KAWNEER UK LTD
Suppliers of: Aluminium Curtain Wall, Brise Soleil, Windows, Entrance Doors, Fire Resistant Systems
Kawneer are a leading UK supplier of Architectural Aluminium Glazing Systems.
Kawneer manufacturer an extensive range of products suitable for use in a variety of markets sectors, including, Education, Healthcare, Commercial, Residential, Arts & Leisure and can also supply bespoke solutions. Part of the international Alcoa Group, Kawneer products are extensively tested to comply with both EU and UK regulations.
Kawneer Curtain Walling & Brise Soleil
The AA®100 curtain wall system is available as a standard 50mm system, or for increased loads and movement, a 65mm system. By providing a unique dry jointed facade solution the AA®100 and AA®110 systems can be installed as fully capped, horizontal capped, or structural silicone glazed. For 30 minute fire resistance the AA®100/AA®110 FR is designed as a stick curtain wall assembly. PF curtain wall is a mullion drained modular curtain wall system, which externally has the appearance of an all glass facade.
AA®201 unitised curtain wall is a modular facade solution. Individual panels or units are assembled off site in factory controlled conditions then transported to site and craned onto the building. This helps to meet the demands of today’s fast paced construction schedules of high performance, fast installation, simplified fabrication, superior performance and design flexibility.
Kawneer’s curtain wall, window and framing systems can accommodate the Kawneer AA®130 Brise Soleil System which adds a stunning design statement to the building facade; optimising the natural daylight within a building whilst limiting the solar heat gain and glare to provide optimum comfort for residents. A comprehensive range of both standard and bespoke sections in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours is available.
The AA®720 windows are a 72mm profile incorporating the very latest thermal technology and meet the latest european requirements for thermal perfornance, including expected changes up to 2019. Glazing and panels up to 56mm thickness can be accommodated enabling the use of triple glazing. The AA®720 windows offer versatility in design encompassing a wide variety of configurations, including the AA®720 FR (Fire Resistant) consisting of door and fixed light varients.
The AA®540 series corresponds to the BRE Global Green Guide online generic specification for windows and achieves a summary rating of A*. The range consists of the AA®541 casement, the AA®542 pivot and the AA®543 tilturn window designed to offer optimum weather and thermal performance at a competitive price.
The AA®600TE and AA®600TEPlus series is a high performance totally integrated system consisting of the AA®601TE and AA®601TEPlus casement, AA®601TE parallel opening, AA®602TE pivot, the AA®603TE tilturn and the AA®603 tilt slide, available as a door or a window.
For the replacement of steel windows the GT70 Slimline Renovation window is Kawneer’s aluminium profile that is designed to replicate steel windows.
Kawneer Sliding Solutions
Kawneer also supplies an extensive range of door and window sliding solutions. These include the AA®3110 horizontal sliding window & door, the specialist healthcare AA®3110HW window, the AA®3610 vertical sliding window and the AA®3610LS window, a unique solution which opens the top and bottom sashes simultaneously for improved ventilation.
The AA®3720 folding/sliding door and the AA®3572 lift/slide door systems have been developed as a solution for projects that demand the highest levels of thermal and weathering performance. The AA®3720 is equally suited to the discerning home owner or installed in commercial premises that wish to enhance the environment whilst the AA®3572 is an ideal space saving solution where safety is a consideration and projecting swing doors are undesirable.
Kawneer Entrance Doors & Framing
The 190 narrow style door is recommended for use in heavy traffic areas and the 350 heavy duty door provides the durability needed in especially high traffic areas. The 10D door has been designed to offer flexibility in design, durability and ease of installation. Kawneer offers two swing doors, both single action open-in or open-out with the AA®545 designed to offer optimum weather and thermal performance at a competitive price and the AA®605TE/AA®605TEPlus designed to optimise thermal performance.
The AA®603TE tilt/slide door is available in a variety of single or double tilt slide and fixed light combinations and is ideal for the high rise residential market. The AA®720 door is available in two levels of thermal performance to enable flexibility of design, performance and cost. The AA®720 FR is a door and fixed light variants enabling design flexibility when fire protection is a requirement to building design.
Kawneer has two framing systems available, the thermally efficient 451PT suitable for ground and first floor applications, combining thermal performance with product aesthetics, suitable for use on commercial projects, in the public sector and is also ideal for large display windows in the retail sector. Also the AA®4001, a semi-unitised system which complies with acoustics to BB93 and provides students with environmentally friendly BB95 classrooms and is ideal for refurbishment projects.
* www.thegreenguide.org.uk Element Number 831500023
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Kawneer was the designer’s favourite for Cheltenham
Glazed systems by Kawneer feature on the redevelopment of Cheltenham Racecourse.
Architectural aluminium systems from leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified for the redevelopment of Cheltenham Racecourse, The Jockey Club’s largest-ever single investment, to “set a quality standard”.
The £45 million project feature’s Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drained fully-capped and mullion-drained SSG (Structurally Silicone Glazed) curtain walling systems with inset AA®3572 lift/slide doors, AA®541 top-hung casement windows, AA®3720 folding/sliding doors and series 190 heavy duty commercial entrance doors.
They were installed for main contractor Kier Construction by specialist sub-contractor and Kawneer-approved installer Aluminium Sashes on all levels of the 7,500m2 state-of-the-art multi-level, amphitheatre-like Princess Royal Grandstand. The project was completed over 18 months in time for The 2016 festival.
Designed by regular Kawneer specifiers Roberts Limbrick architects, the 6,500-capacity grandstand was constructed of steel frame with reconstituted stone plinth and composite cladding above, interlaced with the two types of Kawneer curtain walling. It replaces the previous “A&R” block which was built in the 1920s, the Royal Box, which was built in 1952, the tote terrace and 55 other boxes which were built in the 1920s and 1930s.
Roberts Limbrick senior associate James Vincent said: “The project required a high level of collaboration with all stakeholders and the D&B contractor. The site is in greenbelt so special circumstances had to be justified.
“We specified the Kawneer products to set a quality standard and they have been used throughout all levels of the new grandstand. They play a very important role in the project, lightening the architecture and providing superior views of the horse racing whilst having solar protective features.”
He added: “The glazed elements had a positive effect on the building design. The abutments with composite cladding and reconstituted stone were well considered which was fundamental to achieving the air tightness requirements.”
Aluminium Sashes’ operations director Paul Seabright said: “The logistics of installation were challenging in this case as the terraced, multi-level grandstand had a 24m cantilevered overhang roof.”
The redevelopment also included a re-defined and re-routed horse walk from the parade ring to the racecourse, and major improvements to ground-level circulation to and from and around the parade ring and new grandstand and to and from the tented village.
It also featured a major new elevated deck circulation at level 2, an integrated refurbishment of the See You Then bar and weighing room building, and a review and reorganisation of pedestrian movement around the parade ring on multiple levels to and from the paddock and the racecourse and eastwards across the horse walk to the Guinness Village area.
Kawneer systems help a new church win an award
Kawneer systems help a new church win an award
The façade of the new Cambridge Community Church is heavily glazed with Kawneer systems.
Architectural glazing by leading UK aluminium systems manufacturer Kawneer has been specified for an award-winning community church for its ability to match performance with cost-effectiveness.
Kawneer's AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling, AA®540 top-hung casement vents, and series 190 heavy-duty commercial entrance doors and swing doors were selected by Barber Casanovas Ruffles architects for the £5 million Cambridge Community Church (C3).
The new church for C3, a vibrant contemporary evangelical church, was built on the site of the previous St Stephens Church on Brookes Road, Cambridge, with a brief to provide a state-of-the-art facility that was large, spacious and welcoming to existing and prospective worshippers.
Barber Casanovas Ruffles met the brief designing a three-storey circa 2,900m² steel frame and composite slab building. The main frontage responds to the site and Coldhams Lane roundabout and is curved on plan to respond to the site boundary and public footpath. The site location is on a gateway into Cambridge. The building comprises a 500-seat auditorium, multi-purpose rooms, full catering facilities, offices, break-out areas and a walk-in café for all members of the public.
The heavily-glazed building is also faced with brickwork and is expressed with glulam beams in facetted structural bays. Planning requirements dictated high levels of acoustic control to retain noise within the building. The design responded to this requirement and the building completed to suit.
Some elements of the old church were salvaged and inserted into the new building. These included the existing church cross from the top of the original church roof and cast concrete lintels with integral cross insignia.
A Barber Casanovas Ruffles spokesman said: "Kawneer was selected for many reasons. The practice has a long history with the use of the products, their balance of performance, longevity and cost.
"The Kawneer systems have a major architectural influence on the project because the frontage needed to be open and inviting and transparent and friendly to encourage parishioners or people with religious beliefs to join the church. The product satisfied the technical performance and the architectural aesthetic required for the scheme.
"Aluminium is robust, generally lightweight and recyclable which provides a longevity to the building, an ability to retain the aesthetic over time, to keep the weight on the structure to a minimum, and is a commercially-available product which suits industry budgets."
The Kawneer systems were installed for main contractor Farrans Construction by specialist sub-contractor JPJ Installations who used 150mm flat caps on the curtain walling entrances integrated with additional horizontal pressings around the doors.
The C3 Centre won Best Public Service Building in the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2016 for East Anglia. These awards recognise building excellence in the delivery of outstanding construction and workmanship.
BCR said: "The client is absolutely delighted with the facility and we as a practice are delighted to have been and continue to be involved with the C3 Centre. We are very proud of the design, the client and contractor teams and the efforts made to ensure the building is a success."