Clement windows brings new life to locally listed building
7th February 2012
Clement Windows has helped transform the new Strada restaurant in Harpenden by supplying its EB24 and W40 steel windows throughout, helping to preserve the aesthetics of the locally listed building.
Originally built in 1913, the Victoria Works building in which the restaurant now sits required a sympathetic refurbishment approach; ensuring new fittings were in keeping with the age and look of the building. As a result, Clement’s EB24 and W40 steel windows were selected to preserve the overall appearance of the building.
Tom Scott, Architect from The Macmillan Scott Practice, said: “Due to the locally listed status of the Victoria Works building, it was necessary to ensure that any new windows fitted were in keeping with its overall look and feel. With its slim profile and traditional appearance, Clement’s EB24 steel windows were selected for installation in seven of the large windows in the building. Owing to the requirements of the Conservation Officer, it was also necessary to select a ‘like for like’ replacement window in other areas of the building making Clement’s W40 replica windows a natural choice.”
“As an architectural practice, we were familiar with Clement Windows and had selected its windows on previous projects – as a result, we were confident that they would be able to deliver on time. Clement also offered a cheaper solution when compared to alternatives in terms of providing the style of window we were looking for.”
Peter Couldery, Managing Director of Clement Windows said: “In line with the needs of the building, we were able to supply windows that met the precise requirements of the Architect and Conservation Officer. For example, the specific glazing bar configuration, which was selected by the Architect, was created by Clement’s designers using our EB24 steel window sections. Due to the versatility of EB24, we were able to deliver very large, curved windows that were ideal for the front elevation of the building.”
EB24 from Clement Windows, meets Part L regulations whilst replicating the look of the original fenestration. Good thermal performance levels are delivered due to the very thin profile of the steel sections, careful detailing of the insulation and high performance 24mm insulating glass units using coated glass. Comprising 4mm inner and outer panes, the 16mm central cavity is filled with Argon gas, minimising heat loss from a room, due to its excellent insulative properties.
Designed to match the appearance of original steel windows found in more traditional properties, Clement’s EB24 steel windows can be installed on listed and heritage projects making specification far easier when looking for a suitable replacement window.
For more information on Clement Windows visit www.clementwindows.co.uk