Stellar selected for refurbishment of a day centre in Cambridgeshire

21 April 2023

Stellar aluminium windows have been used in a refurbishment of Victoria Lodge, a day service for adults with learning disabilities and older people, in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The windows were fabricated by Stellar fabricator Prestige Aluminium Ltd of Bishop’s Stortford.

Gavin Taylor, managing director of Prestige Aluminium, said: “The team at Victoria Lodge needed to replace the ageing timber windows in their building that were thermally poor. Stellar gave them the clean line aesthetics they were looking for in addition to the next-level thermal performance improvements too.”

Phil Parry, business development director at Epwin Window Systems, said: “Stellar was developed predominately as a domestic system but, as this refurbishment project shows, it has clear commercial advantages too.”

The project involved the manufacture of 16 Stellar Flush Casement Windows with the glazing units featuring laminated glass to maximise safety. The exterior faces were powder coated in moss green, RAL 6005M, to replicate the colour of the original timber windows, with white internal faces to complement internal décor. Gavin said: “It was important to Victoria Lodge to get the external colour right, so we undertook a site visit to make sure the best shade for the project was selected.”

Stellar Flush Casement Windows have a streamlined flush aesthetic externally with a traditional stepped appearance internally. They have a U-value to 0.95 W/m2K, making them perfect for projects with demanding thermal efficiency requirements. They offer up to 12% more glass area than a comparable window, maximising natural light and further reducing resource use because less artificial lighting is needed.

The finished result has transformed the appearance and thermal efficiency of Victoria Lodge. Gavin said: “The Victoria Lodge team were delighted with the flush finish of the windows and the striking colour match. It was great to be involved in a project like this and to demonstrate the versatility and cross sector appeal of Stellar aluminium windows.”