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.
Hyde has recently launched an innovative fire safety framework which ensures that resident fire safety is at the heart of fire safety measures undertaken by Hyde and other users. Its ethos is accountability, competence and traceability, reflecting terms that have appeared throughout the ‘Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Final Report’ by Dame Judith Hackitt and Government publication: ‘Building A Safer Future: An Implementation Plan.’
The Window Company (Contracts) has joined forces with Basildon Borough Council in an innovative scheme aimed at giving private homeowners the chance to upgrade their homes to match council owned properties being refurbished around them.
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems deliver the Comar 9P.i High Performance Window, Door and Framing System.
Windoor balcony enclosures not only increase the light inside a home but they allow for an outside seating space which can be enclosed on cooler spring and autumn days – therefore extending balcony use more than a traditional design.
The balcony enclosures can be fully opened up when the resident wants to bask in the summer sunshine, and for the chillier days the system has a unique track which allows all the panels to slide and turn inwards. They are then secured safely and discreetly against the inner wall.
Here, Housing Association magazine editor Victoria Galligan speaks to the Windoor team about the benefits of the products' design, and finds out why they are a popular choice for the housing sector…