KAWNEER UK LTD
Suppliers of: Aluminium Curtain Wall, Unitised Systems, Brise Soleil, Windows, Entrance Doors, Framing, Fire Resistant Systems, Sliding Solutions
Kawneer are a leading UK supplier of Architectural Aluminium Glazing Systems.
Kawneer manufacture an extensive range of products suitable for use in a variety of market sectors, including, Education, Healthcare, Commercial, Residential, Arts & Leisure and can also supply bespoke solutions. Part of the international Arconic Group, Kawneer products are extensively tested to comply with both EU and UK regulations.
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The AA®100 Curtain Wall is available as a standard 50mm system, or for increased loads and movement, our AA®110 65mm system, now further developed to allow up to +/- 15mm building movement. By providing a unique dry jointed facade solution both systems can be installed as fully capped, horizontal capped, vertical capped or structural silicone glazed. For Fire Resistance, the AA®100/AA®110 FR is designed as a stick curtain wall assembly offering 30 minutes insulation and integrity.
AA®201 Unitised Curtain Wall is a structurally glazed system along with our AA®265 Unitised System, a dry glazed solution incorporating a 3-chamber system and overlapping gasket design for optimum weathertightness. Both systems give the building team a unique set of benefits, including, factory fabrication to ensure additional quality control, rapid onsite installation as well as slimline design and flexibility.
Kawneer’s Curtain Wall, Window and Framing systems can accommodate our 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.
The AA®720 series corresponds to the BRE Global Green Guide online generic specification for windows and achieves a summary rating of A*. The windows are a 72mm profile incorporating the very latest thermal technology and meet the latest European requirements for thermal performance. Glazing and panels up to 56mm thickness can be accommodated enabling the use of triple glazing. The range consists of the AA®720 Casement, the AA®720 Pivot, the AA®720 Tilturn and the AA®720 Parallel Opening. AA®720 FR consists of Door and Fixed Light variants offering 30 minutes insulation and integrity.
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 GT70 Slimline Renovation Window is an elegant aluminium fenestration solution designed specifically to replicate the appearance of steel windows.
Kawneer also supplies an extensive range of window and door sliding solutions which includes a 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, AA®3572 Lift/Slide Door and AA®4110 Lift/Slide and Sliding Patio Door systems have been developed as solutions 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, with the AA®4110 a cost-effective system ideal for both residential and light commercial applications.
AA®190 TB is a heavy-duty, all-purpose, themally broken, welded, commercial entrance Door for use in high traffice areas and automatic entrances. It’s robust construction means that it is suitable for use in heavy/severe applications and can be installed with a finger guard pivot stile. 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. The AA®720 Series Door systems are available in two levels of thermal performance to enable flexibility of design, performance and cost. The AA®720 FR consists of Door and Fixed Light variants offering 30 minute insulation and integrity.
The thermally efficient 451PT Framing system is suitable for ground and first floor applications, combining thermal performance with product aesthetics and is suitable for use on commercial projects in the public sector and is also ideal for large display windows in the retail sector.
* www.thegreenguide.org.uk Element Number 1231500007
** www.thegreenguide.org.uk Element Number 1231500011
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Kawneer systems seal the private rental deal at Erie Basin
Kawneer systems seal the private rental deal at Erie Basin
Full range of manufacturer’s systems feature on last plot to be developed.
Architectural glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified for their “robustness and quality” for two linked 16-storey apartment blocks on the last plot to be developed in one of Britain’s fastest-growing property hot spots.
Kawneer’s AA®100 curtain walling features as strip curtain wall to copper-coloured rainscreen areas of the £37 million BTR (Build To Rent) towers at Erie Basin in Salford Quays, Manchester, a stone’s throw from MediaCityUK.
In addition, the manufacturer’s AA®110 curtain walling features on link bridges and as floor-to-ceiling screens facing the water. While the AA®100 system uses 50mm sightlines, the AA®110 system uses 65mm but both in this case were zone-drained. They are complemented by AA®541 open-out casement window inserts and AA®720 ultra thermally-efficient entrance doors.
The Kawneer systems were installed over eight months by a team of up to 35 from approved specialist sub-contractor FK Group for main contractor GRAHAM and client Glenbrook, the privately-owned property development and investment company, who acquired the site from the Peel Group.
The prominent dockside development is GRAHAM’s second project with Glenbrook, with work also underway on another £27 million BTR project in Ellesmere Street, Castlefield, Manchester, which also features Kawneer systems.
At the 220,000ft2 Erie Basin development, which features one, two and three-bedroomed apartments with tenant lounge, gym, private elevated garden terrace and undercroft car parking, the Kawneer aluminium systems were specified by regular Kawneer users Sheppard Robson Architects.
A spokesperson said: “We specify Kawneer systems because they are robust, quality products. The curtain wall was integral to the visual impact of the picture-frame gable ends to the north and south elevations. The strip curtain wall glazing to east and west elevations alternates in plan at every third floor to tie in to the rhythm of the dynamic folded aluminium rainscreen façade”
“The Kawneer materials interfaced well with the other materials used on the project from a performance perspective (air tightness etc) and the client is very pleased.”
GRAHAM’s contract director on the project, Graeme Moffat, said: “Despite some demanding ground conditions, we have been able to help Glenbrook realise the Erie Basin project through an innovative foundation and concrete frame solution.
“This is our third BTR scheme in the Greater Manchester area and we see residential continuing as a key sector for us, building on our portfolio of experience with large-scale apartment, student accommodation and hotel projects across the UK.”
The project was forward-funded by Moorfield which has also backed two other Glenbrook projects in the North West.
Glenbrook projects director Stuart McCrone said: “We have brought an exceptional product to an already high-quality destination that is improving day by day. The performance of the project team has been exemplary and now complete, Erie Basin raises the bar for BTR accommodation in Salford Quays.”
Introducing Kawneer’s AA®190 Severe Duty Welded Door
An entrance door with class-leading thermal performance that is so robust it is offered with a lifetime guarantee.
Kawneer’s AA®190 TB pre-fabricated door features welded corner construction – the strongest aluminium door construction available, with each corner having four separate weld points, each of which has a ‘lifetime guarantee’. Rigorous testing has verified its exceptional strength and durability, making it suitable for use in severe-duty applications as defined in BS 6375-2: 2009.
With regards to weather performance, the system has Class 2 (300 Pa) air permeability, Class 3A (100 Pa) watertightness and Class C2 (800 Pa) wind resistance, results that are based on an open-in double door with butt hinges and rebated threshold.
It is an all-purpose door for use in high-traffic areas and automatic entrances, it is as suitable for internal as it is external applications, for refurbishment as well as new-build, and for all sectors, particularly education, healthcare, commercial, and leisure and retail. With security hardware it meets Secured by Design criteria.
The door is designed to accept glass units up to 43mm thick, with a maximum leaf weight of 120kg with an overhead closer and a maximum of 200kg using the floor closer, all with leaf sizes up to 1320mm wide and 3000mm high.
As well as its high strength and robust properties, the AA®190 TB door also provides improved thermal performance. A whole-door thermal transmittance of Uw = 1.7 W/m2K can be achieved with a glass centre pane of Ug = 1.0 W/m2K.
The AA®190 TB door is offered with a finger guard pivot stile as standard, providing child-friendly reassurance, and is independently tested to PAS 24 for the enhanced security performance of single and double-leaf external doors, the enhanced security is available for both pivot and butt hung doors which can feature panic hardware.
A range of multi-point lock options provides security solutions for all applications including panic doors and electronic access control. There is also a range of thresholds including drained low thresholds compliant with the Equality Act 2010.
For ultimate design flexibility the AA®190 TB door is available as single-leaf and double-leaf in open-in, open-out and dual-action swing doors suitable for automatic powered operation. Additionally, the AA®190 TB door can be used with automatic sliding or bi-parting entrance systems.
Naturally, the door is available with its own thermally broken framing system – 451PT, which suites with other Kawneer fenestration solutions and all door options are available in an extensive range of single or dual-colour finishes.