All the right noises
When it comes to keeping heat in and noise out, the new PURe range of aluminium windows and doors from Senior Architectural Systems provides the perfect solution.
As well as offering some of the lowest U-values available on the UK market, Senior has seen an increase in demand for its PURe aluminium windows from specifiers choosing the system for its exceptional acoustic properties. This trend has been reflected in Senior’s order book, with the PURe system specified for use on a number of hotel contracts, including several new schemes from leading hotel chain Premier Inn.
One recent contract where the PURe aluminium system’s acoustic performance was key to its specification is the Feethams Leisure development in Darlington, which features a cinema, various restaurant units and a new Premier Inn hotel. Senior’s PURe windows were specified throughout the scheme and as Simon Niven, director of Niven Architects explained, the acoustic performance of the glazing system was paramount.
Simon said: “The scheme is positioned next to the inner ring road of Darlington so getting the acoustic properties right was crucial to the success of the scheme. Our senior architects looked at many options as part of the design and technical delivery process and Senior’s system was deemed to be the best of what was out there.”
Senior’s PURe windows were also chosen to complete the sympathetic refurbishment of a Grade II Art Deco building in the heart of Newcastle to create a new Premier Inn hotel. With the comfort of the hotel guests a prime consideration, the exceptional acoustic and thermal properties of Senior’s patented PURe aluminium casement windows were key to its specification.
Awarded a UK patent, Senor’s PURe range of aluminium doors and windows has the potential to achieve U-values as low as 0.71W/m2 K when calculated as a commercial CEN standard window and 0.93W/m2 K when calculated as a CEN standard door.