Students are shaped by their environment. Creating temperature-controlled classrooms, theatres, sports halls
and dining facilities that are filled with light and visually striking plays an essential role in their ability to learn,
develop and grow – both academically and individually.

Educational environments face many challenges. They need to provide shelter, create quiet ambiences for learning and open spaces for socialising. They also have to endure the high traffic of excited students longing to play, interact and learn. Rather than looking outdated, their designs must be stunning and sustainable, beautiful and functional.
With a vast amount of experience in the UK education sector, Kawneer understands the difficulties faced by architects, installers and maintenance teams. That’s why it specialises in solutions which provide excellent performance, best value, unmatched durability, less maintenance and a low carbon footprint.

Kawneer has all the answers

Few other materials bring the flexibility and sustainability to realise ambitious educational design projects like aluminium. Infinitely recyclable, it helps invite unparalleled natural light in while offering unrestricted views, and limiting the need for artificial lighting systems which can help to lower the total operating cost.

At its purpose-built manufacturing facility in Runcorn, Cheshire, Kawneer produces a wide variety of high-performance curtain wall systems, windows, commercial entrance doors and framing systems.

The strong mechanical properties of aluminium, combined with Kawneer’s engineering expertise and design ingenuity, ensures that aluminium remains the perfect material for use in learning environments.

The company continuously invests in products that are designed to the highest possible standards. They allow specifiers to meet the technical and thermal performance and cost brief of any project, allowing the designer to create positive learning environments.

Bringing next-generation buildings to life

Kawneer’s specialist solutions deliver excellent performance, best value, unmatched durability, less maintenance and a lower carbon footprint.

From a suite of products specifically designed for the education sector, highlights include the AA®190 TB, a severe duty welded commercial entrance door that offers robust performance, the AA®720 SL window, offering great thermal characteristics and slim sightlines, and the market leading AA®100 curtain wall system which provides best-in-class performance.


Versatile curtain wall systems provide uninterrupted views and increase natural light inside classrooms, improving the mood, academic performance and productivity of students and teachers.

Poor air quality is proven to reduce productivity and contribute to absenteeism. Kawneer’s operable windows ensure that the learning environment is well ventilated to boost concentration and reduce sick days.

High performance thermal windows help to create energy-efficient façades that help to maintain the indoor temperatures to ensure a pleasant learning environment. Engineered to meet the demands of high traffic areas, severe duty entrances automatically improve the safety and security of the building.

Kawneer also offer bespoke solutions that can help the designer create a distinctive aesthetic.

Leading by example

Kawneer is one of very few suppliers with the BES 6001 accreditation, proving products are made with traceable responsibly sourced raw materials. Systems are fully tested to PAS 24 standards, have Life Cycle Assessments and ‘Environmental Product Declarations’ (EPDs), and offer low carbon aluminium billet solutions.

Materials are manufactured in the UK, therefore Kawneer can guarantee supply and advantageous lead times, and ensure competitive, fixed prices for the project duration. As well as offering a unique range of warranties for added peace of mind, depending on the product or service.

Teachers strive to ensure the experience and knowledge they pass on to a new generation lasts a lifetime. Kawneer wants the buildings it has helped to create to withstand the test of time and provide comfortable learning environments for all future generations.

A commitment to academic excellence

By learning to live sustainably and positively contributing to our surroundings, Kawneer is helping to inspire building design that continues to benefit the health and well-being of students and staff throughout the UK.

Kawneer’s specialist solutions are designed to enhance thermal performance and acoustics to ensure optimum comfort for learning. By combining performance, aesthetics and best value, they can positively impact the performance of students and teachers, while improving a building’s overall energy efficiency.

Whether it’s a thermally efficient Passive House solution, an outward opening cost-effective casement window or a robust entrance door that is tested to a severe duty category, Kawneer has the right product choice and combination for your next education project.

Everything is supported with detailed design advice at the earliest stages to ensure its systems meet your technical specification and budget – right through to installation and beyond.

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