The Acres, Altrincham, Greater Manchester
The Acres is an exclusive development of four, four-bedroom family homes which according to Landmark Property Group offers ‘the very highest quality of living’. VELFAC windows bring contemporary style to every property and ensure maximum natural light in every room. On front-facing elevations, extra-large windows are divided by distinctive glazing bars (‘to make the properties more distinctive’, says Masoud) which also echo the glazed VELFAC French doors installed in roof-level master bedrooms, which open onto balconies featuring innovative glass balustrades.
‘We really like the VELFAC composite construction,’ says Masoud. ‘The aluminium frame delivers a quality exterior while wood brings a softer interior finish.’ The ability to specify different frame finishes has also been an advantage. Anthracite grey external frames actively complement grey slate roofs while contrasting with the red brick facades. ‘Internally, we opted to paint the timber frames in an off-white shade,’ adds Masoud. ‘We chose this deliberately to match the colour of the glazing beads and it gives a very good finish.’
Triple glazed units were also specified to ensure excellent thermal performance. ‘While buyers may not be aware of technical details such as U-values, when buying a new-build property they expect low energy performance,’ explains Masoud. ‘Triple glazing was therefore a real selling a point when we were marketing The Acres for our client, and although the development is built in a quiet area the acoustic control that triple-glazing provides is an added advantage’.
Sector: High quality homes
Contractor: Pavilion Property Holdings Ltd
Developer: Landmark Living