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A new build project with a heritage look

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A large bespoke private house in rural Cheshire has not only proven the ideal showpiece for the VEKA PVC-U vertical slider but has also demonstrated how the classical styling of the VS, including many heritage authenticity features, can be just as much at home in a new-build setting.

Based on the unusual combination of cream foil out/white foil in, the house uses both straight and arched frames, with astragal bars as well as deep bottom rail and run-through horns for maximum authenticity. The result is a look which accentuates rather than contrasts the classical but uncluttered lines of the property.

Oldham-based D&M Windows, a VEKA Approved Installer with extensive experience of large and prestigious installations, was chosen by main contractor H Cumberbirch & Son to install 66 windows and French doors fabricated by The Glazerite UK Group Ltd, the UK’s largest VEKA trade fabricator, with the cream/white foil as a special order.

“This was a no-compromise contract right from the beginning,” said D&M Managing Director Mark Hoolickin.

“The client expected the best of everything and, with the help of the VEKA system and Glazerite, we were able to deliver it, from product specification to the design and look of the finished product and of course the finishing touches that make this VS so authentic looking.”

Glazerite’s Peter Smith added: “This was an unusual choice of foil combinations but dual foil is becoming more and more in demand and we are happy to supply any combination across our entire range of door and window styles.

“This was just one aspect of the exact design and appearance that the client wanted and, as ever, D&M was able to meet all his expectations and we were more than happy to be on hand to help wherever needed.”

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R9 just the job for Wiltshire home
Wiltshire-based SJ Window Installations has recently completed a domestic project using Residence 9 windows and French doors from leading fabricator, the Glazerite UK Group Ltd.  Specifying Clotted Cream on the exterior combined with a White Ash interior, the installation matched an existing R9 window fitted in a previous extension on the property, which is situated in the Wiltshire village of Little Somerford.  A total of nine windows and a pair of French doors were installed over five days by Simon Jordan, owner of SJ Window Installations, who was carrying out his first ever Residence Collection project. He says:  “This was the first time I’ve installed Residence 9 though I’ve used the Halo FlushSash in a number of properties of late. Both are great systems and alongside the R7 - which I also have access to via Glazerite - I have a number of flush sash solutions for customers, whatever their needs or budget.” Simon adds:  “The marketing done by Residence Collection in support of both R9 and R7 is impressive, and this particular customer found me via the installer search on their website, which is fantastic.  “By working with Glazerite, I also have access to their own technical and marketing support which has been invaluable for my business. I’m able to call on them at any time, whether that’s to double check measurements for a complex project or the design and build of my website.” Giovanni Sangiovanni of Glazerite’s Southwest division says: “SJ Window Installations is a great example of an installer who is taking advantage of the marketing available from the Residence Collection. Having a profile on their online installer search facility results in great leads. Simon is passionate about quality and R9 is a premium product that has helped him to deliver a stunning installation.”  This year SJ Window Installations is celebrating 21 years in business. The installer works across the Wiltshire towns of Marlborough, Trowbridge and beyond, fitting a range of uPVC windows, doors and conservatories sourced from Glazerite.
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Transformation of Burlington House
Oldham-based D&M Windows & Doors Ltd has recently completed the transformation of a Liverpool office building using windows fabricated by The Glazerite UK Group Ltd. VEKA Installer, D&M Windows completed the 7,786 sp ft Burlington House development in Crosby in October 2018. In their first job for Amspec Ltd, D&M Windows installed over 500 VEKA M70 windows in Anthracite Grey, with a white interior. The project took just under five months to complete.  Run by father and son team, Mark and Darren Hoolickin, D&M Windows prides itself on providing excellent customer service. Mark says: "The install was a big job but we were able to achieve a high quality install thanks to the supply and fabrication of the excellent M70 product from VEKA and Glazerite" "The final result looks stunning and the Anthracite Grey really gives the building a distinctive edge. We're pleased to have been able to play a part in this project and work once again with the team at D&M Windows." - Peter Smith, Area Sales Manager - Glazerite UK Group  
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70's office block transformation by D&M Windows
Offices housing employees of the industrial manufacturer, Siemens, have undergone a huge facelift thanks to the Glazerite UK Group Ltd and their customer, D&M Windows Ltd.  Oldham's D&M Windows was chosen by contractors Brown & Bancroft to carry out the transformation of the four storey building in Congleton, Cheshire, because of their extensive experience in commercial and domestic installations. Glazerite fabricated and supplied over 200 VEKA M70 windows in white for the install, which took three months to complete.  Mark Hoolickin, who runs D&M Windows with his son, Darren, says: "As a family-run business we always want to ensure that every customer receives the very best. Thanks to VEKA and Glazerite, we were able to achieve everything Siemens wanted, and we've since been contacted by them to install new windows on their manufacturing units." "We've worked with D&M Windows for a number of years, supplying windows and doors for bespoke domestic projects through to large commercial installs like this one. Their work is always of the highest quality and we're delighted to have been able to work with them on this prestigious project." - Peter Smith, Area Sales Manager North West - Glazerite UK Group
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