New development

Aluk’s facades are at the heart of a recently completed residential development on Cardiff’s Bute East Dock, which combines both new-build apartments and affordable homes.

Schooner Wharf is the first open market scheme to be developed by Cardiff Community Housing Association (CCHA), who were working in partnership with main contractors Morganstone.

It features 32 two, three and four bedroom affordable homes, alongside a seven storey waterside apartment building with 85 one and two bedroom apartments for sale on the open market.

Aluk products have been installed extensively throughout the scheme in anthracite grey, including fully suited 58BW windows and 58BD doors, GT55TB commercial entrance doors and SL52 curtain walling.

The products were chosen as they all met the high performance specifications laid down by the architects Austin Smith Lord and have a fully suited look to support the overall design vision.

The “high performance aluminium windows and balcony doors and PAS24 compliant and SBD accredited entrance doors” are listed prominently in the sales literature, alongside more mainstream attractions such as high specification kitchens and bathrooms.

All Aluk products on Schooner Wharf were fabricated and installed by Denval based in Cardiff, which is part of Aluk’s network of fabrication partners.