New build success for Unique with WarmCore
Synseal Group fabricator Unique Window Systems Ltd has secured another high profile, new build development in Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire. The project is a collection of two bedroom apartments being built alongside three and four bedroom homes, using the innovative WarmCore system to mirror the project’s contemporary design.
Combining an aluminium exterior with a full-width, thermal PVC-U core, WarmCore has become a product of choice in the new build sector for its impressive U-values and composite structure, enabling dual colour application in fast lead times. Housebuilders including Avant Homes, Bellway Homes, Davidson Homes and Linden Homes now use WarmCore as their aluminium product of choice in new developments.
One of the requirements of the new Crest Nicholson development is that properties have features which provide homeowners savings in water, energy and cost.
Sunil Patel, Joint Managing Director at Unique Window Systems, said:
“It’s no secret that WarmCore really excels in the fantastic U-values it offers. The client informed us they did not want PVC-U, but still required a low U-value. WarmCore offers great thermal performance but still maintains brilliant aesthetics that the homeowner really values. Furthermore, if we had gone with PVC-U to hit the U-values, the style of the windows would have had to change as PVC-U has size limitations. Having WarmCore as an option meant this did not need to happen; saving time for ourselves, but most importantly, the customer.”
As work commences at Bricket Wood, another Unique development featuring WarmCore is just being completed at St Andrew’s Park in Uxbridge. St Modwen and Persimmon have both been involved in turning the former RAF Uxbridge site in Hillingdon into 1,300 new homes, ranging from one bedroom apartments through to prestigious five bedroom detached houses.
This phase of the project has used WarmCore windows and bi-fold doors in Anthracite Grey, achieving a very modern look and adhering to St Modwen’s high standards of impressive specification and top quality fixings.
Kevin Warner, Synseal Sales Director, said:
“It’s great to see a fabricator of Unique’s calibre delivering such high-profile projects with our WarmCore suite. The product was designed with these sorts of developments in mind – high security, easy to fabricate windows and doors which offer beautiful aluminium aesthetics and the thermal performance expected of modern products.
“Unique has invested more than £3.5 million into their aluminium and PVC-U machinery over the last 18 months and their commitment to continual growth is evident in the largescale contracts they regularly secure like the two examples here.”
Atul Patel, Unique’s other Joint Managing Director, said:
“We’re a volume business and over 2,000 windows are consistently coming out of our factories every week - you can’t do that and sustain quality without a high level in automation. The investment we have made in machinery has allowed us to guarantee consistent quality.”
This investment includes the cutting-edge Graf Synergy SL4-FF seamless corner welder, as part of Unique’s continuing growth strategy. Atul continued:
“One of the primary reasons we have acquired the Graf welder is to fabricate WarmCore. It’s a key product for us and we see a lot of potential in areas traditionally dominated by aluminium systems. The SL4-FF gives us WarmCore at volume – but also just as importantly, the high quality finish that we need.”
WarmCore windows and doors can easily achieve U-values of 1.3W/m²K and 1.4W/m²K respectively. As WarmCore’s windows and doors have been robustly designed to take the weight of triple glazed units as standard, without the need for any modifications, thermal performance can easily be reduced to 0.8 W/m²K and 1.0 W/m²K.
You can find out more about WarmCore on our brand pages.