Metal Technology architectural aluminium products enhance a Grand Design

  • 14 Nov 2014

Architect Patrick Bradley’s spectacular home created around shipping containers and featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs.

The home design by architect Patrick Bradley comprised four shipping containers, welded together in the shape of a cross and cantilevered over a stream on his family farm outside Belfast.

Metal Technology, working with fabricator Top Glass to Patrick Bradley’s specification, supplied:

  • System 4-35Hi high performance thermally enhanced casement windows
  • System 25 Hi lift and slide thermal doors

System 25Hi system doors

Offer a sliding opener with pleasing site lines plus benefits of weather performance, thermal enhancement and security.

With the correct glass specification they aid compliance with the thermal requirements of current building regulations.

Polyamide thermal break profiles minimise heat transfer across window and door profiles

Thermal performance is further improved through the introduction of foam profiles that reduce radiation heat loss across the air cavities within the door profiles.

Offers significantly improved U-frame values over more traditional thermally broken aluminium systems.

Both window and door systems use Polyamide thermal breaks produced from glass reinforced nylon sections designed to withstand temperatures in excess of 200°C, allowing the sections to be powder coated after thermally breaking.

About Metal Technology

Metal Technology offers dedicated architectural advisory consultation with comprehensive design advice. These advisors look at the whole design and consider the influencing factors in tandem, always offering a fit-for-purpose value-engineered product that covers all aspects of the brief.

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