Contemporary choice

Liniar windows and doors were recently used on a contemporary cedar-clad project in Kent.

“The original concept from the planning architect featured very slim profile windows in order to achieve a contemporary finish,” Toby Blythe, founder and owner of Hursley Developments, said. “When we were looking at products to specify, we had to take into account not only the finished look but also the installed U-value, as well as making sure that the windows were practical for the future homeowner.

“We could achieve the required look with aluminium windows, but when we looked into PVCU, they offered the energy efficiency that we needed. Additionally, with the Liniar flush sash profile, we were able to introduce openings as well as providing the practicality and ventilation required by the homeowner without compromising the contemporary look.

“We also chose to use cheek boards foiled to match the flush sash windows as opposed to using cedar cladding. They had to be set to the exact dimensions depending on whether the cedar was vertical or horizontal adjacent to them, but it provided the perfect finishing touch.”

Fabricator WinRem suggested the EnergyPlus flush sash casement window and the patio door by Liniar, foiled with 7016 anthracite grey.

“The Liniar flush sash casement window design achieved everything we needed, from the slim lines to the opening mechanism, while having exceptional thermal performance and being far more cost effective than aluminium,” Toby said.

The Liniar EnergyPlus flush sash window boasts U-values as low as 0.8W/m²K, and its six-chamber profile is designed to provide strength without needing additional steel reinforcement.