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18 April 2011

Wicona Launches New Website for Complex and Bespoke Facade Solutions

Aluminium façade specialist, Wicona, has launched a new website for its façade solutions and latest developments in glazing technology.

The website, www.wicona.co.uk, is a valuable source of information for architects, contractors and major fabricators about different approaches to façade and roof design for more complex and bespoke projects.
Features of the new site include:

  • A comprehensive guide to Wicona's façade products - unitised, stick curtain walling, structural and roof glazing, highly insulated window systems and heavy duty doors
  • Hints and tips for specifying unitised façades and how to apply off-site construction to the building envelope
  • A Project Finder facility, allowing specifiers to access detailed information about completed buildings featuring Wicona systems; verify design or construction options, and help with new specifications
  • A new tool to enable specifiers to calculate technical data, such as U values, quickly and easily
  • Access to Wicona's online database containing up-to-date technical documents to reduce specification time for the full range of its façade products
  • The latest Wicona case studies, which include The Cube in Birmingham designed by Make and Conran & Partners' St Paul's Apartments in Sheffield
  • Downloadable technical literature for Wicona's product portfolio.

From its Technical Development Centre in Southern Germany and its UK headquarters in West Yorkshire, Wicona has over six decades of experience in the design and construction of aluminium façade solutions.

Part of Hydro Building Systems - Europe's largest aluminium building systems company - Wicona is also the first façade specialist in the UK to offer a complete turnkey service for the building envelope.

Its team of façade engineers, technicians and specification advisors work closely with architects and contractors on the development of highly engineered façade designs, providing technical input and resources at every stage, from initial concepts, specification and detailing, through to fabrication, installation and testing.

Wicona also offers one of the most technically advanced and widely used unitised curtain walling systems.  This approach has a host of site, design and performance benefits, including programme times reduced by up to 70 per cent, enhanced quality, improved site safety, and an infinite variety of aesthetic variations.

For further information about Wicona's façade solutions, visit www.wicona.co.uk

Editors' Notes

1.      Hydro Building Systems is the largest supplier of aluminium glazing systems in Europe, which includes the Wicona brand.  Wicona is the first façade specialist in the UK to design and oversee complex and bespoke façade projects.  

2.      You can now follow Wicona on Twitter @WiconaUK.