High quality, increased security and an aspirational aesthetic led Dere Street Homes to use the Eurocell Modus Flush Sash window system and the Aspect bi-folding door system in its new luxury housing development - Wynyard Rise in Billingham.
Wynyard Rise is a high-spec, luxury development which is home to 64 four, five and six-bedroom executive detached homes. In a sought-after location, on a private estate in County Durham, the award-winning development encompasses family living whilst prioritising an open plan design, with natural light playing a large role in the architectural choices of the properties. Offering peace and tranquillity, the development has been designed for stylish, peaceful living in a woodland setting.
When it came to choosing products to install for its developments, Dere Street Homes required products of the highest specification, that would contribute to energy efficiency, as well as complement the overall aesthetic of the development. So, it turned to Eurocell - the UK’s leading manufacturer, recycler and distributor of window, door, conservatory and roofline products.
Dere Street Homes found exactly what it was looking for in Eurocell’s PVC-U Modus Flush sash window system and Aspect bi-folding doors.
The Modus system consists of up to 50% post-consumer recycled material as standard and is the UK’s first system to utilise dual material extrusion technology, delivering a superior thermal performance than equivalently priced timber windows. Moreover, the system benefits from U-Values as low as 0.7, surpassing Passivhaus standards. This effective thermal performance is due to the 75mm six-chamber design of the Modus profile system. The system also achieves the new A++ Window Energy Rating meaning it can reduce heat loss from living spaces in homes, translating to savings on the homeowner’s energy bills.
The Modus system is virtually maintenance free, meaning specifiers don’t need to worry about the products, post installation. To provide extra peace of mind to both specifiers and homeowners, the profiles also come with a 12-year guarantee, exceeding the industry average by 20%.
The Modus Flush Sash has been developed to replicate an aluminium aesthetic, providing a cost-effective alternative to aluminium profiles. The architects achieved a high quality finish with a more energy efficient product, that delivers cost-in-use savings for the homeowner due to its superior thermal performance over aluminium systems. To complement the overall aesthetic of the development, the Wynard Rise development benefitted from Anthracite Grey profiles, catering to the current consumer demand for the dark grey window frames. The system is available in 11 ready to go colours as standard, with 30 additional solid and woodgrain-effect finishes available to order.
Modus is also certified with the BBA (British Board of Agrément) for thermal performance, weathertightness, ventilation, resistance to intrusion, access and durability.
“The Wynard Rise development had strict aesthetic guidelines it needed to adhere to. The products utilised throughout needed to be high spec and reflect the overall luxury family home feel of the development, with the windows and bi-fold doors being of utmost importance, making up the exterior face of the properties.
“Eurocell’s Modus and Aspect ranges not only provided the aesthetic and quality we needed for the development, but also benefitted our customers, with superior energy efficiency qualities, higher levels of security and extended guarantees, whilst going above and beyond on compliance. We know those moving into the development will love the homes Eurocell have helped to create.”
Louise Kenny, IT and Sales Manager at Dere Street Homes
The housing development also benefited from the Aspect bi-folding door system provided by Eurocell in Anthracite Grey. Available in eight patented colours as standard, with a range of special-order colours, the system was chosen to complement the development’s grey colour scheme with the ultra slim frames ensuring nothing obscures the scenic views or natural light coming into the properties. In addition, the doors slide open with ease and fold right back, without creating an obstruction, creating a 90% clear opening. This means homeowners can bring the outside in by creating a continuous ‘garden room’, an uninterrupted space stretching from the heart of the home into the back garden. This was an important consideration for the architects, who wanted to create homes that could be enjoyed by the entire family.
In addition to the standard threshold, the Aspect bi-fold door system is available in a flush fitting low-threshold. A double ramp threshold is also available to allow easy pushchair and disabled access, as set out by Building Regulations.
Eurocell’s Aspect bi-fold doors, which come with U-Values as low as 0.9, offer a smooth glide due to four horizontal rollers and four vertical stainless-steel wheels. Combined with its unique D-handle, finger-operated shootbolts and 'grab' hinge handles, Aspect delivers easy, 'one-finger' opening, making life easier for the homeowner.
BBA certified, Aspect is also one of the few bi-fold door systems currently available to meet advanced security and technical specification standards and its Secured by Design status means it’s been tested to higher security standards, offering increased protection against intruders. It also meets both BS6375 and BS: PAS24, the British Standard for enhanced security performance of door assemblies, along with PAS23 general performance and weather tightness.
The engineering technology used within Eurocell products means that both the window and door systems deliver superb air tightness, plus superior thermal and noise reduction performance. These benefits meant that Dere Street Homes could be confident that the properties would support in minimising any potential noise pollution and help to maintain the quiet, calming atmosphere desired for the prestigious area.
The systems were fabricated by H Jarvis. With over 130 years’ experience, H Jarvis is one of the UK’s most respected windowmakers, serving the UK’s housebuilders, homeowners, schools and hospitals. Since the mid-1990s, H Jarvis has been craftsman-building and installing quality PVC-U windows using Eurocell products. From its factories in the North East of England and Central Scotland, it has invested in the most efficient machinery to produce an unrivalled range of window and door types, to the highest standard.
“The Wynyard Rise project was a fantastic development to be involved with. We pride ourselves on building and installing high quality systems, and partnering with reputable profile manufacturers like Eurocell.
“Our windows offer optimum thermal efficiency to allow the creation of the most energy efficient homes and developments, so we are in our element when working on high end housing development. We hope the people moving into Wynyard Rise are extremely happy there and enjoy the windows and door systems in place.”
Dave Glendinning, Managing Director at H. Jarvis Limited
For more information on how Eurocell can assist you in delivering your next project, please call the customer services team on 0800 988 7300.