Situated in the London suburb of Beckenham, Kings Education London combines traditional with a modern new build linked in-between the college’s two older buildings.
Croydon Window Company were chosen for this tender to supply and install all curtain walling, windows, rooflights and bi-folding doors to the colleges modern and stylish construction by Goldcrest Contractors, housing a bright, spacious reception area and cafeteria.
Aluminium curtain walling and door system were supplied and installed for the new external façade, with opening lights at the tops of the frames, which are controlled by electric operators and wired in by others. Our aluminium frames are manufactured from the Comar Aluminium Comar 6 ladder frame walling and Comar 7 commercial grade doors. Thee are low level threshold with concealed overhead door closers, built in finger guards, D handles and two hook locks. All glazing is 28mm double glazed safety units with coolite coating, allowing light to filter throughout the main entrance and reception area.
To divide the space from the lobby and cafeteria, we installed an internal screen in Ral 7043 traffic grey satin, with non thermally broken box sections, finger guards, overhead concealed closing device, glazed with safety glass double glazed units.
Rooflights are carefully positioned in the reception area and cafeteria to brighten the space throughout the day, illuminating the open areas. We supplied and installed double glazed flat fixed glass rooflights with 90mm sandblasted border, 30.8mm insulating glass unit comprising 6mm toughened outer, 18mm argon filled cavity and 6.8mm low E toughened inner pane, with anti sun glass to be solar control.
New sets of bi-folding doors were supplied and installed to the cafeteria allowing students and staff to enjoy the opening space of their surrounding landscape.
Extra finishing touches were included with 6mm mirrors, polished edges all round, safety backed, with polished cut outs for soap dispensers and supply and install of sterling silver 20 window film.
Goldcrest Contractors and their in-house designers has a wealth of experience, and working closely with their scheme, the finishes RAL 7043 traffic grey in satin to all frames, were carefully selected to look bold but also to work well with the paving and decking, accentuating the contemporary new building.
Goldcrest Contractors Ltd can be found at www.goldcrestuk.net
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