environment Comar 7P.i Commercial Door sets are a natural choice. they have been designed specifically for commercial applications where high traffic solutions are required. Comar 7P.i CD doors were installed and, for safety, anti-finger trap stiles were specified. All aluminium systems were finished in a RAL 7011 Grey semi-gloss polyester powder coating to BS6264.
All Alu-Timber and Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing. Anglia Fixing Ltd liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines.