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Highly sustainable Innovation and Test Centre is completed for Technal Facade Products

Hydro Building Systems has opened a new and highly sustainable technical centre for the research, development and testing of its Technal brand of aluminium façade products.

 

The state-of-the-art facilities have already been used to carry out full-scale testing for Technal’s latest innovation – the revolutionary MODAL low rise glazing system which was developed in the UK and was the first product to be tested in the new centre.

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Technal Curtain Walling for BREEAM Excellent Office Building in Birmingham

Calthorpe House is one of a small number of buildings in the Midlands to achieve a BREEAM (2006) ‘excellent’ rating.  This highly sustainable landmark office scheme features the latest curtain walling from architectural aluminium specialists, Technal.

 

Designed by Webb Gray & Partners for developers Calthorpe Estates, and constructed by BAM, the £40m building is also the first application of a new adaptation of Technal’s MX curtain walling system.

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Technal helps to create 'dazzling' façade for iconic new campus building and 2012 Olympic training centre

Architectural aluminium systems specialist, Technal, has helped to create a highly distinctive and complex façade for an innovative new campus building at the University of Sunderland, using three variations of its MX curtain walling system.

 

The CitySpace facility, which has been selected by the ODA as an Olympic and Paralympic training camp for London 2012, has also achieved a BREEAM excellent rating.

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Shimmering on the city skyline – one of the 1st applications of Technal's MX faceted curtain walling is completed

A new landmark 16-storey tower in Sheffield designed by Cartwright Pickard Architects is one of the first UK applications of Technal’s MX faceted curtain walling system.

 

Developed by Urban I and constructed by ROK, this spectacular fully glazed residential tower has regenerated an important brownfield site on a main gateway into the city and overlooking the River Don.

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Technal launches MODAL – The highest performing, most thermally efficient and secure low rise facade system in the UK

Architectural aluminium glazing specialist, Technal, has launched MODAL – the UK’s first low rise façade system to achieve such a high level of security, performance and thermal efficiency as standard.

 

This rapid-build modular solution is also believed to be the only low rise glazing system to be tested to BS 7950 – the British Standard for the enhanced security performance of windows.

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TECHNAL SCHEME WINS UK ALUMINIUM IN RENOVATION AWARD

A regeneration project in Glasgow featuring curtain walling from Technal, has won a UK Aluminium in Renovation Award.

 

This latest accolade for Elder and Cannon Architects’ acclaimed Castlemilk Stables follows a string of other award commendations, and it is the second time a Technal scheme has won an Aluminium in Renovation Award.

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TECHNAL COMPLETES FIRST UK APPLICATION OF NEW CURTAIN WALLING SYSTEM

The first UK application of Technal’s new MX BG beaded curtain walling system has been completed.

Designed by architects EPT Partnership and located in the Rhymney Valley in South Wales, the project is the striking new headquarters for Williams Medical Supplies, one of the largest suppliers of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals in the UK.

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FIRST UK APPLICATION OF NEW TECHNAL CURTAIN WALLING SYSTEM WINS TWO AWARDS

The first UK application of the new structurally glazed curtain walling system from architectural aluminium specialists, Technal, has won two awards for design.

The façade project for the University of Sunderland, which transformed a former 1960s campus building into a bright and dramatic gateway to the university, was awarded the Special Prize for Cladding and Roofing and was also voted the overall winner at the inaugural UK Aluminium in Renovation Awards. The winning projects will now be entered for the European Aluminium Renovation Awards to be announced in Paris in November.

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TECHNAL LAUNCHES NEW SLIDING WINDOW AND BALCONY DOOR

Architectural aluminium specialist, Technal, has launched GXi – a new sliding window and balcony door, which offers a wealth of innovative design features and options for comfort, safety, visual appeal and long-term durability.

GXi is an elegant, robust and high specification glazing solution, developed by Technal for prestige office and apartment schemes.  The system, which has been rigorously tested to 20,000 open/close cycles, benefits from high quality components and advanced manufacturing techniques to ensure fabrication quality, precise installation and continued performance to specification.

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