June 2014 supplement

Advances in doors, windows and balustrades has meant the performance of these has excelled in recent years, from thermal efficiency right through to safety. Along with the functional benefits, these systems can offer ultimate design statements – contemporary for new builds or traditional to meet restoration requirements.

In this month’s dedicated focus, FC&A profi les a number of striking case studies that have delivered in terms of aesthetics and performance. At Dundee’s new Olympia leisure complex, CR Laurence has installed its TAPER-LOC system in several areas including the viewing area, which encloses the different types of seating and staircase arrangements. Turn to page 9 to read about the further benefits.

Elsewhere, on page 12 Smart Architectural Aluminium confirms its position as a leading supplier of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling systems to sensitive refurbishment projects throughout the UK. With the company’s range of solutions, buildings can retain their heritage characteristics, but perform to meet industry ratings.

We hope you enjoy this special focus. For further information about any of our contributors or if you wish to comment on a particular issue within this product area, please do not hesitate to get in touch at the usual address.

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