Complete refurbishment with Finstral
Warmth, light and elegance
More floor space, better thermal insulation and modern architecture – how the Brandt family made their wishes come true with an all-round refurbishment.
Once the wood in the conservatory started to rot in several places, the Brandts decided on a complete refurbishment, with particular emphasis on good thermal insulation and contemporary architecture. After considering matters for half a year and numerous discussions with architects, they decided for a conservatory on two floors and composite window s with integrated solar protection.
There were three good reasons for choosing a window system from the new Finstral FIN-Project aluminium programme: very good thermal insulation values; a narrow frame appearance in modern aluminium; and weatherproof, easy-to-clean composite window sash es. Sabine Brandt also wanted room-high glazing and good shielding against solar radiation: the FIN-Project Twin-line Nova window was the ideal solution. This multi-function composite window with triple glazing features a weatherproof blind in the space between the panes, dispensing with the requirement for a housing and thus allowing the Brandts to plan larger glass areas.
The frameless sash makes Twin-line Nova appear wide and generous on the outside and offers maximum light incidence, while on the inside the slender sash frame of the composite window , with no glass strips, is equally attractive.Finstral’s completely redesigned construction using a heat-insulating multi-chamber PVC core and inside and outside firmly joined aluminium profiles ensures excellent thermal insulation with a Uw value of 1.0 W/m²K.
The Brandts chose their new front door to match the aluminium material, the large glazed areas and the slender aesthetics. The Light model of the A78 P system is characterised by its prominent glass that lends a clear elegance and a modern tone to the entrance area.
Once the windows were replaced it was the turn of the conservatory. To adapt the incline of the two-storey construction to the roof, the Brandts selected Finstral’s lift-and-slide door / window wall system combined with the manufacturer’s glass roof system. Two lift-and-slide doors with double sash es on the ground floor offer access to the terrace and the garden, while a French door on the upper floor leads to the balcony. The transverse strip of enamelled glass effectively separates the upper and lower levels of the conservatory. “The new conservatory has a Uw value of 0.9 W/m²K”, say the Brandts. “The thermal insulation will now meet our energy efficiency requirements for years to come.” The Brandts are very happy with their comprehensive refurbishment: “It has all turned out just as we wanted. We feel totally satisfied!”
Text reference: pro publica