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Designed with care

With its high performance, low maintenance and slim frames, Velfac composite glazing is increasingly used for care homes such as these in Somerset and Kent

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Entrance facade at Casa di Lusso Care Home in Somerset
Entrance facade at Casa di Lusso Care Home in Somerset

The ageing UK population is prompting greater innovation in purpose-built supported living. Architects are increasingly specifying cost-effective, high performance Velfac composite glazing as it offers U-values as low as 0.8W/m2k (for triple glazed units), slim frames designed to maximise daylight, low maintenance construction and Secured by Design accreditation. Two of Velfac's latest projects are detailed below.

Casa di Lusso Care Home, Bridgwater, Somerset

Casa di Lusso, designed by Boon Brown Architects for Notaro Care Homes, showcases the latest thinking in care home design. Slim-framed Velfac glazing is used to bring warmth, comfort and natural light to residents, providing a focal point for every room. It has been installed as curtain walling in fully glazed sun and garden rooms.

Farrow Court, Ashford, Kent

Farrow Court, which has been designed by architects PRP for Ashford Borough Council in Kent, enhances residents’ quality of life through innovative, thoughtful design. Velfac composite glazing has been installed across the development, with the signature slim Velfac frame used to maximise natural light and views, and ensure excellent low energy performance.

  • Bedroom interior at Casa di Lusso Care Home
    Bedroom interior at Casa di Lusso Care Home
  • Entrance at Farrow Court in Kent
    Entrance at Farrow Court in Kent
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    Farrow Court
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