HOMES FIT FOR A KING

Any development with ‘King’ or ‘Queen’ in its title sets the tone for a superior specification and King’s Quarter in Norwich does not disappoint. The site represents the best of Georgian style in a modern development of two to four bedroom townhouses and apartments that has resulted in its success in achieving several NHBC awards.

The design of the properties is reminiscent of some of the best London town houses and to complement this, Hopkins Homes chose timber windows, internal, external and patio doors and staircases from JELD-WEN.

Site Manager Dave Woods explains: “Our success lies in building homes that are perfectly in keeping with the local area. Our use of traditional timber windows and entrance doors has given the properties kerb appeal that has made them hugely popular with buyers, with many of the properties sold within days of going on sale. Timber doors and windows create a perfect balance between a classic look and feel and the long term performance expected by today’s buyers.”

Kings Quarter is located in a popular cultural centre close to Norwich city centre and the development has been commended for its use of traditional build styles that give it a distinctive look and feel that perfectly complements its surroundings.

Timber windows from JELD-WEN were supplied in traditional sliding sash and regency styles and classic four panel doors, with factory finishes that provide a superior look and feel. All JELD-WEN’s factory finished products have a six year guarantee on Hi-build factory stained or a 10 year guarantee on Hi-build factory painted windows.Hopkins Homes has taken advantage of JELD-WEN’s complete joinery solution, which means they are supplied with made to measure stairs, windows and doors to meet their needs exactly. This means Hopkins Homes benefits from a fully coordinated approach to planning, quotation and call off, to make the process of ordering and supply of products as simple as possible.

Dave Woods continues: “We chose windows, doors and stairs from JELD-WEN because the quality was amongst the best on the market. We also took advantage of their surveying and measuring services for stairs, which makes sure each staircase is built to the required size. We are delighted with the results and the popularity of the homes is testament to the high specification we are building here.”

Timber stairs were specified on the project both for design and aesthetic reasons as Hopkins Homes recognised the importance of creating a welcoming hallway and a focal point in the home. Specifying and ordering is made as simple as possible as JELD-WEN offers an extensive range of styles of staircase, handrails and balusters that are available in a choice of softwood or hardwoods.

JELD-WEN is helping developers of modern apartments, such as Hopkins Homes, to introduce timber stairs into multi-occupancy buildings, by releasing a new range of communal timber stairs that meet with all relevant British Standards and Building Regulations. JELD-WEN is one of the first volume joinery suppliers to offer this service.

Tony Pell, product manager at JELD-WEN said: “We are constantly improving our services to housebuilders by giving them a wide range of products and providing a complete joinery solution tailored to their needs. We are seeing a huge increase in timber windows and doors from housebuilders who want to give their developments that distinctive look and Hopkins Homes is the perfect example of how well this works!”

JELD-WEN has invested heavily in factory finishing techniques that provide some of the best performing windows and doors on the market. All its factory glazed timber windows are fitted with Low E glazing units, which enables them to achieve some of the best U-values currently available and also meet the new Part L requirements. All its softwood timber windows are also PEFC Chain of Custody Certified, which is increasing their popularity with builders of Eco Homes.

For more information contact JELD-WEN on 0870 126 0000 or visit the website www.jeld-wen.co.uk.

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