TECHNAL LTD

ALBERT DRIVE
SILKWOOD PARK
WAKEFIELD
WEST YORKSHIRE WF5 9TG

Tel: 01924 232323
Fax: 01924 232300

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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.

Curtain Walling:

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.

     

Windows:

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.

 

Doors:

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.

 

Technical Support for Architects and Contractors 

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.

 

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

TECHNAL - C160S Lift and Slide Door Systems
The lift and slide door provides exceptional physical performance characteristics and both thermal and acoustic flexibility for large apertures.

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TECHNAL - CD High Traffic Door Brochure (commercial)
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.

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TECHNAL - FY 65 Window Brochure
Flexible commercial aluminium window ranges system features a variety of safety and security options, achieves outstanding weather resistance and is supplied with a high performance thermal break.

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TECHNAL - MY Curtain Walling Brochure
MY curtain walling showcases all the expertise of the TECHNAL brand combining aesthetics, large sizes and interior comfort

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TECHNAL - PY 55 Door Brochure
Commercial Door System for High Traffic Applications

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TECHNAL - STII Commercial Door Brochure
new STII Commercial Door System is an aluminium door system suited to high traffic commercial

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TECHNAL DF 75 Si Window System
Superior thermal performance is achieved with a unique polyamide thermal barrier enabling Si to comfortably exceed the requirements of Part L 2013 of the Building Regulations for thermal insulation.

Published [21/07/18]File size [26711 KB]

TECHNAL MX Curtain Wall brochure
MX, a complete curtain walling suite. The MX system successfully combines the creative and visual demands of architects with the functional needs of contractors, developers and occupiers, by simplifying the technical aspects as well as the manufacturing and the installation processes to ensure optimum quality and cost efficiency.

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These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

Technal CD 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.The CD system is available in hinged, pivoted and sliding configurations, and has a number of special features to enhance its weather performance, safety and security.This download is for the CD Commercial Door Component.Rev 02 - Contact details updated Metal doorsets

Published [29/07/16]

Technal Concealed Vent Window System
Technal concealed vents. There is the option of concealed opening vents in a variety of configurations for use with the Technal MX range of curtain walling.This download is for the Concealed Vent Window Component.Rev 02 - Contact details updated External window systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal FY55 Window Door Systems
Please Note: Not available in the UK, please contact Technal UK for assistance.Soleal FY55 is a global system of modular sections with thermal breaks for the construction of windows and balconies. The FY55 allows for fully insulating joinery sets that integrate all kinds of openings and also reduces the mass exposed aluminum to increase the brightness inside.This download is for the FY55 Window Door Components and includes the following types of system;The above are available in both Window, Door & Curtain Wall Templates. External window systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal FY65 SOLEAL High Performance Window Door Systems
A Technically Advanced Window System for Contemporary Fenestration Design.The SOLEAL 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.It offers:•Exceptional security, thermal, acoustic and weather performance•Unparalleled aesthetics•One single system available in numerous configurations.This download is for the SOLEAL high performance Window Door Components and includes the following types of system;Components created using "Metric Door/Window" templates added to download External window systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal FY65 SOLEAL High Performance Window System
A Technically Advanced Window System for Contemporary Fenestration Design.A Technically Advanced Window System for Contemporary Fenestration DesignThe SOLEAL 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.It offers:•Exceptional security, thermal, acoustic and weather performance•Unparalleled aesthetics•One single system available in numerous configurations.This download is for the SOLEAL High Performance Window System Components and includes the following types of system;Window components created using "Metric Window" templates added to download External window systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal FY65 SOLEAL High Performance Window System (Composite)
A Technically Advanced Window System for Contemporary Fenestration DesignThe SOLEAL 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.It offers:•Exceptional security, thermal, acoustic and weather performance•Unparalleled aesthetics•One single system available in numerous configurations.This download is for the SOLEAL Composite Window System Components and includes the following types of system; External window systems

Published [26/10/16]

Technal GA Lumeal Sliding Window / Door Systems
Please Note: Not available in the UK, please contact Technal UK for assistance.With a 100 mm module LUMEAL is a hidden sliding opening that offers a minimalist line. This fineness ensures a gain of 8-14 % clear glazing according to the applications . LUMEAL allows a different opening configuration by combining associated fixed partS and sliding parts.This download is for the GA Lumeal Sliding Window / Door Components and includes the following types of system; Sliding doorset systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal GY55 Sliding Window / Door Systems
Please Note: Not available in the UK, please contact Technal UK for assistance.GY55 SOLEAL is a universal slide, thanks to its many adaptations and applications, from the simplest to the most complex project, sliding SOLEAL always offers an appropriate solution.This download is for the GY55 Sliding Window / Door Components and includes the following types of system; Sliding doorset systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal MX 62 Curtain Walling
MX is a complete curtain walling suite, offering specifiers enhanced thermal performance to meet the most stringent Building Regulations, and the widest choice of aesthetic options from a single system.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.This download is for the MX 62 Curtain Walling Component.Rev 02 - Contact details updated Stick curtain walling systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal MX Acoustic Curtain Walling
MX is a complete curtain walling suite, offering specifiers enhanced thermal performance to meet the most stringent Building Regulations, and the widest choice of aesthetic options from a single system.Additional noise protection. MX Acoustic is an option for both MX Visible Grid and MX Trame Horizontale for applications where additional acoustic performance is required, such as city centre apartments, hospitals, student accommodation and buildings near airports and railway lines.This download is for the MX Acoustic Curtain Walling Component.Rev 02 - Contact details updated Stick curtain walling systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal MX Sloped Curtain Walling
MX is a complete curtain walling suite, offering specifiers enhanced thermal performance to meet the most stringent Building Regulations, and the widest choice of aesthetic options from a single system.The MX system allows sloped glazing to be created in MX Visible Grid or MX Trame Verticale, giving specifiers the flexibility to construct sloped roofs, atria, canopies, valleys and pyramids, which are fully compatible and visually consistent with the vertical facade.This download is for the MX Sloped Curtain Walling Component.Rev 02 - Contact details updated Stick curtain walling systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal MX Toggle Curtain Walling
MX is a complete curtain walling suite, offering specifiers enhanced thermal performance to meet the most stringent Building Regulations, and the widest choice of aesthetic options from a single system.The MX Toggle is a system creating a flush-fitted all glass facade, combining the use of fixed glazing units, top hunmg vents and glazed spandrel panels. The appearance of structural glazing is achieved by using profiles that are only visible on the room side. From the outside, only the glazing and slender shadow joints are visible.This download is for the MX Toggle Curtain Walling Component.Rev 02 - Contact details updated Stick curtain walling systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal MX Trame Curtain Walling
MX is a complete curtain walling suite, offering specifiers enhanced thermal performance to meet the most stringent Building Regulations, and the widest choice of aesthetic options from a single system.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.This download is for the MX Trame Curtain Walling Component.Rev 02 - Contact details updated Stick curtain walling systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal MX Visible Grid Curtain Walling
MX is a complete curtain walling suite, offering specifiers enhanced thermal performance to meet the most stringent Building Regulations, and the widest choice of aesthetic options from a single system.The MX system successfully balances the aesthetic requirements of architects with the functional needs of contractors, developers and occupiers, simplifying specification, fabrication and installation to ensure the highest quality and cost efficiency.This download is for the MX Visible Grid Curtain Walling Component.Rev 02 - Contact details updated Stick curtain walling systems

Published [29/07/16]

Technal PY Doors
Technal’s market-leading commercial aluminium doors provide specifiers with flexibility in design, safety and security, combined with excellent weather resistance.Technal’s door solutions are designed for both lower traffic areas and heavy-duty use in busy public places, with maximum resistance to wear and effective protection against vandalism.This download is for the PY Door Component.Rev 02 - Contact details updatedDoor components created using "Metric Door" templates added to download Metal doorsets

Published [29/07/16]

ARCHITECTURAL Glazing Systems .
BALCONY Doors .
CURTAIN WALLING Aluminium .
CURTAIN WALLING Aluminium Anodised .
CURTAIN WALLING Aluminium Polyester Powder Coated .
CURTAIN WALLING Architectural Systems .
CURTAIN WALLING BS EN 13830 .
CURTAIN WALLING Burglar Resisting Bullet Resisting
CURTAIN WALLING Dry Glazing System .
CURTAIN WALLING Fire Protection .
CURTAIN WALLING Fire Resistant DIN EN 1634 E30
CURTAIN WALLING Fire Resistant DIN EN 1634 E60
CURTAIN WALLING Glazed .
CURTAIN WALLING Inclined Glazing .
CURTAIN WALLING Low Rise Facade Low Rise
CURTAIN WALLING Passive House Certified .
CURTAIN WALLING Purpose Made Metal .
CURTAIN WALLING Seismic Test Compliant AAMA 501.4
CURTAIN WALLING Site Assembled (Stick) .
CURTAIN WALLING Stick .
CURTAIN WALLING Unitised .
DOOR FRAMES French Doors .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Anodised
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Double
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Folding Glazed
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed Secured by Design Pas 23 and 24
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Purpose Made
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Thermal Break
DOORS COMMERCIAL Attack Resistant .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Automatic .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Balcony Sliding
DOORS COMMERCIAL Bullet Resistant .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Bullet Resistant Ballistic Security BS EN 1522 FB4 Level 4
DOORS COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant DIN V ENV 1627 .
DOORS COMMERCIAL DDA Compliant Threshold .
DOORS COMMERCIAL EN 14351-1:2006 A1:2010 .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Entrance .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Folding .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Glass .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Glass Frameless Hinged Doors
DOORS COMMERCIAL Purpose Made Bespoke
DOORS COMMERCIAL Revolving Manual Circular
DOORS COMMERCIAL Security .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Wheelchair Access .
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Aluminium PAS 23 and PAS 24 Kitemarked .
EMERGENCY EXIT DOORS Panic Exits Door and Hardware
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Coloured
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Anti-Vandal .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Attack Resistant .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant DIN V ENV 1627 .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Disabled Access .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Escape Route Fire Escape
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Revolving .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Security .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Sliding .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Sliding/Folding .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Toughened Glass: BS 6262
FIRE CHECK DOORS Aluminium Glazed .
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare .
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634 BS 476 Part 22 or BWF Certifire EI30
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634 BS 476 Part 22 or BWF Certifire EI60
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634 BS 476 Part 22 or BWF Certifire FD30
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare BS EN 1634 BS 476 Part 22 or BWF Certifire FD60
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare Entrance Doors
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare Fire Resistant Resistance
FIRE CHECK DOORS Commercial Industrial Educational Healthcare Glazed
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Commercial Open In Open out Barrier Free
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Aluminium Multi-Point Locking Systems .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Aluminium Secured by Design .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Lift and Slide .
SKYLIGHT Windows .
STRUCTURAL Glazing .
STRUCTURAL Glazing Sealant Systems
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Anodised
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Concealed Sash Sashes
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Double Casement
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Insulated
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Insulated Profiles
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Integrated Sashes Integration Sashes
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Outward Opening Italian
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Pivot
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Powdercoated Colour
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Purpose Made Bespoke
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Secured by Design
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Thermal Break
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Tilt and Slide
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Tilt and Turn
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Bullet Resistant Anti-Ballistic .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant BS V EN 1627
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant Class WK3
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant EN 1627-30 RC2
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant PAS 24
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL DIN 14351 .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Facade Systems .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Facade Systems Aluminium
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Facade Systems Italian Sash Projected Top Hung Projecting Top Hung
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Horizontal Pivot .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Inward Opening .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Outward Opening Italian
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Security .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Security Thermally Broken Aluminium Profiles
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Side Hung .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Top Hung .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Vertical Pivot .
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium .
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Double Glazed Units
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Inward Opening
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Pivot
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Sliding
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Special Sizes
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Thermal Break Thermally Broken
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Tilt and Turn
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Tilt and Turn .
CD Commercial Doors
DF 75 SI Aluminium Window Systems
FY 65 Aluminium Windows
GXI Sliding Doors
MX Curtain Walling
MY Curtain Walling
PY 55 Aluminium Doors
STII Aluminium Doors

TECHNAL GOES RETRO AT THE DOCK OFFICE SALFORD

July 2019

A residential refurbishment of the iconic 1920s Dock Office in Salford Quays has included a stunning two-storey steel framed structure at roof level, incorporating Technal MX Toggle curtain walling, fabricated by Quest Solutions (UK) Ltd, to all sides to achieve panoramic views across the city. Technal’s FY65 windows were also specified, providing an aesthetic in-keeping with the original art-deco design.

Originally built as offices and a bank by Harry Fairhurst and Son in 1927, the landmark building sits within an area of Salford in Greater Manchester that has been undergoing drastic redevelopment since the 1980s. The re-development by Liveman Properties has converted the Dock Office into a mixture of one, two and three bedroom apartments, with an additional 14 new duplex apartments constructed on the existing building roof.

DV Architects, Liverpool, specified Technal’s MX Toggle Glazing curtain walling for the steel frame extension and Technal FY65 windows. Architect Billy Hodge commented, “The Dock Office is a local heritage asset and great care has been taken to make sure that the character of the building is not altered.

“Two additional storeys have been added to the height, stepped back from the main façade and designed to have a flush surface with no projecting framing. We wanted the design to be clean and modern so that it contrasts with the older façade - appearing as a simple dark box on top of the crisp white building below.”

Technal’s MX Toggle curtain walling allows for the creation of a flush glass façade, which, in addition, can be either concave or convex. The double-glazed units are fixed to the transom and mullion profiles through a specially designed, thermally broken toggle to allow quick and easy installation.

Billy continued, “Technal FY65 windows and the glazing are also a key feature of the new façade. Timber windows have been replaced with Technal’s FY high performance double glazed aluminium frames in white, which were chosen as they have a similar pattern to the original window design. As the building is listed, the new windows complement the character of the existing white concrete façade, whilst also improving the thermal efficiency of the building.”

The Technal systems were fabricated and installed by Quest Solutions (UK) Ltd who commented, “Quest installed the traditional high performing Technal FY65 window for the lower floors and Technal’s Toggle glazed MX curtain walling system with black ceramic glazing which was used to create the cap-less flush glass façade that protrudes from the roof with visibly less aluminium.”

Technal is part of the Hydro Group, a world leader in aluminium solutions that also encompasses sister brands Sapa and WICONA. Through its globally renowned Hydro Technology Hubs, the group is shaping a sustainable future, with innovative products that satisfy and surpass customer expectations, in line with demands of CSR and increasing environmental regulations.

TECHNAL SPECIFIED FOR NEWCASTLE STUDENT LIVING DEVELOPMENT

July 2019

Specified for their long-term durability and visual impact advanced aluminium window, curtain walling and door systems, from the Technal brand, have been installed at The Shield, a high-end student accommodation development close to Newcastle city centre on Stoddart Street. Technal is a part of the Hydro Group, a world leader in the building systems sector.

The £18.4m development is located in the east side of Newcastle city centre, a regeneration site previously occupied by light industrial buildings, a brick-built office and a warehouse.

Comprising three blocks of student accommodation extending to seven storeys at Stoddart Street to the East, the scheme steps down to four storeys at Clarence Street to the West.

Designed by Newcastle-based xsitearchitecture, and developed and constructed by BAM, the building features a refined palette of external materials to animate the façade. These include brick, aluminium, bronze coloured cladding and standing seam, in a range of natural colours.

Punctuating the visual mass of the three blocks, Technal’s FY Visible 65mm windows make a significant aesthetic impact. Installed in a vertical configuration to contrast with the cladding’s horizontal line, side hung open out windows were mainly used across the project, with some top hung open out vents also featured – all fitted with stylish standard Technal-exclusive hardware including locking handles and releasable restrictors.

To achieve optimum U-value in this instance, approximately 70% of the windows on the building included spandrel glass, a ceramic toughened glass with foil-backed insulation to surface 4 of the unit. Each configuration was carefully designed to avoid disrupting outward views.

At ground floor level to ensure maximum security, any fixed light or fixed light with vent windows had to be Secured by Design and, as a result, were fitted with security clips. Also, due to their size, some corner windows high up on the building used reinforced mullions.

Explaining why Technal’s FY 65 aluminium window is such a popular choice for student living projects like this, National Specification Manager at Technal, Mark Hargreaves, said: “This is one of Technal’s leading window ranges and offers exceptional security, thermal, acoustic and weather performance. Available in two distinct styles, visible opening and concealed vent, as along with numerous configurations, the range ensures visually consistent window types across a single building.

“Each system provides outstanding thermal performance for example, a 24mm double glazed unit with a typical window size of 1.25m x 1.48m can achieve Uw values as low as 1.3w/m2K.”

Technal’s MX Visible Grid curtain walling system was also specified for this project for its durability and design flexibility. Featured mainly to enhance daylighting in communal spaces, MX Visible Grid has been installed at ground floor level alongside Technal’s PY 55 doors, and at height alongside the FY 65 windows - visually zig zagging on alternate floors to add interest.

The PY 55 doors were specified for their exceptional level of quality and are ideal for high traffic applications, helping to provide excellent security for busy buildings like this one. All of the systems have been finished in a contrasting black powder coating.

One of the reasons the products were used is that they not only create a stunning façade, but are also energy efficient, and met the low U values required of the building. Technal’s products are always specified due to their high quality – the FY 65 windows have zero snags, which is a testament to the robustness of the system.

In walking distance of Northumbria University’s City Campus East and the main Newcastle University Campus, the new accommodation offers a mix of self-contained studio flats and en-suite bedrooms with shared kitchens, housing up to 400 students.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US ON TEL: 01924 232323 OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.TECHNAL.CO.UK.

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