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Artworks x 7_Layout 1 02/05/2013 4:02 pm Page 2 ALUMINIUM Scoring at Wembley Leading architectural aluminium systems company, Metal Technology, has supplied its System 17SP Curtain Walling, 5-20D doors and 4-20 casement products on the Wembley Hilton hotel. Designed by The Manser Practice Architects, working with main contractor John Sisk and Sons Ltd, the building’s flush glazing contrasts with the articulated form of th e adjacent arena. Highly polished black granite facades combine effectively with Metal Technology’s System 17SP curtain walling to reflect the striking imagery of the surrounding buildings, including Wembley Stadium’s iconic arch, and a glazed foyer brings a visual extension of the Don’t worry, there’s another way... dynamism of Arena Square into the building. System 17 SP is a silicone pointed glazing system used to construct visually impressive flush glass façades. The system offers the designer a wide range of profiles that provide structural integrity, weather performance and thermal enhancement. System 5-20D thermally broken doors and 4-20 casement windows have been designed to meet and, in many cases, exceed the current building regulations thermally. With both security and sustainability also featuring highly in these systems the specifier is able to meet the high demands relating to building design and performance. generate quality sales leads? Always struggling to ...see page 54 for the answer. Keen to get out and sell, but Don’t worry, there’s another way... always tied to production? ...see page 54 for the answer. A new name in Aluminium Window, Door and To fabricate or not to Curtain Walling Systems fabricate? The AluK brand of aluminium window, door and curtain walling systems has been launched in the UK marketplace, it has been announced, offering innovation, performance and a global support network. Aluminium building systems manufacturer Blyweert Beaufort Aluminium Limited has been a leader in the design of window and door products in the UK for the past 20 years. In June 2012 the Company was purchased and became part of the global AluK Group. From 8th April 2013 the UK business has been rebranded AluK (GB) Limited and will now operate offering two brands of performance aluminium products, the AluK brand of specification window, door and curtain walling systems and the Beaufort by AluK range of windows and doors for residential and light commercial applications. Do you keep asking yourself the same old question? The AluK Group is a global provider of • • • • • Don’t worry, there’s another way... aluminium building systems, delivering a wide range of products across the EMEA and Battling to control variable costs? Asia regions. Its products have been installed Getting a in many of the world’s most prestigious lot of pain but little profit? buildings. Struggling now “The investment that the business has received As a part of this group, the UK business with red tape and accreditations? will allow us to continue to deliver groundhas the support and investment to expand Finding it hard to keep building systemsever our up with an and grow breaking its operations and offer a more diverse range changing market? business both in the UK and beyond. These of products; building upon its popular and are exciting times for AluK and we are proud respected UK designed and manufactured Need to get out and sell, butthis truly global group.” always tied to now be part of windows, doors and curtain walling. Over the coming months and years AluK A significant investmentto production? programme has will be launching a range of new, innovative already begun, designed to improve efficiency, and unique aluminium products for both service and customer support. Through the specification and trade sectors. This will increased mechanisation, expansion of its expand their portfolio and offer integrated manufacturing and storage capabilities and systems that are sustainable, high performance the introduction of a wide range of new and aesthetically striking. products, the AluK Group has demonstrated its commitment to the UK marketplace. Russell Yates, Managing Director, commented, ...see page 54 for Sound familiar? the answer. To read more, visit To fabricate or not to fabricate? THE MAY 2013 ISSUE SPONSORED BY DURAFLEX 71