Aluminium building systems supplier Technal and installer Ravenworth have worked together to deliver a £4.2m scope of work for Telford Homes, following demanding regulation standards and the sheer scale of a residential housing project like East London’s New Garden Quarter. This includes windows, patio and entrance doors as well as curtain walling.
Telford Homes’ New Garden Quarter is part of a masterplan prepared by London-based practice Pollard Thomas Edwards and takes in some of the Olympic Legacy land in Stratford. The development, which sits next to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, features one, two and three-bedroom apartments, villas and sky villas set around a landscaped two-acre garden square.
Project architect, Pollard Thomas Edwards Associate, Eleana Kontou explains: “The brick built eight-storey blocks feature uniform frontages broken down into a varied set of neighbouring buildings.
“The facade systems and materials generally have been selected to give the space a calm and civic character, whilst acting as a backdrop to the dramatic square’s landscape.
The whole development has been designed to a high specification to ensure the best use of natural light. Facing the main square, the facades are punctuated by inset and Juliette balconies featuring Technal DF 75 Si Tilt-Before-Turn windows and C125 patio doors. The top two floors are setback duplex penthouses with private roof terraces.
Specified by Telford Homes, Technal worked with installer Ravenworth and Telford Homes at the detailing stage to understand exactly how the systems interface, intelligently adding value whilst avoiding any compromise to quality and safety.
Telford Homes Technical Coordinator, Martin Conroy, said: “One example of this collaborative approach was the large 4m2 panes of glass on the balconies.
To ease installation and maintenance, the spans were split with a transom and installed in line with the balcony itself so that the glass still looks like one pane.”
He added: “Technal offers a full range of tested products that allowed us to achieve the look we wanted across the whole scheme and at the same time meet the project’s extensive performance requirements.”