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Marley Alutec makes it possible with BIM

Marley Alutec provides full technical support to Space Architecture during the construction of a flagship BIM only project in Northumberland.

Marley Alutec makes it possible with BIM

Valleydale Mews is an example of what can be achieved through BIM only construction and the support of suppliers with the right technical knowledge.

BIM is essentially a 3D model that provides highly detailed information about every component of a building and allows everyone involved to work from the same coordinated drawings.

Found through BIMstore, Marley Alutec was chosen to supply aluminium guttering, fascia, and soffits for the project because of its BIM portfolio.

The small development of four timber-framed, low energy, sustainable dwellings is the flagship project for Space Architecture’s latest product: the Spacehus.

Taking four months to complete, the properties are fitted with Marley Alutec’s Evoke fascia and soffit system as well as its Evolve Half Round guttering and downpipes, all in RAL 7016 anthracite grey colour.

Marley Alutec’s Evoke range is manufactured from composite aluminium, and has a life expectancy of 50 years or more, making it a cost effective alternative to timber, sheet aluminium, or plastic eaves systems. The range also features a unique nano self-cleaning coat for minimal maintenance.

The Evolve range of guttering and downpipes is manufactured from marine grade aluminium and achieves a similar life expectancy of 50 years or more. It’s lightweight yet strong, for a quick and safe installation.

Ryan Wigham, Architectural Technologist at Space Architecture, said: “Choosing Marley Alutec to work on Valleydale Mews was easy, the comprehensive BIM portfolio allowed for a quick and detailed specification process.

“In particular Marley Alutec’s technical department were great to work with. Having supplied 2D drawings extracted from our BIM model, Marley Alutec did the rest and we had no need to go back with any amendments.

“Sustainability and aesthetics were also key requirements for this project, so it was vital that the rainwater and eaves systems delivered on these fronts as well.

“Marley Alutec’s products have impressive performance and sustainability credentials in addition to their contemporary style that fitted perfectly with our build ethos.

“We took advantage of Marley Alutec’s full turnkey service and are extremely pleased with the finished results. The build was a smooth, quick process and is something we will look to replicate in the future using BIM ready suppliers.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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