Senior Architectural Systems sets out its stall at Doncaster’s refurbished Wool Market
The combination of slim profile aluminium curtain walling and high-performance aluminium commercial doors from Senior Architectural Systems has played a key role in the refurbishment of Doncaster’s historic Grade II listed Wool Market. As a South Yorkshire-based company with its head office in nearby Denaby, Senior was the ideal choice to supply the fenestration systems for one of Doncaster’s most iconic buildings. Redesigned by Bond Bryan, the Wool Market has been transformed into a modern leisure destination, providing a hub for local traders as well as drink and food outlets.
A key feature of the project is its stunning glazed facades which have been created using Senior’s SF52 aluminium curtain wall system. Combining enhanced thermal performance with exceptionally slim sightlines, the SF52 curtain walling has been integrated with Senior’s high-performance SPW501 aluminium commercial doors. Further access is provided by Senior’s Ali FOLD aluminium folding sliding doors.
The attractive fenestration package allows daylight to flood the into market, creating a warm and welcoming interior. In addition, the flexible door arrangement extends the useable space by seamlessly linking with the outdoor seating area. Another local company, specialist contractor Danum Windows, fabricated and installed the aluminium fenestration package for main contractor Willmott Dixon and client Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.
Curtain walling solutions
Senior’s popular SF52 aluminium system features attractive slim sightlines and enhanced thermal performance to help boost energy-efficiency. Available as a mullion-drained system, which removes the need for visible drainage slots, it can be specified as capped, silicone sealed or as a combination of the two for even greater design flexibility. Thanks to Senior’s in-house powder coating facility, the SF52 is available in an almost unlimited range of colours and finishes.
For projects where structural movement may be a challenge, such as high-rise schemes or those that incorporate large spans of glazing, Senior has developed its new SF62 aluminium curtain wall system. Combining an attractive robust aluminium frame with a wider 62mm box, the increased rebate size means that it is possible to provide either additional clearance between the section and infill (allowing the glass to move more), or greater edge cover for issues such as guarding.
Benefitting from the inherent strength of its aluminium frame, the new SF62 curtain wall system can support transom loads of up to 750kg and achieve longer glazing spans without the need for additional supporting steelwork. Not only does this remove potential extra costs and risks, but also creates a facade that benefits from wider views and maximum daylighting.
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