An iconic windmill that has been part of the Anglesey landscape for nearly three centuries has been rescued from the threat of ruin by an extensive restoration including windows and doors in the Stellar aluminium system from Epwin.

The current owners of Melin Gallt-y-Benddu enlisted the help of local architectural technologist Adrian Williamson of WM Design & Architecture and P&C Building Contractors, with the windows and doors fabricated by Heritage Trade Frames.

Heritage ASM Richard Moore explained how the original specification was for casement windows, but a site visit with P&C resulted in a change to tilt and turn windows. Looking at the five-storey building, it was clear that tilt and turn windows would be the better option because they would be easier to clean from the inside.”

He continued: “We’d manufactured Stellar products for several of Adrian and WM Design & Architecture’s previous projects, so he knew the quality Heritage Trade Frames brings.

“He also understood all the benefits of Stellar Aluminium, including its Qualicoat-approved marine-grade paint finish, which is perfect for Anglesey’s coastal environment, as well as its slim sightlines and contemporary flush styling.”

The 22 Stellar Tilt & Turn Windows, Stellar Flush Casement Window and Stellar French door, were installed by P&C Building Contractors over a five month period.

Anthracite Grey (RAL 7016) was chosen to contrast with the Baumit render in Chalk finish.

Units were double-glazed using Planitherm One T on the inner pane and Planitherm Clear on the outer pane, giving an overall u-value of 1.45 W/m²K.

The building’s most striking new addition is a fully glazed 360-degree viewing platform To prevent too much solar gain, the window units use SGG Cool-Lite SKN 176 solar control glass.

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