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October 2020

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The Government's ambitious plans to rebuild and modernise schools across the country, coupled with the need to make all facilities COVID-secure, present numerous challenges but thanks to Senior Architectural Systems, specifiers can take a new view on window designs and layouts. Having already been installed on various education projects across the UK, Senior's patented low U-value PURe ® aluminium window system offers exceptional thermal performance and enables greater choice in the positioning of radiators. By preventing cold air from entering the room, the use of the PURe ® system means radiators can be moved from their conventional position underneath the window to free up valuable floor and wall Senior's windows give specifers a smarter choice HeartFelt ceiling installed in Scotland for the first time Crown makes the grade at university space and provide greater flexibility in terms of arranging furniture and planning interior layouts. Senior's patented PURe ® window system is the first on the UK market to benefit from an enhanced thermal barrier manufactured from expanded polyurethane (PUR) foam and can achieve U-values as low as 0.71 when calculated as a commercial CEN standard window. Senior's slim frame PURe ® aluminium window system is available in a range of styles, sizes and configurations to suit both new and refurbished buildings, including classic casement, tilt and turn and reversible overswing for easy cleaning. Senior Hunter Douglas Architectural's award- winning HeartFelt ® ceiling system has been installed in Scotland for the first time at The Barracks Conference Centre in Stirling.Edinburgh-based JM Architects specified 189 linear metres of Hunter Douglas Architectural's environmentally friendly, felt ceiling system in Light Brown (7576) for the reception area, cafe and on a pitched roof in a meeting area. HeartFelt ® complies with regulations for use in non- polluting buildings, is resistant to dirt and dust, meets the indoor European standard EN 15251, and EN 13501 Class B, S1, d0 fire certification. The panels are available in cream, light brown, medium brown, dark brown, umber and five shades of grey. Hunter Douglas A bespoke heritage colour scheme created by the experts at Crown Paints has helped to breathe new life into one of Manchester University's most iconic accommodation buildings. Taking into account the architectural style of the Grade II listed Ashburne Hall, Crown's colour service team created a selection of different colour palettes for the University to choose from. Each comprised a mix of authentic heritage colours and the specified scheme featured rich earthy tones of browns and greys on the walls and ceilings, with a clean brilliant white chosen for the architrave and skirting boards. Crown Paints The Schüco AD UP (Aluminium Door Universal Platform) door system combines high quality aesthetics with impressive thermal performance, outstanding watertightness, PAS 24 security and the ability to integrate smart building components. The system offers a range of options for various applications and is based on two profile widths: the AD UP 75 (75mm) and the AD UP 90 (90mm). AD UP 75 allows for door heights up to 3000mm with a maximum leaf width of 1400mm. It has exceptional watertightness, up to E750, ensuring reliable performance even in a violent storm and on designs with no threshold. To ensure watertightness, Schüco uses a threshold gasket combined with hydraulic lowering of the door for a water-resistant seal while the system drainage ensures no water collects within the profile. For exceptional thermal performance, AD UP 90 offers a U-value of 1.0 W/m2K. Combined with high- performance glazing or an infill panel, this is the ideal door system for zero-carbon and Passivhaus designs. The AD UP aluminium profile has five chambers, incorporating a dedicated cable channel to ensure easy and safe integration of Schüco Smart Home technology. Specification and installation benefit from the common system platform as well, simplifying the design and manufacturing process. Schüco Schüco launches new system: smart doors for every application News & Developments 63

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