Customer: Warwick University
Architect: Interior Solutions Ltd
*Polar Single Glazed
*For our new, enhanced single glazed system please see Polar 35
The Warwick University Project
An architect’s vision was realised with Komfort’s specialist internal glazing solutions.
Warwick University project.
The Brief in Brief
Many factors needed to be adhered to for this project. The solution was to create a test build showing the various glazing options available and what the original specification would look like, allowing both the architect and contractor to make any necessary changes at an early stage. On seeing the test build, the primary change was to opt for special door casings, with legs running to the top of the screen and an aluminium edged door.
Komfort provided a solution to marry an architect’s vision with the reality and practicalities of the build at the recently completed Warwick University project.
In addition, Komfort had to incorporate a panel that would house the electrics at the side of the doors. Following discussions with Interior Solutions Ltd, who project managed the build, it was decided to use a dry partitioning system filled with a coloured timber panel.
In total, 25 screens with single glazed Polar partitioning were installed along with the aluminium edged doors and door casings in lecturers’ offices, the main reception, classrooms, labs and viewing galleries throughout the university.
The end result
Colin Lawrence, Project Manager at BAM, the main contractors, said: “The fact that we were able to see how the basic specification would look, prior to forging ahead with the build, gave us a distinct advantage as a contractor because we were able to scrutinise the design and adapt it as necessary.”
Martin Clough, External Project Co-ordinator at Komfort added: “This project is great example of the benefits of offering customers the creation of a mock up, as it can point out and provide opportunity to change any aspects which aren’t suitable. In this case, we were able to offer a solution at an early stage to suit the very specific needs of Warwick University.”
Komfort Products Used
Please note that Polar 35 is our new, enhanced single glazed frameless system