Marlon Clickfix played a key role in the transformation of the iconic Belfast Waterfront with the semi-transparent and colourful façade.
- High quality material
- Thermally efficient
- Light transmission
- Technical support
The highlight of the transformation of the Belfast Waterfront was created using seven varieties of tint of Marlon Clickfix. The façade now forms a dynamic frontage to the River Lagan.
A key design consideration for the new extension was to ensure materials used were of a high quality to create a building of high architectural quality. Marlon Clickfix played a vital role in achieving this aim, whilst allowing for the extension to establish its own identity.
For a glazing system which would not only maximise daylight but also offer exceptional air tightness, durability, diffused lighting and UV stability, Marlon Clickfix proved the most adaptable solution and ensured a fast and straightforward installation.
Another key consideration for this project was the colour of the glazing panels, with Brett Martin creating a palate of seven colour samples in a range of tint variations. These were installed at a high level on-site to allow the design team to decide on three completely new colours – petrol, viola and glass green - which were each extruded in two different intensities, creating a graduated flow of colour along the elevation.
Central to the Marlon Clickfix is the lightweight polycarbonate panel with integral interlocking connections that simply click into place forming glazed areas of unlimited size and shape. The 40mm structured polycarbonate glazing panel has 10 insulating walls to achieve a U-value of 0.99 W/m²K, for a high performing and thermally efficient glazing solution. It has a choice of thermally broken aluminium glazing bar systems depending on the application. The Marlon Clickfix has been specifically developed for vertical installations such as façades, partitioning, rain screens. Choose from two different glazing bar systems - VF55mm (facades & cladding up to 6m) & VF90mm (facades & cladding 6m-12m).