SENIOR Architectural Systems has been running up the colours at Blackburn’s first college to be built under the Building Schools For the Future programme.
The £25m Pleckgate Mathematics and Computing College is the latest in a growing number of educational establishments to employ Senior Hybrid Systems.
The colours are to the fore on one of the main Hybrid curtain wall facades. Nine huge vertical louvre blades, each made up of four specialised extrusions, are fixed through the curtain wall system and finished in various bright colours.
Pleckgate’s Hybrid installation consists of external anodised aluminium combined with 100% PEFC accredited Natural Spruce to the inside. The system uses ‘engineered’ timber profiles factory produced to give uniform strength, rigidity, size and weight and which Senior says out-perform traditional solid wood profiles. Internally glazed 28mm high performance double glazed units complete the installation.
Aluminium curtain walling has also been used to various areas of the facade, and the main, high-use traffic doors are completed in Senior’s high performance commercial doors. The company says its aluminium and Hybrid composite systems have provided a consistent and seamless external finish.
Meanwhile, Senior has announced it is to launch a new service for fabricators.
Developed to attract small- to medium-sized home improvement installers, it will offer a range of Hybrid doors, including sliding folding arrangements, which can be purchased made to measure and ready for installation.
The drive, to be launched at the Fabricator Installer Show at Telford International Centre in April, promotes the company’s Hybrid timber aluminium composite range of systems into the home improvement sector. Profiles are available from stock in the UK which allows fabricators to manufacture all Hybrid Systems, including curtain walling.