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Patio Doors and Bay Windows, Windermere

When we were asked to provide prices to three seperate customers with properties located within the same property block, initially, we thought it would be straight forward, double glazed windows and doors. Here's where it gets a lot more interesting...

As Cliff arrived to Bellsfield Court, Windermere, he was greeted by the infamous Lake Windermere and a range of ground, first and second floor properties. The location wasn't the problem, mind. The existing large bay windows had certainly seen better days, but replacement posed a few telling questions for us. Standard double glazing units have maximum manufacturing sizes. The enormous bay windows that offer owners a view of the great lake require units that mean we have to use a higher specification glass - which increases weight, astranomically. This meant we had to use specialist glazing equipment and a crane to elevate the unit to installation height.

Once we had the old frames stripped out and the new PVC frames installed, we were able to hoist the glass up to the appropriate height, with the use of the crane, where two installation teams were on hand to slowly guide and position the unit into the ready and waiting frames.

How did it go?

All in all, the installations were successful and we thoroughly enjoyed working on the projects that pushed us outside of the normal day to day installation.

With two fitting teams on the job, and extra hands on site for the arrival of the large unit, we were able to carry out the installation over three days. This included changing some old double glazed units, installing the 90° bay window and also the adjacent sliding patio door.

We will soon be returning to the site to partake in more works for some other property owners, include some external refurbishment and other PVC installations.

Lifting the large glass unit to installation level

How can we help you?

If you have a similar property or are interested in finding out how World Group can help you with your specific requirements, give us a call on 01228 599777, where one of our team will be able to assist you.

Before, During, After: Bellsfield Court, Windermere

Pre installation shot at Bellsfield Court, WindermereLifting up the large unit of glassGlazing the large bay windowInternal shot of the finished installationExternal shot of the finished installationLarge glazing area once completeThe patio door looks out over Lake WindermereThe bay window internal corner
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