Southam-based building envelope contractor, Alumet, has retro-fitted an all new environmentally friendly façade to the face of their Warwickshire headquarters which was recently unveiled by legendary actor Brian Blessed as part of the company’s 20th anniversary celebrations. The external facelift lifts Jubilee House out of the 1970s and drops it firmly in the present by incorporating triple glazed windows and ProSol TF Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) into the fabric of the building.
Alumet used Shucho’s ERC 50 system to help the company deliver its environmental ambitions. However, the new façade doesn’t only benefit the environment; Alumet expects to enjoy substantially lower energy bills because of the highly insulated panels and triple-glazed windows as well as a significant income from the feed-in tariff scheme thanks to the installed BIPV.
Director, Dean Walton is thrilled with the finished product: “The installation of the new system was seamless, our staff were able to remain uninterrupted during the whole operation, the existing windows were removed and the plastering made good during one weekend.” He added: “We have received some fantastic feedback from local residents saying how good the new façade looks – it has become something of a Warwickshire landmark!”
Alumet CEO, Gary Summers, concluded: “We see the retro-fit as a massive opportunity for our new Regenerate division; this new system really could transform the market. There are lots of tired looking buildings around and now they can look as good as new in just a few weeks. As façade specialists with a reputation for being ultra-green, this makes sense on many different levels.”
Below is a video of the façade being fitted at Alumet's headquarters: