Westcoast Windows were pleased to work with their Distributor Partner Wayne Windows in supplying their composite windows and sliding doors for this prestigious development on the South coast for property developer Parnell Homes.

Parnell Homes are bespoke home builders, based in West Sussex, creating unique homes of distinction.  They were looking for high performance windows for a new seafront beach house development and Westcoast Windows were able to provide their Swedish manufactured composite windows and sliding doors to fit their specification.

Matt Simmons, Director of Parnell Homes commented:

“The window and door market is a minefield and it was important for us as a high end developer to find a product that was suitable for this particular project.  ‘Stargazer’ our latest development is located directly on the seafront so it was critical for us to choose windows and doors that not only suited the location but worked with our design and end vision.  Working closely with our architect Ben Smith from BIS design and Martin Dixon from Wayne Windows we chose Westcoast Windows. 

It is always difficult to choose windows early in the design process and requires a lot of pre-planning, precision measurement and consideration of lead in periods to ensure that everything comes together in accordance with the programme.  This was a commercial project for Parnell Homes and we couldn’t afford to have window openings exposed for a long period, especially on its seafront location. Considerable time was spent working out windows sizes and finished floor heights to ensure correct fitting and the all important flush thresholds that everyone likes to achieve.  Logistics for movement to and on the site had to be carefully planned as access to the house was tight, so a large tele-handler was used to move the large doors in place and movement of scaffolding was pre-arranged.  Luckily for us we controlled the entire build from the ground up, including building our own timber frames with our sister company Amelia Timber Structures.  This control meant that our carpenters continued to work throughout the project with complete clarity.

Ultimately our reasons for choosing Westcoast Windows were that they could provide us with the exact spec we required at a good price point by comparison and the lead time was honoured in accordance with Wayne Windows fitting schedule.  Importantly they were able to produce the large sliding doors to the first floor without including a central bar unlike other manufacturers.  This was important for the design and use of the space.

I liked that the windows are manufactured independently from other brands and feel like they have a more of a customer focused approach, which meant I could contact them directly through a UK based agent with any queries we had along the way.”

Additionally Parnell Homes added a lovely design touch of an anchor, beach hut and boat in the frosting film to some of the windows that required privacy.

The property was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ in the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards 2017 in the Single Unit Development of the Year category.

 

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Westcoast Windows products used on this project:

TSG180

TOP HUNG REVERSIBLE WINDOW

TSG45

TOP HUNG PROJECTING WINDOW

SSG90

SIDE HUNG PROJECTING WINDOW

FKG

FIXED LIGHT WINDOW

FDGD

OPEN OUT BALCONY/TERRACE DOOR

SDC

LIFT & SLIDE DOOR

FKG FREE FORM

SHAPED FIXED LIGHT WINDOW

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