Some 200 Spectus Flush Tilt & Turn Windows from Approved Window Contractor Jade Windows were specified for Burchester Court, a 60-home extra care development in Grimsby.

Designed for people who are aged 55 and over, the development enables residents to live independently in their own contemporary apartments with the reassurance of on-site care and support facilities.

The safety specifications for the contract were particularly demanding because of the extra care status of the building. Jade Windows worked with the Spectus in-house Commercial Team to conduct load bearing tests on the specified window restrictors to BS EN 14351-1, load-bearing capacity of safety devices (350N).

Spectus Flush Tilt & Turn Windows are designed to prevent the framework from overlapping to give a more ‘flush’ appearance, while a centre seal system with optional third weather seal means the window can achieve a WER of A++ with double glazing and a U Value of 0.8 W/(m2K) with triple glazing.

The system can accommodate opening sizes of 1464mm x 2314mm with a sash weight load of 150kg.

In this project, the choice of grey on white created the contemporary look required.