Abbey Windows, a high-end retail and commercial installer based in Slough, recently teamed up with one of the UK’s largest trade fabricators, Astraseal, to complete an unusual project at a property on the River Thames formerly owned by rock star Elton John’s mother.
The client requested a replica of the traditional style summerhouse which had previously stood on the grounds of the property, with the intention of upgrading the new structure to a modern material but still keeping in line with the original appearance.
Abbey Windows worked closely with its supplier Astraseal to bring the project to fruition, installing a white aluminium glazed summerhouse with two sets of French doors and solid panel rear. A grey Global aluminium roof was then fitted, which featured thermally efficient solid aluminium panels.
Perry Davis, director at Abbey Windows, comments: “We received an unusual request for a replica summerhouse, and through working with Astraseal we were able to fully meet the client’s expectations. Not many companies would know where to start with a project like this, but thanks to our partnership with Astraseal, we were able to draw-up plans and offer a solution. We’ve bought from Astraseal for the past 20 years and what we like about them is how they never shy away from a challenge – no matter how challenging the project they are able to provide the support we need to win the business. This job was no exception. The finished project is very impressive, offering great views out onto the river, and the client is delighted.”
Zac Nedimovic, marketing manager of Astraseal, commented: “The Abbey Windows project is a perfect example of how Astraseal can help installers tackle the most unusual conservatory installations. We always aim to give our customers an advantage over the competition, so as part of this philosophy we’ll do more in the factory so the installer has less to do onsite.
For example we physically build every roof first; including cutting glazing supports and glazing enclosures to size; meaning our customers can focus on completing the job as quickly as possible. Abbey Windows did an excellent job on delivering on this project and we’re already working with them on the next one.”
Astraseal is one of the UK’s largest and longest established fabricators, manufacturing complete conservatory packages and orangeries using the Global and Global Summer system. They also offer a comprehensive range of PVC-u and aluminium windows, doors in the REHAU Total 70, REHAU Geneo, Synseal, Smarts and Reynaers systems.
For more information call Astraseal on 01933 227233 or visit www.astraseal.co.uk