Unitised façade system and sliding doors from Schueco are vital elements in major project at Canada water, London

Aluminium façade and door systems from Schueco UK Limited, the UK’s market leader in systems for the building envelope and solar products, are being used extensively in the construction of a 27-storey residential tower-block at Maple Quays, South East London.

The project, for Barratt London, is part of the massive Canada Water development that aims to regenerate the Rotherhithe area.

The £8 million design, prefabrication and installation contract was won by London façade specialist and Schueco network partner, M Price. The company is using Schueco’s USC 65 insulated unitised façade system for the work. This extremely flexible system, which is ideally suited to large projects, combines economy and functionality with visually striking aesthetics in the form of continuous, consistently narrow sight-lines.

The contract involves the fabrication of over 1,000 2.5 m x 3 m unitised sections, which are being constructed off-site at M Price’s newly enlarged 20,000 sq ft factory facilities in Enfield. The company purchased a new 4-corner crimping machine from Schueco to ensure that the job would be completed efficiently and on time. Delivery to site began in June this year.

A second Schueco system, ASS 70 FD, an aluminium, thermally insulated folding/sliding door system, is also being installed in apartments with balconies. Delivering 'U' values as low as 1.7 W/m2K, the doors offer excellent water-tightness, are easy to open and close and can accommodate door leaf sizes up to 1200 mm wide and 3000 mm high.

Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, this phase of Maple Quays includes not only the landmark central tower, but also four low-rise blocks, bringing the total number on the site to ten. Once completed in March 2013, Maple Quays will provide 668 new homes in a large, mainly residential development offering a sustainable mix of housing, retail outlets and associated community facilities.

For further details on Schueco’s range of aluminium door, window and façade systems, e-mail mkinfobox@schueco.com

Issued on behalf of Schueco UK Limited by Acumen Marketing Communications Ltd, Watermill House, Chevening Road, Chipstead, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 2RY.

Further press information from John Mounsey/Lester Corney, tel: 01732 456444; fax: 01732 457444; e-mail: lester.corney@acumen-communications.com

Schueco – Green Technology for the Blue Planet.

That means clean energy from solar products and windows. And the contribution that Schueco makes to the environment with pioneering building envelopes. To be more precise, with Energy3: Saving Energy – Generating Energy – Networking Energy. Window and façade systems not only save energy due to optimum thermal insulation, they also generate energy thanks to efficient solar solutions. This creates an excess of energy which can be used by means of intelligent networking. For building functions, as well as for everyday life. The result is a significant step towards energy self-sufficiency. Towards the sustainable conservation of natural resources. And for a secure future. With more than 5,000 employees and 12,000 partner companies, Schueco is active in 78 countries and achieved turnover of 2.23 billion euros in 2011. For more information, visit www.schueco.co.uk

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