The UK branch of global supplier of aluminium window, door and façade systems, HUECK, has helped rebuild four London fire stations that were no longer fit for purpose.
As part of a Private Finance Initiative project, the London Fire Brigade commissioned a rebuilding programme for some of its facilities that were in a poor condition and did not meet modern standards and requirements.
Four of these - Mitcham, Plaistow, Orpington and Old Kent Road, have been reconstructed using HUECK’s high-performance, thermally insulated aluminium window and door suite, Lambda 77 L, and its popular Trigon 50 curtain wall system.
The project was delivered by Blue 3, a consortium led by the giant construction group Kier, and was finalised this year.
HUECK UK project development director, Leon Friend, said: “The modern buildings replace facilities that were 50-100 years old, and offer state-of-the-art premises, suitable for a 21st century fire service for the City.
“We’ve helped deliver sustainable, energy efficient buildings with our high-performance systems, which can meet even the toughest requirements of insulation, functionality and aesthetics, with industry leading U-values.
“HUECK has designed a bespoke building envelope solution that helps to minimise the facilities’ environmental impact through a series of innovative energy efficiency features. As a result, all the new fire stations supplied by HUECK achieved an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating,” added Leon.
The Lambda 77 L range from HUECK can deliver U-values as low as 1.0 W/m2K, with sash weights of up to 160 kg visible/170 kg concealed, while the 50mm Trigon façade system offers slim sightlines and high thermal performances, and is available in a passive house-certified version. The systems were chosen by developers and architects for their optimum performances and integration of functional elements, as well as the design flexibility and versatility they offer.
HUECK is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of aluminium window, door and façade solutions, specialising in both standard systems, as well as and bespoke applications. The company offers a wide choice of profiles, all of which are designed to integrate with each other. In addition to the Lambda and Trigon ranges, HUECK also manufactures the innovative Volato suite of sliding systems, as well as a range of fire protection systems.