KAWNEER REACHES OUT TO THE RESIDENTIAL SECTOR
A guide to specifying sustainable architectural aluminium glazing systems for the new-build and renovation residential market has been launched by leading UK supplier Kawneer.
The 20-page brochure (www.kawneer.co.uk/pr/rb) articulates the results of the manufacturer’s recent period of significant investment in new product development to meet the residential sector’s increasingly stringent project requirements in terms of sustainability, performance and compliance.
It details how Kawneer’s residential portfolio meets a plethora of performance requirements such as security standards, A ratings with the WER (Window Energy Rating) and BRE Green Guide schemes*, Code for Sustainable Homes, acoustics, natural ventilation, weatherability and durability, NHBC and Lifetime Homes compliance.
Window products that feature in the guide include the competitively-priced AA®540 series of casement, horizontal and vertical pivot and tilturn windows which is BRE Green Guide A-rated*, and the AA®600TE series which also offers a new parallel opening window for exceptional levels of natural ventilation.
Sliding window and door systems designed for the residential market include the AA®3110 sliding window and door and the high performance AA®3572 lift slide door, while the AA®540 and AA®600TE swing, tilt slide and tilturn doors suite with the standard window configurations to provide ideal glazing solutions for apartments.
Entrance and framing solutions featured in the brochure include the 451PT integrated framing system for entrance and communal areas and the series 190 narrow-style and 350 heavy-duty door systems.
Also featured in the brochure are the zone- or mullion-drained AA®100 (50mm sightlines) and AA®110 (65mm) as well as the AA®201 unitised curtain wall system, alongside the AA®100 Firescreen fire-rated curtain walling.
And last but not least, the guide features the Kawneer AA®130 Brise Soleil system along with specially-designed connection brackets to integrate with the curtain walling systems and AA®600TEPlus windows.
Case studies showcasing Kawneer’s work in the residential sector include the mixed-use projects The Printworks at the Elephant and Castle in London, HQ Chester and Nottingham Lace Market, and the residential projects The Quays at Chatham Maritime in Kent, The Shoe Factory in Leicester, The Hub in Manchester’s Piccadilly Place, Islington Wharf in Manchester, and the Halo Tower in Stratford, London.
Project support factors include Kawneer’s single source responsibility (for product design, extrusion and finishing) as well as a 30-year guarantee for standard paint colours, a nationwide network of approved specialist contractors, certificated training for installers and main contractors, field-based architectural advisors and a head office-based architectural services team.
* Corresponds to the BRE Global Green Guide online generic specification for windows and achieves a summary rating of A (www.thegreenguide.org.uk, Element Number 831500023).