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JANEX Quality Scandinavian Windows Complete Heritage Project At Gosport Railway Station

Bespoke curved head screens, to preserve the history of an old English railway station frequented by Queen Victoria, are being supplied by leading Scandinavian timber window producer Janex for a major award winning heritage project at Gosport railway station. Originally designed by Sir William Tite, the redevelopment preserves grand Tuscan columns, built of Portland Stone, which formed the colonnade of the passenger terminal.

PMC Construction with Re-Format Architects is creating the project for Guinness Partnership member Hermitage Housing which is scheduled for completion in autumn 2010. The designs won awards for this Grade 2 listed railway station, badly damaged during World War II, which has lain derelict for 40 years. The development comprises 35 residential units, flats and town houses and offices, for sale, rent and shared ownership as well as 3 work units and an office for community use. The original formal waiting area garden will be reinstated as a community facility. The two railway platforms serve as private terraces, and provide a secure enclosure for a lowered central courtyard in the development.

Bespoke heritage timber windows were designed to fit into the main station element. The rest of the development is new build, with high quality alu clad timber windows from Janex.

Graeme Dolan of Janex commented, “We were chosen to supply windows to this prestigious heritage project, which neatly marries the historic with the very up to date, because of the quality of our high performance products. Janex timber windows demonstrate longevity, ease of installation and exceptionally low maintenance. The project consists of three blocks. The first block supplied needed to achieve a 1.2 u-value which was satisfied by Janex supplying their warm edge technology. The second and third blocks required standard u-values, but bespoke curved head aluminium clad windows to tie in with the existing structural openings.”

As one of Scandinavia’s finest producers of high performance timber windows and composite doors for the UK market, Janex was the first to achieve both Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and PEFC (the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) on products for customers. This is proving attractive to ambitious developers and registered social landlords as they seek to achieve high Eco Points in the Code for Sustainable Homes. Janex products are also accredited by the police initiative “Secured by Design”, and certified by testing body TRADA in its Q Mark scheme for high performance and security.

Janex is at the forefront of product development in Scandinavia, and its standard products achieve extremely low U-values for thermal efficiency, down to 1.3W/m2K on tilt and turn timber windows, and as low as 1.4W/m2K on timber canopy windows. Janex can achieve a U-Value of 0.70 W/m2K for opening sashes and fixed windows calculated in accordance with BS EN 10077-1.This level is better than the current passivhaus level which is 0,8W/m2K. Windows are manufactured in Norway from high quality Scandinavian timber sourced from sustainable forests.


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