Architects: Mouchel Business Services
Fabricator: PAGE Group (Peterborough) Ltd
Main Contractor: D. Brown Building Contractors Ltd
Project Value: £120,000
System Used: Comar 5P.i ECO, 6 & 7
Location: Deeping St. James, Cambridgeshire
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator PAGE Group (Peterborough) Ltd recently completed a new build 6th Form centre at the Deepings School in Cambridgeshire. This additional building is part of an expansion programme for the original school which opened in 1958. The school is a Business & Enterprise specialist and attained its academy status in 2012. Comar 5P.i ECO casement windows, Comar 6 framing and Comar 7 Doors were selected for this project.
Comar 5P.i. ECO casement windows are thermally efficient polyamide insulated aluminium window. 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.
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 include 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 was selected due to its slim 50mm profiles which maximised the glazed area for natural day lighting.
In a busy education environment, Comar 7 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 applications where high traffic solutions are required. For safety, the Comar 7 doors were fitted with anti-finger trap stiles, Axim soft touch panic exit devices and Axim concealed transom closers which were hung directly from the Comar 6 frame and complied with the Disability & Equality Act 2010.
All Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing. PAGE Group (Peterborough) Ltd, liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines.