Global supplier of aluminium building systems, Hueck, has helped deliver 165 new homes within Europe’s largest regeneration scheme.
Hueck’s high-performance Lambda 77 L windows and doors were extensively specified in the second phase of the £180million Rathbone Market project, part of the £3.7 billion Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Programme, within the Thames Gateway.
Aside from 123 private homes, and 42 shared ownership properties, phase two of Rathbone Market, known as Aurora, also included the provision of a 10,000 sq. ft. public library and community centre, and 12,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space in the previously rundown Canning Town district in East London.
Working closely with the London-based architecture firm, CZWG Architects, the façade manager, and the acoustic consultant, Hueck has provided an excellent solution for the specific requirements of the project with its Lambda 77mm L inward and outward opening doors and casement windows in different configurations. Handles height on windows is below 900mm from finished floor level, in line with the lifetime homes requirements, which support the changing needs of individuals and families at different stages of life.
Due to its location, in close proximity to the busy A13 road, Aurora raised a few challenges in terms of effective noise reduction, as Leon Friend, project development director at Hueck, explains: “The noise pollution from the nearby transport artery has created the need for extra sound protection. We met the architects’ demanding acoustic requirements within the commercial aspirations of the project with our Lambda 77 L windows, which provide a sound insulation level of 46 dB, ensuring excellent comfort for those living in the new apartment blocks.
Hueck’s Lambda French Balcony system has also been specified for guard rails to protect window openings on all residential units. The transparent Lambda FB is an elegant alternative to the traditional crash-safe features, providing a technically sophisticated solution for a uniform, well-balanced and aesthetically pleasing façade.
Leon said: “Creating large areas of glazing while maintaining accessibility and practicality was a key requirement, as a high degree of versatility was necessary in order to accommodate the varied needs of the occupants. Our products also had to be very secure and compliment the façade of the buildings, and our Lambda 77 L series and Lambda FB proved a perfect fit.
“The breadth of our product range, as well as our bespoke design service enable us to deliver the perfect solution for any project, regardless of requirements.”
Hueck’s high performance Lambda window and door systems offer an extremely wide range of design possibilities, while ensuring excellent thermal insulation. The Lambda 77 L windows can achieve u-values as low as 1.0 W/m2K, while the equivalent door system offers burglar resistance up to RC3.