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Durham University Sports Hall

Durham University Sports Hall

Client: Durham University – Sports Hall
Architects: GSS Architects, Harrogate
Fabricator: Hadrian Architectural Glazing Systems
Main Contractor: Surgo Construction, Newcastle
System Used: Comar 2, 5P.i, 6EFT & 7

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Hadrian Architectural Glazing Systems Ltd, supplied Comar 2 Window Walling, Comar 5P.i thermally broken windows, Comar 6EFT curtain walling and Comar 7 doors for a contemporary new build Sports Hall which forms part of the facilities at Durham University.

Hadrian Architectural Glazing Systems Limited have a good relationship with the developer and were able to reassure them that this project could be completed within the restraints of the budget and that Comar 6EFT Curtain Walling system complied with the latest CWCT standards. Comar 6EFT mullion drained thermally broken curtain walling system in ‘stick’ construction with drained capping, pressure equalised and drained in accordance with BS6262, was installed to create the large glazed areas to the front of the building.

Comar 2 Screens were constructed using thermally broken sections and fixed panes. Comar 5P.i top hung casement inserts were manufactured from polyamide thermally broken sections hung on heavy duty stainless steel friction hinges with a restrictor device to limit the opening to 100mm, fitted with push button key locking cockspur handles. Trickle vents were incorporated through a Comar 5P.i header bar which provided free airflow per vent of 4000mm2.

In any busy education environment Comar7 commercial door sets are a natural choice not only all they available in swing, pivot, sliding, auto-sliding and sliding folding, they have been designed specifically for commercial applications where high traffic solutions are required.

All Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing. Hadrian Architectural Glazing Systems 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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