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SlimWall™ Rainscreen from APL for new Housing Association offices.

This stunningly eye-catching building by Lovelock Mitchell architects is the new office building for Wales and West Housing Association in Flintshire which has been voted 'Best Non Profit Organisation' in Wales for three years consecutively..... 

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APL – ENERGI ENVELOPES™ a family of systems with a single mission

Architectural Profiles Limited 'Energi Envelopes™' encapsulate the range of products and systems which can, and are, regularly brought together to provide or exceed the stringent performance criteria demanded in today's construction.... 

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APL – Energi Envelopes™ provide bespoke 'Thro-Wall' Ceiling system for Foyle Arena

An integrated 5000m2 roof assembly on the new Foyle Arena has not only achieved the most elegant external roof lines but also the most efficient and good looking acoustic ceiling underside. This system has been used with particular effect... 

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Standing Seam roof and Louvre profile for new Foyle Arena

The stunning new Foyle Arena in Derry is a masterpiece of metal envelope construction. Designed by Samuel Stevenson & Sons architects, the arena houses multiple sports facilities including a 25m swimming pool, mountaineering training and full size football pitches... 

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Roof Plant Screening – with Amazing Economy

Architectural Profiles Limited of Reading is producing a perforated Louvre System for roof-top plant installations which dramatically reduces material and construction costs, by approx 50% on tradition systems... 

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Innovation in metal Building Envelope construction/materials

Cor-ten: It’s not only the leaves that are turning brown in the New Forest...
The Mottisfont Abbey development in the New Forest, and a recent winner of the RIBA South award... 

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Exterior Cladding for Culham Science Centre

The Matching Set: APL Louvres, Profiles and Rainscreen in harmony at the Culham Science Centre. The brand new RACE building at UKAEA’s Culham Science Centre is a triumph of design in greys and silvers...  

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Worldwide House remodelled

Worldwide House on the Western Estate in Bracknell stood unoccupied for a long time. Clearly in need of a facelift, architects Cube Interiors specified APL’s products...
 

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Architectural Profiles New Factory

Architectural Profiles demonstrate their confidence in the future with bold investment in new manufacturing facilities...
 

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Porsche's new 'Living Wall' is framed by an APL metal envelope

The stunning new Porsche headquarters building in Chiswick, designed by Axis 3 Architects, is prime example of how creative use of the new generation of metal cladding and Rainscreen systems can provide architects and designers with amazing new design opportunities...
 

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APL named in one of Construction Industry's cleverest cover-ups

Retrofit refurbishment systems may not be new... but to be able to take a building which at best would be described as an eyesore and turn it into a visually exceptional building whilst meeting all today's performance criteria - quickly, inexpensively and highly efficiently, needs new and clever thinking....
 

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Creativity, Versatility, Durability, Affordability - Envelopes by APL

When AMS Cladding Limited of Preston, Lancashire, needed a fresh approach and a fresh concept for their Hopwood Hall College, Riverside Restaurant, project they made direct contact with Architectural Profiles Limited...
 

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Clever Cornering by Architectural Profiles

Just one more example of the creative use of exterior cladding used on the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre (NAMRC) in Sheffield. This time it is the corner detail surrounding the high level balcony...
 

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Shed a little light where light is required

Architectural Profiles Limited Perfo 65™. Exterior stairwells, car parks, plant rooms.... anywhere that needs architectural integrity with obscured visibility from outside yet still benefit from natural light, APL Perfo 65™ could be the answer.....
 

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Sometimes there can simply be no compromise on quality

This magnificent showroom facade is an APL Slimwall™ Rainscreen system fabricated in Smoke Silver Alucobond™ (ACM). The project Architects Axis3 Design had a design brief which understandably focussed on aesthetics and quality. ....

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APL StrongBak™ - Working In Industry

Large industrial projects, where speed of construction is critical, ultra-efficient building energy performance is essential and the cost of construction is non-negotiable - this is where the APL StrongBak™ structural wall framing system really comes into its own...

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APL Envelopes

Exceptional Roof and Wall cladding systems - which ever way you look at them. Whatever the criteria may be for envelope specification, be it:- budget, installation time, energy saving, longevity or aesthetics, Architectural Profiles Limited is confident their family of APL...

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Looking Good - National Grid

National Grid looks to APL for a building envelope which looks good…… at the right price...Glancy Nicholls Architects are favoured by National Grid for their ability to design buildings which have immense functionality, which look stunning, meet or exceed...

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Taking on Climate Change - Trowbridge County Hall

Wiltshire County Council's workplace transformation scheme has seen Trowbridge County Hall redeveloped with the specific aim of reducing energy consumption by 40%. "We started by looking at the building envelope first, improving insulation....

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Looking Good in Silver - Siemens at Lincoln gets the 'APL' Retrofit treatment

This extraordinary transformation of the old Siemens factory in Lincoln was made possible through the specification of Architectural Profiles Limited's external cladding products and systems by architects John Roberts Architects of Lincoln....

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APL Energi Systems® for Roofs and Walls specified for Corby Campus College

The brand new £36m Tresham College of Further Education on the Corby Campus in Northamptonshire is certainly an eye-catching development, whilst also being at the forefront of sustainability and energy efficiency....

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APL Louvres take centre stage at Demontfort University

The new Queen Elizabeth ? Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre at De Montfort University in Leicester is a materclass in the use of louvres to create a stunning building design....

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APL introduce patented 'Through-Wall Engineering'™ system

Architectural Profiles Limited, designers and manufacturers of structural systems and cladding options for the building envelope, have introduced their 'Through-Wall Engineering'™ with 'full responsibility' for the system design....

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Salford Royal's crowning glory - The AP70 louvre system

Hope Building is the Salford Royal Hospital's new accommodation including the new Christie cancer care centre, part of a £200m new build and refurbishment project and all around the services on the roof is a combination of...

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APL StrongBak™ - out-performing the traditional high performance envelope construction systems.

Architectural Profiles Limited StrongBak™ is a very logical Structural wall Framing System, but it is the expertise and experience...

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APL tops the Woodhorn Colliery Experience.

The new Woodhorn Northumberland Museum, Archives and Country Park is built on the site of the old Woodhorn Colliery and is a celebration of the traditions and lives of the old mining community...

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Architectural Profiles provides louvre systems for the new Romford Hospital.

The new Romford Hospital is currently the largest in the history of PFI hospital projects. Designed by BDP and constructed by Bovis Lend Lease. It could be said that its crowning glory is the bold design statement...

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No place for Steptoe Architectural Profiles brings life to the dead!

The new Access Storage building in Basingstoke looks to all the world like a state of the art new development. It is however a comprehensive refurbishment of a deadly dull and neglected pre-cast and glazed 60's office block...

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Award winning housing scheme uses rainscreen cladding system.

PCKO Architects had the vision to integrate approximately 2000m2 of APL Rainscreen cladding system into the design of a large new residential complex - which subsequently won the 'Best House - What House Awards 2005'...

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Architectural Profiles Limited in Singapore.

A new Design & Build project in Singapore by Fastrack Projects Pte Ltd, in which all architectural and structural design was provided by Fastrack Projects, was completed in a seven month contract period...

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Imaginative use of louvre profile at UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies.

Architects Short & Associates were commissioned by the UCL for their new central London building - this they did to great effect...

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Architectural Profiles Limited at the Brit Oval.

The new Brit Oval is a triumph of British design, engineering and construction. Architects and Interior Designers on the project were The Miller Partnership and a major part of their concept centred on the living screen...

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APL Energi Systems™ contribute to building's energy efficiency targets.

David Turnock Architects were instructed to design a high quality Head Quarters building for Frenbury Properties near Peterborough Showground; it incorporated several sustainable and environmentally friendly features...

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APL Energi Systems™ feature in 'Factory of the Future'

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) dubbed ‘the Factory of the Future’ was designed by Bond Bryan Architects, built by Bowmer & Kirkland for The University of Sheffield, and was winner of the ‘Commercial Building’...

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APL StrongBak™ helps bring college project in on budget.

The prestige Jewel & Esk College twin campus development in Edinburgh was faced with a serious funding problem with an identified shortfall of £14 million over the original £36 million initially agreed with the Scottish Funding Council...

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Architectural Profiles Limited and Europe's tallest modular building.

The recent Victoria Hall development of student accommodation at Lock Street, Wolverhampton, consists of four tower blocks, the tallest of which is 25 stories and is the tallest modular building, principally constructed offsite, in Europe...

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A Stunning Design in Profile Metal Cladding.

Herrington Gate is an exceedingly high class furniture manufacturer, and when they designed and built their own head quarters and manufacturing facility they required a building design which reflected their emphasis on design and quality...

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Architectural Profiles Ltd’s systems and products specified for ‘high performance’ new build project.

Bond Bryan Architects designed this impressive new building on behalf of Dormer Tools for their new UK manufacturing and training facility...

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StrongBak™ SFS - the 'Second Generation' Structural Framing System from Architectural Profiles Ltd.

The StrongBak™ Structural Wall Framing System from APL offers several fundamental differences to conventional framing systems...

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Zero-Carbon Homes - Architectural Profiles Limited bring built-in benefits.

The first UK house to achieve the code for Sustainable Homes Level 6, the standard to which all homes should be designed by 2016, was recently unveiled at the Building Research Establishment...

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Independant Energy Savings Report commissioned by Architectural Profiles Limited.

An Independent report by Building Sciences Consultancy has been commissioned by Architectural Profiles Limited. Entitled ‘Evaluation and Audit...

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The versatility of StrongBak™ SFS - whatever facing you like.

Look at this picture, it shows conventional brickwork supported off the ‘StrongBak™ SFS System, one of the most modern and versatile building envelope installation systems in construction today...

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APL Against the Elements.

The Orkney Islands is where weather can be truly extreme and building/energy efficiency is very very important. Stromness Academy is an Orkney educational establishment with a twenty year old sports hall...

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Colchester Stadium - A triumph of design in metal profile cladding.

The recently completed Colchester Stadium was designed by Barr Technical Services and is, quite simply, a triumph of design which encapsulates all that is good in modern profile cladding for building envelopes.

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Quality First at APL.

Architectural Profiles Limited, designers, manufacturers and providers of roofing and cladding systems and profiles have recently been awarded ISO 14001 Accreditation.

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APL - Rollin' on into the night.

They say ".....it can only happen in Ireland". The roof on this phase of the project was on deadline to be finished on Friday with the site rolling machine (due on site Monday but delayed by extremely bad weather on the Irish Sea crossing)...

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APL - Saving Energy whilst Edge Hill generates it.

The objectives are clear. For Architectural Profiles Limited (APL) the objective of their Energi™ Systems for roofs and walls is to provide maximum energy efficiency at the most competitive cost....

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