company overview... The Parkside Group
The Parkside Group incorporates Comar Architectural Aluminium
Solar Shading provides architects and specifiers with the
Systems, Alu-Timber, Axim and Duco.
opportunity to create facades of distinction.
This provides a unique opportunity for specifiers and fabricators
Solar Shading integrates fully with Comar 6 Curtain Walling and
to rely on a single source for architectural aluminium systems,
can also be hung from the building envelope to provide shading
hardware and ventilation control products.
over windows and doors.
Three systems are available which include under-slung,
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems is the largest British,
aero-foils that follow the path of the sun.
privately owned aluminium systems company in Europe. Comar designs, extrudes and distributes over 700 integrated
over-slung, in-frame , pitched, aero-foils, moveable blades and
profiles to a nationwide approved fabricator network for use
A range of trickle vents with acoustic options and in-frame
in aluminium ground floor treatment, window, door and curtain
window ventilators that provide maximum air-flow, directed
upward to avoid draughts and discomfort and weather rating of up
Comar has built its reputation on delivery, over ÂŁ5m of mill, white polyester powder coating, silver, bronze and anodised profiles are
to 900 pa. All provide vandal resistance.
kept in stock. This means that 99% of orders are fulfilled by our
Grilles & Louvres
customers weekly delivery.
Grilles and Louvres allow air flow through walls, partitions, ducts or doors and to fully co-ordinate with the project can be finished in
Alu-Timber Alu-Timber is a range of aluminium/timber windows, doors, framing and curtain walling that combines sustainably grown FSC or PEFC timbers with 100% recyclable aluminium. The Alu-Timber range merges material solutions, timber providing thermal efficiency and aluminium the protection.
Axim As part of the The Parkside Group, AXIM supply a full range of architectural hardware including: concealed transom closers, floor springs, surface mounted closers, flush bolts, panic exit devices, handles, letter plates and other ancillary items.
a variety of colours. Grilles & Louvres can also provide directional air flow and volume control. The Comar-Duco range includes a variety of bespoke shapes and sizes for different conditions such as offices, high abuse and exposure areas. The range expands to large scale projects such as continuous louvre walls and doors.
Nationwide Architectural Specification Team Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems have a Nationwide team of architectural advisors, who specialise in providing architects
and specifiers with project support and NBS specifications.
Comar 1 & 3
Single & Double Glazed GFT
Single Glazed GFT
Nationwide Approved Fabricator Network
Once Comar has been specified, a Nationwide network of
Curtain Walling, Stick Build & Ladder
approved fabricators ensures the successful completion
frame, Square Cut & Step Cut.
of projects. Your Comar architectural advisors can provide
Capped, 2sided S.G. & 4sided S.G.
fabricators who specialise in commercial, new, refurbishment or
public building work.
Doors, Folding, Sliding, Swing, Rebated & P.i
Thermally efficient doors.
Technical Back-up & Training
Windows Comar 5P.i
Thermally efficient 60mm.
At every stage of the tender process, Comarâ€™s Technical Department
Comar 5P.i Eco 55mm & 75mm Casement Window.
provide support and advice. Staffed by CAD design engineers, new
profiles, design drawings and calculations can be obtained.
To ensure the highest levels of fabrication and installation
Advanced Casement & Tilt/Turn
Advanced Window Walling.
expertise, Comar offer a range of industry accredited and in-house training courses.
commercial Statement of function is the key element of commercial
walling with opening vents and windows in a variety of
building design. From designing industrial units to corporate
configurations. Comar can powder coat the aluminium
headquarters the flexibility of Comar Aluminium Systems
system to your RAL, BS or Syntha Pulvin colour to
allows integration with panel systems and provides curtain
complement the facade.
Falconer Chester Hall
Main Contractor: Kier Construction
Eric Wright Construction
Anglia Fixing Ltd
Lancashire Double Glazing
Comar 6EFT & Comar 7P.i CD
System Used: Comar 5P.i 60mm, Comar 6 EFT, Comar 7P.i CD Ducosun 100C + F30 Location: Birkenhead
retail Inherent strength and slim sight lines make Comar aluminium the specification product of choice for all retail outlets. Comar offers extensive systems which integrate to provide aesthetic appeal to potential retail customers. Step through Comar 7, a range of sliding, automatic, folding or swing doors. Overhead Comar 6 creates sloped, pitched or barrel vaults which cast light throughout the retail complex or outlet. Comar 1, 3, 4 & 8 integrate with Comar 7 to provide
ground floor framing with various angle returns and height
capability. Comar 6 curtain walling houses the envelope with
a variety of cover caps which complement panels and glazing.
Ridgeway Glazing Ltd
Comar 6EFT 4SSG & Capped, Comar 7
Higham Park, London E4
Marks & Spencer
Holder Mathias Architects
Contractor: Mowlem Fabricator:
Comar 6 & Comar Brise Soleil
education & public buildings Comar have worked in conjunction with Local Authorities to
for medium rise buildings, stairwells and entrances. Comar 9P.i
design speciﬁc products for use in the education and public
integrates with Comar 5P.i windows with espagnolette locking
building sector. The nature of public building construction
handles to provide security and Comar 7P.i Doors with anti-ﬁnger
demands cost effective, robust solutions. Comar 9P.i is a cost
traps to provide safety. Comar’s integrated systems ensure a cost
saving alternative to curtain walling, creating glazed facades
effective, aesthetic facade with security and safety as standard.
South Staffs College
Main Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Chamberlain Student Accommodation
Main Contractor: Wildgoose Construction
Comar 5P.i Advanced T+T, Comar 7P.i CD
Comar 5P.i, Comar 6, Comar 7 & Comar 7P.i
University of Birmingham
Harborne Pool & Leisure
Comar 5P.i, Comar 6 & Comar 7P.i
leisure The pursuit of leisure activities is now a major part of British culture. Buildings for leisure, such as sports stadia, leisure centres and community centres, must attract all sections of the public; providing accessibility, function and visual appeal. Comar’s aluminium systems, due to their inherent integration, provide comprehensive facade solutions as well as robust sections for high usage leisure facilities.
Anglesey Racing Circuit
Russell Hughes, Conwy
Peter T Griffiths
Comar 5P.i, Comar 7 & Comar 9P.i
Anglesey, North Wales
advanced window walling After extensive research and consultation with key supply partners, Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems unveil the new Comar 9P.i High Performance Framing, Window and Door System. Market research indicated that a thermally efficient future-proof facade system was required, with off-site manufacture and value engineered solutions that actively seek to reduce material content. There are two levels of thermal performance: Standard P.i and Enhanced P.i, creating U-values between 1.6 and 1.0 for a typical grid size with opening vents.
Comar 9P.i doors can be open-in, open out, single or double
Comar 9P.i high performance framing offers two options of
rebated doors, with options for anti-finger trap stiles and low-rise
construction: ladder frame or mitre frame. Comar 9P.i windows
and doors hang directly from the frame, reducing the need for additional outer frames, creating a truly integrated solution. Building typologies differ from refurbishment to new build, so
Glazing sizes have been catered for up to 62mm. This means that future requirements for high performing acoustic or triple glazed solutions can be specified.
Comar 9P.i has profile widths of 78mm, 100mm and 120mm, creating greater design flexibility. Comar 9P.i has slim 65mm sight lines to ensure that architecturally demanded aesthetics are achieved. Glazing lines are flush, maintaining consistent lines for a sleek external facade that provides straight interfacing for walls, internal floors and partitions. Consideration is also given for plaster lines with profiles to cater for differing situations. Comar 9P.i windows can be open-in or open-out; side, top or bottom hung; or tilt and turn offering unobtrusive top light ventilation. Comar 5P.i Vertical Sliding Windows and Horizontal Sliding Windows can be integrated into the Comar 9P.i framing. All window configurations have passed PAS 24: 2016 and BS6375.
Special Resistance to wind load
Comar 9P.i Casement & Tilt & Turn
PAS 24: 2016
Comar 9P.i Door
PAS 24: 2016
KM Security: Secured by Design Comar 9P.i High Performance framing
U-screen Enhanced P.i with thermal foam
3000mm x 3000mm
3000mm x 3000mm
curtain walling Creating facades of distinction, coupled with design reassurance from the first stroke of the pencil, is the desire of even the most innovative practice. Comar 6EFT delivers the capability. With an extensive range of profiles and accessories, Comar 6EFT is one of the most comprehensive curtain walling ranges on the market today. Minimalist lines through sheer glazed facades is a design requirement. Comar 6EFT has been developed to provide specifiers with a range of transoms and mullions with a 50mm sight line. Where the facade demands multi-storey spans and performance, a range of high lxx value mullions achieve the design brief, keeping the same 50mm sight line.
For facetted curtain walls, corner mullions are adjustable
Comar 6EFT suite includes options for 4-sided structural glazing;
from 7.5Â° to 165Â° in Comar 6EFT. This means that roof glazing
2-sided structural glazing with horizontal or vertical capping and
applications, such as barrel vaults, pyramids and sloped glazing
can be achieved.
Performance & Standards
The transoms can be square cut or step cut, the latter providing a true mullion drained system. Glass, mirrored, tinted or opaque, provides the facade with feature
Water tightness: Pass 750Pa Wind resistance: Pass 2400Pa Safety 3600Pa Capped & 4 sided SG Glazing to 56mm Tested to CWCT Standards
and distinction; incorporating panels can also add to the facade. To allow panels and glass of different widths to integrate into the same curtain wall, without the need to step-cut, Comar have specifically designed a range of gaskets and pressure plates to provide glazing options from 3mm to 56mm. Comar 6EFT develops with the demands of design: new profiles are continually added and tested to the highest standards. This approach delivers the most innovative design brief coupled with reassured performance.
windows The Comar 5P.i aluminium window range is designed to take Comar 5P.i Advanced
Tilt & Turn
performance, the fabricator who wants systems that are
economical, easy to fabricate and delivered on time and,
into account the needs of the users of aluminium window systems now and in the future. The users are the designing specifiers and architects who care about delivering an aesthetic solution with long term
finally, the end user who wants a building that will stand the test of time. Comar 5P.i has three high performing suites, ensuring that
Comar 5P.i keeps a building warmer for longer as it actively
even the most demanding project can be completed from a
reduces heat loss. This provides an intrinsic benefit for clients
due to the long term reduction in energy costs.
The Comar 5P.i range includes all window configurations,
Comar 5P.i offers outstanding weather performance,
such as: side-hung, bottom-hung, top-hung, horizontal and
exceeding the requirements of the very latest weather
vertical pivot, tilt and turn, top-swing reversible and sliding
tightness tests: BS6375, Part 1,2&3.
windows. Comar 5P.i integrates with all Comar products to provide doors and opening vents to window walling, curtain walling and ground floor treatment.
Performance & Standards
Comar 5P.i is Document L compliant and available in 5 profile widths: 55mm, 60mm, 65mm, 75mm, 85mm with glazing
Comar 5P.i and Comar 5P.i Advanced
options from 4mm to 62mm.
Comar 5P.i, is a polyamide system that provides exceptional thermal efficiency for applications where accurate U-value trade-offs are required.
Water tightness: Pass 900Pa Wind resistance: Pass 2400Pa Tested to BS 6375-1,2,3 and PAS 24 KM Security: Secured by Design Comar 5P.i ECO and Comar 5P.i ECO+ Air permeability:
Water tightness: Pass 750Pa Wind resistance: Pass 2400Pa Tested to BS 6375-1,2,3 and PAS 24 KM Security: Secured by Design
Def:- P.i./n/ :- (1) Polyamide Insulation. (2) Comar Architectural Aluminiumâ€™s new range of thermally efficient polyamide insulated windows and doors. (3) Architectural aluminium products with added P.i to achieve the requirements set out in documents L1 & L2. (4) The ability of suppliers to provide accurate U-value calculations, to perform trade-offs for whole building thermal efficiency. (5) Environmentally friendly product, incorporating all the recyclable and sustainable elements of aluminium. (6) Trade-mark The Parkside Group.
doors Comar 7 and Comar 7P.i is the specifier and installer preferred aluminium commercial door system throughout the UK. The extensive profile range, designed specifically for ease of fabrication, installation and developed for bespoke projects, provides combinations such as sliding/folding, rebated, swing, Armoured Glass (A.G.) pivot doors. Four ranges are available: Comar 7, Comar 7P.i, Comar 7P.i ECO and Comar 9P.i rebated doors. Comar 7P.i provides durability and maximum thermal efficiency that exceed the requirements of Document L. Comar 7 is face drained and has a variety of drained or non-drained thresholds, including low ramp thresholds to
Comar 7 has developed over 30 years to provide solutions;
comply with the latest building regulations such as the Equality
evidence of this lies in itâ€™s unique Automatic Door Beams. These
door beams are a single extrusion that support automatic door
With an extensive range of door stiles with sight lines ranging
gearing. They offer maximum strength whilst enhancing the
from 28mm to 110mm and rails from 10mm to 200mm, that can be
appearance of sliding or swing doors by reducing the need for
internally or externally beaded, Comar 7 provides the capability to
unsightly aluminium panels and timber packing. Comar 7 Auto
achieve durability, performance and visual appeal.
Door Beams have been designed to accept virtually all types of
These profile options allow construction combinations of single
bolt-on operating gear.
leaf doors up to 1200mm wide and 2400mm high. However,
Comar 7 integrates into Comarâ€™s ground floor framing, curtain
dependent on the location, glass type, hardware and door type
walling suites and couples to window suites to provide fixed and
larger configurations, such as vehicle access, sliding doors can
opening fan and side-light options.
be manufactured. Please contact Comarâ€™s Technical Department
The Comar 7 doors range has exceeded the requirements of
for advice on specific projects.
BS 6375 reporting no water leakage at 600pa. Security concerns
Doors can be glazed with panels or glass up to 51mm.
are alleviated with the knowledge that Comar 7 has passed PAS 24: 2016, BS EN 1627 and LPS 1175 enhanced security test. Comar 7 utilises AXIM architectural hardware. The AXIM range includes transom closers, panic devices, flush bolts, letter-plates, locks, paddle handles, lever handles which can be delivered in a variety of finishes, including co-ordinating polyester powder coating. Therefore, from a single source, Comar 7 offers a complete solution.
Performance & Standards Air permeability:
Water tightness: Pass 600Pa Wind resistance: Pass 2400Pa Tested to PAS 24: 2016, LPS 1175 KM Security: Secured by Design
ground floor framing Comar’s four integrated suites of ground floor framing provides distinctive single storey framing to schools, retail outlets, shopping centres and corporate headquarters. Whether it’s a single storey building that’s curved and angled, with large expanses of glazing, such as a car showroom or an entrance to provide a focal point to the building, Comar’s extensive range of ground floor framing systems contain variable angle corners and three way glazing options with high Ixx value transom and mullions to ensure that maximum spans can be achieved. To complete the envelope the four suites integrate with Comar 7 high performance doors and Comar 5 windows to provide opening lights. Comar 1 and Comar 3 are single and double glazed ground floor framing suites. A two part channel and plate mullion clip together to form a 100mm x 45mm box section enabling modular sash construction. Both systems include 3-way glazing option, corner profiles to allow 90°and 135°returns, variable angle corners with
For traditional fin and bead systems, Comar 8 provides a fast and
special beads and carriers to accommodate glass and panels
cost effective store frontage.
from 4mm to 36mm.
Comar 1 and is often the perfect solution for partitions or less
Performance & Standards
demanding facade work. Glazing pockets suit 4mm to 13.5mm
In absence of a British Standard for framing systems,
glazing and a wide range of profiles and components are available
Comar 1, 3 ,4 and 8 conforms to industry standards adopted by
to support aluminium or timber doors.
trade associations such as CWCT and elements of BS 4873
Comar 4 is a 45mm x 45mm system which integrates fully with
BES 6001: 3.1
The impact of our purchasing decisions has never been more
global citizenship are covered. These are held under three
critical. Our global economy is now bringing to bear the Butterfly
main headings: Organisational Management, Supply Chain
effect: when a butterfly flaps it’s wings can cause a hurricane in
Management and Environmental and Social Responsibility
another part of the world. Construction by its nature of increasing
Management. This award is even more noteworthy when we
or improving density is intensely energy demanding, the embodied
consider that this is the new standard and Comar are the first to
energy contained in our building stock has derived from the earth’s
receive this in the aluminium sector.
resources, therefore, as construction professionals we should all carefully consider the ethics of our purchasing decisions. The materials used on a building draw from the Global economy, therefore a decision today could create deforestation in poorer regions of the world or create the impetus for modern slavery.
Recognising the importance of our Purchasing decisions and the impact they may have on our environment and society, we encourage our Supply Chain to implement a certified Quality, Environmental, and Health and Safety Management System. We also recognise the importance of Environmental Protection and
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, as a British privately
we are committed to operating our business in compliance with
owned organisation has always held its integrity in business as
all Environmental Regulations, Legislation and initiatives relating
the cornerstone of its operations. As part of The Parkside Group
to the building industry and the wider Environment.
Limited, Comar has built up excellent, long term relationships with
It is the organisation’s objective to operate with, and to
its suppliers, ensuring they are paid on time and if issues arise
maintain good relations with all regulatory bodies and places
building partnerships which quickly lead to their resolution. We
Environmental Protection at the core of its operations. The
require as a minimum that they have an ethical business and hold
Parkside Group Limited is accredited to the Environmental
ISO 14001 certification. Good supplier management coupled with
Standard ISO 14001:2004 and is currently in transition to the new
ethical business practices is the basis of BRE’s BES 6001 standard
for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products.
The Parkside Group Limited is committed to conducting its
We are pleased to announce that we are certified through
business in an open and honest manner and as such this
BRE’s new BES 6001:3.01 Responsible Sourcing of Construction
our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy reflects the
Products, receiving a “Good” rating. This ensures that our
commitment of our employees to minimise the impact of our
architectural and contractor partners can be rest assured, that in
operations for future generations and ensuring the welfare of its
contracting with Comar and its Nationwide Network of Approved
staff and the local area. We pride ourselves with promoting all we
Sub-contractors our aluminium windows, framing, doors and
do in an ethical and integral way. As part of our commitment to
curtain walling systems have been sourced responsibly with a
responsibly sourcing we continuously monitor the impact of our
company that holds the ethics of good supplier management at
working practices and the design of our systems to ensure any
its heart. Not only does BES 6001 audit and accredit supplier
environmental impact is minimised. For our full CSR Statement
management it delves deeper to ensure that all aspects of
please visit: www.comar-alu.co.uk/environmental
Standards BES 6001: 3.1
BS EN ISO 14001:
Comar is an ISO 14001 registered firm - Environmental Management System
BS EN ISO 9001:
Comar is an ISO 9001 registered firm - Quality Management System
Occupational Health & Safety Management System
BS EN 755:
Aluminium alloy extrusion
BS EN 485:
Aluminium alloy sheet
BS EN 515:
Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Wrought products temper designations
BS 4255 -1: Gaskets BS EN573-3:
Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Chemical composition – Wrought products – part 3
BS EN 12020 -1:
Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Extruded precision profiles – part 1: inspection and delivery
BS EN 12020 - 2:
Aluminium and aluminium alloys – Extruded precision profiles – part 2: tolerances on dimension and form
BS EN 1991-1- 4:
Eurocode/Actions on structures. General actions. Wind actions
Specification for aluminium alloy windows
BS 6375: Parts 1,2 & 3 Classification for weather tightness BS 368:
Method of testing windows
Hermetically sealed flat double glazed units
Code of practice for glazing of buildings
Specification for powder organic coatings to aluminium alloys for external architectural purposes
BS EN ISO 7599:
Method of specifying anodic oxidation coatings on aluminium and its alloy
BS 3987: 1991
Specification for anodic oxide coatings for external architectural purposes
PAS 24: 2016
Code of practice for wind loads
Centre for Window & Cladding Technology
Kitemark BSi Licences: KM 578159 - BS 4873
Systems Supplier Aluminium alloy windows
KM 578160 - BS 4873/PAS24
Enhanced security performance of windows for domestic applications
KM 590092 - PAS 23-1 & PAS 24-1
System Supplier - General and Enhanced Security Performance Requirements for Door Assemblies
KM 593756 - BS 4873/PAS24
Door System Supplier
Secured by Design Licence Holder
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