Epwin’s Sash Windows transform high-end private apartment development

Epwin’s Vertical Sliding Sash Windows have been used to transform a high-end private apartment development overlooking Kings Hill Golf Club in West Malling, Kent.

The original timber sash windows had deteriorated considerably and were no longer fit for use. The development’s residents appointed Kestrel Home Improvements to undertake the replacement project throughout the property’s six apartments. Mark Ramsey, Managing Director of Kestrel, said: “We weren’t the cheapest contractor, but we offered the authentic window solution the residents wanted. We were able to offer sash windows that maintained all the building’s original aesthetics, including the arched detailing on four of the windows. The competing contractor had proposed making the arched windows square, which might have been simpler but would have compromised on the building’s aesthetic appeal.”

Kestrel was able to offer the arched window detailing thanks to the expertise of fabricator of choice Mercury Glazing Supplies and the versatility of Epwin’s Sliding Sash Window System.

In total, Mercury manufactured 32 PVC-U Vertical Sliding Sash Windows, four of which had arched tops. All the windows were manufactured in white on both sides and featured run-through horns and astragal bars to retain the aesthetics of the original windows.

The installation of the windows took under three weeks to complete, and the Kestrel team liaised closely with the building’s residents to keep disruption to a minimum.

The finished result is impressive. Mark commented: “The new Sliding Sash windows have restored the building’s high-end architecture and improved the thermal efficiency. Compared to the original timber frames, the slimmer profile of the new windows lets more natural light into the building, something that the residents have welcomed. All credit goes to Mercury for the quality of the manufacture and our installation team for their attention to detail and exceptional working practices.”

Kestrel Home Improvements is based in Kent. It has three highly experienced installation teams and sells windows, doors and conservatories in PVC-U, aluminium and timber, as well as guttering and roofline.

Mercury Glazing Supplies has been a long-standing fabricator of Epwin’s Vertical Sliding Sash Window System for over two decades. The company has built its name on providing specialist window and door products that enhance a portfolio, and a commitment to customer service that goes above and beyond—a commitment clearly demonstrated in this project.

Steve Cross, Director at Mercury, concludes: “Our commitment is to always add distinct value to our customers’ projects. This project was no exception and demonstrates our manufacturing capabilities and the authentic appeal of Epwin’s Vertical Sliding Window when it comes to sash window replacement. We are delighted with the result.”