Care taken with ventilators

112 Maxiglaze glazed-in aluminium ventilators were installed at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

The purpose-built £21million facility provides people in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, Cambuslang and Rutherglen with the best quality of palliative care.

Designed by Ryder Architecture and built by main contractor Balfour Beatty, it is the first hospice in the UK to follow the ‘Sengetun’ model of care, which has ‘placemaking’ at the centre of its approach. The glazing contract was awarded to Castlecary-based CMS Window Systems, which delivered an extensive package of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling.

Stephen Anderson, aluminium director at CMS, said: “We chose Titon’sMaxiglaze vents based on our previous experience with the product. They have always performed to a high standard, plus they met the statutory Building Regulations and requirements for background ventilation specified for this project. Indeed, Titon is our preferred supplier of choice when it comes to glazed-in trickle vents in terms of quality, cost, service and their local representative.”

The project used 500m2 of curtain walling, while all aluminium profiles, flashings and fixing brackets were finished in RAL 1035 (pearl beige).

Titon’sMaxiglaze is an energy efficient glazed-in aluminium ventilator that provides an equivalent area (EA) of 12,000mm2/m of extrusion; fewer vents need to be fitted to achieve the total EA requirement.