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Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries make use of Metal Technology product

The Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries is a multi-award-winning building re-opened in May 2017 after being closed since Spring 2014. Originally opened in 1883, the library was the first of the 2,509 Carnegie libraries to be built by Andrew Carnegie. The £12.4million project which built the two-floor museum and three exhibition galleries was funded by Fife Council, who made use of the impressive product range from the architectural aluminium systems company, Metal Technology after they were contracted by BAM.

The products used by Metal Technology included their System 17 Capped Curtain Walling, System 17 Latitude Curtain Walling with flush silicone pointed joints. Additionally, some of the products used for this project were part of Metal Technology’s  product range. These included System 4-20 Hi+ Top Hung Windows, System 5-20Hi+ Inward Opening Windows and System 5-20D Doors. The difference with these products is that they are each specially designed with thermal gaskets and foam profiles. These reduce radiation heat loss across the air cavities within the window profiles to provide additional thermal enhancement.

All of the products from Metal Technology were designed in conjunction with the required glass specification and aid in keeping Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries within the latest thermal requirements of current building regulations. The bespoke glazing solutions provided by Metal Technology for this project were able to keep within cost constraints and successfully met the architectural requirements of the intricate and original, award winning design by Richard Murphy Architects.

All Metal Technology systems are designed to perform seamlessly together to deliver the desired aesthetic and performance standards. Used individually or together, they offer complete design flexibility for creative aesthetics with the assurance of value engineered structural, weather and security performance.