Overlooking the River Itchen in Southampton, the location of this property is perfect for spotting cruise liners and other vessels, sailing in and out of the port. The homeowners wished to maximise this fantastic view, so by replacing their traditional window unit we were able to open up the living space, to allow extra light in and to of course create uninterrupted views across the beautiful Southampton waterways.
The previous window consisted of unsightly mullion and transoms, which obstructed the owner’s view and restricted the amount of light entering the room. The Weru Afino-tec range was the perfect solution for this replacement window project, with the German technology offering hybrid triple glazing with U-values as low as 0.68wmk2. To help retain heat inside the property and to also provide a cooling effect on warmer days, KilmaTherm technology was used on the bespoke unit. This latest technology eliminates the need for tinted or reflective glass -a perfect trait for such a large window!
Our Afino-tec window frames used in this replacement unit, are made from ultra-strong carbon fibre-like material called GFP FiproRau. Due to the strength of this hardwearing material, the Afino-tec range supports the weight of large panes. This floor to ceiling unit at 2.4m wide weighs over 250kg!
Due to the size and weight of the window, specialist equipment was used to lift the window into position. During installation, we even managed to catch a glimpse of the impressive Cunard ocean liner Queen Elizabeth in port!
The owners of the beautiful coastal home commented, “Having recently moved into a house overlooking Southampton water, we loved sitting watching the cruise ships leave the port of Southampton, especially at night when the lights dazzle. Unfortunately, the windows we inherited with the property had a horizontal bar right at eye level, which spoiled the view.
Having researched many companies selling triple glazed windows, we came across Weru’s Afino-tech product. By using their technology, we could order a bespoke single panel sealed triple glazed window that offered us a breath-taking panoramic view.
I’m pleased to say that Weru’s fabulous technology is more than matched by the superb service we received from the company. From the initial measuring by Darren to the trouble-free installation, the process has been flawless, fault-free and a most pleasant experience.
In summary, our view of Southampton Waters now matches our view of the product and service delivered by Graham Lindsay and his team at Weru, in a word – Spectacular!”