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Cost comparison for window specification – how to achieve budget certainty and deliver design vision

February 2, 2021

As ‘value for money’ remains core to every project brief, cost comparison analysis should always be the first step in the specification process. Cost comparison enables specifiers to analyse and compare supplier estimates and performance assumptions in terms of the measurable, lifetime performance expectations and associated cost savings, which can be achieved with better quality products – and the costs that can be incurred by cheaper alternatives.

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VELFAC composite curtain walling meets NHBC standards

February 3, 2020

Demand for aluminum / wood curtain walling is growing in the housing sector, driven by the low energy performance of a composite system, and by its price competitiveness when compared to all-aluminium alternatives.

Curtain walling is the focus of significant regulation however, as it is a major area of complaint for the NHBC, and so sourcing NHBC-compliant products from the outset is vital when specifying a curtain walling solution.

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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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Glazing for education projects

June 28, 2018

With budgets tight quality products can prove best value for money.

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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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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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