VELFAC windows and doors for mixed use development

VELFAC windows and doors for mixed use development

VELFAC windows and doors meet design, performance and sustainability specifications at Great Kneighton mixed use development in Cambridge. The site will feature new residential homes, community and retail facilities, new schools, and 120 acres of specially created parkland. Great Kneighton will eventually be home to over 5,800 people, living in over 2,500 properties ranging from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom homes featuring VELFAC windows and doors.

Great Kneighton is attracting much attention for the innovative design of the homes being built, and the site’s emphasis on sustainability – both characteristics of developer Countryside Properties, a longstanding VELFAC client, and renowned for its commitment to the building of high quality, energy efficient properties designed to improve quality of life.

Many of the homes at Great Keighton deliberately exploit the VELFAC slim frame design to maximise natural light while also enjoying the exceptional levels of insulation – both thermal and acoustic – that the VELFAC frame design can provide.

With its uniform sightlines, VELFAC glazing also delivers the seamless, stylish and contemporary finish demanded by the Great Kneighton vision, while the versatility of the system allows the same window style to feature across a wide range of different house and apartment designs.

VELFAC glazing also meets Countryside’s demanding sustainability criteria, and in particular the use of renewable, sustainable or recycled building materials wherever possible.

The VELFAC composite frame features FSC®-certified pine sourced from managed forests, and 50% recycled aluminium; windows are produced using a low energy manufacturing process, and are also backed by a ‘cradle to grave’ analysis of environmental performance, providing further evidence of the system’s excellent environmental credentials.

In addition to meeting design and performance specifications, the VELFAC team is also managing the staged delivery of over 19,500m2 of windows to date – a major undertaking and one which requires considerable advance planning, together with skilled project management, to ensure windows arrive on schedule, and at the right location.

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