Hydro Building Systems UK Ltd
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Suppliers of: Aluminium Windows, Sliding Doors, Aluminium Doors, Commercial Doors, Curtain Walling,
Technal has a history in the UK which spans more than 30 years, Technal’s door, window and curtain walling systems have been used to create purpose-designed façades for buildings in sectors as diverse as offices, airports, leisure, schools and higher education, healthcare and residential apartments.
The Technal brand from HYDRO is a pioneering international specialist in architectural aluminium façade systems. Technal has established an unrivalled reputation for innovative and inspirational design solutions and has built up an impressive portfolio of award-winning projects.
Technal has a clear understanding of the requirements of architects, contractors, developers, building occupiers and fabricators, which has enabled it to engineer an innovative, technically advanced and highly flexible product portfolio. Our aluminium building systems including curtain walling, window, door and low rise façade products. Each has been developed to meet specifiers’ requirements for enhanced thermal performance, design flexibility and visual appeal.
MX & MY are complete aluminium curtain walling suites, offering specifiers enhanced thermal performance to meet the most stringent Building Regulations and the widest choice of aesthetic options from a single system.
- MY62 - For those seeking large glass spans with minimal interruptions. This is ideal for new build or refurbishment curtain wall applications that architecturally command maximum natural light and slim sight lines. MY62 can be used on both timber or steel frame structures alike.
- MX VISIBLE GRID - MX Visible Grid is a Versatile Glazing Solutions for Flat or Faceted Façades. MX Visible Grid gives superior load distribution thus allowing the system to hold larger, heavy glazing units.
- MX TRAME - MX Trame has a pioneering design, which uses projecting aerofoil transom caps to add depth to the façade whilst slender face trim gaskets, that are flush with the front face of the infill, soften the corresponding vertical or horizontal sections.
- MX62 - MX62 gives specifiers the option of a 62mm module for the MX Visible Grid vertical façade to allow glazed units in larger sizes to be accommodated, maximising natural light.
MX SSG STRUCTURAL GLAZING - A Striking Flush Glass Façade, MX SSG responds to the increasing demand for structural glazing to create flush glass façades with visibly less aluminium.
MX BG Beaded Glazing - MX Beaded Glazing is a contemporary alternative to conventional façades, which uses an externally beaded frame option to create a ‘picture frame’ appearance.
Technal offers one of the most comprehensive and flexible commercial aluminium window ranges available today. Each system features a variety of safety and security options, achieves outstanding weather resistance and is supplied with a high performance thermal break.
- FY 65 WINDOW - The FY 65 high performance window is Technal’s most innovative window system to date, bringing a host of technical advancements and design features that will enhance almost any fenestration project.
GXI SLIDING WINDOW/BALCONY DOOR - The GXi sliding window and balcony door has been designed with an attention to detail and quality of finish that sets it apart from it’s peers. The system incorporates a wealth of design features and a wide selection of options for comfort, safety, visual appeal and long-term durability, meeting specifiers’ requirements for both function and form.
Technal’s market-leading commercial aluminium doors provide specifiers with flexibility in design, safety and security, combined with excellent weather resistance. Door suites are available in a wide range of configurations including - hinged, pivot, revolving or sliding systems and these are all compatible with Technal’s curtain walling and low rise façade systems.
- PY 55 DOOR - The PY 55 door range offers outstanding thermal performance, levels of security and specification options for high traffic applications.
- CD COMMERCIAL DOORS - The CD Door is a heavy duty door solution for use in busy public places and combines lasting resistance to wear with effective security and protection against vandalism. This is a robust system that is ideal for secondary school applications and entrances to public buildings such as airports, offices and shopping centres.
- STII - Delivering exceptional thermal performance, the new STII Commercial Door System is an aluminium door system suited to high traffic commercial applications. Offering a range of framing options, installations can be tailored to suit most space and sizes up to three metres high. Designed for use with Technal’s aluminium window systems and curtain walling, the STII doors provide an integrated façade solution for your projects where high traffic aluminium doors are essential.
A comprehensive range of support services is available to architects and contractors, which includes technical assistance with design development, through to the preparation of specifications. To help specifiers in the production of faster and more accurate project drawings, CAD files for all the façade systems offered by Technal can be downloaded from the specification section of the Technal website.Technal also responds to individual project needs through more bespoke designs for specific schemes, performance enhancements and new innovations to enhance both new and existing architecture.
For further information on all our products and services, please visit our web site www.technal.co.uk or download our brochures from our BPi library.
TECHNAL ADDS THE NEW TIGAL PULL AND SLIDE SYSTEM TO ITS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO
More and more people, all over the world, are moving to cities. By 2050, it is estimated that 70% of the global population will live in towns and cities. Noise pollution will increase, and buildings will have to be designed and equipped to make them pleasant, quiet and bright places to live.
Modern buildings should focus on Energy Efficient Facades and User Comfort as urban areas transition to 'Vertical Cities' with the increase in tall buildings.
All these aspects where taken into consideration when we designed the Tigal Sliding Door to satisfy future needs and fulfil all construction industry expectations. Unique hybrid technology, capable of braving the elements.
Tigal is a hybrid solution, with all the advantages of a sliding door, and the features of a window.
A unique technology for many years to come
Tigal Sliding Door has a patented water-tightness system that guarantees efficiency.
Created for today with tomorrow in mind, Tigal Sliding Door is equipped with avant-garde technology that seals four times better than conventional sliding doors.
The door opens by internal displacement of 6 mm and the opening part slides parallel to the fixed part.
This hybrid system is fitted with an innovative multipoint block mechanism around the perimeter.
Adaptation is the key to evolution
Tigal Sliding Door is a versatile structure that meets the needs of the architects of the future.
It fits any space up to 4 metres wide x 2.70 metres high (1 leaf + 1 fixed) and can carry up to 300 kg of glass per leaf.
Available in TechDesign, Tech3D and TechAcoustic.
Withstands even extreme climates
Cyclonic area? No problem. High air permeability (Class A4), Wind pressure resistance (Class 3) and Water-tightness of E1200 make Tigal Sliding Door capable of facing any global challenge.
Acoustic efficiency: bulwark against urban noise
With acoustic insulation up to Rw (C;Ctr): 45dB in double glazing, it shields occupants from outside noise, for comfortable conditions.
Extreme heat or extreme cold. With three levels of thermal conductivity, Tigal Sliding Door ensures optimal energy efficiency and insulation to reduce the impact of outside heat and cold.
Uw thermal performance is up to 0.85 W/m²K creating pleasant conditions indoors in both summer and winter and reducing energy bills.
The door of the future
The appearance of Tigal Sliding Door is a masterly combination of design and robustness. The technology is housed in a slender frame, leaving space for a large glazed area which allows natural light into the room.
Tigal Sliding Door is manufactured with 70% recycled materials and with no PVC, because environmental sustainability is already crucial, and will become more so in the future.
Frames can be manufactured in extruded aluminium REDUXA (with a carbon footprint below 4 kg of CO2 per kg of aluminium) or in extruded aluminium CIRCAL 75 R (with a carbon footprint below 4 kg of CO2 per kg of aluminium).
We are firmly convinced that creativity should benefit everyone. That’s why our 15 mm embedded threshold allows easy access to people with reduced mobility.
Perfect for your project
Tigal Sliding Door comes in an extensive range of finishes and colour, so that the architects of the future can design without restrictions.
We can’t control the elements. They are still impossible to dominate. But while we are working on it… Why not challenge them?
WHAT'S NEW AT TECHNAL FOR 2021?
A look ahead to the new aluminium systems we'll be launching in 2021 seems a positive way to end what has been a life-changing year. Here, Allan Barr, TECHNAL UK Sales Director rounds up our 2020 developments and indicates what's coming up next year.
The end of the year maks the completion of our ONE VISION activity. This has successfully united the TECHNAL and SAPA brands into 'one' here in the UK - TECHNAL.
Well recieved by architects and fabricators, the new 'one' range now provides access to a complementary and expanded product offer, adapted to UK requirements and legislarion.
Here are some of the highlights:
ONE price list - more system design options and flexibility
Simplification for our customers has been the priority from the start. A new price list features easy-to-navigate groups that denote in-stock products and those with specific lead times - all supported with advice notes to explain how it works.
This new format TECHNAL UK Price List offers customers:
More flexibility and options in terms of product design
Enhanced project planning and procurement
Improved project cost control
ONE Software - streamlines the planning process
Now updated to include the legacy SAPA products, our TechDesign software offers fabricators a much more integrated approach from pricing right through to purchasing.
The latest version of TechDesign allows thermal performance calculation on all designs and full life cycle analysis is provided - something we're increasingly being asked to support for net zero target purposes.
System designs can be completed in 2D and 3D for all types of construction - from simple windows to complex facades. True 3D rendering with photo-realistic simulation, high level reporting, and direct linking with Microsoft® Word means quoting is also better supported.
Automatically scaled cross sections can be created for fabrication and TechDesign also links with standard CAD software and to suitable CNC software and saw machines.
Training for TechDesign software is available for all customers and to find out more, please contact your Account Manager or book a place online.
Paperless and seamless ordering
Next year, TechDesign will also link into our online ordering system, Com@lu. You will be able to price a project in TechDesign, establish the material requirement and upload it into Com@lu, which links into our SAP ordering software. This will allow you to check stock availability, place your order and review your order history over the course of the year.
Specified colours and finishes now across full range
For greater design flexibility, all of our products can now be supplied in a wide range of polyester powder coatings, including RAL and British Standards colours.
Other specialist finishes, such as metallic, bronze anodised and structured finishes are also available on request.
Bringing product innovation to the market for 2021
We have big plans for 2021 with plenty in the pipeline but wanted to end 2020 on a high with the recent launch of our new high-performance sliding system - TIGAL. Whilst normally we would do a series of in-person events, this year we've adapted and delivered the launch via our new webinar format.
Capable of accomodating large glazed panels, TIGAL is a new hybrid model that features an innovative protected micro-ventilation system as well as offering flexible and silent handling. It has a patented central waterproofing system that's four time more efficient than that of an ordinary sliding door, ensuring maximum comfort inside, both acoustically and thermally.
New Digital Solutions
Responding to the increasingly demanding acoustic requirements, another software launched this year is TECHAcoustic - the only tool on the market that provides a reliable evaluation within 1dB of accuracy for any composition (dimensions and glazing) and is equivalent to a laboratory based test.
Saving time, you can achieve desired performance levels in just a few clicks in addition to measuring possible savings made. Models for complex assemblies, for example, window on a sill with a fixed or fan light, as well as large-sized construction can also be created.
Why use TECHACOUSTIC?
TECHACOUSTIC assists with choosing the most appropriate range and glazing to achieve the desired levels of acoustic performance. It is no longer necessary to choose over-performing and expensive glazing.
Ease of Use
With an inuitive and ergonomic interface, you don't need to be an expert in acoustics to evaluate the performance of a window.
Scope of Application
You can obtain the acoustic performance of the constructions regardless of the size or type of infills and in the case of complex units, meaning several opening and fixed sections, always with the same degree of accuracy.
The complexity of the computational algorithms guarantees a result with an accuracy of +/- 1dB, which is similar to the resuls obtained in other laboratories.
Speed of Evaluation
It takes just a few clicks to define the constructions to be evaluated and the result is instantaneous.
New products for 2021
For 2021, we'll be bringing some innovative, high-performance aluminium systems to the UK facade market that all put sustainability at front of mind.
All TECHNAL systems now use high-quality recycled or low carbon aluminium.
Sustainable development is the greatest challenge facing industry today and we need to transform our economy. It's great to be able to say, that TECHNAL windows, doors and facades in the UK are now all produced with high-quality recycled aluminium (Hydro CIRCAL 75R) or low-carbon primary aluminium (Hydro REDUXA 4.0) to meet the growing demand for more sustainable products on building projects.
In fact, more than 100 large building projects have used the greener Hydro CIRCAL brand of aluminium since it became a key part of Hydro's product portfolio a year ago. Projects that feature Hydro CIRCAL 75R here in the UK include Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) and the University of Bath's Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) - a new, world-class automotive propulsion research facility in Bristol. Both buildings have been constructed to achieve BREEAM Very Good.
Hydro CIRCAL has also been recognised by experts and industry peers, winning the “Breakthrough Solution of the Year Award” in the renowned S&P Global Platts Metal Awards 2020.
In 2021, the TECHNAL specification team will continue its commitment to getting recycled or low carbon aluminium into specifications wherever possible.
Here’s to a more sustainable, successful (and safe) 2021.