With Ultimate Grey and Illuminating Yellow declared as the Pantone Colours of the Year for 2021, AluK is showcasing a recent installation which showed how the grey and yellow combination can be used successfully in windows and doors to create a striking contrast with contemporary cladding and render.
The owners of a luxury refurbishment in Whitstable, Kent, chose AluK products on the basis of the contemporary sightlines, quality and proven durability in a coastal location, as well as the vast colour choice.
They worked with AluK fabricator Rhino Aluminium to draw up the window and door specification based on the architect’s drawings; and chose windows in AluK’s slim sightline 58BW system throughout, four tested, tried and trusted BSF70 bi-folding doors and a structurally bonded aluminium panel front door in a suited AluK 58BD frame.
The aim was to optimise the light coming into the house and garden room and open up the rear as much as possible to make the most of the garden. The large expanses of glass meant the thermal efficiency of the AluK windows and doors was paramount to ensure that the house could comply with Part L1A of the Building Regs. Double glazed, the BRE Green Guide A rated 58BW windows and BSF70 bi-folds achieved U-Values of 1.4W/m2K.
Andrew McCann from Rhino Aluminium commented: “One key recommendation we made was to upgrade the entrance door powder coating to a textured finish. The entrance to any property is the focal point of the exterior and particularly in this stunning yellow, so a textured finish Rhino door added a touch of distinctive elegance.”