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 The new Technic-AL flat aluminium rooflight offers next day delivery, top performance and architectural looks, according to Craig Miller, managing director at AluFoldDirect. He says: “As with our Technic-AL roof lantern, the new aluminium flat rooflight is available in stock sizes and colours, delivered next day. This means that installers can build the opening and then order the rooflight to be delivered direct to site, ready to be installed.
“Introducing this new Technic-AL product means that installers now have two options to offer customers, a roof lantern or a new flat rooflight, which is ideal for flat roof extensions and retrofitting old skylights in commercial buildings.”
The Technic-AL flat rooflight has a simple specification and has been designed to be easy to install. With minimal frame visibility, it offers the look
 Reynaers’ aluminium curtain wall system for facades and roofs has created new angles for a modern office building.
French company Groupama opted for maximum transparency and benefit from superb thermal efficiency for its premises in Charters, southwest of Paris.
Its building was designed by architects Agence Franc Gérard and covers 4,400m2, with an envelope in pre- oxidised copper panels. The staggered façade curtain walling, created from Reynaers’ CW 50 multi-level product, incorporates vivid coloured glass inserts.
The CW 50 stick curtain wall system is available in several design and glazing
Ecotherm 70HI is a high insulation aluminium window available now from Everglade Windows,.
Ecotherm 70HI offers super- slim sightlines and thermal and security benefits.
Jay Patel, sales and marketing director at Everglade Windows says: “Ecotherm 70HI is a great addition to our aluminium and PVC-U window and door range. It gives installers the chance to offer the best of both worlds to homeowners – fantastic aesthetics and super high- performance.”
Ecotherm 70HI has U-Values
as low as 1.0 W/m2K and is available with double or triple glazed units. It is watertight up to 600pa and has been tested for windload up to 2400pa. Fibreglass-reinforced thermal breaks are used to achieve this top thermal performance.” ❐
 variants and is on show at Reynaers’ Knowledge Centre showroom in Birmingham. It includes different technical options to give maximum flexibility in design and allows frames to be placed at varying angles both horizontally and vertically, moving away from the traditional uniform grid pattern.
Rebecca Cope, marketing manager at Reynaers, says: “Our extensive range of CW 50 curtain walls meets all the requirements of contemporary architecture. With regard to energy performance, the system offers different solutions, allowing the use of triple glazing – making the facade applicable for passive house or energy efficient buildings.” ❐
    and feel of an open roof.
Manufactured with a fully aluminium
frame, with no plastic fascias or cappings, the flat rooflight design brings more light into rooms without adding extra height to buildings. Its thermal performance, has a frame U-Value of 1.0 W/m2K and is available with double or triple glazing, with bonded units.
The flat rooflight is available in four stock sizes: 0.6M x 0.8M, 0.6M x 1M, 1M square or 1M x 1.5M. Stock colours are anthracite grey, Hipca white and black. ❐
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