Ideal 70 casement window and door system from aluplast was installed at the newly built Cherry Tree Mews on the site of a former Taunton hospital.
Supplied in anthracite grey on white, the windows and doors have been pivotal in defining the character of the build. Built in the red/brown local stone, the site included the imposing main Grade II listed hospital building, church and a collection of Victoriana mews and outbuildings. These provide the site for Cherry Tree Mews, which has intelligently converted existing buildings, combining them with new additions to the site.
120 casement windows, French doors, Juliet balconies and side-lights windows were designed to complement the red/brown of the stone used in original buildings. At the same time they were also chosen to contrast with the contemporary white render used at the front and rear of the buildings, the anthracite grey exterior of the windows transcending the old and the new.
With a choice of 24mm to optimum 40mm triple glazed options, the slim line Ideal 70 system easily achieves a WER A+ rating with standard components and A++with specific profiles and IGUs.
The Ideal 70 and Ideal 4000 are also supplied in an ecotech format. This uses a pioneering production process to return pre and post extrusion product and post fabrication waste plus known source post installation pelletized, PVC-U into the extrusion process whilst only virgin material is used on the external profile walls.
This uses two compound screw feeds to push recycled and virgin material simultaneously through the profile dye to create the profile, while maintaining a distinct separation between the two. This separates and at the same time isolates recycled material away from areas of the frame visible to the end-user or which perform a structural role, which means that aluplast can guarantee surface and finish quality.