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. 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 or vertical capped. The AA®100 SSG system allows glazing of the curtain walling to be achieved without the use of conventional pressure plate and face caps, or for increased loads and movement, our AA®110 SSG system, now further developed to allow up to +/- 5mm building movement. The AA®100 and AA®110 CV is available as a top hung vent or parallel opening window, allowing flexibility and freedom to maintain flush seamless visuals externally, with no visible aluminium framing. 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 SL Slimline Casement designed with narrow frame sightlines to achieve a modern aesthetic look available in two styles, one offering a cost effective and robust solution for the Education Sector and the second a unique double flush external and internal aesthetic for the Home Improvement sector, 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®541 Casement corresponds to the BRE Global Green Guide online generic specification for windows and achieves a summary rating of A+**, and is 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, Mental Healthcare Window Systems, 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 severe-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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Polar NE and Kawneer team up to help mental health patients
Kawneer systems installed by Polar NE at new, cutting-edge hospital.
Aluminium window systems from leading UK manufacturer Kawneer, which were especially fabricated for the mental health sector, were a “key” feature for a new state-of-the-art hospital.
Healthcare specialists P+HS Architects designed the new 72-bed Foss Park Hospital on a 6.5-acre site in York for Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust.
Located alongside the River Foss, the purpose-built hospital provides 72 en-suite bedrooms in four in-patient wards - two adult, single-sex wards and two older people’s wards – one for people with dementia and one for people with mental health conditions such as psychosis, severe depression or anxiety.
All patient accommodation is provided on the ground floor, is secure by design, and offers access to safe, outdoor space in gardens and landscaped courtyards.
Approved Kawneer installer Polar NE specified two types of Kawneer’s standard windows and two types they fabricated specifically for the mental health sector as well as Kawneer’s AA®100 zone-drained curtain wall to the main entrance.
Polar’s Tyne Secure windows were used in the bedrooms, assisted bedrooms, observation areas and extra care areas. Wansbeck Secure windows were used in corridors, female lounges, dining room, small therapy and wet therapy areas, the quiet lounge, sensory areas, ward offices, interview rooms, child visiting areas, prayer and reflection rooms, and ADL (Activities of Daily Living) kitchen.
In addition, Kawneer’s standard AA®541 top-hung casement windows were used in corridors, multi-faith room, consultants rooms, the print room, offices, pharmacy, ward manager’s office, the quiet therapy room, laundry, EFM (Estate and Facilities Management) staff rest room, beverage bay, medical student hot desk, and living and movement area.
P+HS Associate Angela Rossi said: “We chose aluminium windows for their strength and flexibility in design, and the life cycle benefits to the client. Kawneer was proposed by the window manufacturer Polar and we were comfortable with this as they are a long-standing manufacturer of commercial aluminium fenestration products.
“The Kawneer systems allowed us to maximise natural light to patient rooms and corridors, providing views to the garden spaces which were a key feature of the design. It was important to provide safe and secure windows whilst maintaining a pleasing aesthetic appearance and providing service users with control of ventilation in their private spaces.”
Polar NE had a team of up to eight operatives on the site of the former Biorad Micromeasurements on Haxby Road. The contract lasted almost 18 months, for main contractor Wates Construction.
Foss Park’s construction was procured through YORbuild, a consortium of frameworks designed to create collaborative working to maximise the social value and inclusion of public sector building works.
Naomi Lonergan, TEWV’s Director of Operations for North Yorkshire and York, said: “Foss Park provides access to high-quality mental health care and offers cutting-edge facilities that support our service user, families and carers with their care needs.”
Kawneer systems help set new standards by the River Mersey
Architectural glazing by Kawneer features on a landmark residential tower in Liverpool.
A diverse range of architectural glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer were specified for a landmark BTR (Build-to-Rent) residential development overlooking Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.
Kawneer’s market leading AA®100 curtain wall, AA®720 windows and doors, AA®541 window vents and AA®190 TB doors all feature on the £60 million Copper House at 21 Strand Street, designed by Leach Rhodes Walker architects and developed over three years by main contractor GRAHAM.
The Kawneer systems were installed by teams of up to 20 operatives by approved specialist sub-contractor FK Group. These included AA®100 zone-drained curtain wall on the ground, second and third storeys, AA®720 top-hung casement and fixed light windows at the rear of the building, and AA®720 single and double-leaf doors on the first and sixteenth floors. AA®541 casement vent inserts also featured in the curtain wall on floors one to 16 and AA®190 TB doors to the ground floor screens.
The city centre brownfield site, formerly offices and car parking, has been transformed into a 29,000m2 (GIA) landmark development of 383 apartments for rent over 15 floors, with communal facilities including a residents’’ lounge and private gym and 1,000ft2 of commercial units on the ground floor.
It is framed around two concrete tower structures, with off-site podded bathrooms and a system façade designed to withstand the inclement weather conditions overlooking the River Mersey estuary.
Residents of the one- to three-bedroomed apartments benefit from rooftop facilities – garden space with flexible and fixed seating, booths with fire pits and fire tables, an outdoor covered kitchen, and a multi-use central space for events or exercise, all enclosed by a 2m-high glass balustrade that provides weather protection without detracting from the stunning views of the river and the Albert Dock.
Constructed of reinforced concrete frame and lightweight external walls with rainscreen and brick facade, the building has risen adjacent to the Albert Dock Conservation Area.
Christian Gilham, Director at Leach Rhodes Walker for the project, said: “We had promised the city a high quality, landmark building befitting its fantastic location, and we needed the same high quality materials to accompany the quality of design proposed.”
Joe Carroll, Project Architect and designer of the scheme, said: “I am very proud we have realised this exciting and unique design on the prominent site, and being able to specify the quality of façade materials was key in delivering this.”
Ralph Sage, Senior Project Leader for Leach Rhodes Walker who are frequent specifiers of Kawneer systems, said the systems were specified for “familiarity, known quality and extensive range” and were a significant feature of the elevational treatment.
“They provided the quality feel and appearance appropriate to the prestige location. They also met the security requirements where required and the thermal and acoustic requirements,” he said.
FK Group’s Associate Design Director Robert Clarke said: “We tendered Kawneer due to our very strong relationship with the systems company, both in fabrication and technical. They are our preferred and No 1 system supplier.”
GRAHAM was appointed by joint venture partners Patten Properties and Panacea Property Development on behalf of Invesco Real Estate, the global real estate investment manager, as part of its growing UK residential portfolio.
Peter Reavey, Construction Director for GRAHAM, believes The Copper House set a new standard for residential accommodation in Liverpool.
“GRAHAM is proud to have delivered this high-quality residential scheme that provides a stunning addition to this iconic part of Liverpool city centre. The Copper House is a stand-out development. The quality of both the design and the build sets it apart, offering future residents a modern living environment with a community feel.”
Neil Patten, Joint Managing Director of Panacea Properties, said: “We were ambitious in the vision we set out for The Copper House, and to see it realised in such a spectacular way is something the entire team is very proud of. This has been a long, challenging scheme, but the commitment to get every detail right has paid off considerably. Liverpool now has a sought-after residential development that encapsulates the optimism and ambition of the city.
“We enjoyed working with Invesco Real Estate and the delivery of the project by Graham has been first class. The consultant team have all worked tirelessly to deliver a building that sets a new standard for the quality of residential living in Liverpool City centre. My thanks go to the entire team for their efforts, especially in the face of the challenges presented by the pandemic.”