TECHNAL LTD

Hydro Building Systems UK Ltd
Severn Drive
Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire GL20 8SF

Tel: 01684 853 500
Fax: 01684 851 850

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Suppliers of: Aluminium Windows, Sliding Doors, Aluminium Doors, Commercial Doors, Curtain Walling,

Imagination makes the world go around. At TECHNAL, it’s our driving force and way of doing things. It allows us to move forward, innovate and inspire. Where others just see a window, we see cutting-edge technology that benefits both the users and the environment. We see the future.

The TECHNAL brand from Hydro was created over 60 years ago and is a pioneering international specialist in architectural aluminium building systems. We have established an unrivalled reputation for innovative and inspiring design solutions, building up a profile of impressive award-winning projects.

With a history in the UK that spans more than 30 years, our aluminium building solutions have been used to create purpose-designed facades for diverse sections of businesses and residential buildings.  We have a clear understanding of the requirements of architects, contractors, developers, fabricators and occupiers which enables us to create an innovative, technically advanced and flexible product portfolio.

Build a Sustainable Future:

Sustainable development is one of the greatest challenges facing the industry today and we need to transform our economy. TECHNAL shares the values and commitment of the Hydro Group, a world leader in aluminium solutions, namely the preservation of natural resources, the reduction of CO2 emissions and waste, the guarantee of employee safety, the satisfaction of quality expectations and the improvement of consumers’ quality of life. These goals to protect the environment and to build a sustainable future are made possible with the sustainable aluminium alloys we offer.

HYDRO CIRCAL® 75R RECYCLED ALUMINIUM

Hydro CIRCAL® is a range of prime quality aluminium made with a minimum of 75% recycled end-of-life aluminium (post-consumer scrap), like for example façades and windows that have been dismantled from building and fully recycled. Solutions using Hydro CIRCAL® have the highest share of recycled aluminium on the market, at least 75% and have one of the smallest CO2 footprints world wide – 2.3kg CO2 per kilo of aluminium. This is six times, or 84% less than the world-wide average for primary extraction.

 LOW-CARBON ALUMINIUM Hydro REDUXA®

Hydro REDUXA® is our low carbon aluminium range. Thanks to modern technology and the use of renewable energy from hydro, wind and solar power, we can produce aluminium that is cleaner than ever before. The threshold of four kilograms of CO2 per kilogram of aluminium is the maximum allowable carbon footprint for this product line, a figure that includes total emissions from mining, refining, transportation, power and anode production, smelting and casting.

We certify that the dedicated parts of our production comply with the highest standards, even from a climate perspective, because we believe that as our customers’ footprint shrink, there are many opportunities available to them.

Curtain Walling:

  • GEODE MX 52 - GEODE MX successfully combines the creative and visual demands of architects and the functional needs of contractors, developers, and occupiers. By simplifying the technical aspects, manufacturing, and the installation process ensuring high quality, convenience, and cost-efficiency
  • SPINALMY 62 - Based on the 62mm module and with a patented assembly system, SPINAL MY combines pleasing aesthetics, large sizes, and interior comfort. The double skin creates a space between the façade and exterior wall enabling bioclimatic buildings to be created. This product is a true link combining technical and design expertise. All visual aspects can be created with easy integration.
  • ELEGANCE 52 - Elegance 52 is a comprehensive aluminium curtain wall system that combines technology and design with the demands of contemporary building architecture and construction. By using a 52mm aluminium substructure width a slim sightline is provided alongside necessary strength and inertia requirements. 

Windows:

  • CROWN RESIDENTIAL  With Technal Crown Residential Window Suite, true flexibility is available to meet your product needs. Our design expertise, technical knowledge, and passion have developed this window system to provide you with a range of options and capabilities - including those that provide structural integrity. The Crown system was designed the way we would like them to look in our home, making them perfect for residential projects
  • SOLEAL FY 65 - The innovative, universal window system that brings high performance, technical advancements, and design features to enhance your project.
  • DUALFRAME 75 SI -  The Dualframe 75 Si window system has been designed to comply with the increasing complexity of meeting Secured by Design, Building Regulations, British Standards and other regulatory demands.
  • DUALSLIDE - The Solution for vertical or horizontal sliding windows. Using advanced polyamide thermal break technology, Dualslide provides high thermal performance without foam filled profiles or costly sealed unit specifications.
  • DUALFRAME 75 - The Dualframe system combines strength, safety, sustainability and beauty for new-builds or refurbishment projects, particularly in residential, educational or light commercial buildings.

Sliding Doors and Patios:

  • TIGAL - TIGAL is a hybrid pull-slide system, combining the advantages of a sliding door with the performance of a window. This product is ideal for meeting the challenges of climate change as it has excellent thermal insulation and weather performance compared to traditional sliding systems. With a patented central sealing system, exceptional water-tightness is guaranteed – up to four times greater than a traditional sliding door.
  • CONFORT - Confort is a high performance thermally insulated sliding door system, with a user-friendly (lift-) slide action. The system, with an attractive aesthetic line, is durable, stable and remarkably energy efficient. With a maximum vent weight up to 400 kg large glazed areas are easily attainable.
  • 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.
  • CROWN FOLDING SLIDING - Combining form and function, the Crown Sliding Folding Doors can be tailored to suit any project and is key to bringing together the inside of a residential property with the outside. With a unique continuous hinge, there is no unsightly hardware to disrupt the contemporary sightline.
  • CROWN PATIO – The Crown Patio Doors are key to bringing the outside into your home, and are engineered for strength and stability. These wide opening aluminium doors have strength and a slim frame, allowing enjoyment of the best views and maximum light to flood in. These patio doors have a multipoint locking system providing additional security features to ensure they deliver high-security for peace of mind.

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 COMMERICAL DOOR - The PY 55 Commercial Door range offers outstanding thermal performance, levels of security and specification options for high traffic applications. This system has been developed for areas of heavy use like hospitals, shopping and sports centres, offices, apartment buildings and education environments.
  • CD COMMERCIAL DOORS - The CD Door is a heavy-duty door solution for use in busy public places. Combining lasting resistance to wear, protection against vandalism and effective security this is a robust system that’s ideal for secondary school applications and entrances to public buildings such as airports, offices and shopping centres.
  • STORMFRAME STII COMMERCIAL DOOR – The Stormframe STII High Traffic Aluminium Door provides the ideal solution for a wide range of commercial applications. Since launch, it has been recognised as an exceptional product in terms of performance and fabrication.
  • 202 COMMERCIAL DOOR – The 202 Commercial Door is a non-thermally broken aluminium framing system. This modular product can incorporate single and double doors along with automated sliding doors having being designed for entrance screens and shopfronts.
  • DUALFRAME DUALSECURE 75MM DOOR – Suitable for Commerical and Domestic projects, the Dualframe Dualsecure 75mm aluminium door can be used for contemporary or traditional styling. By using a unique patented polyamide strip with an integral bead retention leg the projection of the door leaf profile is minimised. Dualframe 75 stiles are designed to accept full-length Eurogroove – ensuring compatibility with a wide range of hardware.
  • CROWN RESIDENTIAL DOOR – The Crown range of doors have been designed for their aesthetics, strength and durability. These fit easily into domestic projects easily with front and back door styling options. Whichever you choose, you can be assured that your home is left secured each and every time.

Technical Support for Architects and Contractors

A range of support systems are available to you which includes technical assistance with design development, through to the preparation of specification. TECHNAL responds to individual project needs, with bespoke designs for specific scheme, performance enhancements and new innovations.

Our team of field-based Project Consultants work closely with our in-house contracts, system design and supply chain teams to provide information and assistance. We cover every aspect of your project. We combine architectural trends and technical developments as part of our product design to deliver high-performance and aesthetically pleasing systems.

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ARCHITECTURAL Glazing Systems .
BALCONY Doors .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Facade Cassettes .
CONSERVATORY ROOFS Roofing Systems .
CONSERVATORY ROOFS Roofing Systems Aluminium
CURTAIN WALLING Aluminium .
CURTAIN WALLING Aluminium Anodised .
CURTAIN WALLING Aluminium Colourcoated .
CURTAIN WALLING Aluminium Passivhaus Certified .
CURTAIN WALLING Aluminium Polyester Powdercoated .
CURTAIN WALLING Architectural Systems .
CURTAIN WALLING BS EN 13830 .
CURTAIN WALLING Burglar Resistant Bullet Resistant
CURTAIN WALLING Door Units .
CURTAIN WALLING Dry Glazing System .
CURTAIN WALLING Factory Assembled Unitised
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 Glazed With Integrated LED Lighting
CURTAIN WALLING Inclined Glazing .
CURTAIN WALLING Low Rise Facade Low Rise
CURTAIN WALLING Passivhaus Certified .
CURTAIN WALLING Prefabricated Unitised
CURTAIN WALLING Purpose Made Metal .
CURTAIN WALLING Refurbishment .
CURTAIN WALLING School Refurbishment .
CURTAIN WALLING Seismic Test Compliant AAMA 501.4
CURTAIN WALLING Site Assembled (Stick) .
CURTAIN WALLING Stick .
CURTAIN WALLING Unitised .
CURTAIN WALLING Window Units Aluminium .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Aluminium .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Aluminium Anodised .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Aluminium Anodised BS 3987:1974 .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Aluminium Blast Resistant .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Aluminium BS 1474:1987 .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Aluminium Curved .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Aluminium Double Glazed BS 5713:1979 .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Aluminium Glazed .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Aluminium Thermal Break .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Double Glazed .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Glazed .
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 Obscure Glass
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed Secured by Design PAS 23 and 24
DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Powdercoated
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 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 CE Marked .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Entrance .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Folding .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Glass .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Glass Frameless Hinged Doors
DOORS COMMERCIAL Purpose Made Bespoke
DOORS COMMERCIAL Revolving Manual Operation .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Security .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Sliding .
DOORS COMMERCIAL Wheelchair Access .
DOORS DOMESTIC Balcony .
DOORS DOMESTIC ALUMINIUM Colourcoated .
DOORS DOMESTIC ALUMINIUM Glazed .
DOORS DOMESTIC ALUMINIUM Insulated .
DOORS DOMESTIC BI-FOLD Multifold (Folding/Sliding/Stacking) .
DOORS DOMESTIC BI-FOLD Multifold (Folding/Sliding/Stacking) Aluminium
DOORS DOMESTIC BI-FOLD Multifold (Folding/Sliding/Stacking) Aluminium Glazed
DOORS DOMESTIC BI-FOLD Multifold (Folding/Sliding/Stacking) PAS24
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Aluminium Glazed .
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Aluminium Glazed Burglar Resistant BS EN 1627 up to RC3
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Aluminium Glazed Double Doors
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Aluminium Glazed PAS 24
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Aluminium Glazed Thermally Isolated
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Aluminium Insulated .
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Aluminium PAS 23 and PAS 24 Kitemarked .
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Double .
DOORS DOMESTIC METAL . .
DOORS DOMESTIC METAL Colourcoated .
DOORS DOMESTIC METAL Entrance .
DOORSETS Apartments Flats Communal Entrance PAS 23 and PAS 24
DOORSETS Blast Resistant .
EMERGENCY EXIT DOORS Panic Exits Door and Hardware
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Anodised
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Colourcoated
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Coloured
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed Blast Resistant
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed Burglar Resistant BS EN1627 up to RC3
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed Curtain Walling Applications
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed Purpose Made
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed RAL Colours
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed Secured by Design Pas 23 and 24
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Glazed Thermally Isolated
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Polyamide Insulated
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Powdercoated
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Aluminium Sections
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Attack Resistant .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant DIN V ENV 1627 .
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Communal Entrance .
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 Swing Hinged
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Toughened Glass: BS 6262
ENTRANCE DOORS COMMERCIAL Vandal Resistant .
FACADE PROFILES See Also FACADE SYSTEMS .
FACADE SYSTEMS Aluminium Ground Floor Framing .
FACADE SYSTEMS Aluminium Profile .
FACADE SYSTEMS Aluminium Sections .
FACADE SYSTEMS Cassettes .
FACADE SYSTEMS Components Architectural Aluminium Sections
FACADE SYSTEMS Insulated Aluminium .
FACADE SYSTEMS Prefabricated Elements .
FACADE SYSTEMS Structural Glazing .
FACADE SYSTEMS Unitised Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Window Systems .
FACADES Aluminium .
FACADES Aluminium Colourcoated
FACADES Aluminium Glazed
FACADES Architectural Insulated Panels Earthquake Protection Requirement
FACADES Architectural Insulated Panels Passivhaus Performance
FACADES Burglar Resistant EN 1627
FACADES Fire Resistant .
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
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic .
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic Aluminium
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic Aluminium Open In
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic Aluminium Open Out
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic Aluminium PAS 24
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic Multipoint Locking
GLAZED ROOF STRUCTURES Aluminium Sections .
GLAZING Systems .
GLAZING Systems Aluminium
GLAZING Systems Aluminium Framed
GLAZING Systems Aluminium Framed Curved
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC . .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Aluminium .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Aluminium Colourcoated .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Aluminium Frame .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Aluminium Glazed .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Aluminium Multi-Point Locking Systems .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Aluminium Secured by Design .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Bi-Fold (Folding/Sliding) .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Colourcoated .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Glazing: Double .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Lift and Slide .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Ventilated .
PROFILES Aluminium .
ROOF GLAZING SYSTEMS . .
ROOF GLAZING SYSTEMS Aluminium .
SCREENS Aluminium Glazed Fire Resistant
SECONDARY GLAZING UNITS Purpose Made .
SHOP FRONTS Aluminium .
SHOP FRONTS Architectural Components .
SKYLIGHT Windows .
SLIDING DOORS Aluminium .
SLIDING DOORS Aluminium Passivhaus Certified
SLIDING DOORS Automatic .
SLIDING DOORS Commercial .
SLIDING DOORS Commercial Entrance .
SLIDING DOORS Glazed Aluminium .
SLIDING DOORS Glazed Double Glazed .
SLIDING DOORS Glazed Steel Frame .
STRUCTURAL FRAMES Aluminium .
STRUCTURAL GLAZING . .
STRUCTURAL GLAZING Sealant Systems .
STRUCTURAL SECTIONS Aluminium Sections .
WINDOW PROFILES Aluminium .
WINDOW SECTIONS Aluminium .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Anodised
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Anodised BS 1615:1987
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Anodised BS 3987:1974
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Anti-Ligature Hardware Incorporated
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium BS 4873 Kitemarked
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium BS 7950
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium BS 7950 Kitemarked
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Concealed Sash
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Double Casement
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Factory Glazed Unitised
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Insulated
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Insulated Profiles
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Insulated Thermal Break Incorporated
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Integration Sashes
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Outward Opening Italian Sash
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Pivot
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Polyamide Thermal Bridge
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Powdercoated BS 6496:1984
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Powdercoated RAL/BS Colours
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Purpose Made Bespoke
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Secured by Design
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Tilt and Slide
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Aluminium Tilt and Turn
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL BS 6375 Parts 1 and 2 .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Bullet Resistant .
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 Fixed Light .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Horizontal Pivot .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Inward Opening .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Outward Opening Italian Sash
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Reversible Fully Reversible
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Security .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Security Thermally Broken Aluminium Profiles
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Side Hung .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Top Hung .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Vertical Pivot .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Vertical Sliding .
WINDOWS: METAL MISCELLANEOUS Assemblies .
WINDOWS: METAL MISCELLANEOUS Blast Resistant .
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium .
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Anodised
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Balcony Enclosure
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium BS 4873 Kitemarked
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium BS 6375
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium BS 6510
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Casement
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Concealed Sash
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Curved Thermal Break
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Double Casement
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Double Glazed Units
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Drained and Ventilated
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Dual Colour
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Insulated
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Insulated Thermal Break Incorporated
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Inward Opening
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium PAS 24
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Pivot
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Powder Coated
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Powder Coated BS 6496:1984
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Radius Corners Thermal Break
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Secured by Design
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Sliding
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Special Sizes
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Tilt and Turn
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Two-Tone Colour
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Weatherstripped BS 4255
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Aluminium Steel Top Hung
WINDOWS: METAL PURPOSE MADE Tilt and Turn .
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Anodised
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium BS 5368
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium BS 6375:Part 1
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium BS 7412
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium BS 7950
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium BS 7950 Kitemarked
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Casement
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Colourcoated
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Direct Fixed
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Dual Colour
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Factory Glazed Unitised
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Frame Fixed
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Passivhaus Certified
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Pivot
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Polyamide Insulated
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Powdercoated
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Replacement
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Secured by Design
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Security BS 7950
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Sliding
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Thermal Break
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Tilt and Turn
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Top Hung
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium Top-Swing Reversible
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium WER (Window Energy Rating) Class A
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Aluminium WER (Window Energy Rating) Class C
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Blast Resistant .
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD BS 4873 .
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD BS 4873 Kitemarked .
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Casement .
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Fixed Lights .
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Pivoted: .
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Reversible .
WINDOWS: METAL STANDARD Tilt and Turn .
WINDOWS: MISCELLANEOUS Balcony Enclosure .
WINDOWS: MISCELLANEOUS Healthcare Facilities .
WINDOWS: MISCELLANEOUS Hospital .
AMBIAL Folding Door Systems
CD Commercial Doors
CONFORT Sliding Doors
CROWN Sliding Folding Patio Doors
CROWN Steel Windows & Doors
CROWN Aluminium Doors
CROWN FLUSH Casement Windows
DF 75 SI Aluminium Window Systems
DUALFRAME Aluminium Windows & Doors
DUALSECURE Door Locking System
ELEGANCE Curtain Walling Systems
FY 65 Aluminium Windows
GXI Sliding Doors
MINERGIE Insulation Certification
MX Curtain Walling
MY Curtain Walling
PY 55 Aluminium Doors
SOLEAL FY 65 Glazed Aluminium Balcony Doors
SOLEAL FY 65 Aluminium Windows
SOLEAL PY 55 Glazed Aluminium Doors
SOLTIS FT 381 Serge Ferrari
SPINAL Curtain Walling Systems
STII Aluminium Doors
STORMFRAME Entrance Doors and Ground Floor Framing
TIGAL Sliding Doors
TRUE DUAL COLOUR Window Frame Colours

SEAMLESS SIGHTLINES FOR PRESTIGIOUS CHESHIRE HOME

October 2021

It's rare to see so many different architectural aluminium window, door and curtain walling applications on one house. Yet at this impressive home in Cheshire, fully compatible curtain walling, window and a variety of door systems from TECHNAL have been installed to create a seamless appearance to satisfy both client and architectural requirements.

This contemporary style, five-bedroom detached house commands a floor area of 10,000sq ft and includes an indoor swimming pool together with gym and leisure facilities. Rear facing, the property has been constructed on raised land that slopes down to a natural stream with breath-taking countryside views beyond.

"Creating a sense of light and maximising the spectacular views were key design priorities. These factors made the glazing an important element of the build, requiring a systems package that would deliver the slim sightlines to enhance the views whilst at the same time creating a uniform architectural appearance.


We also wanted to specify a range of systems that provided dual-colour capabilities as well as contributing first-class thermal and weather performance together with high-security throughout the house"

Christian Gilham, Design Architect & Managing Director at Leach Rhodes Walker


Demanding energy efficient needs met with TECHNAL products

Following initial design meetings with the architect, TECHNAL provided a full NBS specification for the aluminium systems with typical through sections and full thermal value calculations as well as pre-tender budget pricing to ensure an accurate tender package.

Meeting the demanding energy efficient U-value of 1.5 W/m2K, external windows, doors and curtain walling from the TECHNAL range were carefully selected for their compatibility and specified with high-performance glazing throughout.


High-end sliding door creates dramatic pool entrance
Flooding the indoor swimming pool with light, TECHNAL's high-end Confort 160 aluminium sliding door has been installed as a six-pane configuration spanning 11m by 3.6m. This door is engineered with a user-friendly slide action, with the panes easily gliding back to create a dramatic opening on to the exterior marble terrace.

The feature room of the house is a large kitchen diner and lounge area that runs from the front to the back, opening on to an orangery.


Light-filled orangery features aluminium bifold doors
Two sets of TECHNAL Crown Bifold doors have been installed in the orangery. One door features a six-pane run that opens and splits in the middle, the other is a three-pane configuration that opens to the side - exploiting the open aspect of the rear and side elevations.

Three striking gables shape the focus of the house to the rear, with a curved on-plan bay entrance to the ground floor that features faceted TECHNAL Dualframe 75 HP aluminium hinged doors. This structure creates a balcony area for the master bedroom suite at first floor level where Dualframe doors have been installed, opening out on to the balcony. These doors are framed by a raked head detail produced with Elegance 52 curtain walling to mirror the pitch of the roofline.

"Included in the brief was the use of non-leaching silicone sealant, to prevent discolouration in the limestone surrounds.

Bonam & Berry Ltd have used TECHNAL architectural aluminium products in the past and uses the complete range of products available for residential, commercial, education and all public and private sector applications."

Martin Spencer, Managing Director at Bonam & Berry Ltd


Dual colour capability provides additional design dimensions
TECHNAL curtain walling has also been used to create a full height feature glazed entrance screen which ensures a light and airy entrance hall together with two small rooflights that connect the main house to the swimming pool and leisure suite.

Adding a further design dimension, the systems chosen also offer dual colour capability. Finshed in charcol grey to the exterior, the aluminium systems tie in with the slate roof and provide a contrast to the exterior which features purpose-made Portuguese limestone and a slightly off-white render. Internally, systems are finished in white to blend with the interior design scheme.

The main window module comprises of Dualframe 75 Si casement and tilt-before-turn windows throughout the house. All other exterior doors are single and double sets of Dualframe 75 HP aluminium hinged residential doors with high security hardware.

Made-to-measure installation
One of the priorities from an installation perspective was to achieve a flush threshold finish and no upstands, to avoid trips when stepping from inside to out. With underfloor heating throughout, a precision approach was vital. To achieve this fabricator and installer, Nottingham based Bonham & Berry Ltd undertook an onerous and comprehensive laser survey ensuring every detail was purpose measured prior to manufacture and installation.

"We wanted to build a house that was a bit different. One that gave us plenty of light and space and this design certainly delivers on both counts. We also wanted it to be high quality with low maintenance hence us choosing aluminium windows and doors.

The TECHNAL team was so helpful, working with our concept architect initially to ensure the right products provided the right level of performance, and then with our local architect and the installer to ensure they had all of the relevant drawings and calculations as required. We love our new home."

The Homeowner

A FOCUS ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

October 2021

The design and specification of residential properties must balance a range of considerations. Here we look at the factors that affect developments and how the choice of doors and windows can help to ensure a safe, comfortable and secure home.

With an increasing focus on climate change and the reduction of the carbon footprint of UK homes, one of the key considerations is of course energy efficiency. UK homes account for around 30% of total energy use and around 20% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions each year.
Energy Efficient Ratings for Windows and Doors
To help reduce this impact, homes must be made as energy efficient as possible and therefore, each element of the building must be carefully evaluated to ensure that it does not cause energy to be wasted.

In the case of windows and doors, the energy efficiency is measured by the Window Energy Rating (WER). This assessment, established by the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC), considers the U-value, solar gain and air leakage of a product and gives the window or door a rating from A+ to G depending on its performance. A product with a WER of B or above is endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust.

Retrofit and refurbishment
Furthermore, it's estimated that 80% of the homes we live in by 2050 have already been built so refurbishing and retrofitting properties to bring them as close as possible to modern standards is an important part of the residential sector. Regardless of the type of property, replacing old windows and doors with modern solutions is a simple way to improve the thermal performance. Since 2010 all replacement doors and windows must achieve a U-value of 1.8W/m²K or less.

Products for a diversity of applications
At TECHNAL, our aluminium building systems have been designed for a versatility of application. For example, our Crown Residential windows are available in a palette of over 400 colours and can be finished with an array of Georgian, leaded, patterned or stained glass. This allows older properties to benefit from modern performance whilst retaining their unique character.


With an increasing focus on climate change and the reduction of the carbon footprint of UK homes, one of the key considerations is of course energy efficiency. UK homes account for around 30% of total energy use and around 20% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions each year.
Energy Efficient Ratings for Windows and Doors
To help reduce this impact, homes must be made as energy efficient as possible and therefore, each element of the building must be carefully evaluated to ensure that it does not cause energy to be wasted.

In the case of windows and doors, the energy efficiency is measured by the Window Energy Rating (WER). This assessment, established by the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC), considers the U-value, solar gain and air leakage of a product and gives the window or door a rating from A+ to G depending on its performance. A product with a WER of B or above is endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust.

Retrofit and refurbishment
Furthermore, it's estimated that 80% of the homes we live in by 2050 have already been built so refurbishing and retrofitting properties to bring them as close as possible to modern standards is an important part of the residential sector. Regardless of the type of property, replacing old windows and doors with modern solutions is a simple way to improve the thermal performance. Since 2010 all replacement doors and windows must achieve a U-value of 1.8W/m²K or less.

Products for a diversity of applications
At TECHNAL, our aluminium building systems have been designed for a versatility of application. For example, our Crown Residential windows are available in a palette of over 400 colours and can be finished with an array of Georgian, leaded, patterned or stained glass. This allows older properties to benefit from modern performance whilst retaining their unique character.



Safety and security with Secured by Design
Safety and security is also a crucial consideration for every residential property. The police service's Secured by Design (SBD) initiative aims to design out crime by providing guidance on lighting design, improving sightlines and allowing passive surveillance through the correct placement of windows. It also certifies products to ensure they meet or surpass the required level of security. Since its establishment in 1989, more than 1 million SBD compliant homes have been built. Research has revealed the impact of this with SBD compliant new build and refurbished properties found to be respectively around 75% and 63% less likely to be burgled than an equivalent non-SBD property. With doors and windows being a key point of attack in many break-ins, ensuring that the specified products have achieved the Secured by Design standard is essential. We are proud to say that we have a range of products that comfortably meet this standard.

Accessibility and Inclusivity
The accessibility and inclusivity of residential properties must also be considered. This is not only to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are met, but also that the home can accomodate the changing needs of individuals and families. With an aging population and an increase in multi-generational households this is now more important than ever. The Lifetime Homes standard was established to ensure that new properties are accessible to all and provides 16 design criteria that can be applied to any new property. These include the creation of level thresholds at entrances, wider doorways throughout and doors and windows that allow a view out when seated with handles that are easily accessible. These measures ensure that wheelchair users and people with mobility issues or limited reach can still operate the windows and doors easily.

Improving Quality of life for occupants
Finally, the quality of life offered by the homes is also an increasingly common consideration. There is a growing body of evidence that increased levels of natural light and lowered levels of noise can help to reduce stress and improve health. For example, greater focus is being placed on the orientation of buildings and placement of windows to ensure natural light is optimised for all properties within a development. Doors that have large sections of glazing and slimline window framces can help to maximise the amount of light that enters a room.

Residential projects must meet a number of different standards to ensure that they are suitable for those living there and contribute to a more sustainable building through energy efficiency. The choice of windows and doors in a residential property has a significant part to play in creating a safe, comfortable, secure and healthy environment.

Our team of project consultants are available to assist you with choosing the right products for your residential projects. Contact them online.

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