Architects: John Cobb & Partners
Fabricator: Structura (UK) Ltd
Main Contractor: Cuffe PLC
Systems Used: Comar 6 & 7
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Structura (UK) Ltd worked on an office refurbishment project, Friary House in Godalming, Surrey. The striking and contemporary facade with its full height glazing is much more energy efficient than the previous one and now provides the building with a completely new look which results in a much more modern and lighter working environment. This project was also completed on time, on budget and featured high performance vision glazing.
Comar 6 curtain walling is a versatile thermally efficient system designed to integrate panels and glass of different widths, 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 configurations.
For the entrances Comar 7 doors were selected and hung directly into Comar 6. 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 commercial applications where high traffic solutions are required. AXIM concealed overhead closers with a 90 degree hold open facility and anti finger trap stiles were fitted and provided easy disabled access to comply with the DDA.
All the Comar systems were finished in a Grey RAL 0456 (internal) and Dark Grey RAL 9010 (external) polyester powder coating. All Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing. Structura (UK) Ltd liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines.