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9 metre spans of glass
April 2019

CMS Window Systems has manufactured and installed aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling, including ultra-contemporary 3m x 3m lift and slide doors for The Crescent, a new build development of 84 luxury residences within the Edinburgh UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

With main contractor BAM Construction for CALA Homes, CMS used a combination of Kawneer and Metal Technology aluminium systems finished consistently in sliver-grey (RAL 7001).

One of the most striking aspects of the design is the 9m spans of glass to the front elevation, formed from three 3m x 3m panes and a triple track sliding door. These were created by CMS Window Systems using the Kawneer AA 3572 system at its Cumbernauld factory.

With each of the lift and slide door units weighing around 300kg, CMS ensured safe handling and transportation with the use of a Winlet 350 window and glass installation robot.

As with all the glazing facing direct sunlight, these lift and slide doors and floor-to-ceiling windows and doors are shaded by brise soleil, which was fabricated and installed by CMS, and Cool-Lite SKN 176 II solar control glass.

Philip Hogg, sales and marketing director with CALA Homes (East), said: “The Crescent is unlike any other development in Scotland, showcasing the finest modern architecture the country has to offer in a way that is shaped around the quality of life within the homes. 

“It really is quite spectacular – you don’t experience the full impact of it until you’re there on the grounds and that is testament to the years of careful planning and construction that went into making this development a reality.”

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