‘Excellent’ school performance

Technal aluminium curtain walling, windows and doors were specified and installed at Ysgol Penyffordd, a £7 million primary school located in the Flintshire village of Penyffordd, Wales. The school has been constructed to BREEAM Excellent standards.

Fabricated and installed by Westmore Architectural, the building was designed by Lovelock Mitchell Architects and constructed by Wynne Construction. The two-storey school features two striking pitched curtain walling screens on the front and back elevations. These are designed specifically to open up and brighten classroom spaces.

Interfacing with dark grey and timber-effect weatherboarding and echoing the line of the roof, the aluminium systems are finished in a dark grey polyester powder coating.

Technal Elegance 52 curtain walling creates a modern appearance with narrow sightlines. The curtain walling was also selected for its manufacturing capability, which allowed Westmore Architectural to match the pitch of the roof. The curtain walling screens
to the project’s front elevation were fabricated with the CNC using welded sleeves for each apex.

Technal worked with the architectural practice to ensure correct product specification, including two key requirements: thermal efficiency and PAS 24 security.

Elegance 52 curtain walling uses an aluminium substructure width of 52mm, and delivers high quality acoustic performance as well as the aesthetic appearance to suit different property types.

Offering multiple opening configurations, the Technal Dualframe 75 Si window range has been installed in ribbon configuration to all elevations. Exceptionally energy efficient, Dualframe 75 Si system can achieve specified U-values down to 0.9W/m2K. The Dualframe 75 Si suite also attains superior weather performance for water tightness, air permeability and wind resistance.

The STII Commercial Doors, which were installed on the entrances and fire escape, have undergone an extensive testing regime to achieve the required PAS 24 security. The doors also meet the necessary requirements for thermal insulation, achieving a U-value of 1.8W/m2k for doors without midrails and 1.9W/m2k for doors with midrails.