Clearview National February 2018 - Issue 195 - Page 5

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS MILL RENOVATION FOR UNIVERSITY » » K2 ALUMINIUM SYSTEMS, AN installer of the Glazerite UK Group, recently completed a redevelopment project in Halifax for Leeds Beckett University Business Centre. The project consisted of 125 windows as part of the larger multi-million pound transformation programme on the old weaving mill on Horton Street in Halifax. The architectural aluminium specialist installed VEKA’s M70 frames in grey, manufactured by Glazerite’s Bolton Division. Sales Manager for Glazerite, Pete Smith, explains: “The Matrix 70 system, characterised by its five chambers and clean chamfered lines, provides a modern, energy efficient solution that looks equally at home when used for new build projects or refurbishment projects such as this one. The required styles looked complex in design but were easy to manufacture thanks to our state-of-the-art multi-headed welding and cleaning facilities. “The frames themselves were matched to the original timber window style to keep in touch with its period façade.” As part of its partnership with Calderdale Council, Leeds Beckett University is launching a new initiative to drive growth amongst early- stage and growing businesses. The University Business Centre will be based at Piece Mill in Halifax and will re-open later this year. PRACTICAL ENGINEERING SUPPORT » » AS A BUSINESS WITH innovation and technical excellence at the centre of its ethos, REHAU places great importance on having first class technical experts in-house to support with the ongoing development of its product range. With a traditional background in engineering and product design, Neil Baker is one of REHAU‘s technical team. Having worked for the company for nearly 20 years, Senior Engineer Neil has been part of the launch team for several projects – including the fire rated products, the AGILA fire door and the RAUFERNO fire window. Neil’s role also sees him liaising with customers to provide advice and support regarding the specification and installation of a system. His expertise in practical engineering enables him to empathise with the customers position, whether this is providing advice for a fabricator manufacturing the product or for local authorities via the REHAU network at the specification stage of a project. Another side to Neil’s experience is demonstrated through his work on REHAU‘s fire rated products, firstly the RAUFERNO window, and now the AGILA Fire Door. This was one of many projects that the technical team saw through from design and development, to manufacturing, culminating in product roll out and training. married aluminium, glass and two Flat Rooflights to create an amazing space that’s a far cry from the tired and dated PVCu conservatory it replaced. Proving hands-down that the Atlas lantern can deliver impeccable high-end designer style was Thames Valley Windows with a spectacular quadruple Atlas roof lantern installation on a £7 million mansion in Surrey. John Knight Glass showed that the Atlas lantern is equally at home on a period or contemporary property with its winning installation on a 300- year old cottage in Parkgate on the Wirral. Three champions raise roof with stunning creations » » THE THREE LATEST Atlas Installation of the Month competition winners showed off enviable design talent in a contest where the standard of entries keeps getting better and better. The winners – QKS Home Improvements, Thames Valley Windows and John Knight Glass – are now in with a chance of being named overall winner at the upcoming Atlas Installation of the Year awards. Lincolnshire-based QKS Home Improvements scooped the Installation of the Month title for, not one, but two incredible Atlas Flat Rooflight installations. In its first winning project, QKS designed an ultra-modern extension for a property in Stamford. The second installation installation C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » F E B 2018 » 5