Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 82

ALUMINIUM ICENI RELOCATION PROVIDES MORE ROOM FOR GROWTH In just a few years, Iceni Windows has developed into a leading manufacturer of UPVC windows, doors and conservatories. » » ICENI WINDOWS IS FAST GROWING into the recognised manufacturer in UPVC windows, inline patio doors, vertical sliders and conservatories within the Eastern Region. Covering the South East of England from its Essex base, Iceni Windows attributes its success to its professional approach in meeting the needs of customers - supplying not just what customers want but equally important, responding to when they want it. This has resulted in rapid but controlled growth in an organisation that Iceni believes is one of the most stable and trusted within its market. Now, following its move earlier this summer into bigger premises – having outgrown its previous factory units – Iceni is busy completing the final details of its investment. The new premises provide substantial room for further expansion of manufacturing facilities, with 40,000 sq foot on a 2.5 acre plot. There is also a dedicated showroom that enables the company to demonstrate all its products to customers. Reception and offices have been refurbished to a high standard and a fibre leased line installed for high speed internet access. Everything is now under one roof, giving additional production space for both Aluminium and VS products, new machinery has been installed – including an additional PVCu cutting and machining centre, eight head PVCu welder, five head PVCu welder and an aluminium machining centre, the installation of barcoding to all workstations, the scene is set for even greater efficiency throughout all operations, helping the company to continue its impressive growth for the future. WER RATINGS As part of its commitment to offering customers the best value for money, Iceni has chosen to adopt the BFRC scheme for Window Energy Ratings (WER). The company currently hold licences covering its Rehau Total 70 and AluK products with BFRC. Customers will be able to have their own name on the label without having to incur a fee. The company says believes that this is a more flexible scheme and will enable Iceni Windows customers to promote an energy rated product. Iceni Windows Ltd Tel: 01376 519279 Fax: 01376 515669 21st Century Performance For 1960s Fire Station Refurb » » AS PART OF THE redevelopment of the original 1960s Deeside Fire Station, curtain walling, doors and windows from Sapa Building System, part of the Sapa Group, have been specified and installed to meet the modern- day performance requirements of this 21st century fire and rescue service. Close to the town centre of Queensferry, Flintshire, in North Wales, the original part single and part two-storey brick building, was constructed in the 1960s. However, it had become tired and not functionally adequate for the 21st Century fire and rescue service. North Wales Police & North Wales Fire and Rescue Service facilities department and Lawray Architects worked closely together on the building’s design. There were two main priorities. Firstly, to ensure the building would serve the needs of the emergency services staff and the local community and also, to remodel the original 1960s building to create the appearance of a new build. The updated building, with its striking contemporary design, features a black Corium brick slip system to over clad the administration and living spaces with a striking, green clad contrast to the adjacent high level single- storey appliance bay. Lawray Architects and main contractor, Mold-based MPH Construction worked with fabricator and installer North Cheshire Windows to achieve the optimum glazing specification. Also installed throughout the building is Sapa Dualframe 82 » SE P 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Si 75 Casement window units, which were constructed as a top hung window and fixed light configuration, with the company’s Dualframe Si 75 tilt before turn windows also fitted within the brick structure. All of the systems are finished in grey with colourful contrasting cill flashings in a fitting fire engine red. This strong red is also carried through on a porch feature, which surrounds Sapa Building System’s Stormframe STII High Traffic Aluminium Door installed to the front of the building as a double door unit with pivot anti finger trap stiles. The works to the existing fire station provide additional accommodation, increasing the size of the existing appliance bay to comply with current standards and the station’s demand. The existing accommodation has also been improved creating more modern and larger administrative and operational areas designed to introduce efficiencies and improve response times and staff welfare. https://www.sapabuildingsystem. com/en/uk/