CMS Window Systems has delivered fenestration solutions for a contemporary primary school in the Scottish Borders, breathing new life into what was an unused high school.
The new £8.6m Duns Primary School and educational campus offers top quality learning for more than 450 students and is also home to the Berwickshire Locality Support Centre which gives help to children with additional needs.
A lengthy refurbishment scheme saw an entire replacement of the two-store building’s windows, doors and curtain walling. What was vital in making a success of the transformation was to ensure as much of the existing school was preserved as could be.
CMS Window Systems manufactured and installed 223 windows, 14 doors and 125 square metres of aluminium curtain walling, which were all created using Kawneer systems.
Their slim profiles meant fine aesthetics were guaranteed, with excellent thermal and acoustic performance also assured.
The windows, doors and curtain walling have a low overall U-value, with an optimum balance of solar gain and natural light transmission to help provide a comfortable, productive learning environment.
Andy Kerr, Managing Director at CMS Window Systems, described it as an ‘excellent example’ of how Scotland’s architectural heritage can be maintained, whilst providing quality new facilities to support the government’s goals for improvement in educational achievement.
Cembrit has announced the launch of a new through-coloured cladding board with a sandblasted surface, Patina Rough.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Cladding, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Walls
Sample timber fire doors from Ahmarra Door Solutions recently exceeded expectations when tested against regulations.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Health & Safety, Research & Materials Testing, Security and Fire Protection
EverEdge was recently specified to provide edging and planters for a project for Cain International at Islington Square in London.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Garden, Posts
Contour discusses maintaining LST radiators and ensuring that they are consistently meeting their expected potential.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Posts