Orbit Housing’s Fordham House development in Stratford-upon-Avon is an 82 apartment block designed to shield its residents from noise, many of whom are local workers in restaurants and bars so have to work shifts outside the usual working day.
This is achieved with special acoustic ceilings added to deep hollow concrete floor slabs. Fitted blinds within the window reveals also provide an additional noise cushion.
Specifications designed to deliver windows and doors that stand the test of time with little or no maintenance are being routinely undermined because fasteners are being overlooked or simply left to chance, according to fenestration fastener specialist Rapierstar.
Rapierstar fasteners are helping specifiers and maintenance managers to ensure quality, performance and delivery reliability in their window and door upgrading and new build programmes to achieve the highest tenant satisfaction ratings.
Despite their small size, fasteners play a huge role in the way a window or door operates and retains its robustness and structural integrity over its service life. This is why it is vital to specify the correct types of fasteners and make sure their supply chain partner can be trusted to provide the right solutions for every project.
Housing scheme, Hugh Webster Place, features bright and colourful cladding which has been complemented by the use of Senior Architectural Systems’ slim profile SPW600 aluminium doors and windows. The fenestration package has been designed, fabricated and installed by Glass & Framing Solutions Ltd for main contractor Houlton & Sons.
Crittall Windows has been selected to manufacture and install replacement steel fenestration for one of London’s most iconic high-rise residential blocks.
Trellick Tower remains a major symbol of the Brutalist architectural style of the 1970s. With its distinctive separate lift and service tower, connected to the main structure by aerial walkways, the 98-metre-tall, 31-storey edifice is a significant landmark in West London.
AluK will be revealing a brand new 70mm window system at the FIT Show – complete with pre-inserted gaskets.