CDW Systems, the respected trade and commercial fabricator, has partnered with one of the country’s leading commercial installers to help transform Colchester’s historic Dutch Quarter.

Hazlemere Commercial, who have been operating across the South East from their High Wycombe factory for almost 35 years, was approached to upgrade the windows of the picturesque area located in the shadows of Colchester Castle. After much due diligence and careful consideration, the Gloucester-based fabricator manufactured and supplied Hazlemere with over 300 Smart VS 600 vertical sliding windows.

Designed to be used in the strictest heritage and conservation areas, The VS 600 provided the perfect solution to maintain and protect the heritage aesthetics of the historic quarter which dates back to 1500. Not only does the VS 600 offer the design and operation of a traditional sash window, it delivers the thermal performance, security and durability so synonymous with aluminium.

Speaking on the project, Mark Austin, Marketing Director at Hazlemere Commercial comments: “We are absolutely delighted and incredibly proud to complete such a fantastic project, and we thank CDW Systems for their support throughout the installation. With the strict conservation guidelines in place, their product knowledge and expertise proved invaluable.

“The authentic design, high specification and ease of operation meant the VS 600 was a great fit for Dutch Quarter. We’ve built up a strong reputation across the region for delivering quality commercial installations across local authorities, educational facilities and heritage buildings like this. That’s only possible through the continued support and expertise of supply partners like CDW Systems.”

Richard Smith, Technical Director at CDW Systems added: “After months of hard work, we must congratulate the Hazlemere team on the fantastic refurbishment of the historic Dutch Quarter. Hazlemere Commercial is well known for completing challenging installations to the highest quality and we’re delighted to support them on another high-profile project.

“Since adding the VS 600 to our range, it has proven to be a very popular product line. It’s just one of a full line-up of high-performance glazing products designed to help both trade and commercial installers meet the demands of any project. We back this up with complete pre-sales support and a full technical back-up from initial enquiry right through to installation and aftercare.”

Founded in 1992, CDW Systems has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of high-quality glazing products. Supplying both trade and commercial installation companies across the UK, CDW manufactures windows, doors, shop front systems and curtain walling from leading systems house Hydro (previously Sapa), as well as products from Reynaers, Aluk and Smart Systems.

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