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A combination of three window and door systems from Deceuninck were used in the Springfield Park development in Maidstone, Kent.

Springfield Park, which features 502, one, two and three bed apartments, was completed over several phases and consists of a tower block and three low-rise blocks on a brownfield site overlooking the River Midway

The project was completed using Deceuninck’s Fully Reversible Window, 2500 casement and Linktrusion 5000 Series doors. These were by manufactured by Deceuninck fabricator Fastframe in a combination of Quartz grey foil and the system company’s Decoroc colour coating.

Offering a durable, micro-sprayed matt finish that matches aluminium powder coating for aesthetics and performance, Decoroc is available in a wide choice of RAL colours and comes with a 10-year guarantee.

“Due to the contemporary design of the Springfield Park project, and the requirement for full height 2,400mm doors, it had originally been specified for aluminium,” Fastframe’s commercial director Paul Moody said. “We were able to offer a range of higher performance solutions that could accurately replicate the required aesthetics, but which were also more cost effective. That proved to be fundamental in securing the contract from the client, Western Homes.”

In order to minimise the ambient noise from nearby transport links, all the windows and doors were manufactured to comply to required acoustic protection, phased at different elevations, with the products installed at the lower floors having the highest acoustic rating.

Fastframe said sourcing a combination of systems from one supplier proved to be invaluable over the course of the Springfield Park development. The fabricator’s investment on an in-house Decoroc paint line also proved key in its capacity to deliver a number of different products, in a matching finish, using a combination of Deceuninck foil and Decoroc paint.

“Our Decoroc paint line, which represents an investment of £150,000, is the first of its kind in the UK,” Paul said. “It has taken a significant amount of training, auditing and quality checks to get it commissioned, but it has allowed us to take control of our lead times and offer more flexibility to our customers as a result.

“For Springfield Park this helped us to respond to a requirement from site to reduce the overall supply schedule and deliver in front of the original plan. Working with Deceuninck, we were able to do this, shaving eight weeks from the original schedule.”

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