Published: 29th January 2021
200 Spectus Flush Tilt & Turn Windows were specified for a 60-home extra care development in Grimsby. The three-storey building, Burchester Court, comprises of 60 one and two-bedroom apartments, all with accessible and open plan living space.
Designed for people who are aged 55 and over, the development enables residents to live independently in their own contemporary apartments with the reassurance of on-site care and support facilities.
With contemporary design a key feature of the new development, the window contractor choices were critical. The contract was awarded to experienced Spectus Approved Window Contractor, Jade Windows (Brighouse) Ltd.
Spectus Flush Tilt & Turn Windows are an ideal solution for both medium- and high-rise buildings such as residential housing, offices, hospitals and universities. It has been specifically designed to prevent the framework from overlapping to give a more ‘flush’ appearance. A high-performance centre seal system with optional third weather seal means the window can achieve a Window Energy Rating of A++ with double glazing and a U Value of 0.8 W/(m2K) with triple glazing.
The Spectus Flush Tilt & Turn is suitable for large window apertures and can accommodate opening sizes of 1464mm x 2314mm with a sash weight load of 150kg. A triple seal is also available for improved weather and thermal performance.
In this project, the sleek look of the windows, combined with a grey on white colour, created the contemporary look required.
The safety specifications for the contract were particularly demanding, as befits a project of this nature. Jade Windows worked closely with the in-house Spectus Commercial Team to conduct load bearing tests on the specified window restrictors to BS EN 14351-1, load-bearing capacity of safety devices (350N), to ensure they delivered the level of safety required.
Burchester Court was constructed in 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic, which meant site safety protocols were more stringent than ever. Jade Windows worked closely with project contractors and all trades on site to protect the health and safety of all personnel involved as well as delivering the project on time.
The new development has greatly benefitted Grimsby, bringing new homes and creating jobs.
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