A view to thrill

Scottish housebuilder Ryce chose Rehau’s Tritec profile when it was was looking for a high-quality glazing solution for Salisbury View, its latest development in East Edinburgh.

With stunning views across Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags to look out on, large span windows were a key feature of the architect’s vision for the three-storey building, and Ryce needed to choose windows and doors that would not only match the contemporary, clean lines of the development but would also be structurally able to support the building’s load.

Jim Ryce, director at Ryce, said: “A few years ago we bought some window and door fabrication equipment from a supplier who was closing down, and ever since then we have been making our own PVCU windows and doors for our developments. While we can make a high-quality product using the materials and tools we have, we know we are not experts on window design, so we work with our local Rehau contact on the specification to ensure we get the technical aspects and the aesthetics right.”

Rehau recommended its Tritec system for the Salisbury View scheme with a grey foil finish. The 60mm profile delivered slim sightlines and depth for a modern aesthetic, while RAL 7016 transformed the white PVCU into an aluminium-inspired glazing solution. The system has achieved the British Standards BS7950 and PAS 24 security standards.

Hormoz Nouri, area sales manager at Rehau, said: “The specification of large span glazing is a must to create spacious, light modern living spaces, but sometimes the practicalities of achieving this can put developers off. The Salisbury View developers have been very bold with their choice of windows and doors, and we are very proud that we were able to support Ryce in achieving their vision. The end result is amazing, and I’m sure that whoever moves in will fall in love with that unobstructed view every day.”