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ALUPROF UK IN IRELAND – BY WOJCIECH BROŻYNA – MD OF ALUPROF UK

Since Aluprof’s emergence onto the UK & Ireland market fifteen years ago offering a well established European portfolio of architectural aluminium systems, meeting and often exceeding the needs of specifiers, Ireland has welcomed Aluprof as a major systems supplier. But it’s not just about well designed fenestration systems, the complete supply chain needs to back-up specifiers’ expectations.

Aluprof’s logistics provides weekly deliveries to Ireland from an extensive stock of aluminium systems and hardware located at their head office in Poland. Powder coating and thermal break facilities are all housed under the same roof allowing products to be finished to meet any specification. Aluprof also offers a fabrication service to support its network of fabricator installers across the region when required to meet programme expectations. Coupled with a physical ‘on the ground’ presence from Aluprof UK & Ireland’s team of support technicians, this has quickly placed the company in the region as a major systems supplier. Glazing fabricators and installers nationwide quickly appreciated the benefits of well designed, robust Aluprof systems and dedicated technical and customer backup. This cooperation grew into many strong, long-term relationships, carried out through difficult times during the 2008 economical downturn.

Over the following years, Aluprof has been and continues to be present on sites of national schemes like government decentralisation schemes or Department of Education school programmes, where a number of market or project based bespoke solutions are developed, for example, as used in the New headquarters for the Office of Public Works’ in Trim, or the ongoing specification of Aluprof’s thermally efficient window in new schools.

These well established and respected working relationships lead back to challenging specifications for UK projects such as developments within the London 2012 Olympic Village, where there was a need to develop some game-changing bespoke designs.

Among the many latest projects that have been completed in the Republic of Ireland, the headquarters of Microsoft, Twitter and Google, all play special roles as large scale office buildings that demand high-quality specifications in building components. Aluprof UK also boasts of being a provider of the aluminium windows and doors of the highest tower in Ireland, the Block D at Capital Docks development in Dublin.

Trinity College, another spectacular case study project, uses Aluprof MB-SR50N in an extensive roof complex which links two parts of the original college together forming an extensive atrium and open space. Right in the heart of the shopping district, a further project at Grafton Street sees a new store developed using Aluprof MB-SR50N finished in gold anodising with bespoke corner panels, all completed to a very high level of detail.

As large US multinational companies have made their home in Dublin, a location which is ideally located to springboard into the European market, one social media giant has recently moved into 1 Cumberland Place. Using an existing building, the structure has been fully refurbished with Aluprof’s MB-SR50N OW facade system with large integrated parallel windows also provided by Aluprof.

Having a strong presence in the Irish construction scene, this year, for the first time, Aluprof UK decided to sponsor the Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2022. Located at the Convention Centre, Dublin, the 14th of May event, organised by the Irish Building Magazine, is always a construction highlight of the year for the Green Isle. As Gold Sponsor at the Gala Event, Aluprof offered awards in the best ‘Commercial Under €15m’ project and best ’Industrial Under €15m’ project categories.

The awards, founded by the Irish Building Magazine in 1993, are generally known as the ICE Awards and are the original and premier recognition of performance excellence for the contracting sector in Ireland. The Gala Night is always attended by Ireland’s elite construction professionals, where construction leaders, design and supply chain partners, and clients meet and celebrate construction excellence.

Currently with overseas growth further extending across Europe, into the Middle East and with firm roots already in the East of the USA, Aluprof continues to grow into a global player in facade supply. Further information about systems and specification support is available through the company’s website at aluprof.co.uk or direct from their UK head office in Altrincham by phoning +44 (0) 161 941 4005.

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