Published On: Tue, Aug 6th, 2019

Property in Glasgow gets new look with Rehau windows

There were a number of key elements to consider when Re:Place Windows were asked to identify a solution for a refurbishment project at Tantallon Towers in the south side of Glasgow. The replacement project was within a ground floor flat and had a number of requirements – leading to the development of a bespoke solution by Re:Place Windows using the popular Rehau Total70 Casement Windows. An important consideration for the project was keeping the product selection in line with the general look and feel of the building. The existing windows used in the building were aluminium, however due to Glasgow weather conditions the window profiles had degraded over time and PVC-U was identified as a preferable and long-standing alternative.

 For installers Re:Place Windows, who worked with fabricators Dessian on the project, ensuring the new material was in keeping with the wider building was the first conundrum. Kai Mehmet, Director at Re:Place Windows – a Rehau authorised partner, developed the bespoke solution for the project. “To develop the right solution for this project required some in-depth research; all in all we visited the property to conduct surveys five times. At Re:Place we put high importance on really understanding what the customer needs and so these visits are crucial to finding the right answer.

 “As we were removing aluminium, we had to ensure the PVC-U solution remained in keeping with the wider building aesthetic. We found a number of options to ensure this was the case, including selecting the unusual colour of elephant grey from Rehau. It’s a rare colour and Rehau’s production facility in Germany had to produce 450 metres for the project.”

 Further adjustments were needed to the profiles, including the development of aluminium powder cladding panels, coloured in anthracite grey to keep in line with the rest of the windows. The team at Re:Place also suggested aluminium corners, which also had to be powder coated in the elephant grey colour. “This was definitely an unusual project for us,” said Kai. “It’s not every day we use aluminium and it needed to be incorporated into this project for continuity. The unusual element of the project was highlighted in the 20-week lead time to installation. Whilst installation took just one week, the length of the lead time demonstrates how much preparatory and development work was required.”