Epwin Window Systems curtain walling system and Optima windows have been installed in an entrance to a block of residential flats in the Greystone Gardens area of Rutherglen, Glasgow. Owned by Rutherglen & Cambuslang Housing Association, the project required upgrading six windows, main entrance door and curtain walling screening 8077m high x 2360m wide across the three stories of the building.
The contract was secured by Gold Seal Home Care Ltd, an Epwin Window Systems fabricator and installer that has been supplying and fitting window systems in all parts of Scotland for over 30 years.
Working closely with the inhouse Epwin Window Systems commercial specification team, Gold Seal Home Care Ltd were able to find the most effective project solution to help Rutherglen & Cambuslang Housing Association manage its budget and ensure they secured the contract. The commercial specification team was also on hand throughout the entire process as part of the company’s end-to-end service available for all commercial projects, regardless of project size.
The award-winning Optima from Epwin Window Systems is the UK’s most widely specified window and door system and is used on projects of all sizes in all sectors. Its intelligent design, elegant aesthetics and exceptional performance make it a compelling solution across all projects.
Epwin Window Systems’ curtain walling is a high-performing thermally broken aluminium system which is PVC-U clad both internally and externally for warmth and low maintenance benefits.
Following an initial onsite survey to establish the project requirements, the Epwin Window Systems commercial team produced detailed specification drawings to demonstrate the proposed solution. They also developed fabrication cutting lists and provided fabrication assistance. The products were manufactured in Hazy Grey on White to match the building’s aesthetics and provide a seamless visual finish.
Gary Millership, Specification Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said: “Our commercial specification team adds value to our service and, by extension, to our commercial customers. It’s a level of support we are proud to offer all our approved commercial customers.”
Gold Seal Home Care and the Epwin Window Systems commercial specification team worked together to ensure installation ran smoothly, despite several challenges. The building’s brick and plasterwork construction added an extra layer of complexity and specialist scaffolding was also required to access the site.
Installation was scheduled for January. Despite the winter weather conditions, the expertise of everyone involved meant the project took just three days to complete.
The project has upgraded the entrance to the block of flats and given an enhanced visual appearance.