Uckfield Station, East Sussex

Architects: Howard Fairbain
Fabricator/installer: Project Aluminium Ltd
Main contractor: Bryen & Langley
Type of works: supply and installation of Comar 6 curtain walling and Comar 7 sliding doors.

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with its approved fabricator and installer Project Aluminium Ltd, completed a new contemporary station refurbishment which features a new ticket office, café and waiting area. The station would have remained open during the works; therefore, it was essential this refurbishment was undertaken with minimal disruption and completed on time.

For the sleek modern façade, Comar 6 ladder frame curtain walling was specified. Comar 6 curtain walling is a versatile thermally efficient system designed to integrate panels and glass of different widths into the façade with special profiles to integrate opening vents and doors. The design of Comar 6 makes it ideal for complex facetted curtain walls as well as sheer glazed facades. Comar 6 offers a slim 50mm sight line with a multitude of transoms and mullions to cater for all deflection loads and grid centres.

Comar 7 automatic sliding doors were selected for this very busy station and hung direct onto Comar 6. In a busy travel environment, Comar 7 commercial door sets are a natural choice. Not only are they available in swing, pivot, sliding, auto-sliding and sliding folding, they have been designed specifically for public applications where high traffic solutions are required. These entrance doors were also required to comply with DDA regulations.

All aluminium systems were finished in mid Grey RAL 7000 (satin) polyester powder coating.

All Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing. Project Aluminium Ltd, liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines.

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