The intrinsic qualities of aluminium, its infinite recyclability, strength and lightness, durability and low maintenance qualities mean it is one of the most sustainable building materials available, according to Calvin Wilson, Managing Director of Antrim-based Metal Technology.
Established thirty years ago, Metal Technology is now one of the UK’s largest independent aluminium systems companies. The company designs and supplies bespoke architectural aluminium window, door, curtain walling and solar shading systems for construction projects throughout the UK and Ireland.
Distributing its product range through a network of fabricator and installer partners with annual installation values exceeding £120 million, Metal Technology offers a comprehensive design and specification service to architects, developers and main contractors through a team of architectural advisors. Tailored specifications can be provided online with NBS standards, supported with CAD details and performance data as well as BIM family models for integration into construction drawings.
Metal Technology’s systems have applications across the spectrum of modern building design, incorporating public and private sector schemes in housing, healthcare, education, leisure, retail and commercial applications. The versatility of the product range lends it to bespoke applications, resulting in some imaginative projects, such as the RIBA award-winning Students’ Union building at Manchester Metropolitan University, which features Metal Technology’s System 17 high rise curtain walling and System 5-20D Hi+ high performance thermally enhanced doors.
All products in the Metal Technology range not only offer engineered durability in use but high levels of structural integrity, weather and thermal performance to provide a cost-effective solution with no compromise on either aesthetic or performance.