California dreaming

Located in the heart of London and on the doorstep of landmarks Kings Cross and St Pancras is the California Hotel, which has recently been transformed using Rehau vertical sliders from Roseview Windows.

When its aluminium vertical sliders needed updating, the property owners were looking for alternatives that combined the heritage of the building and the conveniences of modern construction.

SCI, a specialist in quality replacement of windows and doors based in Surrey, was contracted to replace the windows in the front exterior of the building. To ensure the best possible outcome, SCI carried out a trial run of the windows before the entire project was completed.

Neal Hovey, managing director at SCI, said: “We have been in the window industry for over three decades and believe in providing our customers with quality products that are value for money and are longer lasting and secure. When it comes to replacement windows we always aim to respect the original architecture of a property and wherever possible fit a replacement window or door that retains the integrity of the design.

“The requirements from The California were simple: replace the current aluminium vertical sliders with cost effective, low maintenance, heritage style, aesthetically pleasing windows. And the Heritage Rose was no doubt the right product, fitting all these requirements.”

Richard Burrells, director at Roseview Windows, said: “We have worked on many high-profile projects over the years with Neal and his team and the feedback from all our clients has been fantastic. It has always been important for us to work with installers that have a high standard of workmanship and are an extension to our own brand and SCI goes above and beyond this. We would never hesitate to recommend them.”

The entire transformation took close to a month to complete as installation had to take place around everyday business, including room occupancy and guest comfort.