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Process improvements at Boal

Leading aluminium extruder Boal UK has announced significant investment to improve its processes. “These changes are all about quality improvement, optimisation and the continuation of supply,” said Group Operations Director Tony Dingley.“Our largest press (9”/3250 Tonne) has undergone a number of renovations, which are now complete. “We have had a full re

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Creative facade for student flats

Powdertech Corby has used high quality powder coatings by Tiger Drylac to produce a striking colour contrast for the facade elements of Chapter Lewisham, award-winning modular-construct student accommodation in Lewisham. The building is an integral part of Lewisham Council's town centre regeneration plan.  Architects were asked to design accommodation using 636 modular prefabricated units

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New JLR Velar model for Solihull

JLR has announced a new SUV model, to be built at its aluminium vehicle assembly site at Solihull. The Velar will sit between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport models.

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Aluminium voyage of Discovery

Land Rover's recently-launched Discovery has already gathered orders of nearly 20,000 worldwide, according to JLR. The brand new seven-seater has shed weight too. Its single-cell body is 85 per cent aluminium, of which 43 per cent is recycled, making it nearly half a tonne (480kg) lighter than the previous steel-bodied fourth generation vehicle. Full details here.    

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School visit a Real success

Year 8 and year 9 pupils from Ysgol Glan-y-Mor in Burry Port Camarthenshire, recently visited the Real Alloy plant in Swansea. The pupils, many of whom have participated in the 2016 Aluminium D&T Challenge, watched presentations by Real Alloy's Ken Britz and Ian Oliver from ALFED, before seeing the recycling plant in action.           As well

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Record year for SAS

2016 proved to be the best year ever for Yorkshire-based aluminium window, door and curtain wall systems manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems, according to Managing Director Mark Wadsworth. "The strength of the UK construction industry was borne out at Senior, with 2016 proving our busiest year to date. At our financial year end in June, sales were up 11% on 2015 at £27.2 million.

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Grand Designs for aluminium windows from SAS

For two weeks in a row, the self-build property featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs showcases products from leading fenestration supplier Senior Architectural Systems. On 12th October Grand Designs saw Senior’s thermally efficient aluminium SCW+ curtain wall, PURe® windows and SPW600 doors installed into a sleek, black clad, three-bedroom house and artist studio in Essex. In

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Senior shines new light on Edinburgh’s buried treasures

Confined to darkness for decades, the once abandoned Waverley Arches in Edinburgh have been given a new lease of life – and copious amounts of daylight - thanks to an ambitious restoration programme and new glazing package from Senior Architectural Systems.  Developed and delivered as a design and build scheme by Union Projects, the C-listed railway arches which date back to 1878

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