A room with a view

When contractors SEH Commercial were asked to specify the windows and doors for a retirement complex on the Essex coast, the company opted for grey laminated TOTAL70 windows and doors from REHAU.

Tim Hoelzer, sales director of SEH Commercial, said: “The architects had come up with a very contemporary design for the retirement complex and they wanted windows which would complement the look and feel of it, yet also deliver on their performance specification. REHAU’s TOTAL70 windows fitted the bill and we were able to use both window and door profiles from the range, for a continuity of design across the development.”

The grey foil for the Beaumont House complex gives the windows and doors the modern look of aluminium, but because they are still PVC-U, they don’t have all the associated drawbacks of aluminium such as the higher cost and reduced thermal-efficiency.

The windows for the development all have a tilt and turn opening, which offers residents the option of either gently ventilating their living spaces with the tilt, or using the wider turn opening for circulating greater amounts of air. This style of window is also easy to keep clean as the outside of the window can be cleaned from inside.

TOTAL70 windows incorporate double glazed sealed units, which considerably reduce outdoor noise levels, they achieve the British Standard BS7950 and PAS 24 security standards to ensure peace of mind for vulnerable residents, and they are A-rated for thermal-efficiency.