Architects: Munday & Cramer Architectural & Building Surveyors Ltd
Fabricator: Anglia Fixing Ltd
Main contractor: Farmer & Shelvis
Project value: £21,000
Type of works: supply and installation of Comar 2 aluminium window walling and Comar 5P.i windows for glazing refurbishment.
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Ltd, supplied Comar 2 window walling and Comar 5P.i windows for the glazing refurbishment of the Holy Cross Church in Harlow, Essex.
This church required complete window replacement and the project brief was to include a feature cross to the lower portion of the centre window unit in a distinctive contrast colour. Comar 2 window walling was used with high-span mullions to create the large glazed feature at the cable end with thermally broken sections. A cross was formed in a Cream contrasting polyester powder-coat finish from Comar 2 mid-rail sections CS 183 and CS 186, with all the other framing finished in a Dark Brown.
Comar 5P.i top-hung casement windows were hung on stainless-steel projecting friction hinges and these were fitted with folding cam openers in a satin-anodised finish for both pole and hand operation. The windows were internally beaded with 28.8mm double-glazed units, using laminated safety glass to the inner pane, cavity filled Argon gas and a 6.4mm laminated, clear float safety glass to the outer pane.
All 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.