HWL delivers on luxury development

HWL has supplied more 200 high performing Residence 9 windows and 16 Sheerline bi-folding doors to a luxury development just south of Wakefield.

Old Beech Farm in the Wooley Village Conservation Area is a new build development of five- and six-bedroom luxury homes.

Selling on the strength of their location and high-end finish, including locally crafted and hand painted kitchens; wood and slate flooring, wood burners and wet rooms, the properties by Linfit Developments start at £1.5m a piece.

Supplied with a fully new build Part-L compliant 1.2W/m2k U-value, and in agate grey, windows from HWL were specified on the strength of their thermal performance but also their heritage and end-user appeal.

Added at the end of last year as a dedicated heritage hardware range windows supplied to the project also featured HWL’s dedicated monkey-tail and pear-drop handles from Regal Hardware.

Edan Munnelly, project manager, Linfit Developments, explained: “The high-end finish of both the R9 and Sheerline compliment the overall high-end finish that is expected in our builds.

“The fine details of timber weld joints offer the aesthetic quality of timber windows, with the durability of a modern window, which is great for conservation areas to complement the existing properties surrounding a development.

“The external finish has people interested, whilst the internal decorative frame and Regal hardware stand out from the more readily available options on the market.”

HWL pioneered the development of non-glass bonded Timberweld R9, making it easier to handle and significantly reducing costs for installers.

In the case of Old Beech Farm windows were supplied glazed with astragal bars pre-fitted, however, to give installers the flexibility to source glass locally, HWL also supplies astragal bars in a kit form.

“Residence Collection windows stand out as a product because of the design flexibility,” continued Edan. “There are different astragal bar options. HWL was also able to support us with a wide variety of production sizes from the small fixed-sashes for the stair unit, to the large windows on the square bay.

“We could specify whatever we needed when other products were more restricted and size-limited.”

Another important element of the design of the properties are their solid black front-doors.

While these weren’t supplied by HWL, it’s ability to colour-match Sheerline bi-folds in agate grey to Residence 9 windows was important in securing their specification as Edan explained: “The designs put a lot of focus on the front-door. We wanted it to be really striking and set the standard for the rest of the properties.

“It was really important to us to be able to colour-match the bi-folds with the dual colour of the agate grey-on-white of the windows.

“A third frame colour would have detracted from the door and a black finish on the bi-folds would have been too imposing.

“To have the dual finish on the bi-fold as well, meant that the internal finish also matched that of the windows, and kept a consistent theme throughout.”

HWL supplies the complete Sheerline window and door range. The system is built around the Thermlock multi-chamber design. Part L-compliant, the Sheerline bi-fold achieves U-values as low as 1.3W/m2k with a double-glazed unit, 0.9W/m2k with a triple.

The Sheerline bi-fold is also supplied with its’ clip-in bead, which removes the need for wedge gasketing and speeds up installation.

Edan said in addition to the support that the project team received during the design-phase, HWL’s cloud-based customer portal, had also made the procurement process simple with 24/7 online ordering and order tracking.

He said: “The visibility that we got back on the status of the order was really beneficial. It’s great when you’re working to a program and booking other trades in around delivery in advance to create a smooth build.”