Sixty eight new build apartments at the prestigious Port Marine development in Portishead, Bristol feature windows, doors and curtain walling fabricated by Solar Windows using REHAU’s PVC-U and composite systems.
Developers Crest Nicholson specified the highly regarded REHAU systems on the basis of their quality, performance and aesthetics and selected Caerphilly based Solar Windows because of its proven reputation in the commercial fenestration market.
Solar has fabricated and installed a mix of casement and tilt and turn windows in the REHAU Total70 system, sliding patio doors in Rehau s S717 system and composite curtain walling in the REHAU Polytec 50s system, all of which have been coloured grey on the exterior and white on the interior to match the contemporary design scheme.
Many of the one and two bedroom apartments in the Sixty8 at the Marina development feature waterfront balconies which are accessed via the sliding patio doors, while screens fabricated in the REHAU Polytec 50S composite curtain walling maximise the views over the Portishead marina.
REHAU’s commercial support team carried out design work and completed interface drawings for the patio doors and balcony balustrades as part of the service it provides to fabricators and developers.
REHAU systems provided a practical and cost effective alternative to aluminium on the development, delivering higher thermal efficiencies in line with the development’s BRE Eco Homes Very Good rating and similar contemporary aesthetics.