TECHNAL, “The world looks better”

This ambitious slogan will be the strapline, from 2013, for architectural aluminium glazing systems specialist, Technal. For the very first time since the business was established 50 years ago, Technal has introduced a global communications concept to more clearly explain its intrinsic values to the world.

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One of the first applications of the innovative new low rise glazing system from Technal has won a string of awards for design and architecture.


Forest Park School is a visionary new primary school in Hampshire for children with learning difficulties.  Designed by Hampshire County Council’s in-house architects and constructed by Morgan Sindall, the new building has created an inspirational child-centred facility which has now been acclaimed with a series of awards and accolades.

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A new state-of-the-art leisure centre in Bristol designed by LA Architects features extensive use of Technal’s aluminium curtain walling to help create a vibrant new facility and encourage more local people to participate in sport and physical activity. 


The privately financed project is also one of the first centres in the UK with a 50m swimming pool to achieve a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating.

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Hydro and Orkla to combine aluminium extrusion businesses

Orkla ASA and Norsk Hydro ASA have agreed to combine the aluminium extrusion business of Sapa and Hydro’s Extruded Products, creating a world leading supplier of extruded aluminium solutions. The company will be a 50/50 joint venture owned by Orkla and Hydro, and called Sapa, with its headquarters in Oslo.

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Slough Bus Station - A Dramatic Symbol of Urban Regeneration

Curtain walling from architectural aluminium system specialists, Technal, has helped to create a highly visible new gateway and transport hub for the Berkshire town of Slough.

Designed by Bblur Architecture and built by McLaren Construction, Slough Bus Station is a bold new transport interchange that links the railway station and bus passengers to the town centre, replacing its infamous Brunel-designed bus station. It provides safe, enjoyable and efficient facilities and a new route into the main shopping areas, joining the north and south of the town which had long been separated by the A4 trunk road.

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Technal’s Low Rise Glazing System is now Patented

The new MODAL low rise façade system from architectural aluminium glazing specialist, Technal, has received a European patent for its innovative and technically advanced design.

MODAL uses a completely unique modular framing system which gives specifiers the widest choice of configuration options currently available for low rise façades. It also radically reduces work on site – the framing modules are fully fabricated and assembled in the factory for better quality control, rapid installation and on-site glazing.

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Technal Curtain Walling for Spectacular New Leisure Complex in France

A new sustainable leisure complex in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France is showcasing a range of façade options created using Technal’s Geode-MX aluminium curtain walling suite.

The Balneoludique de Gruissan swimming pool and spa complex is a 2,000sqm scheme located in a spectacular marine environment.  The new facility is designed by architects Chabanne & Partners to blend into the surrounding beach and pine forest and to offer protection from the prevailing north east winds.  It has created a series of intimate leisure spaces for the building users split into three zones – sport, relaxation and wellness.

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Technal Announces New Thermal Performance Data for Casement Window System - Exceeding Building Regulations Requirements

Architectural aluminium systems specialist, Technal, has announced new thermal performance data for its FXi65 casement window system, which exceed Building Regulations requirements.

The new figures demonstrate that even with a 24mm double glazed unit, a Uw value of 1.4w/m²K can be achieved. This is significantly below Building Regulations requirements but is a specification often requested by architects and contractors.

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A £48m Education Scheme in Hull is the first Academy to use Technal's Revolutionary new Low Rise Façade System

Sirius and Ganton Academy is a dynamic 21st century learning environment created to accommodate state-of-the-art facilities in Hull. It is also the UK’s first academy to be constructed using Technal’s revolutionary low rise glazing system.

Designed by Aedas and built by Balfour Beatty Construction, this Hull National Academies Framework project has replaced Pickering High School and Ganton Special School.

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Technal Launches Brise Soleil Sun Shading System in the UK

Architectural aluminium façade specialist, Technal, has launched its new brise soleil sun shading system in the UK, which provides highly efficient solar control and the highest standards of architectural aesthetics.

Already used extensively internationally, the Suneal system is a multi-functional addition to the façade which will protect occupants from glare from the sun, control solar gain, optimise natural light and enhance any building envelope with its stylish appearance and visual appeal.

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Technal Curtain Walling for Iconic Canada Water 'Super Library'

Façade systems from architectural aluminium specialist, Technal, have been specified by CZWG Architects for Southwark Council’s iconic new ‘super library’ which has now been completed in Canada Water, London.

Spearheading an ambitious programme of regeneration, Canada Water Library resembles an inverted terraced pyramid of successively receding storeys that partly overhang the Canada Water basin.

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Technal's new Low Rise Façade System used for Inspirational Special School in Hampshire

One of the first applications of the latest aluminium glazing system from Technal is a visionary new primary school in Hampshire for children with learning difficulties.  The revolutionary MODAL low rise façade system was specified for Forest Park School near Southampton.

Designed by Hampshire County Council’s in-house architects and constructed by Morgan Sindall in a £8.9m contract, the new building has created an inspirational, child-centred facility which is set to transform special school provision in Hampshire.

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