Trade aluminium fabricator Fentrade manufactured 13 sets of single and double entrance doors for the refurbishment of the main campus of the University of Bath.

The window contractor was EWS Facade for main contractor was Bray & Slaughter.

Stuart Davis, Managing Director at EWS Facade, said: “Fentrade provided a very professional and prompt service throughout which is important on these types of projects. We look forward to working with them again in the near future.”

Kestrel Aluminium’s Thermal Ground Floor Treatment was also specified for the project.

The doors incorporated a variety of locking systems, including electric strikes latches for automatic gearing, standard hooklocks and concealed emergency panic bar systems on emergency exits.

To allow high light transmittance but reduce heat transfer, SKN176 neutral coloured solar control glass was specified in many areas. Full height glass units featured manifestation to comply with health and safety regulations and reinforced panelling was supplied to allow signage to be installed easily when required.

A RAL9005 matt finish profile and several different handle shapes were specified to complement the existing fenestration.

The project was delivered in a number of stages in line with the requirements of the contractors and installers, with social distancing and enhanced safety measures in place for deliveries and site visits. 

Fentrade director Chris added: “Protecting our workforce is our number one priority so we worked closely with all contractors involved to ensure safety measures were followed throughout.”