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Last edited 15 May 2018
AluK: Experts in aluminium building systems
AluK is an international designer and engineer of aluminium building systems, including window, door and curtain walling systems for both commercial and residential applications. AluK understands the many challenges of modern construction, offering the finest tailored aluminium façade systems to customers, which have been customised, not compromised.
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AluK’s products are carefully designed by highly dedicated, experienced teams who utilise their extensive market knowledge to create effective, tailored products. All of AluK’s building systems are tailored according to your technical needs and local requirements, using its in-house design team to bring your vision to life.
Many of the AluK products exceed industry standards due to their incredible flexibility, resilience, and thermal and acoustic performance. All of its aluminium building systems go through extensive preliminary testing at the company’s in-house test rig. The products are tested against water, wind, durability, thermal and acoustic insulation, and airtightness. This ensures that all of their products provide the performance and versatility required for modern buildings. Most of its products are certified by PAS 24, Secured by Design, BS4873 and Q-marked accredited, making them products you can trust.
AluK understands that there are certain factors to take into consideration with every project, including design, location and use. The company has more than 2,000 clients across the globe, each with their own unique specifications, so AluK is able to create a personalised solution - no matter what the project. Each project is assigned its own dedicated project management team, which is able to guide each client through each stage of the RIBA Plan of Work.
AluK engineers its tailored façade systems, including windows, doors and curtain walling, at its 350,000m²headquarters in South Wales. All of its products are painted on site, with the option of chromate-free pre-treatment and Qualicoat Seaside certification.
AluK has worked on a range of prestigious projects, both in the UK and internationally, including:
- Chelsea Creek, London
- 4 Views, Hampshire
- Burntwood School, Wandsworth (Sterling Prize Winner)
- Diamond Twin Tower, Cambodia
- LOHAS Park Development, Hong Kong
The AluK team worked with key stakeholders and project partners during the design process to come up with a customised façade design for developer Berkeley Homes. The key stakeholders included architect Squire and Partners, façade consultant Cladtech and structural engineering firm WSP.
The West End Gate development is one of tallest buildings under construction in central London, standing at 29-storeys. AluK’s team designed a AW86 unitised curtain wall in excess of 14,000m² to envelop the tower. Additionally, 241 2-pane, single track lift and slide SC156 sliding doors, 750 concealed vents and 58 of the 77ID swing doors will also be utilised for this project.
The thermal requirements for this building, 0.95W/M2k as a weighted average, were carefully considered during the design process to meet the needs of the client. Finally, RW43+ CTR acoustic glass will be used to minimise traffic noise inside each apartment.
The West End Gate development has an expected completion date of summer 2020.
--AluK 10:34, 14 May 2018 (BST)
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