ConstructionThis new build development of three apartment blocks features Windoor System 1000 Light frameless glazing throughout. Full height clear toughened sliding folding opening glass gives complete flexibility to the 26 wintergardens. Feature fanlights above provide additional ventilation independently of the glazed panels below. The balconies are completed with a PPC steel balustrade by Martec Engineering to provide a safe barrier to the front of the opening glass to 1100mm.

Type of Building: New build apartment blocks x 3

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light (frameless glazing)

Quantity: 26 balcony enclosures

Architect: Collective Architecture

Client: Loretto Housing Association

Contractor: Cruden Buildings

Installer: Martec Engineering

Address: Eriboll St, Glasgow City, Glasgow, G22 6NZ

"The balconies bring a welcomed element of private semi external space to those living above ground floor level and create an extra level of connection between these tenants and the streetscape below which can however be controlled and tempered by the residents.  Even though the buildings are only recently inhabited the spaces seem to have been embraced by the new tenants and already look lived in and cared for."


ConstructionComprising 4 stacks of open balconies spanning 11 floors. Constructed from Windoor System 600 railings with painted perforated 3mm aluminium panel infill. Additional horizontal aluminium décor profiles have also been selected. Each balcony benefits from a full height privacy screen from Windoor System 1000 which is glazed with fixed opal laminated safety glass to provide a privacy screen. A positive side effect of this screen is that it will provide some level of protection from the elements.

Building Type: 12 storey refubished apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 600 railings with Windoor System 1000 side screen

Quantity: 44 open balconies with side screen

Client: Northwards Housing

Contractor: Manchester Working

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: Clifford Lamb Court, Hillingdon Drive, Manchester, M9 7DB

“The new balconies, as well as a major re-cladding project, have transformed Clifford Lamb Court into a modern looking and more aesthetically pleasing building. We worked closely with Windoor to come up with a solution that not only looks great, but makes life better for tenants. The new balconies have an additional side screen which better protects residents from the elements.”


ConstructionNew build development featuring a combination of winter gardens and Juliette balconies. Winter gardens comprise Windoor System 1000 Light with clear toughened full height opening glass with powder coated galvanised steel Juliette railings to the front to provide a safe barrier to 1100mm. Pod construction comprises powder coated aluminium and light gauge steel support structure with fibre cement board to the inside. The development also features 3 projecting corner balconies as above with glazed fanlight. Additionally, there are 36 powder coated galvanised steel Juliette railings in front of 18 open balconies and 18 windows.

Type of Buildng: New build apartment blocks

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light (frameless glazing) and WinRail Juliette railings

Quantity: 17 balcony enclosures and 36 Juliette railings

Architect: MAST Architects

Client: Partick Housing Association

Contractor: Cruden Building & Renewals

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: Broomlea Gate, off Broomhill Road, Glasgow, G11 7AT


ConstructionInset balconies along roadside elevations. Corner balconies are double width with central divider having 1 hour fire rating. Courtyard balconies are pods of modular construction with sidewalls composite light weight galvanised stell support system, over clad with fire rated sheathing ply, complete with vapour barrier and external 3mm powder coated aluminium panel. All balconies feature sliding folding clear toughened safety glass in upper section. Balustrade part painted safety glass prior to lamination to prevent scratching.

Building Type: 4 and 5 storey newbuild apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 70 balcony enclosures

Architect: MAST Architects

Client: Southside Housing Association

Contractor: C C G (Scotland) Limited

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: Mosspark Boulevard, Glasgow, G52 1JG

"Southside Housing Association bought the site formally occupied by a garage.  They saw the oportunity to provide a new development that could compliment the established community and cater for its wider needs.  Southside have focused on the provision of 34 general needs family housing, including a small number designed for wheelchair users, while Loretto, part of the Wheatley Group are providing 21 amenity flats for older people, adopting a 'dementia friendly' design philosophy. 

The Mosspark project is on a very tight site, so in order to offer every resident a 'defensible' outside space we opted to give each apartment a Windoor balcony.  We have used them on other projects in the past and they have proved to significantly extend the number of months that residents cactually use their balconies in Glasgow's often harsh climate."


ConstructionConsisting of 5 double with enclosed balconies spanning from floor to floor on levels 11 to 15. The balustrade section comprises clear laminated safety glass to 1100mm with clear toughened sliding folding opening glass in the upper section. 15th floor balcony includes additional 1200mm high fixed panel above opening section. Aluminium pressings to perimeter.

Building Type: 16-storey new-build apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light (frameless glazing)

Quantity: 10 balcony enclosures

Architect: Stock Woolstencroft

Client: Knight Dragon

Contractor: Ardmore Construction

Installer: ESB Services Limited

Address: Greenwich Peninsula, Thames Path, London, SE10


ConstructionTwo blocks incorporating 14 sunspaces. All balconies feature toughened frameless sliding folding opening glass in the upper section. Ground floor sunspaces have balustrade wall to 600mm and external powder coated aluminium handrail to 900mm. Upper floors have opal laminated safety glass in the balustrade for privacy with external handrail and tensioned steel wire rope to provide a barrier to 1100m. Aluminium pressings to the perimeter.

Type of Building: 3 and 4 storey new build apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor system 1000 featuring 'Light' glazing

Quantity: 14 balcony enclosures

Architect: John Gilbert Architects Ltd

Client: Ayrshire Housing

Contractor: Ashleigh (Scotland) Limited

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: Limonds Wynd, Ayr, Ayrshire KA8 0AB

“John Baillie of Windoor is very proactive - he is very involved right from the beginning; the best to work with.” 

Gillies MacPhail, John Gilbert Architects


ConstructionConsisting of 24 double width and 6 single width inset balcony enclosures. Opal laminated safety glass in the lower balustrade section to 800mm with a double external powder coated aluminium handrail to provide a barrier to 1100mm. Clear toughened frameless sliding folding opening glass to the upper section which can be locked and made secure. Aluminium pressings to the perimeter.

Building Type: 4 & 5 storey 'extra care' new build apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light (frameless glazing)

Quantity: 24 double width and 6 single width balcony enclosures

Architect: Kyle Smart Associated Ltd

Client: Central Bedfordshire Council

Contractor: Galliford Try

Installer: Russell Timber Technology

Address: Priory View, 106-112 Church Street, Dunstable, LU5 4HP


ConstructionThe façade is built of a steel structure with fibre concrete floors and ceilings. The ceilings are covered with Troltekt to improve acoustics. The upper section has framed folding glazing and there are also built-in ventilation panels. 740m² of walkways have also been enclosed which incorporate smoke evacuation. All the elements are connected to the ABA system with smoke detectors and in case of fire, vents will cool the walkways to ensure they can be used as escape routes.

Building Type: 3-storey apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 framed 'Silhouette' and unframed 'Light'

Quantity: 77 balcony enclosures and enclosed walkways

Architect: TPD Architects

Client: A/B I G Smiths Alle

Address: I G Smiths Alle, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark

"When I left home and had an apartment for the first time that fact it had a balcony did not really matter to me; or so I thought.  Only days after I moved in I had sat out there many times already.

I am out there to eat, read, listen to music or just relaxing.  I have even slept out there!  When I have friends or family visiting, the balcony is the best place to be.

I use my balcony almost all year.  It does not need much sun to make it nice and warm.  In summer I open the glazing wide so I can enjoy the sun like an open balcony.

In the dark and windy winter months, I have plenty of lanterns and lights above.  It provides a cozy atmosphere inside the apartment.  Best of all I do not need to clear them away, they can be always out there, I can relax as the balcony glazing protects against the wind, rain and snow."


ConstructionNew balconies which are made of self-supporting steel structure and project from the buildings main façade. Framed double glazed panels form the upper section. The balustrade is split horizontally and comprises clear toughened glass in the upper section and opaque toughened safety glass in the lower section for extra privacy.

Building Type: 3-storey apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Shadow (non-thermal double glazed panels)

Quantity: 72 balcony enclosures

Architect: TPD Architects

Client: Andelsboligforeningen Thorvaldsminde

Address: Thorvaldsminde, Vigerslev Alle 390, 2650 Hvidovre, Denmark

"Danbolig Birkerod are responsible for nearly half of the condominium sales that are being made in the city.  We are seeing great demand for apartments that have a balcony.  There are a few agents offering balconies, but often the balcony is so small the buyers consider it almost useless.

Since Ejerforeningen Lyng Castle Garden and Lyngparken opened up the possiblity of the balcony, we find that they have become the most sought after apartments in the city.  The buyers will pay a higher price for apartments with balconies and in addition they are much easier to sell.

7 out of 10 of our apartments buyers name the balcony as an important criterion in their housing search.  The apartment's value after installing the balcony is increased by at least double the expense that constructing the balcony will cost."


Andreas Steenbergs Plads

ConstructionThe elements are mounted on the existing balcony parapet. The upper section consists of sliding folding opening panels in 'Shadow' our non-thermal double glazed option.

Building Type: 6-storey apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 with 'Shadow' framed double glazed panels

Quantity: 40 balcony enclosures

Architect: DAI Group

Client: Andelsboligforeningen Bering Farm Dept 4A

Address: Andreas Steenbergs Plads, 8700 Horsens, Denmark

"I have not had my balcony very long, but it is a nice extra large living room.  It's gorgeous.  It's great to get such a large balcony, as my aparment is only 58m².  I have already spent alot of time sitting out here and enjoying nature.  It gives my apartment plenty of light and air.  On hot days I open the panes and enjoy the sun.

The idea for the new balconies arose because some residents in the housing group had very small balconies which needed to be renovated.  On closer examination it was not economical to repair the old balconies due to major cracks.  So one day, in a magazine, I saw an advert from Windoor about balconies that stated you could get free advice; I called Windoor - it was so easy.

We contacted Windoor and another balcony supplier and together with the Board, visited both companies to view their balcony systems.  They were both good but due to price we chose Windoor."


ConstructionInset balconies are built onto the existing concrete slab. The upper section consists of framed single glazed sliding and folding safety glass. The balustrade section consists of Opal laminated safety glass which is complete with a stylish wooden handrail.

Building Type: 8-storey apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 with framed 'Silhouette' glazing

Quantity: 244 balcony enclosures

Architect: A4 Architects and Engineers

Client: Bellmansgade A/B

Address: Bellmansgade 7-37, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

"I see an increasing demand for quality properties with balconies that are suitable for the elderly in Frederiksberg. 

Previously it has been like finding a needle in a haystack to find a luxurious apartment with balcony.  It is not anymore.  The municipality has opened up, so today there is a far greater opportunity to implement a balcony project.  Therefore there are opportunities out there, with 7 out of 10 buyers demanding balconies in their housing search.  The apartments' value after constructing the balcony is increased by at least twice the cost of installing one."


ConstructionStorey high balconies are constructed around existing and extended concrete bases. The upper section is framed sliding and folding safety glass with a balustrade constructed of opal laminated safety glass completed with aluminium handrail.

Building Type: 3-storey apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 with 'Silhouette' framed folding glass

Quantity: 84 balcony enclosures

Architect: H Lindquist Architects

Client: Ringkobing Housing Association

Address: Damtoften 9, 6950 Ringkobing, Denmark

"We are all really excited about our new large glazed balconies, expecially our granddaughter of 4 years.  She lives with her mother and father in the apartment next door and is visited daily.  She loves to sit out on the balcony and play with her toys.

The balcony is our new extra room in the apartment.  We always eat on our balcony when we have guests and we sit most of the time on the balcony too.  We live near the North Sea so we experience some high winds.  When this happens we close the balcony glazing and when the sun shines we open up the glazing to give us a traditional open balcony.  This way we get maximum use from our balcony."


ConstructionContinuous system to the East & West elevation provide glazed balconies to the entire length of the building spanning from the 1st floor to the top floor. Projecting balcony enclosures feature a glazed balustrade section with clear laminated float safety glass and an upper sliding folding opening section with clear toughened safety glass. An aluminium flashing to the perimeter inside and out.

Building Type: Refurbishment - 12 storey apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 60 enclosed balconies

Completion Date: 2014

Architect: Michael Dyson Associates

Client: Irwell Valley Housing Trust

Contractor: Keepmoat Construction

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: Magnolia Close, Sale, M33 5LG

"This was a full refurbishment of a building which looked pretty dreadful, where the balconies had suffered with severe problems from pigeons, and were effectively unusable.  Therefore as well as doing an external upgrade which included a new roof, new entrance block and exterior wall insulation to improve the structure's thermal performance, we specified the Windoor system to create a protected, additional space they can use all year round: which also offers additional weather protection to the building.  The changes also gave a more modern look to the building with clean lines and the reaction has been very good from both the client and their tenants.  Its has been a dramatic transformation."


ConstructionBuilt to HAPPI guidelines, wintergardens comprise balustrade section to 1100mm, glazed with clear toughened sliding folding opening glass, with a fixed fanlight above. Matching balconies also feature clear laminated float safety glass balustrade to 1100mm. Fiesta 42 single glazed door & sidelight provide access from the wintergardens to the balcony. A wintergarden is an unheated enclosed outdoor space.

Building Type: New Build - 3 storey 'extra care' apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light & Fiesta

Quantity: 49 Wintergardens & 51 Balconies

Completion Date: 2013

Architect: PRP Architects

Client: Circle Housing South Anglia

Contractor: Higgins Construction

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: Eastway, Morden, London, SM4 4HR

"HAPPI guidelines are something that we aspire to as a practice and promote in our work: therefore at The Oaks including the wintergardens in our design provides a more usable external environment - shut off from wind and rain so that they can still be used in poor weather.  Although this is the first time I have worked with the manufacturer, our Practice has utilised Windoor on a number of past projects."


Ibroxholm Oval, Glasgow

ConstructionEnclosed balconies project from the façade approx 1.2m and are formed in pairs; 4 single height and 12 double height. Storey high elements feature powder coated solid aluminium balustrade section and an upper section with sliding folding opening clear toughened glass. The System 600 projecting walkways run the length of the building; comprising vertical posts at 1.0m centres, aluminium handrail at 1100mm and 20 x 20 SHS balusters at 0.1m centres.

Building Type: Refurbished - 20-storey apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light & System 600

Quantity: 56 enclosed balconies & 14 walkways

Completion Date: 2013

Architect: 3DReid

Client: Glasgow Housing Association

Contractor: Wates Living Space

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: 15 Ibroxholm Oval, Glasgow, G51 2TJ

"This is the third project where Wates has called on Windoor to create balcony enclosures, and in this instance - where the refurbished flats are being targeted at the young professional market - they are an important element to the upgrade.  Utilizing the Windoor system enables residents to make best use of balcony spaces throughout the year.  Where these structures were previously totally unused, they are now a real plus."


West Green Road, London

ConstructionSunspaces compromise front and side elements with balustrade section to 1100mm glazed with opal laminated float safety glass. Upper sections feature clear toughened sliding folding opening glass. Aluminium pressings to the perimeter. A sunspace is an unheated enclosed outside space.

Building Type: New Build - 4 storey apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 18 sunspaces

Completion Date: 2014

Architect: Aros Architects

Client: Nottinghill Housing Group

Contractor: Bugler Developments

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: 308 West Green Road, Haringay, London, N15 5AA


ConstructionThe balconies feature on the front and side elevations. The balustrade is installed on the extended concrete slab and cantilevers up to form a barrier 1100mm high. Frameless clear laminated float safety glass in the balustrade section features four decorative powder coated aluminium horizontal railings in the design. The balcony is completed with a hardwood timber handrail. Full height glazed privacy screens are also supplied as part of the system.

Type of Building: 4-storey new build apartment block

Glazing System: System 600/WinRail

Quantity: 27 balconies: 

Architect: Hill Partnerships

Client: Private Dwellings

Contractor: Hill Partnerships

Installer: Canal Engineering

Address: 25 Madingely Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EG


ConstructionProjecting balconies in 6 stacks per block extending from ground to 12th floor. Storey high elements feature a balustrade section - internally glazed with opal laminated float safety glass. A sliding folding opening upper section with clear toughened glass folds inwards through 90°. 1 front element & 2 side elements per enclosed balcony.

Type of Building: 3 x 12 storey refurbished apartment blocks

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 203 balcony enclosures

Architect: Fife Council

Client: Fife Council

Contractor: CMS Window Systems

Installer: CMS Window Systems

Address: Broomhead Drive, Dumfermline, KY12 9AA


ConstructionFitted to existing concrete slabs on the East and West elevations, enclosed balconies span from floor to floor, completely covering the existing balustrade and without the need of additional structure. The slender framed sliding, folding and opening system features powder coated aluminium frames and toughened safety glass panels, which turn 90deg inwards. Locks have been fitted for additional security.

Type of Building: 19 and 17 storey refurbished tenement blocks

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Silhouette

Quantity: 180 enclosed balconies

Architect: Burnet Bell Architects

Client: Glasgow Housing Association

Contractor: Mears Projects

Installer: McKean Developments Ltd

Address: Linkwood Crescent, Glasgow, Glasgow City G15 7EP


ConstructionSunspaces have elements to the front and sides. Upper sections feature clear toughened sliding folding opening glass. Balustrade section to 850mm is glazed with partially obscured laminated float safety glass. A tensioned stainless steel wire and an external powder coated aluminium hand rail bring the balustrade height to 1100mm. Top floor sunspaces incorporate an additional fixed glazed fanlight.

Building Type:: 4 storey new build apartment blocks

Glazing System:: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity:: 7 Sunspaces

Completion Date:: 2014

Architect:: Elder & Cannon Architects

Client:: New Gorbals Housing Association

Contractor:: McTaggart Construction

Installer:: McKean Developments Limited

Address:: Cumberland Street, Glasgow, G5 9QB


Construction:Featuring inset wintergardens with double elements per balcony to achieve the generous width. The lower section is glazed internally with laminated safety glass, the upper section is sliding and folding with clear toughened safety glass.

Building Type:: 3-storey new build apartment block

Glazing System:: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 10 inset wintergardens

Completion Date:: 2012

Architect:: MEPK Architects

Client:: Catalyst Housing Group

Contractor:: Wilmott Dixon

Installer:: Russell Timber Technology

Address:: 353 Staines Road, Hounslow, TW4 5AX

"A fantastic project which combines the highest environmental standards with truly innovative design.  With decent sized energy efficient homes, The Greenway boasts precisely the qualities I want to see in housing developments right across the capital".


ConstructionConsisting of 4 facetted wintergardens, 15 inset wintergardens & 9 projecting balconies. Wintergardens have a storey high glazed element featuring an opal laminated float safety glass balustrade and an upper sliding folding opening section with clear toughened safety glass. Prefabricated balconies are glazed with opal laminated safety glass and completed with an aluminium handrail. Aluminium flashings are fit to the inside and out. Projecting open balconies are finished with an aluminium pressing to mask the concrete slab.

Building Type: 5 storey new build apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 balcony enclosures featuring 'Light' frameless glazing. WinRail (formerly Windoor System 600) create open balconies.

Quantity: 19 Wintergardens (balcony enclosures) and 9 private open balconies

Completion Date: 2015

Architect: Living Architecture

Client: Shepherds Bush Housing Trust

Contractor: Bugler Developments Ltd

Instaler: McKean Developments Ltd

Address: 39 High Street, Yiewsley, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 7QQ


Construction:Wintergarden with an adjacent balcony, subdivided by a side hung glazed door and side light. Windoor system 1000 with full height sliding folding opening glass doors complete, with a glazed Juliette balustrade on the outside face. Aluminium vertical feature screens are adjacent to the opening element.

Building Type: 3 and 4 storey 'Flatted' development

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 featuring 'Light' frameless glazing. WinRail (formerley Windoor System 600) construct the Juliette and open balconies

Quantity: 44 enclosed and 44 open balconies

Architect: PRP Architects

Client: Circle Anglia

Contractor: Higgins Construction

Installer: McKean Developments Ltd

Address: Windmilll Court, Weale Road, London, E4 6LJ


ConstructionFour balcony stacks per block span floor to floor with a glass roof at the top of each stack. The balustrade section is divided into two horizontal sections. The lower balustrade is opal laminated safety glass; the upper balustrade is clear laminated safety glass. The upper balcony section has sliding folding opening glass to the front, with side hung opening panels turning 90° inwards on each side.

Type of building: 15-storey refurbished apartment block x 2

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 featuring Light (frameless) glazing

Quantity: 120 balcony enclosures

Architect: Renfrewshire Council

Client: Renfrewshire Council

Contractor: E C L Contracts

Installer: CMS Enviro Systems Limited

Address: Gallowhill Court, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA3 4NJ


East Whins Ecovillage

ConstructionThe sunspaces are formed in double height stacks which span from ground floor to first floor. The ground floor sunspaces feature full height sliding folding opening panels in clear toughened safety glass. The first floor sunspaces have a balustrade glazed with a solid panel to match the buildings façade and a glazed opening upper section featuring sliding folding panels.

Type of Building: 2-storey new build accommodation

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 8 Sunspaces

Architect: John Gilbert Architects

Client: Findhorn Community

Contractor: Stewart Milne Construction

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: East Whins Ecovillage, Findhorn, Moray, IV36 3TZ

"The concept of sunspaces is something we have got used to employing over a series of past projects.  Passive solar was a key factor in developing the design for East Whins Ecovillage; we undertook extensive sun path analysis of the site, orientating the buildings so we could also make use of photo-voltaic solar panels.  There is already a wealth of knowledge within the Findhorn Community about sustainable building, and they have their own set of guidelines.  It is very much a hybrid scheme.  The properties have been occupied for some time and the people there seem to be very satisfied with the level of ambition we had for the project."


ConstructionLightweight steel frame construction, facing bricks, concrete slab & pitched roof. Externally clad with Trespa rainscreen cladding. The Windoor system incorporates clear safety glass and is constructed with clear glass in the balustrade section with sliding and folding panels in the upper section. External sliding solar shades span the full height. The roof of the topfloor balconies is a solid flat roof construction using Metsec framing and Sarna roof membrane.

Type of Building: 4-storey new-build mixed apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 8 Wintergardens

Architect: Levitt Bernstein Associates

Client: Private and HA homes

Contractor: Durkan Limited

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: A1 Apartments, Great North Way, Hendon, London, NW4 1PP


ConstructionAdjacent to a busy railway line, acoustic constraints and safety issues resulted in the Windoor system being chosen to form sunspaces. The balcony comprises full height folding opening panes using clear toughened frameless glass. An openable fanlight section provides additional ventilation. An external balustrade provides a safe barrier height of 1100mm. Restrictors comply with special conditions applied due to the building’s rail side location.

Type of Building: 6-storey new build apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Additional Features: Opening restrictors, Fanlights

Quantity: 22 Balcony Enclosures

Architect: Assael Architecture

Client: Notting Hill Housing Trust

Contractor: Inspace Limited

Installer: S & P Specialist

Address: 59 - 65 Belsize Road, London, NW6 4BE

"The Belsize Road development was built on a tight site, immediately adjacent to the main line into Euston station.  Many of the flats had balconies overlooking the line, and we wished to provide a screen that would shelter the space from the noise of the trains and prevent objects from falling onto the line below, while providing suitable levels of ventilation and daylight.  Windoor designed a lockable screen that satisfied both Railtrack and our Client, Nottinghill Housing Trust."


ConstructionThe building is a traditional brick/concrete construction complete with a rendered/block finished external envelope. The Windoor system is constructed with a solid laminated coloured aluminium plate infill and has sliding and folding opening glass in the upper section. The roof terrace is constructed to match the sunspaces below with a balustrade up to 1100mm.

Type of Building: 5-storey extra care apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light, WinRail open balcony on roof terrace

Quantity: 18 Sunspaces and 1 double width roof terrace

Architect: John Gilbert Architects

Client: Govanhill Housing Association

Contractor: Cruden Building & Renewals

Installer: Insutech Scotland Limited

Address: Bankhall Court, 17 Bankhall Street, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 8JS


ConstructionA new balcony was constructed to extend the floor plan; additional steelwork supports the new structure. The lower section is fitted with opal laminated safety glass. The upper section utilises frameless sliding & folding clear toughened safety glass to the front elevation with a side hung open inwards unit to the side elevation. The design is complete with the fitting of an external handrail at 1100mm.

Type of Building: 3-storey refurbished apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 27 balcony enclosures

Architect: John Gilbert Architects

Client: Fife Housing Association

Contractor: J B Bennett

Installer: Haran Glass

Address: Ochil View, Lumphinnans, Cowdenbeath, KY4 9HY

"10 years after commissioning John Gilbert Architects to carry out the refurbishment of this project, Fife Housing Associaiton remain very pleased with this development.  The Sunspaces have performed well and are appreciated by the tenants in addition to their aesthetic qualities.  The windows are included within a 5-year cyclical maintenance programme but very few adjustments or repairs have been required. Our reactive maintenance department has no concerns regarding their practicality and maintenance.  Visually the block has maintained its appearance." 

 

 


Construction6 No. full height balcony stacks per block, span from floor to floor, fixed to existing concrete slab and new steel frame roof construction. The Windoor Light system has sliding, folding safety glass in the upper section. Side elements are fixed self-cleaning safety glass. Top floor balconies have additional fixed fanlight glazing for extra height and solar gain. Opal laminated safety glass in the lower section; an external powder coated aluminium safety rail and tensioned stainless steel wire complete the sunspace.

Type of Building: 9-storey refurbished apartment block x 5

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 270 balcony enclosures

Architect: HLP Design

Client: City West Housing Trust, ForViva

Contractor: Bullock Construction

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: Barton Village, Eccles, Manchester, Greater Manchester M30 0GB

Energy Efficient Retrofit/Refurbishment of the Year Award, 2012 Energy Awards, London.

"We are really proud of the transformation to high-rise living we are making at Barton Village and are delighted that the hard work of our team and partners has been recognised through this award. The innovative green technology we've installed is making a real difference to our customers' lives.  It's fantastic to see our customers enjoying the comfort of their new homes and the savings to their energy bills"


Construction:Single, double and corner inset balconies feature on ground level and floors 2-4. S & E quadrants have a balustrade divided vertically; one side clear and one side opal laminated safety glass. The sliding folding opening upper section has a fanlight & solid aluminium powder coated panel for boiler extraction. N & W quadrants have full height elements in toughened glass to the front and side. Fixed opal laminated panels are in the lower section with clear inward opening glass above. Matching walkways have 3 opening panels in each upper section.

Type of Building: 4-storey refurbished apartment block x 2

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Specific Features: Fanlights, multi-material balustrade and matching walkways

Quantity: 72 balcony enclosures and 24 matching walkways

Architect: J M Architects

Client: Southside Housing Association

Contractor: C C G (Scotland) Limited

Installer: CMS Enviro Systems Limited

Address: St Andrew's Crescent, Pollockshields, Glasgow, G41 5SH


Construction:Sunspaces are located on the corners of all buildings, with two stacks spanning four floors on each block. The sunspaces feature storey high elements with full height sliding folding opening clear toughened safety glass. 8 of the sunspaces also feature a glazed return. A powder coated steel balustrade is fixed externally to the system to form a Juliette balcony.

Type of Building: 3-storey new build apartment block x3

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 16 sunspaces and 8 corner sunspaces

Architect: MAST Architects

Client: Thenue Housing Association

Contractor: C C G (Scotland) Limited

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: Dunn Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow City, G40


Construction:The existing blocks were extensively refurbished with new windows, insulated render and enclosed balconies. The Windoor system spans from floor to floor, providing a complete strip on the façade. The element comprises of opal and clear laminated safety glass in the balustrade section and frameless folding opening glass in the upper section.

Building Type: 4-storey refurbished apartment block x 9

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 200 balcony enclosures

Architect: Campbell and Morris Architects

Client: Cadder Housing Association

Contractor: A C Whyte

Installer: A C Whyte

Address: Skirsa Street, Cadder, Glasgow, G23 5BA


ConstructionWintergardens comprise balustrade section to 1100 mm glazed with clear laminated float safety glass. The upper section features clear toughened sliding folding opening glass, with a fixed glazed fanlight above. Balconies constructed to match the wintergardens & comprise balustrade section to 1100mm high glazed with clear laminated float safety glass.

Building Type: 2&3 storey assisted living apartment blocks

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 44 wintergardens and 50 open balconies

Architect: PRP Architects

Client: Circle Anglia

Contractor: Higgins Construction

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: Doliffe Close, 106 Bond Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3EN


Bentinck, Manvers & Kingston

ConstructionSix stacks of projecting balconies per block spanning from the 1st to the 16th floor. The top floor balconies also include a roof. The elements are storey high and comprise a balustrade section glazed with opal laminated float safety glass and an upper section featuring clear sliding, folding opening glass. Each balcony has side hung opening glass on the return for additional ventilation.

Building Type: 16 storey refurbished apartment block x 3

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 269 enclosed balconies

Architect: Arcus Consulting LLP

Client: Nottingham City Homes

Consulting Engineers: Curtins Consulting

Contractor: Wates Living Space

Installer: Insutech Scotland Limited

Address: Nottingham, NG2 4PB


ConstructionWindoor elements are facetted to follow this buildings curved elevation. Ground floor balconies consist of full height opening panes of thick clear toughened frameless glass. Upper floor balconies have a balustrade formed with a single horizontal zone of etched toughened laminated safety glass, a stainless steel and an aluminium handrail. The folding opening panes are clear toughened frameless glass. The end balconies also have side elements.

Building Type: 4 storey new build apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Special Features: Curved Facade

Quantity: 40 balcony enclosures

Architect: Elder & Cannon Architects

Client: Clydebank Housing Association

Contractor: C C G (Scotland) Limited

Installer: Radway Doors & Windows Limited

Address: Queens Gate, Cart Street, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, G81 1QJ

"Queens Gate is the first residential phase of Clydebank Re-built's plans for a sustainable urban quarter on the site of the former John Brown Shipyards in Clydebank.  The restricted nature of the site afforded little opportunity for communal amenity and so the decision was taken at an early stage to maximise the potential of private external space.  Each flat was given a large balcony terrace which incorporated a Windoor sliding and folding glazed screen, allowing the tenant to transform this balcony into a year round winter garden and sunspace."

 


ConstructionThe stacks of balconies span from ground floor to 2nd floor with a stack in each corner and a double width stack centrally. Elements span from floor to floor and comprise a glazed balustrade section of clear laminated float safety glass and an upper section featuring a sliding folding opening section in clear toughened glass. A double handrail is fitted externally which comprises an aluminium tube and a tensioned stainless steel wire rope.

Building Type: 3-storey newbuild apartment blocks x 2

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 24 enclosed balconies

Architect: Coltart Earley Architects

Client: Argyll Community Housing Association

Contractor: MacLeod Construction Limited

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: Park Square, 10-12 Union St, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute PA28 6HX

"Well detailed 'stone' blockwork with fine joints and white render are complimented by aluminium clad triple glazing and south facing glazed balconies to create an excellent, sustainable environment for urban living."

Commendation

Design Awards 2013

 


Construction2 stacks of balconies per block span from the 1st to the 13th floor. The elements are storey high and comprise a balustrade section glazed with partially obscured laminated float safety glass; the upper section features sliding folding opening glass. An obscure glazed section runs horizontally between balcony elements to cover the brackets and floor slabs.

Building Type: 13-storey renovated apartment blocks x 3

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 72 balcony enclosures

Architect: DJD Architects

Client: Fortis Living

Contractor: Mears Projects

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: St Clement's Close, Worcester, WR2 5BG

"When looking for a way to enclose the balconies DJD Architects evaluated a number of options and competing systems, however the Windoor solution ticked all the right boxes for the Client.  Of all the upgrades implemented on the scheme, the Windoor screens have made one of the largest, most tangible, improvement for the residents."


ConstructionAll blocks have six stacks of projecting balconies extending from the 1st to 15th floor. Top floor balconies incorporate a solid roof constructed with a single ply membrane. Storey high elements feature a balustrade section internally glazed with opal laminated float safety glass. A sliding folding opening upper section with clear toughened glass folds inwards through 90°. An aluminium tubular handrail and a tensioned stainless steel wire complete the balustrade.

Building Type: 15-storey refurbished apartment blocks x 3

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 252 balcony enclosures

Architect: HLP Design

Client: City West Housing Trust, ForViva

Contractor: H T Forrest Constuction

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: St Mary's Rd, Eccles, Manchester, Greater Manchester M30 0AZ

A visit to the site will demonstrate how well the balconies are used.  From sitting in a comfortable environment with plenty of natural light for reading or hobbies, using the space as a Wintergarden for a wide variety of plants, or enjoying breakfast 'outside' on the balcony, a simple pleasure not seen so frequently prior to refurbishment.

 

"The apartment is so warm now; we haven't put the heating on yet.  I love spending time on my balcony enjoying the view from the City to the Pennines"


Construction10 ground floor wintergardens feature Fiesta 42 on the front elevations with System 1000 on the side. Fiesta 42 is a framed double door system which opens outwards and includes a fixed glazed side light and fixed glazed fan light. The returns on the ground floor, and the whole upper floor balcony enclosures, feature Windoor System 1000 fitted with opal laminated safety glass in the balustrade section and clear toughened safety glass in the upper section.

Building Type: 1, 2 and 3-storey new build apartment blocks

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 27 enclosed wintergardens

Architect: PRP Architects

Client: Oxford County Council, Bedford Pilgrims Housing Association

Contractor: Leadbitter Construction

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: Craufurd Rd, Oxford, OX4 2RA

“This has been an interesting deveopment for us to work on with Windoor: providing elderly people with valuable outdoor space accessible directly from their own apartment, rather than having to move or be taken down to some communal garden. There were some quite large units and we carried out
the installation from scaffolding, using tele-lifters.”


ConstructionSix stacks of balconies per block which span from the 1st to the 16th floor, the top floor balconies include a roof. The elements are storey high and feature a balustrade section glazed with opal laminated float safety glass and an upper section featuring sliding folding opening glass. These projecting balconies have side hung opening glass on the returns for additional ventilation and safe and easy cleaning. An external aluminium handrail is incorporated.

Building Type: 16-storey refurbished apartment blocks x3

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 276 balcony enclosures

Architect: PRP Architects

Client: Pennine 2000

Contractor: Wates Living Space

Installer: Astley Facades

Address: Jumples Close, Mixenden, Halifax, HX2 8NT

Mixenden sits in a typical Calderdale valley surrounded by hills and villages; subsequently the tower blocks can be seen from miles around.  Whilst stunning in appearance they sit comfortably in their rural aspect, satisfying an intricate balance of needs, aesthetics and environmental factors.

 

 

"We have received very positive feedback from residents both in terms of improved efficiency and ease of use of the balcony system.  We remain confident that we selected the best option."


ConstructionInset balconies are installed in fours; three sets of pairs spanning 2 storeys. Frameless sliding folding toughened safety glass in the upper section opens inwards through 90˚; composite aluminium panel internally glazed in the balustrade section for privacy. The system is powder coated aluminium and complete with twin handrails fixed to the outside of the system to provide a barrier 1100mm high. The system is supplied with aluminium trims inside and out.

Building Type: 3 storey refurbished apartment block

Glazing System: Windoor System 1000 Light

Quantity: 12 balcony enclosures

Architect: John Gilbert Architects

Client: Govanhill Housing Association

Contractor: C C G (Scotland) Limited

Installer: McKean Developments Limited

Address: 85 Govanhill Street, Govanhill, Glasgow, G42 7HJ