Prima Systems have commenced work on what is now the 3rd phase of refurbishment works to Keynes College at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Once again we have been employed by local building contractor Coombs (Canterbury) to undertake the replacement of old defective single glazed aluminium vertical sliding windows and spandrel panels. As in all the previous phases the project is made complicated by the fact that the windows are combined into narrow runs of windows that span over 3 floors meaning that access is required to all floors of the building simultaneously. Despite the logistical problems of undertaking such a project our committed approach means that the works are undertaken with as little disruption to the various occupants of each floor as possible.
Prima are installing Sapa Building Systems Dualslide vertical sliding windows to replicate the appearance and operation of the existing while bringing the windows up to current regulation specification. Due to the construction of the building requiring the windows to be installed behind the external brick skin of the building there was not enough depth within the reveal to use the Sapa Dualframe system for the framing of the spandrel panels at each floor junction and so the windows where designed so that we could couple them to the much thinner Sapa Crown range of profiles.