Bahama Windows and Conservatories, Buckinghamshire, completed a Residence 9 installation last autumn, using frames manufactured at fabricator Glazerite UK Group’s specials division. The four-week job involved the replacement of over 30 wooden frames on a period property in Buckinghamshire, and included the installation of French doors and a Solidor stable door.
Paul Pixley, Bahama Windows and Conservatories’ owner, said: “The new windows had to be in keeping with the area and like-for-like with the old wooden frames. Because Residence 9 frames replicate the traditional look of timber, choosing this system meant the homeowner could get a close match to the original windows, coupled with the modern benefits and low maintenance nature of PVC-U.”
The homeowner chose the colour ‘clotted cream’ on both the exterior and interior of the frame, selecting monkey tail handles for an authentic hardware finish. The R9 install from Bahama Windows took place shortly after Glazerite introduced Timberweld technology to the fabrication of its Residence 9 and Residence 7 products. Timberweld allows for greater efficiency in manufacturing and eases frame transportation for the customer, as windows can be ordered unglazed, removing the additional weight of bonded glass.
Bahama Windows, which has been established for 50 years, has worked with Glazerite for over a decade and regularly installs Veka, Halo and Residence Collection windows. Paul is looking ahead to more R9 installs this year, having seen a recent increase in requests for flush sash windows across his patch.
“Working with Glazerite gives us access to a broad portfolio of products including heritage windows, which means I can meet the expectations of my customers when it comes to quality, style and colour,” added Paul. Jeff Dunn, Glazerite’s sales and marketing director, said: “Manufacturing R9 with Timberweld opens this premium product up to more of our installer base as a result of easier transportation and handling, without losing any of its authenticity. We’ve already seen a number of our installers begin to specify the system as a result of this and look forward to the opportunities it can bring to their businesses.
“Residence 9 is a truly exceptional product and the end result from Bahama Windows is really striking. We’re delighted to have played a part in enabling Paul and his team to specify the product and we’re looking forward to working with them again on future Residence 9 installs.”