A view to thrill

HOUSEBUILDER Ryce Ltd has opted for REHAU’s Tritec window system for its Salisbury View development in east Edinburgh.

Established in 2000, Ryce works on projects across east central Scotland, specialising in transforming distressed sites into high quality housing.

Salisbury View comprises six two-bedroom flats, designed to deliver modern, open-plan living. The apartments boast stunning views of the Scottish countryside including Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags.

REHAU said large span windows were a “key feature” of the architect’s vision for the three-storey building. Ryce needed to choose windows and doors which would match the “contemporary, clean lines” of the development and also be able to support the building’s load.

Jim Ryce, director at Ryce Ltd explained, “A few years ago we bought some window and door fabrication equipment from a supplier who was closing down, and ever since then we have been making our own PVC-U windows and doors for our developments. While we can make a high quality product using the materials and tools we have, we know we are not experts on window design, so we work with our local REHAU contact on the specification to ensure we get the technical aspects and the aesthetics right.”

REHAU recommended its Tritec system with a grey foil finish. The 60mm profile is said to deliver slimmer sightlines and depth for a modern aesthetic, while REHAU said its Anthracite Grey laminate would “transform the white PVC-U into an edgy, aluminium-inspired glazing solution”.

Jim added, “The Tritec windows look fantastic in situ and provide a real wow factor to the building. The large span glazing creates a real connection to the outdoors and floods the apartments with light which makes the open plan layouts feel more spacious. Each flat has a balconette with French doors also created from the Tritec profile, creating a seamless design that runs across the outside of the building.”

The windows are double-glazed to reduce outdoor noise levels and are A-rated for energy efficiency.

Hormoz Nouri, area sales manager at REHAU said, “The specification of large span glazing is a must to create spacious, light modern living spaces, but sometimes the practicalities of achieving this can put developers off.

“The Salisbury View developers have been very bold with their choice of windows and doors, and we are very proud that we were able to support Ryce Ltd in achieving their vision. The end result is amazing, and I’m sure that whoever moves in will fall in love with that unobstructed view every day.”