img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Slim sightlines flood light into workshops

Some very special workshops in Hampshire benefit from the slim frames and thermal performance of Velfac windows

In association with

Lantern Craft Workshops in Hampshire, designed by CaSA Architects, deliver valuable workspace for the Lantern Community, an organisation providing meaningful work for people with learning difficulties.

Project architect Adrian Biles-Wood specified Velfac windows because, he says, ‘few competitor products feature the architectural language of the Velfac system, especially the composite frame and reduced sightlines, which allowed us to create large openings which illuminate the workshop interiors, and provide a visual connection with the landscape.’

Biles-Wood worked with the manufacturer to ensure the system achieved the required air tightness, and says the workshops are now super-insulated and very cheap to run. The project has won many awards, including a 2015 RIBA Regional Award.

Velfac sales director Andy Cook has noticed growth in the small projects sector matched by innovative architecture and commitment to quality.

‘Small project scope can vary enormously, as ingenuity is often required to deliver impressive architecture within a restricted site,’ he says.

‘We also supply the tailored technical support architects need to realise their vision, and to meet the performance expectations of a very varied client group.’

Cook says his company’s windows and doors are specified for high performance benefits ranging from energy efficiency to contemporary style, and the slim frame (only 54mm) is also widely used to maximise natural light in often small spaces.

123

For more information and technical support visit www.velfac.co.uk

 

Contact

01223 897184 


 

Latest

As the BSA imposes profound changes on the construction process, Pilbrow & Partners is putting a rigorous checklist and proof of principal designer competence at the heart of its quality control

Pilbrow & Partners is putting collaboration, competence and checking at the heart of quality control

Strong design references underpin a lively journey through changing fashions, styles and careers to reflect the full Barbie-verse

Strong design references underpin a journey through the Barbie-verse

Climate model of Greater London finds white or reflective roofs are significantly more effective at reducing temperatures than both vegetation-covered roofs and deciduous tree cover

White or reflective roofs are much better to reduce temperatures finds climate model

The Featherstone Young director took off for Slovakia for her annual cycling trip with friends, and found a country fascinating for the contrasts thrown up by its emergence from communism

The Featherstone Young director is fascinated by the contrasts of post-communist Slovakia

Of the 26 schemes sifted from the RIBA Regional Awards, it is not only this year's abundance of mega-projects that reached the next round en route to the Stirling Prize

Smaller schemes join big beasts such as the Elizabeth Line and Battersea Power Station