Reasons To Consider A Curtain Wall System


Curtain walling contractors provide a service that offers many benefits. At present, you may be pondering opting for a curtain wall system for your project. If you are yet to make up your mind, read on to discover more about the benefits you can gain with a curtain wall system.

There is a lot to love about curtain wall systems. First of all, let’s not ignore how striking and sleek they look. Any commercial building will look amazing with a curtain wall system. Just think about some of the most famous buildings that have them. The Leverhouse in New York was the first building in America to have a curtain wall and is a great example. Other examples include the Cayan Tower in Dubai and The Shard in London. 

But, it’s not just all about looks with this type of system; it is also great for office spaces and homes because it allows plenty of natural light into the environment. This boosts productivity and provides workers with a much better working area. After all, too much artificial lighting can cause headaches and result in poor work performance. 

Energy efficiency levels are also boosted because of the airtight construction associated with curtain wall systems. This ensures that warm air is not lost during the winter, providing a more comfortable environment and enabling business owners to reduce their utility bills. As you can see, there is a lot to love! However, you will want to make sure that your contractors communicate with your roofing contractors to ensure the style between the wall curtain and the roof is seamless and looks beautiful together.

Tender Specification

Once you have narrowed down your selection to a few contractors you are interested in, you will need to send them an invitation to tender document, and the most important part of this is the specification.

The specification is vital for both the potential construction contractors and the purchasing organisation, as it sets out the characteristics that are required. There are two main types of specification. The first is a ‘technical specification’, which stipulates the technical characteristics required, and the second is the ‘functional specification’, whereby it sets the functions that the service is expected to fulfil, including the performance that needs to be achieved. It is then up to the contractors to specify what technical characteristics they will use to achieve this. So, as a general role, you should include expected output or performance, but you do not need to state how this needs to be achieved. 

Depending on the nature of your project, there are a number of different aspects that may need to be included in the specification. This includes all of the following: details of measurement of the work, response times, insurance cover required for contractors, details of free issue materials, any inspections required and at what stages, a schedule of deliveries, a start and finish date, timescales, and any standards to be achieved. You also need to include the quality and output expected, and estimated maintenance requirements where appropriate.