An ‘uninspiring’ 1970s office block in Bristol’s Redcliffe harbourside conservation area has been transformed into a contemporary apartment development featuring Aluk’s 58BW and 58BD window and door systems.
The project at Redcliffe Place in Bristol is part of an award-winning scheme by Change Real Estate, which has also included the refurbishment of six adjoining Georgian town-houses into luxury period apartments.
Alec French were the architects for the 1970s conversion and used contemporary cladding that framed Aluk floor to ceiling windows.
Aluk says that its slimline 58 window and door systems were chosen for the project because they have a ‘proven track record’ in this type of residential development and could easily meet the performance specification.
The windows are full height in all of the 14 apartments to provide the best possible views across the city. They are triple glazed throughout, achieving a ‘U’ Value of 1.2 W/m2K and have PAS24/Secured by Design accreditation. The 58BD glazed balcony doors achieve a ‘U’ Value of 1.4 W/m2K and, like the windows, maximise the natural light.
They all comply with the Lifetime Homes specification which ensures that the apartments remain accessible and adaptable for residents in the future.29 April 2019