Contemporary conversion

Aluplast’s Ideal 70 was specified on a contemporary conversion of a residential care home, including a series of window installations across two-storeys.

Cherry Orchard in Marlborough, a former NHS-run residential care home, was converted by Jones Building Group into eight two-bedroom and two one-bedroom apartments, earlier this year.

The conversion of the building, which was originally constructed in the 1950s, includes the installation of 112 windows and doors in Aluplast’s Ideal 70 system.

Supplied by new build specialist D Glass in anthracite grey on white, this has included the defining ‘ground to second-floor’ top-hung openers, which are connected via a specially designed anthracite grey ceramic and BM Trada approved F60 fire-glass and fire stop detail, between floors.

Ian Cocken, director of sales and marketing at Aluplast, said: “This is a very innovative installation in a carefully considered design, which has elevated a very unassuming post-war build into a contemporary residential development.Combined with a white render over original brickwork, the conversion has been defined by its use of foils, supplied by us through D Glass, in anthracite grey.This has been put to stunning effect on top-hung windows on ground and first floors, which connected with a fire resistant ceramic, create the impression of a continuous installation across floors.”

The site also includes three new build two-bedroom homes, this time fitted with Ideal 70 white windows in an ovolo finish, set against brickwork and a traditional flint cobble finish. Supplied with standard 28mm units, the windows achieved WER A+ rating.

The slimline Ideal 70 system is available in an extensive choice of finishes including dual colour options. With a choice of 24mm to optimum 40mm triple glazed options, it also easily achieves a WER A+ rating with standard components and A++ with specific profiles and IGUs. Aluplast also supplies its Ideal 4000, contemporary SquareLine system, which is also available in its aluskin external aluminium fascia system and Woodec, its wood-effect finish.

Ideal 70 and Ideal 4000 are extruded in an ecotech format. This uses a production process to return pre and post extrusion product and post fabrication waste plus known source post installation pelletised, PVCU into the extrusion isolating any recyclate from external profile walls.

Ian said: “There is a growing recognition among developers and architects that PVCU foils allow them deliver on design and aesthetics and do this, while also achieving far higher levels of thermal efficiency and performance than other comparable materials.That’s a very significant plus for PVCU fabricators who can access reliable supply of foils at an affordable price point.”