Striking a balance: REHAU windows provide natural look for Bothwell development

REHAU windows fabricator Dessian has completed a challenging premium installation in Bothwell for developer CALA Homes (West).

The Riverside development comprises 12 large modern houses and apartments, with all the windows and doors specified in the anthracite grey profile. 

The homes had to be both modern and in keeping with the area’s traditional heritage. 

Dessian was tasked with finding the right balance to ensure that the build was ‘progressive and contemporary’ in style, but still held onto the ‘natural look’ of the semi-rural area.

The team used the TOTAL70 tilt and turn, and casement windows.

The range was deemed to be capable of conforming to incorporate the anthracite grey colour profile, and also emphasised the light and space range of the surroundings to add character to the homes.

The second challenge for Dessian came in the installation process itself; keeping to a tight time schedule with as little disruption as possible. 

Dougie Irvining, assistant site manager at CALA Homes (West), was keen to ensure that because the site was sitiuated in a quiet residential area, the construction phase wouldn’t cause disturbance to the local residents. He explained, “It was important that the onsite builders were considerate of the residents living there. At the end of the day, they were moving through a leafy suburb area that hadn’t been disturbed for a number of years.”

For this reason, it was imperative that the job was completed as quickly and quietly as possible. 

Elaine McDermott, business development manager at Dessian said, “There was initial concern that the new build wouldn’t blend into its surroundings, and that it would create some tension with the local residents. We’re really pleased with our work here; the REHAU range complemented the high-quality build and surpassed all expectation – it all just came together to create a really modern and clean look.

“For us in particular, it was a really good chance to demonstrate what Dessian and REHAU can do together. We got to show the best of the product, and the best of the installation. 

“The windows and doors form a significant part of the development, and we really utilised the light and space range to make the most of the riverside views.”