Irish Cancer Society Bake Sale!

There was a great atmosphere in the Alucraft building last Thursday morning as we held our first Cups Against Cancer bake sale to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society!

Cakes piled up in the canteen as all staff members generously gave their time and money to bake and purchase sweet treats for the day.

Shane Kenny, our Site Works Inspector, donated his homemade guinness cake. It proved to be the most popular cake on the day as it got snapped up within minutes. David Kenyon's mother-in-law was busy as she made a beautiful Pink Ribbon decorated victoria sponge cake, an apple tart and cupcakes for the occasion. Rachel Bradford, our HR Officer also spent her previous evening in the kitchen baking jaffa drizzle cake, cupcakes and victoria sponge slices. Thomas Szymanowski's wife made a very popular tray bake and his six-year-old daughter delighted us with some halloween themed cupcakes. Edel McDonald also generously donated homemade apple slices and Áine Hargadon brought in homemade Pink Ribbon decorated cupcakes and malteser brownies. Bebhinn Ní Mhongain's homemade peanut butter cups were incredibly popular with extra's getting snapped up for the long weekend!

Robert Kenny, our Production Manager, donated his homemade victoria sponge cake to the bake sale and he also got our men in the factory to mark the occasion by renting out pink hi-vis jackets for the day. Each of them contributed to the charity and really added to the spirit of the day.

The Bake Sale was a great success and we are delighted to be able to help the Irish Cancer Society. We would like to thank all our staff for being so generous to this great cause!

Table all set for the Cups Against Cancer morning
Table all set for the Cups Against Cancer morning

All the men wore pink to support this great cause!
All the men wore pink to support this great cause!

David Kenyon's mother-in-law's cake, Thomas Szymanowski's wife's tray bake & Shane Kenny's Guinness cake didn't last long!
David Kenyon's mother-in-law's cake, Thomas Szymanowski's wife's tray bake & Shane Kenny's Guinness cake didn't last long!

Rachel Bradford, Bebhinn Ní Mhongain & Edel McDonald's homemade treats flew off the table!
Rachel Bradford, Bebhinn Ní Mhongain & Edel McDonald's homemade treats flew off the table!

Homemade lemon drizzle and red velvet cupcakes to mark the occasion!
Homemade lemon drizzle and red velvet cupcakes to mark the occasion!

New National Rehabilitation Hospital Façade Contract For Alucraft Ltd.

Alucraft Ltd. are pleased to be partnering with John Paul Construction to design, manufacture and install the façade package, of circa €7 million, for a new 120-bed unit at the National Rehabilitation Hospital on Rochestown Avenue, Dún Laoghaire.

The new unit is designed, by The O’Connell Mahon Architects, to immerse patient spaces into the surrounding landscape and views and to fill said spaces with natural light and ventilation. To meet these design needs Alucraft Ltd. will deliver Schuco FWS 50 Capped and Schuco FW 50 SG curtain wall glazing. The scope of work will also include Aluminium Rainscreen Cladding in a wide selection of RAL (polyester powder coated) colours with some bespoke Aluminium Extrusions.

On completion, the building will have 120 rehabilitation beds, a new Sports Hall and a Hydrotherapy Unit. Work has already begun on site with facade installation commencing in Q2, 2018.

NRH Photo

New Façade Contract for Alucraft Ltd. on One South County

Alucraft Ltd. is proud to announce that they have secured another new façade contract with Collen Construction Ltd on the prestigious One South County office development in Sandyford. This HQ office building is LEED Gold targeted with its highly sustainable design by TOTP Architects.

The multimillion euro contract includes the delivery of Schuco FWS 50 Capped and Schuco FW 50 SG curtain wall glazing with Polyester Powder Coated aluminium systems in a selection of RAL colours to all elevations and a significant element of roof glazing. Alucraft Ltd. will also deliver several large format insulated glass units, a large atrium with a sloped glass roof. The atrium vertical glass walls will be supported by a series of horizontal steel booms and stainless steel Macalloy rods.

The development features 2.8 metre floor to ceiling height which will allow excellent natural light into the 5 floors of office accommodation using a combination of Guardian SN Super Neutral glass products. This will offer a number of benefits including maximising light transmission, minimising heat gain due to the solar coatings and offering U values in the region of 1.0 W / m²K. Alucraft Ltd. will design and manufacture all the glazing elements in their Cloverhill Industrial Estate facility with installation expected to commence on site in Q1, 2018.

One South County 1

Alucraft Ltd. secure glazed facade contract for Block I, Central Park, Leopardstown

Alucraft Ltd. are delighted to have secured a new contract with Collen Construction and Green Properties to deliver the specialist glazing facade for a new 82,000 sq ft. developement that will form part of Dublin’s most desirable and sought-after office parks, Central Park.

The new €4 million contract will see Alucraft Ltd. install the Schuco FW 60 SG stick curtain walling system to Block I of Central Park with a series of bespoke aluminium Brise Soleil profiles to selected elevations of the Henry J. Lyons designed L-shaped building.

Alucraft Ltd. will deliver a number of very large insulated glass units in the region of 3.0 meters wide x 3.8 meters high weighting over 700kg from their manufacturing facility in Cloverhill Industrial Estate. Their scope of work also includes stainless steel glazed canopy’s, glass balustrading, aluminium rainscreen cladding and a number of revolving and hinged doors.

The development will feature state of the art LEED certified office accomodation over 8 floors with work expected to commence on site in Q1, 2018.

Block I, Central Park, Leopardstown

No.1 Ballsbridge

Artists impression of No.1 Ballsbridge when complete
No.1 Ballsbridge

Alucraft are pleased to be associated with the 500,000 sq ft development at No.1 Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, formally the veterinary college.  This mixed use development will incorporate offices, retail units and apartments.

The all glass façade will be manufactured from Schuco UCC 65 SG unitised curtain walling system, which will incorporate high performance triple glaze units offering extremely low U values, all of which will be fully factory assembled in our works in Clondalkin.  The upper floors will be constructed from the Schuco FW 60+ SG system with a customised design profile, incorporating 3 ply glass laminated fins, which will act as the structural member to resist all positive and negative loads applied to the glass façade.

A large glass atrium will be constructed with a suspended steel and glazed assembly, and all ground floor glazing will be constructed from large format insulated glass units with the RAICO toggle SG system.

Artists impression of No.1 Ballsbridge at sunset when complete
No.1 Ballsbridge

Artists impression of No.1 Ballsbridge when complete
No.1 Ballsbridge

Artists impression of No.1 Ballsbridge at sunset when complete
No.1 Ballsbridge

Happy Birthday Alucraft – BBQ

Alucraft is 40 years this year and to celebrate we had a staff barbecue.  We all pitched in, Graham, Bernard & Darren did the barbequing and we all survived.  Sonia, Karen, Anna, Jennifer, Collette and Matt did the rest.  Thankfully, the rain stayed away and we even had two cakes.  A special thanks to Martin’s wife for the delicious chocolate fudge cake.

Jack gave a great speech about how far we have come as a company.  And it’s true, we’ve grown massively in the last couple of years.  You could really see how we’ve grown when we took the staff photo, at least 25 people weren’t there and we still couldn’t fit everyone in.

As a special memento of our 40 years in Business Rory & Jack organised commemorative jackets for all the staff (modelled by some of our Design team).  They’re really nice actually, the logo is nice and discreet and the jacket is really good quality.  And I see them being worn every day, which is the real vote of approval.

Here’s to the next 40 years in business.

Cream cake with caption "40 years of Excellence"
Cake: 40 year's of Excellence

Chocolate Fudge cake, made by Martin's wife
Martin's wife's Chocolate Fudge cake, delicious

Jack McHugh (MD) cutting the birthday cake
Jack cut's the cake

Photo of Alucraft staff outside main offices in Colour
Alucraft staff outside H.O.

David Spratt shows off his Alucraft jacket that he just recieved
They're so happy with their jackets

Darren Burbridge cook's some meat on the BBQ
Darren Burbridge on the BBQ

The lads from the Factory enjoy the BBQ
The lads from the Factory enjoy the BBQ

We all tuck in to our dinner
We all tuck in to our dinner

Eugene, Tomasz and Anna model the new alucraft jacket in a funny pose
Our Design team model our new Jackets

Linkedin Headquarters, Wilton Place Envelope Package Secured

Alucraft Ltd. have been appointed by Walls Construction to design, manufacture and install the complete envelope package for the new LinkedIn Headquarters, at Wilton Place, Dublin

The new six storey office space, designed by RKD Architects, with AECOM Facades as the cladding consultants will require Alucraft to design and manufacture over 1000 unitised panels, each weighting in excess of 300kg each. The unitised panels will be fully factory assembled and will be made from the Schuco UCC 65 SG aluminium framing systems. High performance architectural glass units will be structurally silicone bonded into place using the Dow Corning SSG process, some of the panels while also incorporating Blue Irish limestone as a stone infill panel, which is designed to concealed the floor slabs behind the glazed facades.

The installation of with automated blinds, Schuco FW 60 Stick Curtain Walling will be used as a saw tooth design to the roof glazing to allow natural day light into the heart of the building are all part of the Alucraft scope.

Construction begins on Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Co. Dublin

Alucraft Ltd. have been appointed by Sisk to design, manufacture and install the complete glazing package for Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Clondalkin Co Dublin. The new € 26 million development will add an additional 10,500 m² of shopping and retail area, including six new restaurants over three new floors.

The new development designed by designed by HJL Architects, will incorporate a selection of the Schuco faced systems such as the FW 50 capped and FW 50 SG Silicone glazed systems facade systems while incorporating a new spectacular entrance to the VUE cinema early next year.