KEARNS VILLAGE, ROSSENDALE
Built on the site of an old mill in Lancashire’s Rossendale Valley, this collection of luxury family homes combines traditional materials with high performance, well designed products – including VELFAC composite aluminium / timber windows and doors.
Built on the site of an old mill in Lancashire’s Rossendale Valley, this collection of luxury family homes combines traditional materials with high performance, well designed products - including VELFAC composite aluminium / timber windows and doors.
‘We first saw the VELFAC system at Eco-Build 2015 and just loved the minimal 21st century design, and high performance construction,’ says Caroline. ‘Although we wanted a very traditional look, one that fits the location and the local architectural vernacular, we didn’t want to sacrifice energy efficiency or durability, and so had to find products which could deliver on both performance and design.’ The VELFAC system meets this demanding brief. Finished in mid-grey, the external aluminium framing is the ideal complement to beautiful Yorkshire stone, while the inner timber frame also enhances the light and contemporary interior style.
‘VELFAC represents a real step up in terms of quality, window performance and design,’ says Caroline. ‘Many new build residential projects use windows which do not always enhance the lovely local stone or mirror the industrial heritage so important to the area.
At Kearns Village, slim-framed VELFAC windows, featuring thin mullions, reflect the history of the environment and thereby raise the quality of the development as a whole, and add value to each property.’
VELFAC windows are installed in a range of configurations, together with front doors featuring double-glazed diamond apertures and side panels. Internal timber framing is factory painted white to enhance the neutral décor and complement the dark oak flooring. The slim frames also maximise the natural light which floods through VELFAC windows and also casement doors, which are installed on the ground floor and - in the bed-rooms - behind Juliet balconies. ‘Excellent energy efficiency was also a benefit,’ says Caroline, ‘as was the longevity of the VELFAC units and their low maintenance design,
both very important to residents.’
Kearns Village has proved extremely popular, with many properties bought off plan as soon as they went on sale. The first phase of the development was completed in early 2017, and sets an impressive standard for modern housebuilding in traditional contexts.