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              Modus Transforms New Village
The Victorian Grade II-listed building, Barnes Hospital, is receiving a new lease of life as developer Henley Homes creates the Barnes Village around it.
The challenge for Henley and its construction division Reis Con- struct was to find windows for the new-build houses that would com- plement the character of the hospital’s originals, while providing ht e best possible insulation and acoustic performance.
The original specification from Jeffery Bell Architects called for an aluminium and timber profile for the new houses. However, in liai- son with the local conservation officer, Reis elected to substitute these for Eurocell’s Modus flush sash casement window in Anthracite Grey. As well as satisfying the aesthetic requirements, the Modus windows offered a more cost-effective solution while delivering bet- ter performance than the original specification.
Featuring a unique 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 rtiple-glazed units. Modus’ multi-chamber profile, designed to increase thermal performance, also aids the windows’ acoustic performance.
Eurocell worked with Reis to find three window fabricators to provide quotes for the £750,000 windows contract, with Unique Windows System winning the tender. Eurocell’s senior business development manager Gordon Heron explains: “We needed to find firms that could handle the volume of windows and that had the right health and safety procedures in place for a site of this size. It’s also important to provide someone who is financially stable; that works in both directions.” i
Eurocell has brought smoother, easier ‘one touch’ operation to its Aspect bi-fold door system with the introduction of a new, improved double-bogie roller system.
The range’s door leaves feature both horizontal and vertical multi-directional rollers which offer superior glide from eight stai- ness steel wheels. The rollers are in-built to the leaves for a min- imised height threshold as standard, while they are also captive within the track – preventing their removal from the outside.
Door openings can be up to six metres wide, with up to seven door panels. The unique roller assembly means doors can be con- figured to meet customer preferences, including the popular 4/2/2 configuration as well as simple 2/2/0 arrangements to replace existing patio doors.
A range of external colours is available to complement existing architectural style, as well as a choice of hardware colours. Aspect has a white internal finish as standard, to maintain a bright, fresh interior, with some colours available with colour both sides from stock. Aspect bi-fold door profiles are guaran-
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      teed for ten years, and door furniture is guaranteed for five years.
Morley Glass & Glazing has funded new personalised hoodies for the North Leeds Dance Academy team.
The Academy recently worked in partnership with Variety to bring the children’s charity’s Strictly Ballroom charity event to life.
NLDA dance instructor Olivia Choi was partnered with Morley’s own Ian Short for the event, which saw them romp home to victory following an expertly executed samba. The evening itself raised almost £14k to help Variety continue its charitable work; over 200% of their target.
Ian comments: “The team at North Leeds Dance Academy never stop, their passion for dance is infectious and they’ve even inspired me to continue competing in future dance events. We’re delighted to be able to help them continue their mission to get everyone in North Leeds dancing.” i
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