Alu-Timber complete new build at Dormer Wells School

Alu-Timber and their approved fabricator Fleetwood Architectural Aluminium Ltd completed a new build school in Southall, London. Dormer Wells School is a high-performing mathematics and computing college and leading edge comprehensive school for 11-19 year olds.

Balfour Beatty, in partnership with Ealing Council, delivered the new PPP Dormers Wells High School, Southall and carried out a major refurbishment and partial rebuild of The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, Greenford. Balfour Beatty will invest equity of up to £2.7 million into the 25-year concession for Dormers Wells High School. All construction and facilities management was carried out by Balfour Beatty and the scheme includes a major investment in the schools’ information and communication technology (ICT).

Design freedom and solutions to modern environmental issues are a complex requirement. Alu-Timber EFT is a 60mm aluminium/timber curtain walling system which offers Capped, 2sided Structural Glazing with vertical or horizontal capping and 4sided Structural Glazing. Alu-Timber EFT provides internal thermally efficient Larch timber with time tested external aluminium for protection. To maximise spans and centres, a wide range of timber mullions and transoms are available and the inherent properties of timber provide two advantages: high strength and low U-values. All profiles are kept in stock which means challenging site deadlines can always be met. The extensive range of profiles creates options for large glazed framing areas which integrate seamlessly with Alu-Timber windows and doors. The complete Alu-Timber range includes casement, tilt & turn windows, open-in and open-out doors, framing and curtain walling.

All Alu-Timber approved fabricators are required to have the technical expertise to attend pre-site meetings and provide detailing. Fleetwood Aluminium liaised closely with the specifiers to provide design advice and detailing which ensured the project ran smoothly and met site deadlines.