Aluglaze insulated panels create school exterior
Aluglaze insulated panels
Bespoke panel manufacturer Panel Systems used Aluglaze insulated infill panel for refurbished science block at Mandeville Upper School in Aylesbury.
Aluglaze comprises polyester-coated aluminium, which is bonded to a core of Styrofoam.
The panel comprised of 28mm thick Aluglaze panels, including a 1.5mm aluminium facing, 26mm of Styrofoam and a 0.5mm steel balancer, The panels achieved a U value of 0.88w/m2k, which will enhance the thermal performance of the refurbished building.
A premium quality panel, Aluglaze is typically specified when aesthetic considerations are paramount and is available in all RAL and Syntha Pulvin colours.
Panel Systems' bespoke service means that Aluglaze cut to specific sizes and thicknesses to suit individual glazing systems.
Panels can also be supplied in different thicknesses to achieve U values as low as 0.15 W/m2K.
Mandeville Specialist Sports College has1,100 students and provides high quality education for those aged 11 - 18 years.
Headteacher of Mandeville School, Peter Patchett says: 'The refurbishment of our science block forms part of a major school improvement, which has enhanced the learning environment and led to a considerable saving in energy costs.
The modern appearance of the building has been well received by staff, students and local residents and it is reassuring to know it is built to such high performance standards'.
Danny Phelan, Sales Manager for Panel Systems, explains: .Our Aluglaze panels were perfectly suited to this project as they offer an assured level of thermal performance and the contemporary aesthetics that are perfect for this striking, modern building.
Our Aluglaze panels are being widely specified for many new school buildings, as they meet specific demands for aesthetics and energy efficiency.
We worked closely with the contractor to ensure this project could be delivered to meet their tight build schedule'.
Aluglaze from Panel Systems has been supplied to a wide variety of commercial, educational and healthcare environments over the past few years.
Panel Systems manufactures a full range of bespoke composite panels that are used to create aesthetically striking and thermally efficient buildings.
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