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SF Xtra trickle vents, Edinburgh

Development:  Residential

Site:  Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Specified By: Watkin Jones

Completion Date: September 2017

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Over 630 aluminium tilt and turn window systems with SF Xtra trickle vents have been installed at three student accommodation blocks at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.

The new, contemporary designed halls of residence contain over 450 large single en-suite rooms, as well as shared kitchen/lounge areas. Named after past professors from the University (Anna MacLeod, Mary Fergusson and Muriel Sparks), the new student accommodation opened on the Edinburgh campus in September 2017.

The three buildings were designed by Fletcher Joseph architects and built by leading UK construction group Watkin Jones, with Glasgow-based company Marshall Brown (Windows) Limited responsible for the fabrication of the windows.

Commenting on the accommodation project, Brian Ross, Commercial Manager at Marshall Brown (Windows) Limited, said: “We opted to use Titon having previously fitted their hardware on numerous projects. As a company, their products and services are second to none.”

Titon’s SF Xtra is a high performance, surface mounted aluminium slot ventilator. It is the shortest trickle vent on the market to provide 5000mm² EA, making it suitable for domestic and non-domestic applications. There are two width variants, one for use over a 13mm slot, the other for a 16mm slot.

The vent is also available in made-to-measure sizes or bar length for self-assembly, with all versions suitable for use with either a plastic or aluminium canopy.

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