Leicestershire students benefit from enhanced learning environment
An external envelope featuring aluminium curtain walling and ribbon windows by Queniborough Aluminium Services (QAS) has been used for Loughborough College’s refurbishment project.
Working for Willmott Dixon, QAS was commissioned to manufacture and install curtain walling and ribbon windows throughout the multi-storey building. QAS provided extensive pre-contract detailing and specification support in order to arrive at the most effective solution.
The thermally enhanced aluminium Technal FXi 65 system was chosen for its thermal insulation and optimum energy efficiency for the ribbon windows. QAS also provided Technal MX curtain walling to the stairwells and installed Tormax 2201 sliding door operators.
Working with IGU (insulating glass unit) supply chain partner GLASSOLUTIONS, QAS ensured the glazing specification optimised the building’s energy efficiency and comfort for building users. The majority of the windows featured SGG Securit with SGG Planitherm Ultra N IGU’s and 6.8mm Stadip where enhanced security was required.
Windows on the south and west elevations offer enhanced solar control thanks to SGG Securit Cool-Lite SKN174 II as part of an Argon filled IGU.