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River House, Belfast

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River house is a multimillion pound building in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast that has become a talking point around the city. This building on High St went unnoticed before as it was dull and aesthetically boring but it has now evolved into a modern eye-catching land mark and APS products have helped contribute to this big transformation.
A major multimillion pound renovation project involved a complete new front façade and window replacement to the rear. APS were involved from a very early stage with the project’s architects, Povall Worthington and are proud to have our systems selected and installed on the project. The architects had several requirements and design issues, which we helped them achieve. These included
• A bespoke finishing cap, which is applied to every 5th bay to help break up the mass span of glass horizontally.
• The cap creates the image of a steel girder projecting through the glass façade, all of which integrated within the system and keeps the continual seal of the façade weathertight.
• Transoms are structural silicone pointed. This makes life easier during the cleaning operation via abseiling.
• The new glass frontage using Logic 50 curtain walling was installed from the top down allowing the fit-out to follow behind the curtain walling installation and reducing scaffold hiring costs and completion time.
• The whole façade is glued to the existing structure achieved with a two part resin injected into a drilled hole in to the existing floors, which bonded a stainless steel threaded bolt. This allowed the existing concrete panels to remain behind the new facade.
• APS structural projection plates provide fixings for mounting the large signage while keeping continuity of glass and weatherseal behind the sign rather than mounting back to the existing structure. All supported directly by the APS curtain walling system.
• The facade glass is a top spec solar control anti-sun to prevent any solar heat gains, yet has a high U-value performance to reduce any thermal loss.

Audi Portadown

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Car dealerships want their customers to have a great experience from start to finish. To do this they require a state of the art aluminium glazing system that can showcase top of the range cars easily from inside and out and in a comfortable yet secure setting.  Nowhere is this more evident than the new showroom at Audi Portadown.   APS aluminium glazing systems were chosen for their ability to achieve a glazed facade that was second to none.  ACW Logic 50 curtain walling on three of the elevations ensures the building is bright and undeniably eye-catching but still maintains a high degree of thermal efficiency using 34mm triple glazing throughout to replace original 11.5mm laminate.  ACD automated commercial sliding doors allow vehicle access to the showroom.  This system is capable of achieving a clear opening of 6m wide x 2.4m high. The finished building surpasses everyone’s expectations.

Omagh Innovation Centre

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The Innovation Growth Centre at the Omagh Enterprise Company is a new purpose built high spec facility spanning 14,000 sq. ft. which aims to attract businesses to the area through offering support to local entrepreneurs and SMEs in the small business technology sector. It made sense that APS Polyamide Window System was the preferred system for glazing this high spec building. The AP100 window design facilitates the facetted and curved feature glazing aspect effortlessly. The clients were delighted with the innovative glazing of this signature building.

Tesco Extra, Dundalk

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Supermarket giant Tesco have recently opened a new 57,000 sq. ft store at Dundalk.  APS curtain walling was the perfect solution for glazing the Tesco ‘Extra’ store.  Large curtain wall screens along the front elevation achieve sharp, clear sightlines maximising natural daylight.  As always the APS team worked closely with the glazing subcontractor and architect from preconstruction stage until the design concept was delivered.

APS Solar Shading – 150m2 of APS Solar Shading is installed on the south facing elevation of the Tesco Extra building at Dundalk where the cafeteria is situated.

APS supplied aluminium sheets polyester powder- coated red and grey to manufacture panels and flashings which clad large sections of the Tesco building.