Work of art delivered

Eurocell’s Modus slim sash windows were chosen by sustainable housebuilder when sourcing windows for its new housing development, Artworks in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

The Artworks development was built on the site of the former Hertfordshire Arts College includes 75 stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments, 10 spacious three-bedroom homes and a landscaped courtyard.

“Artworks has been an enormous success for Unique Window Systems, designed with modern lifestyles in mind and aiming to make everyday life easier and help residents achieve a better work-life balance,” Patrick Marston, marketing manager at Unique Window Systems, said. “Eurocell’s Modus slim sash windows were the perfect ‘fit and forget’ solution as they are low maintenance and come with a 12-year guarantee, yet perfectly complement the development aesthetic as they replicate a high end aluminium look. The slate grey foil delivers a modern and attractive aesthetic to the properties with slim sightlines externally and a sleek internal flush finish.”

Fabricated by Unique Window Systems, the windows on the Artworks development have a U-values of 1.2W/m2K. By replicating a high-end aluminium aesthetic using a PVCU product, the development achieved a high quality, designed finish with a more energy efficient product, that delivers cost-in-use savings for the residents due to its superior thermal performance over aluminium systems, Eurocell said.

The window design chosen maximises light entering the properties, combined with low energy lighting being specified throughout the development to provide reduced energy bills for the residents; minimising their carbon footprint and delivering them a sustainable home.

“Our customer has a driving ambition to be the market leader in the design and delivery of sustainable homes, which will achieve efficiency both in energy and cost,” Patrick said. “Eurocell’s Modus windows offered both without compromising on the high specification or design.”

The Modus system consists of up to 50% post-consumer recycled material as standard which is achieved by employing dual material extrusion technology (DMET) that layers post-consumer recycled material and ‘virgin’ material simultaneously, so the recycled material is concentrated in the central core of the profiles where it cannot be seen once the door or window is installed.