Cotswold café extended

Steel Window Association member Cotswold Casements recently supplied W20 screens and doors for the extension of a cafe and food store in Longborough, Gloucestershire.

The company worked with local builder Nathan Clarke, carrying out the design, manufacture and installation of three screens at the Cotswold Food Store, the largest measuring just over 3m wide by 2.2m high.

With the central screen including a double door and each side screen having top opening casements to allow ventilation into the cafe, the contract demonstrates the full potential of W20 profiles. The slim section size offers optimum glass area to maximise light entering buildings, while offering a distinctive appearance.

Builder Nathan Clarke, who commissioned Cotswold Casements to supply and install the glazing, said: “There was a planning requirement to keep the windows in a similar style and due to the building being over a 100 years old. I feel the W20 frames really fitted with the architecture. Cotswold Casements did an amazing job.”

The screens, doors and windows are glazed with 4-8-4 sealed units featuring low-e, low iron glass containing krypton in the cavity to offer an overall U-value of 1.8 W/m2K.