Clearview National March 2016 - Issue 172 - Page 38

DOORS&WINDOWS Prestigious golf club project TOP OF THE CLASS »»BELLERIVE FCJ CATHOLIC College in Sefton, Liverpool, has been given a new lease of life thanks to the addition of 94 bespoke PVCu vertical sliders, manufactured by Glazerite’s dedicated Specials Production Facility in Wellingborough and expertly installed by Network VEKA member, K2 Aluminium, in Birkenhead. The substantial project, managed by Cunliffes Construction Consultants, posed a number of demanding challenges.As such, a key part of the extensive renovation was to convince the local planning authorities that it would be possible to produce a modern, energy efficient PVCu window that could successfully mimic the appearance and style of the school’s existing timber items – many of which had become so dilapidated, that they could no longer be opened. K2 Aluminium’s Liam Bird, commented: “The support we had from Glazerite was fantastic. They always produce a great window and always on time, which is why we have such a great working relationship with them. “It was a difficult project for a number of reasons but the end result has not only helped to improve the appearance of such an established school, but provided a much better environment for its pupils as well.” 38 » M AR 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M »»HALO FABRICATOR, MASTERFRAME, was delighted to provide the replacement windows for a challenging refurbishment contract at The Royal Troon Golf Club on the Ayrshire coast. Founded in 1878, the Club has a rich history and will be proudly hosting the Open Championship again in 2016. In order to welcome the world’s top golfers for the event, refurbishment was needed to bring the building back to its best. Club members had been experiencing problems with heating and noisy air-conditioning and it was felt that new windows would make the Club more thermally efficient. MD of Masterframe Windows Alan Burgess, explains: “New window systems were required in the restaurant, the club bar, smoking room, gentlemen’s changing rooms, and three impressive windows in the Captain’s locker room. It was somewhat of a tricky project as the windows were fitted behind the original stone mullions. One of the Club’s members actually recommended us to the architect and the contractor. “Sash windows is all we do and we are proud to produce an authentic, true-tooriginal timber alternative sash windows. The Royal Troon Golf Club’s ethos mirrors our traditional values and dedication to excellence, so we were very pleased to work with the Club.” 01282 716611, Sash window added to range »»GLOUCESTER-BASED TRADE fabricator, Mercury Glazing, has just added VEKA’s FlushSash window to its range. Chris Reeks, Mercury’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted to be adding the FlushSash window to our portfolio. We are one of the UK’s biggest Spectus vertical slider manufacturer and VEKA’s FlushSash is the perfect complementary product.” VEKA’s FlushSash offers everything you’d expect from the renowned systems house and provides a cost-effective solution to the problem of ageing timber windows in historic homes. It has all the heritage looks of a nineteenth century window that sits flush within its frame and is virtually indistinguishable from the timber equivalent. Yet its energy-efficient, five chamber PVCu frame, which can be double or triple glazed, helps to make heritage properties more weatherproof and draughtproof. It will also prevent condensation forming and significantly reduce outside noise. The window has the look of traditional stained or painted timber and all the low maintenance benefits for which PVCu is known. The FlushSash will be manufactured by Mercury’s skilled and experienced operatives in its state of the art Gloucester factory, guaranteeing a quality result every time. Call 01452 383344