Capital installs 168 flush Stellar casements
Experienced Stellar fabricator and installer Capital Windows has completed the manufacture and installation of 168 Stellar flush casement windows as part of a complete commercial refurbishment of a private apartment block in a sought-after area of North London’s NW2.
Stellar, from Epwin Window Systems, was selected to replace the original Crittal style windows because of the system’s high-end aesthetics and, more importantly, its ability to achieve the thermal requirements of Part L with standard double-glazed units.
The windows were manufactured in anthracite grey on both sides and the project took 12 weeks from start to finish.
Peter Adams, general manager at Capital Windows, said: “This project is the perfect example of the transformational benefits of Stellar. The upgrade has helped to enhance the value of the apartments in the block and made them more comfortable to live in.”
Capital Windows of Uxbridge, Greater London works with domestic, trade and commercial sectors throughout the South-East of England. It has been manufacturing Stellar, which it markets under the brand name Evoke, since 2020.
Peter said: “We were an early adopter of the Stellar aluminium system as we were impressed with the unique flush aesthetics which has been instrumental in securing several large-scale domestic contracts.
“However, the thermal performance of Stellar is second to none, and as a result, we have won several commercial projects as the system easily complies with Part L of Building Regulations without complicated workarounds.”
According to Epwin, Stellar has been rapidly gaining traction across commercial projects as the system features a patented reverse butt joint, which means no dummy sashes or reverse adaptor profiles are needed. This makes it thermally efficient by design and means it can achieve the requirements of Part L in double glazed versions without the need for complicated workarounds that add extra time and cost.
Peter concluded: “Stellar has always been a very easy system to sell into the domestic market because of its outstanding aesthetics. The innovation in the design means it is now an easy system to sell into the commercial sector too.”