Aluminium systems from Alutech, fabricated by Tech Aluminium Systems were used in The Forge, a new build apartment complex in Digbeth, Birmingham.

The steel frame building features Alutech SL160 systems for lift and slide doors, as well as itsW72 and W62 window systems.

The project was self-managed by the development company and the specialist trades were asked to design their own interfaces with the structure of the building and liaise with each other to devise workable solutions. One of the elements incorporated by Tech Aluminium Systems with Alutech was a special seal that was used on the windows to keep rain out while other construction work was being carried out.

Tech Aluminium Systems director Keith Douglas said: “Conventionally, where brick built new builds are concerned, the installation of windows and doors is reliant on the construction of the openings, which can often be delayed. But in this instance, the steelwork of the building went up quickly and the window apertures were created, meaning quick progression of the project.

“We worked collaboratively with Alutech in the UK and Belarus to devise a solution for the project that worked well with the other elements of the building. The result is an impressive-looking project that all parties were very happy with.”

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