Clearview National October 2017 - Issue 191 - Page 60

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS School retains the look and loses the glare » » THE LANDMARK appearance of an 85-year-old Merseyside grammar school has been retained for future generations, thanks to the close replication of more than 200 unique and distinctive timber windows in the VEKA M70 system from Glazerite UK Group and local installer K2 Aluminium Systems Ltd. The windows were very much a part of the character of the 1930s-built Wirral Grammar School for Boys and the look of the replacements was an essential factor but the specification also brought another major benefit. as K2 Commercial Manager Liam Bird explained: “Some classrooms had a problem with both solar gain and glare, so a blue tint was specified for the glass. The difference was immediately noticeable; the rooms no longer overheat and the natural light is more subdued. As the installer’s name suggests, it could have offered an aluminium alternative but the sightlines of the original timber made PVC-U a better visual match as well as the other factors such as cost and heat retention. The contract was secured via architect/surveyor Arcadis in co-operation with of the VEKA UK Group, which also provided technical support such as specification, drawings and wind calculations. www.glazeritewindows.co.uk THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH OPENS THE DOOR TO LONG-LASTING RELATIONSHIP » » THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH has strengthened its relationship with ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, by specifying its high- quality door closer products across the site. Established in 1583 and with a student population of over 35,000, the University seeked a reliable door closer solutions provider to help keep its students, staff and contract workers safe and secure. ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions has proven itself to be that provider. The company has supplied more than 300 of its DC500A CAM-Motion® door closers and over 60 of its G460 slide rails during the last 18 months, installed in both new buildings and retrofitted throughout the university’s public, commercial and residential sites. Featuring Cam-Motion® technology to ensure the door is light to open while retaining its closing power, the DC500 is offered with a standard or height-adjustable guide rail, and can be installed in hinge or non-hinge sides, in either standard or frame applications. The door closer is ideal for single action doors up to 1100mm wide, and suitable for fire and smoke protection doors. www.assaabloy.co.uk BESPOKE DOOR EARNS INSTALLER A GLOWING REVIEW » » THE INSTALLATION OF A beautiful bespoke door from Apeer was recently completed by experienced installers Joe Roche Glass & Glazing at a property local to their showroom in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland. The family run company, who have been in business with Apeer for over 15 years, said that this was the most personalised Apeer design that they have ever worked with, as Director Joe Roche explained: 60 » OCT 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M “The development process took around 6 weeks in total with much discussion taking place on each aspect of the design to help get every detail just right. Apeer have an in-house spraying facility so could offer a beautiful bespoke RAL colour which really complemented the door’s orchid themed glass design. The glass was also a tailor- made feature created by Apeer’s in-house glass team at the client’s request. “The customer was over the moon with the result, telling us that for the first time in their life they had been able to get exactly what they wanted! As all of our business is generated by word of mouth it was lovely to receive such a positive response and know that we have another happy customer.” www.joeroche.ie