Stellar, the multi-award-winning retail aluminium system from Epwin Window Systems, has been fitted in a 1930’s domestic property in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, owned by Peter Adams, General Manager of Capital Windows.
The installation of nine windows included two large 7-pane walk-in bay windows to the front of the property.
The windows were manufactured and installed by experienced Stellar fabricator Capital Windows. Peter explains: “My family recently moved into our four-bedroom detached home and the ageing windows were top of the to-do list. Here at Capital, we manufacture several aluminium systems but we decided on Stellar for our own home as we like the modern flush aesthetics and the slim sightlines deliver maximum light appeal which was important to us.”
Peter chose Stellar casement windows with fully flush aesthetics to the internal and external faces. He said: “Stellar has clean lines and the option of a genuine fully-flush casement window. By design it is an extremely modern system, but its contemporary styling also works well with more traditional architecture, which was ideal for our family home.”
The windows were manufactured in white on both faces with Square lead glass detailing to complement the property’s heritage. And as you would expect, the installation ran smoothly and on schedule. Peter said: “You cannot underestimate just how quick and easy Stellar is to fit. The patented pre-gasketed knock-in beads make fitting very straightforward and leave the neatest finish on the gasket line. It’s a unique selling point that we have promoted to our customers but seeing it first hand on my own property underpins the importance of this detail.”
With energy efficiency being front and centre of Peter’s agenda, Stellar’s thermal efficiency complies at every level. Peter said: “By design, Stellar meets all the latest requirements of Building Regulations as standard without the need for enhanced triple glazing or additional foam inserts. The bespoke thermally enhanced low-lambda thermal breaks within Stellar and its intelligent design features bring improved weather tightness and
reduced air leakage as well as enhanced acoustic benefits that improve the overall comfort level of the property. With a 1930s-built home, energy efficiency was essential and I knew Stellar windows would more than deliver in this area.”
Peter concluded: “Our ethos at Capital Windows is that we will only work with a system we would be proud to have in our own homes. And for me, that system is Stellar.”