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Hiscox Insurance

Office buildings

2016

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Address : Peasholme Green
YO1 7PR York
United Kingdom
Contact person : Paul Ruddick
paul.ruddick@wicona.com
- United Kingdom
Project details :

Architects: Make Architects

Metal Builder: Glassolutions

The Hiscox corporate headquarters and customer interface facility in York has been constructed using high performance systems from the WICONA range to achieve a stylish and sustainable property, including a BREEAM rating of Very Good.

Amongst the many impressive aspects to the property is a third floor terrace, fronting meeting rooms, where WICSLIDE 160 sliding doors give access to the outside space and the stunning views of the historic walled city.

The other glazed areas to the Hiscox building feature WICLINE 90SG windows, offering excellent insulation values and high levels of daylight transmission in addition to an attractive aesthetic appearance.

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Window systems

WICLINE 90SG

As an attractive complement for curtain walls the integration sash WICLINE 90SG provides efficient ventilation, if requested also fully automated. This all-glass window gives full options as a projecting top-hung sash or as a parallel outward opening sash and can be integrated flush with the glass pane level in WICTEC 50SG structural glazing curtain walling or in stick systems with exterior pressure profiles. For an optimum thermal insulation WICLINE 90SG can be equipped with double or triple glazing. Using standard glass without glass step leads to an economy of cost and improved safety. Technical performance: Profile technology: All-glass sash with slim profile design for maximum transparency and finelined window structures. Construction depth 189 mm, interior width 55 mm ETA granted (European Technical Approval) Infill thickness up to 62 mm For double or triplex glass Technology without step glazing, leading to economy and simpler assembly Complete fittings from WICONA for manual or motor operation Thermal insulation: Uf value until 1.1 W/(m²K) Italian sash application: Sash weight until 180 kg Sash formats (w x h): until 1500 mm x 2500 mm or until 2000 mm x 1700 mm Parallel outward sash application: Sash weight until 200 kg Sash formats (w x h): until 1500 mm x 3000 mm or until 2000 mm x 1500 mm
Sliding systems

WICSLIDE 160

The new WICSLIDE 160 lifting sliding system combines excellent thermal insulation with highest functionality and design. Impressive leaf dimensions and enduring operation comfort are your guarantors for maximum customer satisfaction. With state-of-the-art technology and innovative advantages in fabrication WICSLIDE 160 is a high-tech product that sets new standards.
Facade systems

WICTEC 50

Filigree look without any change in appearance to the inner mullion and transom gaskets Ideal for vertical and polygon façades, sloped glazing and spatial structures Individual design thanks to a wide range of profile geometries for the structural and glazing profiles Uf up to 1.2W/m²K, solutionfor passiv houses up to Uf =0.74W/m²K Reliable glass load transmission (up to 4 kN), with adapted transom-joint technology Overlapping and secure drainage at the cross point, without mechanical mullion processing, ensures tried-and-tested impermeability Broad selection of profiles enables economic adaptation to structural requirements, with the additional option of internal reinforcement Glazing from outside featuring single- and/or two-part pressure and cover profiles Design options with concealed or visible screw fixture Extensive solutions for structure junctions and conservatories Burglar resistance up to WK3 with presure profile reinforcement bullet resistance class up to FB4 fire resistance class G30/F30, glass or panel up to 1.8x3.0m or 1.4x2.4m, overhead glazing possible, construction principle identical regular WICTEC 50 Complete product range for glazed roofs or slope facades Easy integration in roof windows, realizeable as SHEV variant as all glass facade, appearance similar to structural sealant glazing (SSG) facade Special pressure profile available with concealed guide for integrated sun protection