Clearview National June 2015 - Issue 163 - Page 80

aluminium sponsored by Record sales as aluminium sector’s rise continues »»Specialist aluminium fabricator CDW Systems ended its financial year in record breaking fashion, having achieved 19% growth compared to the previous year. Over the course of the year, CDW Systems has seen sales across the business increase, with aluminium windows, doors, sliding doors and curtain walling all performing well. This strong end to the financial year follows on from CDW’s record 2014. The specialist aluminium supplier attributes its success to a number of factors, the main one being the continued growth of aluminium in both the domestic and commercial markets. Managing Director of CDW Systems, Jerry Webb, comments: “Aluminium remains strong in the commercial and domestic sectors, particularly with bi-folding and sliding doors. The education sector is a growth area for us as councils release more money for school building and refurbishments.” CDW has made a number of investments to ensure its manufacturing processes run smoothly and product quality is maintained, even as they take on more business across multiple markets. This includes the introduction of a second shift to meet rapidly increasing demand, as well as current plans to recruit additional staff to join the 60 strong team CDW currently employ. MORE AWARDS FOR MULTI AWARD-WINNING ACADEMY The widely-acclaimed Pegasus Academy at Whitehorse Manor in Surrey, which was designed by Hayhurst & Co and features a series of architectural aluminium glazing systems from Technal, has won another award for archit ecture and design. »»The two-phase project, which has remodelled and expanded Whitehorse Manor Junior and Infant Schools to create an inspiring academy, has now been recognised with a Civic Trust Award 2015. This follows an RIBA Award (London category), the Schools Award in the AJ Retrofit Awards, Best Public Sector Interior at the FX International Interior Design Awards, and the scheme was shortlisted in the New London Awards. The school’s innovative design brings together a fragmented site with a series of 80 » JUN 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M extensions that thread new teaching spaces through a complex fabric of early 20th century buildings. The expansion includes a new nursery, six new classrooms, an enlarged hall, and a new entrance and administrative areas that link the two existing buildings. Technal’s façade systems were specified for both phases of the project and used throughout. Fixed light windows were installed in varying sizes into the building’s striking gold shingle cladding and into the nursery’s distinctive pitched roof which echoes the Victorian dormer windows to the infant hall. Ribbon glazing created from the same aluminium window system wraps around the nursery, set into curtain walling, to fill the rooms with natural light. All Technal’s façade systems were fabricated and installed by Everglade Windows and were finished in a dark green polyester powder coating with clear toughened glass units.