PVC-U chosen over aluminium
4th December 2018
More than 700 frames of DECEUNINCK 2500 chamfered windows have been installed in a development of luxury apartments in Alexandra Wharf in Southampton, a collection of two and three bedroom, waterfront apartments forming part of the Ocean Village development at the city’s marina.
Although aluminium profiles has been specified, fabricator Dempsey Dyer worked with contractor Bouygues to allow the use of sustainable PVC-U. The look of the 2500 chamfered series mimics the look of aluminium so closely, says the company, that at street level it’s impossible to distinguish the it from the aluminium used for the Harbour Hotel next door.
The building also called for 150 sliding doors and Dempsey Dyer and Bouygues opted for Deceuninck’s Slider 24. All 150 doors and 700 windows were externally finished in Anthracite Grey Smooth Foil on white PVC-U internally.
The high salt content of the sea air meant austenitic hardware was required and all the hinges and screws used in the project have a Tricoat surface, treated with a top coat containing a micro-corrosion protection system.