Recently the DWL were tasked with visiting this large new build development in Maidstone, Kent, which saw us install many grey aluminum windows and doors for a large main contractor.
As with every large new build development of flats, there are many planning rules and regulations to be aware of when designing, quoting and installing windows and doors. These include requirements from the building regulations document, specifically for glazing, we care concerned with Part L, Part M and the recently updated Part Q.
Between them, these cover such things as the u values (heat loss), g values (solar gain), security, disabled access, fire egress and safety glass required. Not only does this kind of forward planning prevent any problems in the long-run, but will serve to ensure future residents enjoy the best possible living space.
So when quoting up the development, we had to make sure the aluminum windows, doors and glazed units we would be supplying complied with the stringent u values that were required across the development. In this case, this meant we would be glazing the aluminum windows and doors with our Saint Gobain Planitherm One glass, with black Swiss spacer bars all in an argon-filled and sealed unit, which creates a very high performing glazed unit. The warm edge spacer bar technology means that condensation around the edge of the window is a thing of the past. This is caused by using metallic spacer bars, which allow the cold to transfer from the outside of the window to the inside.
Instantly recognisable to anyone from Maidstone, this large riverside development saw us install our dark grey aluminum windows, doors and screens into a variety of shapes and designs. A variety of opening types were incorporated with casement and tilt and turn windows alongside single, double and sliding do
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