Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, with their approved fabricator Anglia Fixing Ltd., recently completed a change of use refurbishment at Cater House in Chelmsford, Essex.
The former 8-storey purpose-built office block which boosts a city centre location adjacent to the River Can, has been converted into 35 apartments. This change of use project was completed using Comar 5P.i Top Hung Casement Windows to the communal stairways.
Comar 5P.i ECO Casement, Top & Side Hung windows and Comar 7P.i ECO Rebated Doors being specified for the apartments. The aluminium P.i window and door systems use trademarked Polyamide Insulated (P.i) that provides exceptional thermal performance and reduces heat loss through the thermal break ensuring low U-values and therefore ensuring energy bills are minimised.
Comar 7 Doors are a natural choice in a busy residential building and were selected for the main entrance doors and external staircases. Comar 7 Doors are available in swing, pivot, sliding, auto sliding and sliding folding. These doors were hung directly into the Comar 3 Ground Floor Treatment and were internally beaded using 28mm DG units.
All aluminium was finished in a Hipca White Gloss polyester powder coat to BS6496. All Comar approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing.
Anglia Fixing liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines.