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Case study: Dalston Lane

May 15, 2023
The VELFAC system has been installed at Dalston Lane, the world’s largest CLT (cross laminated timber) building. VELFAC supplied full-height glazed units, punch-hole windows and glazed doors for both residential and commercial units, with the system specified for its high performance features, contemporary design, and...
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Case study: Cromer Road Primary School

May 12, 2023
Designed by architects Innes Associates, the latest addition to Cromer Road Primary School is a distinctive, L-shaped red-brick classroom building which wraps around a newly landscaped play space. Project information Name: The Cromer Road Sector: Education Architect: Innes Associates Specified for: Sustainable...
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Case study: Launchpad Building

May 10, 2023
Designed by architects BDP, the Launchpad Building provides a dedicated hub for Falmouth University’s ground-breaking post-graduate business incubation and acceleration programme, Launchpad, and also a link – via the new ‘Creative Bridge’ - to the Academy for Innovation and Research (AIR, completed in 2012). Project...
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Case study: Kearns Village Rossendale

May 9, 2023
Built on the site of an old mill in Lancashire’s Rossendale Valley, this collection of luxury family homes combines traditional materials with high performance, well designed products – including VELFAC composite aluminium / timber windows and doors. Project information Project: Kearns Village: 22 three, four and...
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Case study: Didsbury

May 8, 2023
The Didsbury, in London’s East Ham, is a high quality ‘Built-to-Rent’ development offering an equal mix of affordable and market rent apartments. Project information Name: The Didsbury, in London’s East Ham Sector: Built-to-rent accommodation (mix of affordable and commercial rental) Client: Populo Living Architect:...
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Case study: Greenfield Place

May 5, 2023
Contemporary design, adaptability and sustainability are key drivers for Greenfield Place, Hayes, a group of 14 eco-homes from homebuilder Latis Homes. As ‘light and spaciousness’ were fundamental to the overall concept, VELFAC windows were specified for the project, chosen both for the system’s impeccable...
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Case study: Wellington Close

May 2, 2023
The newly refurbished Wellington Close shows how innovative cladding, together with VELFAC composite windows, can transform old and sub-standard homes into energy efficient, stylish and desirable places to live. Project information Name: Wellington Close Sector: Residential Client: GCS Estate Management Cladding: d+b...
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Case study: Lime Grove

April 28, 2023
The versatile VELFAC composite system is fully exploited at Lime Grove, Ashford, an award-winning development of nine detached houses in six house designs. Project information Project: Lime Grove Location: Ashford Client: Kingston Homes Combine the traditional and contemporary Built by Kingston Homes, Lime Grove...
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Housebuilding case study: Silkash, Westhoughton

February 8, 2023
Silkash, by North West-based homebuilder Northstone, is a design-led neighbourhood of 150 family homes, each featuring VELFAC aluminium/timber double and triple glazed windows. Northstone Operations Director Craig Nutter specified VELFAC for a number of reasons but particularly wanted to install windows which could...
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Ask the expert: Daylight and adaptive architecture - the future of the facade

June 17, 2022
In the opinion of one of Denmark’s leading daylight experts, modern architecture must adapt to the dynamics of daylight to meet demand for more natural light. According to Ellen Kathrine Hansen, head of research at the Lighting Design Lab at Aalborg University, this means encouraging architects to design more flexible...
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