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.
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Tameside One, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
Kawneer’s curtain walling, windows and doors feature at Tameside One
In addition to series 190 heavy-duty entrance doors, Kawneer AA®100 zone-drained curtain walling has been used within rainscreen
cladding from the ground to second floors and at the upper floor levels of a courtyard at Tameside One, the second phase of
VisionTameside, in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.
Kawneer glazing systems help deliver a new vision for Tameside
An unusual combination of local authority offices, college skills centre and retail units features an equal combination of architectural glazing systems by Kawneer.
In addition to its application on the ground to second floors and at the upper floor levels, the AA®100 curtain wall was also used as a ribbon effect to achieve a punched window design on the external perimeter elevations.
This was complemented by Kawneer’s series 190 heavy-duty entrance
doors, as single and double leaves and open-in and open-out variants, The £36 million 15,000m2 building designed by international design practice Ryder Architecture comprises Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council’s Joint Public Service Centre and an Advanced Skills Centre for Tameside College in two distinct wings, as well as retail units.
In addition to releasing the former 1980s administrative centre from its connection to the Grade II listed Ashton Town Hall, Ryder’s design also retains the façade of the Grade II listed former water board building, both improving the setting of historic buildings and enhancing the quality of the public realm around the building and the wider town centre.
The Joint Public Service Centre is a more cost effective and customer focused building than its predecessor, the new building being half the size of the previous council offices. It also offers improved pedestrian access to the town centre from the station and transport exchange.
The Advanced Skills Centre of approximately 7,000m2 provides state-ofthe-art learning spaces for students of vocational subjects including hair and beauty, hospitality, catering, bakery and confectionery, travel and tourism, and business skills.
A number of fenestration options were considered for the six storeys.
To the upper office and classroom floors the design features full-height floor to ceiling punched windows on the outward-facing elevations and continuous ribbon-slot windows on the internal elevations. Externally the fenestration and cladding zones have been broken down into smaller elements to more townscape proportions. The ribbon curtain wall which gives the punched window effect responds more to the neighbouring historic buildings and the large areas of cladding across the external elevations have been broken down into smaller elements at the stair core locations.
A simple and reserved palette of neutral, high-quality materials was
selected for the mixed-use development and is paired to the key elements of the building mass to further reinforce a clear expression of use and function.
The brickwork base is punched with Kawneer glazing on the east, south and west elevations forming the shop fronts of retail units. Recessed profiles, expressing a horizontal check at glazing head level, and areas of alternative brickwork bonds reference Ashton’s rich history of brickwork
The main building entrances and the deck level are a continuous surface of Kawneer glazing which is used generously to all publicly accessible areas to promote a welcoming feeling of openness, transparency and legibility of use. All elements of the building envelope had to achieve pressure test requirement for air permeability of 3cum/h/m2 at 50 Pa.
The Kawneer systems were installed over more than two years (due to
Carillion’s demise) by a team of up to 60 from specialist sub-contractor/dealer FK Group for main contractor Robertson Construction who replaced Carillion.
Project architect and Ryder director Mark Clasper said: “The Kawneer
curtain walling to the ground floor and first floor provides a transparent plinth to the full perimeter of the building while giving views into key spaces of both the library and the key teaching spaces within the college while also providing large amounts of natural light. It met the performance required with regards to the required U-values.”
He added: “It’s fantastic to see the Tameside One colocation starting to deliver on bringing greater efficiency, economic prosperity and the transformation of learning and skills for the people of Tameside.”
Please contact our Architectural Services Team if you have a project you would like to discuss: Tel: 01928 502604 / Email: kawneerAST@arconic.com
Kawneer Glazing Systems to feature on world's first Passivhaus Leisure Centre
Kawneer glazing systems to feature on world's first Passivhaus leisure centre
The complete portfolio of Kawneer products will be used at St Sidwell's Point in Devon.
Work is expected to start shortly on the installation, on the world's first Passivhaus leisure centre, of architectural glazing systems by leading UK manufacturer Kawneer.
The systems - two types of curtain walling, three types of doors, windows and brise soleil - will be installed by Kawneer-approved specialist sub-contractor AB Glass for main contractor Kier at St Sidwell's Point in Exeter.
The 4,850m2 project will replace an ageing swimming pool with an eight-lane national/county-standard pool and four-lane learner pool, both with movable floors, together with dry sports facilities including gym, café and crèche, and health and spa amenities.
Benefits of the Passivhaus design include a 70% saving on energy costs when compared to a current good practice pool, a 50% reduction in water use, outstanding internal water and air quality, excellent daylight levels and lower maintenance costs due to a high-quality building fabric.
Step up Kawneer's Passivhaus-certified AA®100 capped curtain walling, which will be used around the building envelope and some locations internally, and RT®82HI windows which feature exceptional levels of thermal performance and airtightness, partly due to larger-than-normal thermal breaks.
These Passivhaus-certified products will be installed by AB Glass alongside Kawneer's AA®100 FR and AA®720 FR fire-rated curtain walling and doors as internal screens, AA®190 TB external entrance doors, AA®720 standard and AA®720 HI doors internally and externally, and AA®130 brise soleil.
The flagship in Exeter City Council's £330 million regenerating city centre masterplan, which also includes housing, offices, restaurants and retail, is expected to open to the public, alongside a new bus station, in the spring of 2021, and attract more than 500,000 visits a year.
Exeter City Council and Passivhaus designers Gale & Snowden architects have delivered several Passivhaus multi-unit housing schemes but this is the first commercial Passivhaus development they have embarked on together.
The hybrid construction comprises an in-situ concrete frame with aerated concrete blockwork infill and mineral wool batts on an insulated in-situ ground floor slab. The design also features a metal standing seam roof on CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) and glulam beam structure and a liquid-applied warm roof on a steel frame structure.
The Passivhaus Institute is acting as Passivhaus certifier and modelling the design in a bespoke multi-zone PHPP (Passive House Planning Package). As such, the energy performance figures are different to standard Passivhaus calculations due to the high pool and changing area temperatures.
Alan Brayley, managing director of AB Glass, who will have a team of up to 30 on the project for an estimated 30 weeks, said: "We are thrilled to have been awarded this contract. This is an innovative project that we are very excited to be involved in. The environmental credentials of this building are such that we believe some of the standards and skills we will be implementing here will be in high demand in the future as many more buildings look to emulate what we see here."