British Gasket Office & Warehouse, Sudbury, Suffolk
British Gasket, Sudbury
British Gaskets Office, Sudbury, Suffolk

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems; with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Ltd completed a new build Drive Thru Costa Coffee shop on the Anglia Retail Park in Ipswich, Suffolk. The building features an eye catching angular shaped roof line and outside seated area. Costa Coffee are the nations favourite and fastest growing coffee chain in the UK and this new store forms part of their expansion plans.

To maximise natural daylight and facilitate the large glazed areas Comar 6 & Comar 6EFT was specified. Anglia Fixing were able to ensure that this project could be completed within the restraints of the budget and that Comar 6 & 6EFT Curtain Walling systems complied with the latest CWCT standards. Both Comar 6 & 6EFT systems are mullion drained thermally broken curtain walling system in ‘stick’ construction with drained capping, pressure equalised and drained in accordance with BS6262.

Comar 7P.i Commercial Door sets were the natural choice for this high traffic public coffee store. For safety, the Comar 7P.i Commercial Doors were fitted with a 90 degree hold open facility and maximum security hook lock and Anti-Finger Trap stiles which were hung directly from the Comar 6 curtain walling frame. Comar 7P.i CD door sets are a natural choice for any busy environment and are available in swing, pivot, sliding, auto-sliding and sliding folding...

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Cater House Residential, Chelmsford, Essex
Cater House Residential, Chelmsford, Essex
Cater House Residential, Chelmsford, Essex

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Ltd; recently completed a change of use refurbishment at Cater House in Chelmsford, Essex. Having recognised the new Government changes to legislation the former 8 storey purpose built office block which boosts a city centre location and being adjacent to the River Can, has been converted into 35 apartments.

This change of use project was completed using Comar 3 Ground Floor Treatment, Comar 5P.i Top Hung Casement Windows to the communal stairways and with Comar 5P.i ECO Top & Side Hung Casement windows and Comar 7P.i ECO Rebated Doors being specified for the apartments. The aluminium P.i window and door systems use trademarked Polyamide Insulated (P.i) that provides exceptional thermal performance and reduces heat loss through the thermal break ensuring low U-values and therefore ensuring energy bills are minimised.

Comar 7 Doors are a natural choice in a busy residential building and were selected for the main entrance doors and external staircases. Comar 7 Doors are available in swing, pivot, sliding, auto sliding and sliding folding. These doors were hung directly into the Comar 3 Ground Floor Treatment and were internally beaded using 28mm DG units....

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Costa Coffee, Ipswich, Suffolk
Costa Coffee, Ipswich, Suffolk
Costa Coffee, Ipswich, Suffolk

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems; with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Ltd completed a new build Drive Thru Costa Coffee shop on the Anglia Retail Park in Ipswich, Suffolk. The building features an eye catching angular shaped roof line and outside seated area. Costa Coffee are the nations favourite and fastest growing coffee chain in the UK and this new store forms part of their expansion plans.

To maximise natural daylight and facilitate the large glazed areas Comar 6 & Comar 6EFT was specified. Anglia Fixing were able to ensure that this project could be completed within the restraints of the budget and that Comar 6 & 6EFT Curtain Walling systems complied with the latest CWCT standards. Both Comar 6 & 6EFT systems are mullion drained thermally broken curtain walling system in ‘stick’ construction with drained capping, pressure equalised and drained in accordance with BS6262.

Comar 7P.i Commercial Door sets were the natural choice for this high traffic public coffee store. For safety, the Comar 7P.i Commercial Doors were fitted with a 90 degree hold open facility and maximum security hook lock and Anti-Finger Trap stiles which were hung directly from the Comar 6 curtain walling frame. Comar 7P.i CD door sets are a natural choice for any busy environment and are available in swing, pivot, sliding, auto-sliding and sliding folding.

Both the doors and curtain walling were finished in a semi gloss Grey RAL 7022 powder coating to BS6496....

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Appleton School, Benfleet
Appleton School, Benfleet
Appleton School, Benfleet, Essex

Alu-Timber and their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Ltd recently completed a new Dining Hall extension and re-modelling project for The Appleton School a specialist Business and Enterprise College in Essex. This project was completed using Alu-Timber EFT curtain walling, alongside casement windows from Comar 5Pi ECO with Comar 7P.i pivot commercial doors.

Design freedom and solutions to modern environmental issues are a complex requirement. Alu-Timber EFT is a 60mm aluminium/timber curtain walling system which offers Capped, 2sided Structural Glazing with vertical or horizontal capping and 4sided Structural Glazing. Alu-Timber EFT provides internal thermally efficient Larch timber with time tested external aluminium for protection. To maximise spans and centres, a wide range of timber mullions and transoms are available. The inherent properties of timber provide two advantages: high strength and low U-values. All profiles are kept in stock which means challenging site deadlines can always be met. The extensive range of profiles creates options for large glazed framing areas which integrate seamlessly with Alu-Timber windows and doors. The complete Alu-Timber range includes casement, tilt & turn windows, open-in and open-out doors, and framing.

Comar 5P.i. ECO are thermally efficient polyamide insulated aluminium windows. These windows offer outstanding weather performance and reduce heat loss through the trademark P.i thermal break ensuring low U-values so energy bills are minimised......

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Attwood Manor Care Home
Attwood Care Home
Offices, Dartford, Kent

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems; with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Ltd recently completed a new build office development at Crossways Business Park in Kent.

In this project, Comar 6EFT was selected as it offers architects a flexible system, providing a structurally glazed solution, with options for facets, concealed vents and an extensive range of profiles that cater for large structurally glazed panes. Shading was a key consideration on the southern elevations to reduce the need for air conditioning and the associated running costs, therefore to shade the façade Comar–Ducosun 100C in-frame solar shading complete with struts to suit a 1600mm horizontal projection were specified. The blades, rafters and struts are all part of the unique Ducosun multi-fit system which allows fast track installation with its “clicks and glide” assembly. Anglia Fixing and Comar worked with the specifier to ensure maximal shading was created during the summer months. Brace struts and props were calculated to ensure the correct projection in an under slung configuration, fixed back to the structure

For the opening vents, Comar 5P.i window system which uses trademarked Polyamide Insulated (P.i) that provides exceptional thermal performance in a market where energy efficient designs and meeting the demands of the latest building regulations are paramount. From fifteen basic Comar 5P.i profiles, all window configurations, such as casement, top swing reversible, pivot, tilt and turn and sliding can be manufactured.....

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Attwood Manor Care Home
Attwood Care Home
Attwood Manor Care Home, Halstead

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Ltd, supplied Comar 5P.i. windows for a new 2-storey extension to Attwood Manor Care Home in Halstead, Essex.

The project brief for this 2-storey extension was that the new windows blend in with the existing timber windows. A Georgian effect pane was achieved by cosmetic glazing bars within the cavity of the double glazed units. The thermally broken Comar 5P.i casements were manufactured and fitted in Hipca White polyester powder coat.

Top hung casement windows were hung on projecting friction hinges with an integral restrictor device to limit the initial opening to 100mm and were also fitted with push button key locking cockspur handles at the cill. Trickle vents, through a head extension bar, were also fitted providing a free airflow per vent of 8000mm2 on these internally beaded and double glazed 28mm units.

All Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing. Anglia Fixing Ltd liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines....

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Barrie House, London
Barrie House, London
Barrie House, London

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Limited, supplied thermally efficient Comar 5P.i HSW and Comar 5P.i casement, tilt & turn windows with Comar 7 doors to Barrie House, an 8 storey residential block of flats close to Regents Park in a prestigious area of London.

Anglia Fixing and Comar's design team worked very closely, with Kaleminster Ltd and the residents from the pre-tender stage onwards to ensure that the residents design requirements and budget costs were acceptable to all parties involved. As the tenants were contributing to the cost of the refurbishment, their considerations and requirements were paramount. The refurbishment was undertaken whilst the building was occupied and consultation at every stage was vital. The building consisted of large horizontal sliding windows which had come to the end of their life cycle. The original windows were not thermally broken and because of their size and age were difficult to open and close. Due to the lack of thermal break the windows allowed greater heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer, which then led to increased energy bills. Residents can now benefit economically with the new energy efficient, thermally broken Comar 5P.i windows.

The Comar 2 suite of thermally broken window walling sections were installed to the staircase areas. A variety of Comar 5P.i. windows were selected and Comar 5P.i HSW, 5P.i side hung casement and tilt and turn....

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Buckingway Business Park
Buckingway Business Park
Buckingway Business Park, Cambridge

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Limited, supplied Comar 5P.i thermally broken windows, Comar 6 curtain walling and Comar 7 doors for a new build industrial project for Canmoor & Kilmartin Developments Ltd., Cambridgeshire. Anglia Fixing Ltd had an existing relationship with the contractor Mitchell Design & Construct Ltd and recommended Comar Systems for the project.

Comar 6 curtain walling stick build with standard capping, pressure equalised externally glazed was selected. External pressure plates, seals and cappings fixed on internal mullions and transoms to create large contemporary entrances and glazed areas to contrast with the light brick and cladded building.

Comar 5P.i. high and low level top hung casements and matching fixed lights were internally beaded and fitted with stainless steel projecting friction hinges and an integral restrictor. Duco trickle vents through Comar head extension bars providing minimum free airflow of 8000mm2 per vent were also installed.

Comar 7 pivot doors were installed for the main entrance and fitted with AXIM concealed overhead door closers with a 90º hold open facility and ‘anti-finger trap’ stiles. The pivot doors were internally beaded and glazed with 28mm DG units. A Cool-Lite SKN174 solar control outer pane providing a ‘U’ value of 1.2 was used and all glass was toughened heat soaked. All Comar systems were finished in a matt dark grey RAL 7016 colour polyester powder coat to BS6496......

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Cuckoo Farm Light Industrail Estate
Cuckoo Farm Light Industrail Estate
Cuckoo Farm Light Industrial Estate, Colchester

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Limited, supplied Comar 5P.i thermally broken windows, Comar 6EFT curtain walling and Comar 7 doors for Phase One of a new build light industrial estate in Colchester, Essex. Anglia Fixing Limited have a good relationship with the developer and were able to reassure them that this project could be completed within the restraints of the budget and that Comar 6EFT Curtain Walling system complied with the latest CWCT standards.

Comar 5P.i top hung casement inserts were manufactured from polyamide thermally broken sections hung on heavy duty stainless steel friction hinges with a restrictor device to limit the opening to 100mm, fitted with push button key locking cockspur handles. Trickle vents were incorporated through a Comar 5P.i header bar which provided free airflow per vent of 4000mm2. The windows were internally beaded and glazed with 28mm double glazing units, using laminated safety glass to the inner pane and green anti-sun solar control toughened glass to the outer pane.

Comar 6EFT mullion drained thermally broken curtain walling system in ‘stick’ construction with drained capping, pressure equalised and drained in accordance with BS6262, was installed to create large areas of natural lighting to the building. Comar 7 Pivot doors provided a 1000mm clear opening to meet DDA requirements. The doors were fitted with concealed overhead door closers with a 90º hold open facility, maximum security hook locks, full height handles and anti-finger trap jamb stiles. All systems were finished in a matt finish Grey RAL 7012, polyester powder coated to BS6496.

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Holy Cross Church, Harlow
Holy Cross Church, Harlow
Holy Cross Church, Harlow

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Limited, supplied Comar 2 Window Walling and Comar 5P.i Windows for the glazing refurbishment of the Holy Cross Church in Harlow, Essex.

This church required complete window replacement and the project brief was to include a feature ‘cross’ to the lower portion of the centre window unit in a distinctive contrast colour. Comar 2 window walling was used with high span mullions to create the large glazed feature at the cable end with thermally broken sections. A cross was formed in a cream contrasting polyester powder coat finish from Comar 2 mid-rail sections CS 183 and CS 186 with all the other framing finished in a dark brown.

Comar 5P.i top hung casement windows were hung on stainless steel projecting friction hinges and these were fitted with folding cam openers in a satin anodised finish for both pole and hand operation. The windows were internally beaded with 28.8mm double glazed units, using laminated safety glass to the inner pane, cavity filled Argon gas and a 6.4mm laminated clear float safety glass to the outer pane.

All Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing. Anglia Fixing Limited liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines.......

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Kingsland Church Hall, Lexden
Kingsland Church Hall
Kingsland Church Hall, Lexden

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing, supplied Comar 1 and Comar 3 ground floor framing, Comar 2 window walling and Comar 7 doors for a contemporary new build Church Hall, forming part of the Kingsland Church facilities in Lexden, Colchester. The main project criteria for the hall required that the building complied with sound insulation, privacy planning requirements and adhered to strict budget restraints.

Comar 2 window walling was selected for the exterior, using thermally broken sections. The interior vestibule screens were made from Comar 1 and single glazed with clear laminated safety glass. Lower level screens featured a white opaque privacy film, which was applied internally.

External entrances were Comar 7 commercial rebated doors, fitted with AXIM surface mounted overhead door closers with a 90° hold open facility and maximum security hook locks. The fire exit door was fitted with AXIM panic exit device and hook locks, but without any external furniture. Lobby doors incorporated double action pivots and featured anti finger-trap stiles. All doors were internally beaded with double glazed units and fitted with toughened safety glass......

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Phoenix Place
Phoenix Place
Phoenix Place, Basildon, Essex

Phoenix Place office development located in Basildon, Essex tenants include the local NHS Primary Health Care Trust. Dovetail Architects designed the building, selecting W.A. Hills as the contractor, with Comar approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Limited to complete the glazed element of the facade.

In this project the Kingspan Optimo range of cladding panels was selected and at every storey ribbon windows were incorporated from the Comar 5Pi thermally efficient range. Comar 5Pi tilt and turn windows were selected. These can be tilted to allow ventilation and, when unlocked, can be opened in to allow cleaning from the inside. To the perimeter of these windows Comar’s Kingspan cladding adaptors (CS486 and CS487) were fitted which allowed the window to be directly integrated into Kingspan without the need for additional flashings or packings. Anglia Fixing Limited utilised Comar 5Pi corner posts which allowed the neat corner return as well as maintaining the slim sight lines of the window frames.

To create feature and contrast to the Kingspan cladding, Comar 6 curtain walling was installed. Comar 6 offers a slim 50mm sight line with a multitude of transoms and mullions to cater for all deflection loads and configurations......

 

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Poringland Community Library
Poringland Community Library
Poringland Community Library, Norfolk

Poringland Library is part of a new build community development in Norfolk which also features a Community Centre and Police Station. NPS Property Consultants designed the library, selecting Morgan Ashurst Limited as the contractor and Comar approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Limited to complete this contemporary project. Anglia Fixing Limited has an excellent relationship with the developer and were able to reassure them that this project could be completed successfully using Comar products against their usual preferred supplier.

Comar 2 suite of thermally broken sections was installed and low level Comar 5P.i top hung casement inserts were manufactured from polyamide thermally broken sections hung on heavy duty stainless steel friction hinges with a restrictor device to limit the opening to 100mm. All were fitted with push button key locking cockspur handles. High level Comar 5P.i top hung windows were hung on butt hinges and operated by chain activators. Complete trickle vents were incorporated through Comar 2 & 5P.i header bars which provided free airflow per vent of 4000 - 8000mm2.

To shade the façade Comar–Ducosun 100C in-frame solar shading complete with struts to suit a 1600mm horizontal projection was specified. The blades, rafters and struts are all part of the unique Ducosun multi-fit system which allows fast track installation with its “clicks and glide” assembly. The solar shading was polyester powder coated in a white RAL 9006. The overall length of the shading is approximately 10.7M......

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Shoeburyness & Thorpe Bay Baptist Church
Shoeburyness & Thorpe Bay Baptist Church
Shoeburyness & Thorpe Bay Baptist Church

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Limited, supplied Comar 2 Window Walling, Comar 5P.i Windows and Comar 7 Swing Doors for a new build church. A key requirement for this project was that the glazing featured an imposing cross design within a number of different units.

Comar 2 Screens were constructed using thermally broken sections and fixed panes. Comar 5P.i windows tilt and turn, side and top hung configurations were internally beaded and glazed with 24mm double glazed units using toughened safety glass. Side and top hung casements were fitted with projecting safety hinges and internal restrictor devices to limit the initial opening and espagnolette multipoint key locking for ventilation and security. The high level top hung casements were fitted with butt hinges. The tilt and turn casements were fitted with key locking handles and adjustable trickle vents, complete with an external fly screen.

Comar 7 Swing Doors were used for the main entrance and fire escape. Manually operated single action Fire Exit Doors with a pivoted construction were fitted using Axim overhead concealed door closers with a 90º hold open facility, maximum security hook lock handles inside and out, anodised finish low threshold bar and completed with ‘anti-finger trap’ stiles.

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