Clearview National April 2018 - Issue 197 - Page 14

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS VENTILATION AND SOUND-PROOFING TOGETHER » » THE HUECK LAMBDA SA OFFERS sound absorption figures of up to 31 decibels even in the ventilation position, providing a window system that is more applicable than conventional sound-proof windows. The Lambda SA not only ensures sound proofing, but it reduces the feeling of isolation from the outside world. In large cities urban life can create an environment where noise levels are in excess, in turn this can be detrimental to well-being. This product has been designed in the aim of creating a greater quality of life at home and at work. The Lambda SA achieves this greater quality of life by providing: • Peace at night even with the window open • No unpleasant sense of being “trapped in” acoustically • Superior room climate due to continuous air exchange • Avoidance of structural damage thanks to natural ventilation The Lambda SA also benefits from the following specifications: 90 mm profile depth, 31 decibel sound insulation, 50mm tilt opening-depth, coefficient of heat transmission Uw ≥ 0.97 W/m2k and soundproof insulation class 2 in tilt position. The 90 mm profile depths allow for a harmonious appearance, the Lambda SA also offers outstanding thermal insulation. ‘designed to meet project specific issues’ Visually, HUECK Lambda Silent Air offers planners and architects an attractive alternative to impact panes or double windows. The Lambda SA can be combined in a variety of ways within the Lambda modular system. HUECK Lambda SA can be integrated into a window strip or utilised as an individual solution, with a fanlight or bottom light window for inrush ventilation. Leon Friend, Managing Director, believes: “This new product is designed to meet project specific issues of ventilation and acoustics, these issues are prominent in large cities. This product aims to appeal to architects and planners who are working on projects in cities.” HUECK is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of aluminium window, door and façade solutions specialising in both standard systems, as well as bespoke applications. GRADE A OFFICE BUILDING, ALDWYCH HOUSE » » A MULTI-MILLION- pound office space has recently been developed in Central Reading as part of a scheme to replace a 1980s five-storey building with a brand-new Grade A commercial building, consisting of 6 floors of office space. The new build development attains a BREEAM excellent standard for sustainability. It has been designed with careful consideration to blend with adjacent structures of historic significance. After being appointed by John Sisk, specialist façade contractor, English Architectural Glazing (EAG) delivered a building envelope that combines unitised curtain wall, windows, and doors, using Hueck aluminium building systems. EAG chose the following high performance systems in the design and build of the Aldwych House cladding: Hueck Trigon L - suitable for vertical/polygonal curtain walls, Hueck Trigon 50 – offers a mullion-transom construction for vertical, slanting, level, or polygonal curtain walling designs, and the Hueck Lambda 77L – one of Hueck’s flagship door profiles. 14 » A PR 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Leon Friend, Hueck UK managing director, comments: “We are delighted to have contributed to delivering this high-quality office space, which is near Reading train station, through the collaboration with EAG.” He continues: “There are complementary colour shades for the surrounding masonry, provided by the projecting copper feature rainscreen elements. EAG have integrated this beautifully with the unitised curtain wall design.” The faceted unitised curtain wall displays curved horizontal feature extrusions at the corner of the building, above the main entrance, incorporating floor-to- ceiling glazed areas. The overall façade quantity for the new office building was approximately 3,500m2, and was designed to provide maximum levels of natural light. The building also boasts a car park and ancillary accommodation at lower ground floor level. The company offers a wide choice of profiles, all of which are designed to integrate with each other.