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Affordable housing without compromising on quality

November 11, 2020

The government’s Affordable Homes Programme, scheduled to run from 2021 to 2026, will add up to 180,000 new properties to the UK’s housing stock. This renewed focus on affordable homes will help meet demand from those unable to afford current house prices or rents, but will also play a crucial role in the government’s explicit desire to kickstart the economy by encouraging more construction.

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Unitised glazing for modular construction - Greater speed and quality control

November 11, 2019

Modular construction is becoming more popular as a building strategy in many of our key market sectors, especially inner city residential and mixed-use developments, student accommodation and healthcare facilities.

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Stay on schedule and on budget with pre-tested building products

October 15, 2019

Specification of pre-tested, proven building products can provide valuable reassurance for clients who want to be sure that key performance targets can be achieved, while also ensuring project delivery stays on schedule and on budget.

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Award winning projects featuring contemporary composite windows

April 4, 2019

Some of the UK’s most prestigious developments feature VELFAC aluminium / timber windows, as these award-winning residential projects demonstrate.

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Backgammon House, Buckinghamshire

October 10, 2016

The Backgammon house

The Backgammon House, designed by sustainability experts Dr Kerry Mashford and Dr Frank Ainscow, together with Jason King of BE Consultants, combines practical design, innovative materials and intelligent building control to significantly reduce energy usage.

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Castle Rock High School, Leicestershire

October 10, 2016

VELFAC glazing is installed at the award-winning Castle Rock High School, built on the edge of Leicestershire's Charnwood Forest.  The school, designed by the County Council's architecture team, is BREEAM rated 'very good', and was also upheld as an exemplar design by the office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

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The Purelake Group - A Decade Of Velfac Installations

October 10, 2016

The Purelake Group has a strong reputation for delivering innovative projects across southeast London and beyond, primarily focusing on brownfield residential developments, office and commercial buildings.

 
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Regatta Court, Exmouth

October 10, 2016

VELFAC glazing adds the finishing touch to Regatta Court, a prestigious complex of 38 contemporary homes which form part of the acclaimed Exmouth Quay development. Built by Eagle One Homes, Regatta Court comprises high quality apartments, townhouses and penthouses, with VELFAC windows used in a variety of installations, including full height screens to showcase views of the marina or estuary.

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St Wilfrid's Catholic School, Crawley

October 10, 2016

A major installation of VELFAC glazing is a significant feature of St Wilfrid's Catholic School, Crawley, designed by architects Curl la Tourelle.  Purpose-built to house 930 pupils, the school centres on a striking, curved double-storey teaching block, wrapped around a courtyard, with a double ribbon run of VELFAC windows installed along its full length.

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Maggie’s Centre, Nottingham City Hospital

October 10, 2016

Sited in the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital, Maggie’s Centre is a two-story, floating oval ‘tree house’ built by the Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Caring Trust, and conceived by architect Piers Gough of CZWG in collaboration with designer Paul Smith.

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