Double and triple track AluK sliding doors and windows form a key element in an award-winning residential development on Old Ford Road, alongside London’s Hertford Union Canal and overlooking Victoria Park.
The development features a distinctive three-storey gabled profile, with large window and door openings across the folding rear façade to maximise the light and the views and smaller openings at the front to reflect the conservation area opposite. The windows and doors are one of the few repeated elements and are key to the consistency of the design.
At 2.8m, the windows were beyond the tolerances of AluK’s standard 58BW window system, so Imperial fabricated the frames using butt jointed outerframe profiles in AluK’s suited 58BD door system, retaining the slim sightlines, clean lines and sharp angles which are integral to the overall design.
BSC94 Sliding Doors
The matching 2.8m high double and triple track BSC94 sliding doors range from 3.8m to 5.4m wide and provide the link out onto the double recessed balconies.
Vishal Dubb from Imperial Glazing commented: “This project was full of interesting challenges, all of which we were able to overcome within the timeframe set by MD Construction. We were even able to meet the requirements of the architect that there should be no external hardware visible on any of the doors on the front elevation and achieve the PAS24 Approved Document Q accreditation required.”
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