Smart aluminium Heritage 47 windows and doors installed into a Kent home.

This case study features a product that has surged in popularity over the last couple of years for us: Smart aluminium Heritage 47 windows and doors.

This particular installation is a good example as to why. Featuring parallel running horizontal transoms to create an art deco traditional crittall look, the Heritage 47 windows and doors system is the perfect middle ground between the modern and the traditional. The best part is, as well as how great they look, they are also thermally efficient (with a polyamide thermally broken) and secure, unlike aluminium of the past. The brochure can be downloaded here.

These customers had bought this property in Folkestone, Kent, in need of a lot of work inside and out. The previous uPVC arrived with us through a Google search for a term along the lines of ‘heritage aluminium windows’ and our website appeared along with our Twitter profile and our Google Plus profile pages. They got in touch and an appointment was made for James to attend site with a sample to go through the products out there and what’s available. After showing a few photos on an iPad of Heritage 47 windows and doors with bars running across, the couple were sold.

A further visit was arranged at our showroom to see the Smart aluminium Heritage 47 windows we have on show there. This cemented the decision and the paperwork was completed and deposit paid. Our surveyor completed a survey around a week later and we attended site to install around 6-8 weeks later.

Something that cropped up during the installation was what was to be done about the brickwork reveals. Two of the apertures were to be made a new size with an angle grinder. This means cutting through the brickwork with saw, which obviously doesn’t leave a very neat edge to the brickwork. So our surveyor Eddie suggested using custom made L-shaped aluminium cheek trims which would lip around the rough edge of the brickwork and finish it with colour matched aluminium instead. If you look closely at the before and after images, you can see that this has worked perfectly.


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