A refurbishment project in Glasgow’s southside has benefited from REHAU TOTAL70 casement windows.
Re:Place Windows Limited was asked to identify a solution for the initiative within a ground floor flat, with one key consideration being the selection of a product that would complement the general look and feel of the building.
PVCu was identified as the best solution and Re:Place worked with fabricators Dessian to ensure the material was in keeping with the wider building.
Kai Mehmet, director at Re:Place Windows said, “To develop the right solution for this project required some in-depth research, all in all we visited the property to conduct surveys five times. At Re:Place we put high importance on really understanding what the customer needs and so these visits are crucial to finding the right answer.
“As we were removing aluminium, we had to ensure the PVCu solution remained in keeping with the wider building aesthetic. We found a number of options to ensure this was the case, including selecting the unusual colour of Elephant Grey from REHAU.
“It’s a rare colour and REHAU’s production facility in Germany had to produce 450 metres for the project.”
Further adjustments were needed to the profiles, including the development of aluminium powder cladding panels, coloured in Anthracite Grey.
Re:Place also suggested aluminium corners, which also had to be powder coated in the Elephant Grey colour.
“This was definitely an unusual project for us,” Kai added. “It’s not everyday we use aluminium and it needed to be incorporated into this project for continuity. The unusual element of the project was highlighted in the 20-week lead time to installation.
“Whilst installation took just one week the length of the lead time demonstrates how much preparatory and development work was required.”
Samsara McDonald, commercial sales manager at REHAU added, “The end result is very impressive and demonstrates not only the benefits of using a REHAU profile and working with an established and reliable systems house, but also the lengths Re:Place Windows are prepared to go to in order to provide the right solution for the customer.”
Re:Place Windows became a REHAU Authorised Partner last year.