Going green

Hazlemere Commercial has completed a £2.3m installation project on a sustainability award-winning Devon school.

The Buckinghamshire firm was contracted to supply and install window and door products for the recently completed Bideford College building.

Capable of housing 1,800 students, and part of the Launceston College Multi Academy Trust, the college was funded through the government’s now-defunct Building Schools for the Future programme. The overall scheme went on to win a coveted Riba Award.

Working in collaboration with Devon County Council and Morgan Sindall, Hazlemere designed, manufactured and fitted a large number of aluminium casements, as well as aluminium curtain walling and entrance doors.

The project required extensive effort in the facade engineering stage to incorporate Stow render panels, needed to achieve the wide spans desired while still giving the appearance of a seamless joint.

“One of the key stipulations of this project was maximising sustainability and energy efficiency,” Hazlemere’s commercial sales director Tony Beale said. “For that reason, we used Sapa 55 and 75 windows, manufactured from 100% recycled aluminium billet and capable of delivering outstanding thermal performance.”

Hazlemere Commercial also installed Sapa Elegance 52 aluminium curtain walling and Sapa Commercial aluminium entrance doors, as well as a sloping aluminium roof lantern light measuring 70m in length.

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