CMS Window Systems

Solutions from CMS revitalise Scottish school

  • 26 Jan 2018

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.

 

 

Leave a Reply

Latest news

BMBI

Builders’ Merchants’ sales surge in September - BMBI

Sales to builders and contractors by Britain’s builders’ merchants surged in September, with sales up 8.3% compared with September last year, according to the latest Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) report.

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Landscaping, news, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Timber Buildings and Timber Products

Scafftag

Protect your staff with Worker ID Tags from SCAFFTAG

Worker ID tags are made for use in extreme conditions and are 100% waterproof – shop Scafftag for a wide selection of hard hat ID tags for your workers.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Plant, Equipment and Hire, Site Preparation

ROCKWOOL

ROCKWOOL delivers specialist fire protection for Grange University Hospital

A combination of ROCKWOOL’s non-combustible stone wool insulation and certified FIREPRO® products have been specified for the Grange University Hospital in Wales.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Health & Safety, Insulation, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection, Walls

Pop Up Power Supplies

A £1bn opportunity to design schools of the future with more flexibility - Pop Up Power Supplies

The announcement of a ten-year school rebuilding programme means there is an unprecedented opportunity to adopt new approaches say Pop Up Power Supplies®.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, news, Retrofit & Renovation