St John Plessington Catholic College, Wirral

St John Plessington Catholic College, Wirral

Architects: Davis Langdon
Fabricator: Elfab Aluminium Ltd
Main contractor: J Greenwood (Builders) Ltd
Project value: £68,177
Type of works: supply and installation of Comar 5P.i windows, Comar 6 curtain wallling and Comar 7 doors.

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems with its approved fabricator Elfab Aluminium Ltd, supplied Comar 5P.i windows, Comar 6 curtain walling and Comar 7 doors for a new-build college. Due to the smooth installation and limited disruption to the college, Elfab Aluminium Ltd also acquired additional works on the project based in the Wirral.

Comar 5P.i. are thermally efficient, polyamide-insulated aluminium windows, which offer outstanding weather performance and low U-values. Comar 5P.i is a 60mm window system that reduces heat loss through the trademark P.i thermal break, ensuring low U-values so energy bills are minimised. The windows installed at the college were composites of top-hungs on folding openers, a fan light above and a fixed light below. All opening vents were restricted to 150mm. Comar 5P.i is available in a variety of configurations and can be manufactured into casement, tilt-and-turn, pivot, top swing and sliding windows.

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.

In a busy educational environment, Comar 7 commercial doorsets 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. Comar 7 doors were fitted with anti finger-trap stiles, AXIM soft-touch, panic exit device and concealed transom closers.

All the windows, curtain walling and doors were finished in a polyester powder-coat in RAL 7024 matt Dark Grey.

Elfab Aluminium Ltd liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing, which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site and budget deadlines.

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