Thursday, 8 August 2013
REYNAERS ALUMINIUM PROVES ENERGY EFFICIENT FOR COUNTY HALL
Bright, airy and a need to reduce energy consumption by 40 per cent were the requirements when Reynaers Aluminium was contracted to provide their quality aluminium window and door solutions for the County Hall in Trowbridge.
Run by Wiltshire County Council, the £22 million refurbishment incorporates a 1930s civic building and a tired 1970s office extension with an underutilised external courtyard. With many stakeholders operating out of the town centre building, flexibility for future developments was key to the design as well as the heavy emphasis on energy efficiency.
The external courtyard is now covered with a new ETFE ‘bubble’ roof, creating a vibrant public space between the existing buildings. The remaining sides of the courtyard are opened up to a new public library, dining area, registry services and meeting rooms, utilising Reynaers glazing systems CW60 SC and capped, CW50 capped, Eco windows and doors and the heavy duty Vision 50 ground entrance.
Offering high performance solutions for a range of specifications, Reynaers CW50 curtain wall systems provided the optimum choice for both thermal insulation and flexibility of design for much of the glazed facades. For the larger, heavier glass surfaces, the thermally improved CW60 curtain wall system – ideal for renovation projects due to its ability to hold a weight of up to 450kg per glass panel within sloping, vertical and curved constructions, was installed.
Reynaers Eco windows and doors were used for their aesthetically pleasing design combined with high energy efficient properties. These offer a significant contribution to overall efforts to reduce energy consumption due to their 2.20 W/m²K Uf-value, meeting the latest thermal insulation requirements.
For full details contact: Reynaers Limited
Tel: 0121 421 1999