Situated at the heart of the picturesque village of Silver End, Essex, an art deco village hall has been completely renovated, the project including the installation of new Alitherm Heritage windows from Smart Architectural Aluminium.
Silver End was developed by Francis Crittall in the 1920s, the garden village built to provide homes and amenities for the workforce of his nearby factory. The hall is situated directly opposite the family home, with both buildings now listed due to their architectural importance. Designed to be the social hub of the village, the hall, which is the largest in the UK, originally boasted a dance floor, cinema, library, snooker room and health clinic. Today it is home to a wide range of activities, including a pre-school, a children’s centre and a social club.
Since it was first built in the 1920s, every original and replacement window in Silver End has been of steel manufacture, however, Smart’s Alitherm Heritage range has now been installed to recreate the original 1920s window style using an aluminium system, while at the same time delivering improved thermal performance.
Supplied in a polyester powder-coated aged-white finish for this refurbishment, Alitherm Heritage has proven to be an energy efficient alternative to steel windows in a range of projects across the UK, where like-for-like replacements are required for heritage schemes.
The system’s thermally-broken windows are ideal for sensitive planning areas and for renovation and refurbishment projects, and with a ‘B’ Window Energy Rating, they deliver the perfect combination of elegant aesthetics and outstanding thermal performance. With a complementary door range, Alitherm Heritage products are available in either single or dual polyester powder coated finishes, with the windows having been weather tested in accordance with BS6375: Part 1.