‘Unloved and uninspiring’
An ‘unloved and uninspiring’ 1970s office block in Bristol’s Redcliffe harbourside conservation area has been transformed into a contemporary apartment development featuring 58BW and 58BD window and door systems from ALUK.
The windows are full height in all of the 14 apartments. They are triple glazed throughout, achieving a U-Value of 1.2 W/m2K and have PAS24/Secured by Design accreditation.
The 58BD glazed balcony doors achieve a U-Value of 1.4 W/m2K and, like the windows, maximise the natural light.
They also all comply with the Lifetime Homes specification laid down by the developers, which ensures that the apartments remain accessible and adaptable for residents in the future, with features such as low thresholds on the doors and handles on the 58BW windows at a usable height.
All of the windows and doors were fabricated and installed by Cardiff-based Vellacine for main contractors Integral Build. Alec French were the architects.