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Healing grounds
Built in 1875, the Barnes Hospital is a Grade II-listed building. It was closed in 1999 and left to deteriorate. It is receiving a new lease of life as developer Henley Homes creates the Barnes village around it.
Alongside the 38 homes that are being constructed within the Victorian building, Henley is building a further 117 two- and four-bedroom townhouses in the hospital grounds.The challenge was to find windows for the new- build houses that would complement the character of the hospital’s originals, while providing the best insulation and acoustic performance.
The original specification called for an aluminium and timber profile for the new houses. However, in consultation with the local conservation officer, it
  wasdecided to use Eurocell’s Modus flush sash casement window in anthracite grey. As well as satisfying the aesthetic requirements, these offered a more cost- effective solution while delivering better performance than the original specification.
Henley Homes’ construction director Aaron Usmani says: “We looked at several issues when selecting the windows, including initial cost, thermal performance and ongoing maintenance requirements for our customers.
“Featuring a 75mm six-chamber profile system, the Modus range delivers the optimum energy efficiency performance and can achieve a U-value as low as 0.7 from a standard system using triple-glazed units.” ❐
 Deceuninck’s Heritage flush sash has won the New Product of theYear category at this year’s G-Awards.
Rob McGlennon, managing director of Deceuninck UK says:“We quickly identified the need for a strong product for the growing heritage sector and worked hard to design a product that suits every need in this field.
“The beauty of our flush sash isn’t limited to the heritage sector, it looks just as stunning in a modern town house property, as it does in a traditional cottage.
“In addition to designing the best-looking product for this sector, we have also been able to offer our customers the benefit of 26 colours from stock with matching trims, cills and ancillaries – all from stock.We have of course had to invest a significant amount of money to allow us to offer this amount of product from stock, but we did it because we knew how far ahead this investment would put our customers. It means they can order colour as easily as they can order white.” ❐
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