neaco’s Techdek metal mesh system is extensively featured as cladding at a £6.3 million development in Finnieston, Glasgow, which provides a new 132/33kV substation on behalf of Scottish Power Energy Networks.
Designed by Dane Architectural and built by Miller Construction, the new 1,500-square-metre facility off Argyle Street is serving as a secure electricity supply for Scottish Power Energy Networks’ new development and organic growth within the west of Glasgow. Techdek metal mesh cladding covers a large proportion of the substation building, which is approximately 80m in length and 16m in width.
Mark Benson of Dane Architectural said: “We wanted an aesthetically pleasing façade and neaco’s product was the most visually impressive and commercially viable choice. The completed installation looks very smart and neaco’s technical support was excellent. They were very flexible in providing a design solution which accommodated the structural demands of the building and we would definitely work with neaco again in future projects of this type.”
In addition to being ideal for cladding and screening, Techdek’s metal mesh systems are suitable for a multitude of alternative applications, including decking, ventilation, bridge cycle and pedestrian ways, flooring, staging, balustrade infills and stair treads. Lightweight yet strong and durable, the aluminium system has a patented swage-locked construction between bars which enables high structural efficiency. It is also 100 per cent recyclable and easy to install with low-energy construction methods. A range of profiles are available, including T-bar grilles, flat-bar grilles and dual-purpose sunshade/walkways with louvre extrusions. Solar shading grilles significantly reduce the net heat gain (commonly in the order of 20-40%) of sunlight striking tinted or clear windows and can easily adapt to specific design requirements.
neaco’s diverse product range also includes modular handrail and balustrade systems, Juliet balconies, step-out balconies, structural glass and inclusive bathing facilities. All products are backed by a class-leading Lifetime Guarantee.