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GGP 04 Apr 2016

120 I N S TALLAT I O N S PVC-U and aluminium fabricator, Sternfenster, has been contracted to provide windows and doors to a major North London redevelopment project. The Lincoln based company has supplied 760 Residence 9 windows and 750 Deceuninck doors to the Dollis Valley residential development, a regeneration project that aims to ‘transform’ a run-down area of Barnet into what developer Countryside Properties PLC calls ‘London’s first 21st Century garden suburb’. Comprising 631 new private and rented houses and apartments, the project will also include parks, green spaces, and a variety of community facilities. Having delivered £540,000 worth of windows and doors for the first phase of the project, Sternfenster has now been awarded the £400,000 contract for phase two, set to begin on-site this Spring, and run for an estimated 15 months. The five-phase project is due to be completed in 2020. “We’re delighted to have been contracted for such a sensitively designed, high-quality regeneration project,” said Sternfenster managing director, Mike Parczuk. www.sternfenster.com Fresh installation for Mokoia Following the precedent set by Royal Troon Golf Club’s ‘return to glory’, Mokoia House – a ‘distinctively styled’ and ‘architecturally important’ residence overlooking the course’s 17th hole – has received a fresh installation of PVC-U sash windows, produced by Halo fabricator, Masterframe. The new windows had to blend with existing windows to preserve the architectural integrity of a registered building. Sales and operations director for Masterframe, Carol Slade, said: “It was on the strength of our work at the neighbouring golf course that Scotia – the installer on this project – pursued a meeting with the Council to investigate the possibility of fitting Masterframe Vintage Collection sash windows to Mokoia House. Scotia demonstrated to the council the rigorous levels of quality and detailing that go into our windows, including world-class PVC-U profile from The Veka UK Group’s Halo brand. The Councillors were clearly convinced by Scotia’s pitch, and we’d like to think that the previous windows we’d supplied to Royal Troon contributed something to their argument too!” www.vekauk.com SerraLux, a leading global daylighting technology company with offices in the US and Europe, has installed its SerraGlaze daylight redirecting window film in six Las Vegas charter schools. The company says this move signals the start of its expansion into the education space. SerraGlaze redirects natural daylight deeper into classrooms and other architectural spaces, reducing the need for artificial lighting and cutting electricity bills. It is reported that increased natural daylight has been shown to improve student performance, well being and overall levels of concentration. A study by Heschong Mahone found that students in daylighted classrooms progress 20% faster on math tests and 26% faster on reading tests than students in classrooms with the least amount of daylight. SerraLux has also been asked to quote three additional Las Vegas schools. If installed in all nine schools, SerraGlaze is expected to save the schools up to $60,000 in energy costs annually, 450,000 kilowatt hours in electricity usage annually, and 312 tons of carbon dioxide annually. serraluxinc.com Certified EnduroShield applicator, Perfectly Clear LLC, was contracted to provide glass protection for the $4m exterior renovation of Kihei Surfside Resort in Maui, Hawaii, an oceanfront property nestled between Kihei’s small boat harbor and Wailea’s first beach, Keawakapu, known as ‘The Forbidden Beach’, by the locals, and a favorite of Hawaii’s Ali’i (royalty). During the renovation of Kihei Surfside, originally built in 1974, all of the original windows were replaced with ‘dramatic’ floor to ceiling glass and the original metal lanai railing was upgraded with more than 3,500ft² of new glass balustrades to enhance the amazing ocean views. EnduroShield Professional for Glass was applied to lanai balustrades to protect the glass against salt etching and corrosion caused by the extremely harsh conditions that confront the building in its ocean-facing location. With this application the glass will remain cleaner for longer and eliminate the need for expensive future glass restoration and/or replacement. www.enduroshield.com Bennion & Sons, a West Yorkshire based member of The Veka UK Group's Approved Installer Scheme, has fabricated and fitted a comprehensive window installation for its local Samaritans. “Three of the Samaritans' volunteer staff had used our services before,” explained managing director, Sam Bennion. “Word-of-mouth referrals are a great and affirming way to win business, and we find that our Approved Installer status certainly helps to reinforce our credentials with new and prospective customers. Pair that with the huge variety of promotional materials and we're able to promote ourselves in a truly professional way that instils customer confidence from the outset.” The job involved installing 18 new windows using Veka’s new M70 profile and a porch, and took five men two days to complete. “The Samaritans were very pleased with our work, and – thanks to their new M70 windows – their offices will now undoubtedly be a more comfortable, safer and more secure place to work,” added Sam. www.vekauk.com www.ggpmag.com April 2016 Good for Samaritans ‘Garden suburb’ contract win School children benefit from daylighting technology Glass protection in Hawaii


GGP 04 Apr 2016
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