The building of a stunning £75m office complex situated in West Bromwich and forecast to create hundreds of new jobs in the area is currently under way. With the emphasis on sustainability, performance and aesthetics, innovations such as Aluglaze manufactured by Panel Systems have a role to play. The aluminium glazed panels applied to All Saints Office Complex, intended to become a BT call centre, will contain an A-rated styrofoam core helping the building to achieve a very low U-value of 0.23 W/m2K. The striking 2mm silver coloured aluminium face of the energy efficient panels will contribute to the modern look of the 5 storey office which holds a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Polyester coated aluminium is vacuum bonded to a styrofoam core forming the Aluglaze panel. Specific sizes and thickness’s can be stipulated and RAL and Pulvia colours are available allowing many types of glazing design.
Aluminiumis an extremely versatile material especially when used in the context ofdouble glazing. Qualities like ease of manipulation and strength afford it great flexibility, making it a favourite with architects and designers. It is also an eco friendly and sustainable metal as it is infinitely long lasting and recyclable with a low maintenance profile. A popular use for aluminium is in the manufacture of secondary double glazing as it is possible to create a slim and unobtrusive product, ideal for renovation of older properties and those within conservation areas.