Whilst a crucial design element, a buildings' facade needs to protect and be sustainable. Materials selection, detailing and installation are all important to ensure that the facade lives up to its function. Whether you are in the selection process, the installation phase, or need to identify a latent defect, a2n can assist.
Covering the whole of the UK, a2n can visit site to undertake an interim report to identify the cause of the issue, offer remedial action and, if required, ensure that the remedial action is completed to a high standard.
If you are in the design stage, a2n can review installation drawings to ensure that the systems specified both meet the design requirements and are suitably finished for a long and sustainable life.
After studying building construction I entered the fenestration industry in 1980 working for Glostal Limited (now Sapa Building Systems). I have undertaken a broad range of roles within the industry including sales management, research and development, systems design, training and on site consultancy. Working within the specialist facade contracting market, I was head of contracts management at Glamalco for a period responsible for extensive commercial installations.
After heading up Reynaers systems in the UK for a number of years I set up a2n Management Limited to offer consultancy and marketing services to the fenestration sector.
Having an extensive working knowledge of the industry, a board member of the Council for Aluminium in Building and a member of the Glass and Glazing Federation, no project is too complex to be considered. Currently I am Immediate Past President of the FAECF representing the metal facade industry in Europe.
All consultancy work is undertaken personally and documented with support photography. Where necessary, surveys will be supplemented with dimensioned plans and elevations to form a complete report.
MBA, FCIM, MIOD