The full-height glazing and wraparound balconies of a 17-storey new-build are giving residents a fresh take on their London borough commuter town
Perigon Heights is bringing a whole new view to Bromley. The 17-storey residential block, now one of the town's tallest buildings, was built by regional developer Purelake with ECE Architecture.
The windows and patio doors installed in all 52 apartments were supplied by Velfac and ensure maximum natural light, optimum thermal and acoustic insulation and stunning views.
Floor-to-ceiling windows bring light and air into the bedrooms and living spaces and hinged and sliding glazed patio doors open out on to the balconies.
The internal timber window frames are painted Pure White (RAL 9010), a neutral finish ideal for the rental market.
Externally, the large windows add impact to the multi-height building, with the Dark Grey (RAL 7016) ultra-slim frames 'disappearing' into facades finished in red brick, buff stone and turquoise cladding.
According to Purelake construction director Noel Convert, Velfac is their go-to supplier for glazing thanks to the quality and durability of the product and the level of technical support available.
‘We have installed their system in a number of projects,' he says, 'and over the years have had very little comeback from tenants or purchasers relating to defects or faults - which is vital for our business.’
Velfac design support was key to the success of the project. A dedicated Velfac designer worked closely with ECE Architecture and produced drawings for every window and door for a perfect fit on installation.
The Velfac team ensured all glazing installed met the project's energy and noise control targets and the requirements of the local planning committee.
'This meant we could install a mix of double and triple glazing across the project, with performance tailored to individual facades,’ explains Convert.
Velfac: Top performing products and specialist expertise for complex projects
Velfac composite glazing has become the default choice for many major residential projects across the UK - not only because of its quality and value, but also for the company's wraparound services, which include:
- Free-of-charge pre-contract consultancy
- Extensive design support
- Sustainability consultancy
- Bespoke manufacture
- Expert installation services
Together, these add real value to the Velfac aluminium/timber system.
Velfac has the skills required to navigate complex, long-term residential projects and can help deliver stylish, secure, low-energy homes that make an important contribution to sustainability.
For more information and technical support, visit velfac.co.uk/commercial