Following the precedent set by Royal Troon Golf Club’s beautiful 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 Essex based company is nationally renowned for specialising in only sash windows, and fabricated an extensive package of windows for the refurbishment of the historic Royal Troon clubhouse in summer 2015.
“It was touch-and-go as to whether South Ayrshire would approve the installation of 16 PVC-U windows on the third floor flat in this particular property as, alongside numerous other councils, they favour the use of traditional materials in significant buildings,” explained sales and operations director for Masterframe, Carol Slade. The new windows had to blend with existing windows to preserve the architectural integrity of a registered building.
“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 – of course – 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!
“The homeowners are delighted by both the standard of the installation provided by Scotia and the quality of the windows manufactured by Masterframe – a vast improvement on the previous models, in terms of thermal performance, weatherproofing, security, noise reduction and most importantly appearance. We were able to accurately match the colour scheme of the outgoing traditional windows, calling on The Veka UK Group’s Variations range to find the closest matching foils for both the interior and exterior finishes. What’s more, due to our Vintage design, authentic detailing such as astragal bars, cam catches, and internal ovolo beading ensure a truly authentic look.”
Dave Jones, managing director of The Veka UK Group added: “It’s great to see how Masterframe’s sash window expertise has translated into not just one but now two prominent installations in Troon. Both buildings needed to retain their period styling to satisfy the local Council’s requirements and this has been achieved thanks, in no small part, to Masterframe’s exclusive frame and sash designs extruded by VEKA under the Halo Brand, complete with all the benefits of a modern PVC-U system.”
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