Comar Aluminium Complete New Student Accomodation

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Barking Shopfronts; recently completed a change of use building refurbishment on Grove House, Ealing, London.  Situated between Ealing High Street and the  Ealing Green Conservation Area,  this building was a 1980’s unused former teaching facility, forming part of the University of West London, has now been transformed into 100 self contained studios for students. Barking Shopfronts were able to ensure that this project could be completed within the restraints of the budget.

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This building conversion was completed using Comar 5P.i Tilt & Turn and fixed light windows, Comar 6EFT curtain walling to the main entrances and stairways, Comar 7P.i Doors for the entrances with Comar 9P.i Framing used for the side lights.

Comar 6EFT 4sided SG provides a structurally glazed solution with EPDM or Silicon seals, 6EFT offers architects the opportunity to maximise a glazed area as it has the slimmest seals on the market enabling as much natural daylight as possible into the staircases. 

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In a busy residential and particularly high traffic student environment, Comar 7P.i Commercial Door sets are a natural choice.  Not only are they available in swing, pivot, sliding, auto-sliding and sliding folding, they have been designed specifically for public applications.  All aluminium was powder coated to a Grey RAL 7037 Matt finish.

Architects: Aros Architects
Fabricator: Barking Shopfronts Ltd
Main Contractor: Bennett Construction
Project Value:  £360K
System Used:  Comar 5P.i, 6EFT, 7P.i, 9P.i
Location: Ealing, London

Thermally Efficient Casement Windows – Comar 5P.i ECO +

Thermally efficient Polyamide Insulation (P.i) casement window system, designed for aesthetics, security and performance.

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems constantly look for ways to exceed what the market demands. Current trends are for window and door systems to provide aesthetics as well as achieve environmental, security, thermal efficiency and life cycle targets. Therefore, Comar are pleased to launch their latest development: the Comar 5P.i ECO+ range.

Comar 5P.i ECO+ has been designed to perform, whilst backed by Comar’s market leading delivery. Comar 5P.i ECO+ offers additional thermal performance to the Comar ECO product range: by extending the polyamide strips and inserting thermal foam, this product range will provide a future-proof solution for casement windows meeting U-values up to 2016.

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With more and more onus on the environment, window and door systems must be sustainable. Using aluminium the Comar 5P.i ECO+ system is 100% recyclable. Aluminium can be recycled an infinite number of times with no loss to its capability. Comar operates an Environmental Management System certified to ISO 140001.

Due to its slim profiles, the Comar 5P.i ECO+ range weighs less than 0.79Kg per linear metre and therefore achieves a Green Guide A+ rating, which can help specifiers achieve the highest BREEAM levels.

For added reassurance Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems holds both a Kitemark and Secured by Design licence for its ECO product range. 

Comar: Designed for Performance, Backed by Delivery 

For further information about Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, please visit www.comar-alu.co.uk call 020 8685 9685 or email projects@parksidegroup.co.uk

New Territory Manager for Midlands

Comar would like to introduce John Ward as Territory Manager for the Midlands area.

Contact John at johnw@parksidegroup.co.uk

Parkside Fabricator – CB Solutions Receive Business of the Year Award

 The Parkside Group Ltd are delighted to announce CB Solutions one of their nationwide approved fabricators have been awarded the Medium/Large Business of the Year Award  by The Bridlington & Yorkshire Coast Chamber of Commerce.

Left to Right: Matthew Traves, Stuart Hobson, Chris Burrell (Managing Director),
Julia Ludolf, Steve Dixon, Jonathan Clark

 

CB Solutions offer a wide range of products which includes Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems and Alu-Timber.  CB Solutions have over 28 years experience in construction and working with its associates who include the MPBA and the British Wood Working Federation. CB Solutions are also an accredited ISO 9001:2000 company delivering high quality products and service, whilst complying with building regulations and meeting tight project deadlines.

CB Solutions, Managing Director, Chris Burrell was overwhelmed to win this award.  He stated  “It is a real team effort at CB, every member of staff works to the bone and I was delighted that we won as the team have really worked hard for it.  It really was a very joyous moment for us all and the result that we all crossed our fingers and toes for”.

 

Comar Accredited Secured by Design Licence

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Accredited Secured by Design Licence

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems are delighted to have become a Secure By Design Licence holder for their Comar 5P.i ,Comar  9P.i and Comar 7 range of windows and doors.

Comar are delighted to be part of this initiative to design out crime in buildings. Established in 1989, ‘Secured by Design’ (SBD) is a police initiative to encourage the building industry to design out crime, assisting in reducing the opportunity for crime and the fear of crime. SBD focuses on the design and security for new & refurbished homes, schools and commercial projects and aims to bring together the principles of designing out crime, effective crime prevention and security standards for a range of applications and products.  ‘Secured by Design’ is endorsed by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), and has the backing of the Home Office Crime Reduction Unit.

Due to enhanced security options on their window and door systems, Comar offers the latest crime prevention features such as anti-snap and anti-bump locking systems.  On points of attack stainless steel plates and protectors ensure that with prolonged abuse/attack entry is not attained.

Comar systems are certified and kite marked to the very latest security standards, and operate through a nationwide network of Approved Fabricators.

This press story has been featured in the following publications:

Building Products, Architects Datafile (Print & Online), Project Scotland, RIBA Journal (Products in Practise), PSBJ, Housing Specification, Building News, RIBA Journal, Building 4 Education 

Comar Introduce Paul Barden

Comar would like to introduce Paul Barden as Architectural Advisor for the South West area.  Paul can be contacted at paulb@parksidegroup.co.uk

Comar Window Systems Improve Performance

With ever-increasing demands on the performance of glazing and opening vents, Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems have developed and rigorously tested their aluminium window systems to meet the very latest performance and specification demands, ensuring their clients have a future proof solution.

The Comar range of solutions, Comar 5P.i and Comar 9P.i High Performance window systems, offers specifiers a comprehensive single source solution that achieves an increased range of window sizes.  To achieve this Comar Systems have two profile ranges available: standard and heavy duty, Comar 9P.i has a top projected casement window system with slim 84mm profiles that offers maximum heights of 2500mm. Comar 9P.i Tilt and Turn offers side hung, bottom hung or tilt and turn at a maximum height of 2400mm.  Comar 9P.i Parallel Opening offers sizes of up to 3000mm.  Depending on the type of build, these configurations can also offer a solution for maximum air-exchange, smoke ventilation and restricted ventilation with lockable handles for cleaning inside and outside.

Comar 9P.i also offers optimum heightened performance in terms of weather and security.  Comar 9P.i windows achieved market leading results in terms of water tightness at 900Pa; this ensures that even in the most demanding locations Comar 9P.i will maintain its water integrity.  Security concerns are alleviated with the system exceeding the requirements of BS 7950.  Added to this, Comar have recently achieved Kite- mark status for both systems supply and security.

With regard to Document L, Comar 9P.i has been designed to create a future-proof solution.  Comar 9P.i incorporates Comar’s trademarked P.i Polyamide Insulation, creating a thermal break of 34mm.  This high performance P.i can be augmented with thermal foam, offering even lower U-values.  Comar’s Technical Department back this up with project specific U-values and modelling. 

Comar 5Pi ECO offers achieves a Green Guide rating of ‘A’, providing points for BREEAM ratings and an ‘A’ Grade Window Energy Ratings (WER) with a standard double glazed unit.

Integrated solutions are a cornerstone of Comar Systems design.   Comar 9P.i casement, tilt turn and parallel windows are part of a larger system.  The windows can be stand alone, but they also have their own high performance framing system, which offers ladder or mitre frame construction in 80mm or 120mm sections.  This allows the completion of floor to ceiling glazing, designed with a maximum height (depending on wind loading) of up to 3000mm.  Comar 9Pi offers a value engineered solution: by hanging Comar 9Pi opening vent windows directly from the frame, only 2 frames are required; older solutions required an additional outer frame.  In effect, Comar 9Pi reduces the cost of opening vents into framing by a third.

To complete this extensive solution, Comar 9P.i offers two door options: rebated and rebated with anti-finger trap stile.  These door sets are available in single or double, open-in and open-out and have surpassed the requirements of PAS 23 at 600Pa for air and water and PAS 24 enhanced security.  Again, the doors offer a stand-alone option as well as seamless integration into a framed facade.

Working with architects Comar currently have a range of profiles in development for project specific solutions that will be added into their standard range.  This provides specifiers with the reassurance that Comar will develop new profiles to achieve even their most demanding design briefs, now and in the future.

For further technical information and specification advice, please contact projects@parksidegroup.co.uk or The Marketing Department on 020 8685 9685.

Comar: Designed for Performance, Backed by Delivery

This press story has been featured in the following publications:

Building Products

http://www.buildingproducts.co.uk/features/external-envelope-future-proof-outlook

AJ Specification, Windows Active, Glass Times, Future Constructor & Architect,            The Builder, ECO Building News, DABS, Building News, ABCD, Building Products,       PSBJ Public Sector Build Journal, Architects Datafile, Building Innovations, Go Public, ATB, Housing Association