Coastal requirements

Appearance, quality and low maintenance led Derek Warwick Developments to equip its upmarket development on the Dorset coast with PVCU systems from Eurocell.

Designed by architects David James, Durlston Point is an arrangement of five detached houses that occupies a commanding position in Swanage. The houses feature Modus casement windows in moondust grey, Aspect bifold doors and white Eurocell fascias and soffits.

Lance Macklin, a director at the company, said: “This is an exposed coastal location so the doors and windows have to be robust as well as good-looking. We first thought of a slim, grey aluminium profile, which is very fashionable, but we would be responsible for remedials if the powder coating lifted.

“We chose the Modus window because it is high quality and maintenance will be minimal. Similarly, bifold doors are very much on trend now and Aspect doors are well made, well sealed and good quality.

“Again, there is less likelihood of issues while the development is in warranty. And the fascias and soffits have the same advantages and complement the doors and windows.”

The slim profile of the Modus system makes the range suitable for work in conservation areas, as does the colour range, which offers the heritage look made fashionable by paint manufacturers such as Farrow & Ball.

The Aspect bifold door system has recently been equipped with an improved double-bogie roller system for smoother, easier ‘one touch’ operation and can offer door openings up to 6m wide, with up to seven door panels.