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Guinness Hermitage

When one of the UK's largest affordable housing providers embarks on the construction of not one, but two sustainable developments, they need a door and window specialist that has the capacity and expertise to deliver this vision.

Guinness Hermitage, part of the Guinness Partnership, called on JELD-WEN to supply high performance products for its new build sites at Marazion, near Penzance, and Bodmin. Both offer a mix of rented and shared ownership properties, providing attractive, affordable homes for the residents of Cornwall.

The projects were managed by Mi-Space, experts in the construction of sustainable developments, who were working to level three of the Code for Sustainable Homes and needed fittings with a very low U Value of 1.4W/m²K, to maximise energy efficiency and reduce heating bills for residents. 

We supplied 25 homes at Jubilee Close in Marazion and 17 flats and houses at Pinehurst, Lostwithial Road in Bodmin. Doorsets and accessible ground floor windows on both projects were specified to meet the enhanced safety standards approved by the police-backed Secured by Design scheme. All timber products provided by JELD-WEN also had full Chain of Custody certification, demonstrating the wood used in their manufacture is sourced from well managed forests.

“We also liked the fact that we could source windows, entrance doors and patio doors from one place, which made the whole process very straightforward.”

Ryan Hosken | Head of Development for Guinness Hermitage

At Jubilee Close, Guinness requested a combination of Vertical Sliding Sash and Stormsure windows to create varied and interesting street scenes. Our popular Vertical Sliding Sash windows offer occupants classic styling with an ability to maximize circulation of air through the property on hot summer days.  All windows were supplied with JELD-WEN's Hi Build fully finished paint, which comes with a ten year guarantee, prolonging their appearance and enhancing performance.

The windows for Jubilee Close were specified in a combination of JELD-WEN's white or grey (using RAL colours) factory finish paint to complement the lavender colour of the external Marley Eternit cladding of the properties.

At Pinehurst, the six flats and 11 houses were finished in white cladding, with JELD-WEN's timber windows supplied with factory finish paint in grey, which provided the perfect complement to the timber cladding to the exterior of the property.

Our Castle composite doorsets were specified to Secured by Design standards for the entrance doors on all properties, as they are very robust and offer six times the thermal performance of other materials. At Jubilee Close, they were delivered in red and blue to add interest and variety, whilst at Pinehurst they were supplied in grey painted frames and a white finish to the front and back of the doors to provide a consistent colour scheme throughout.

Ryan Hosken, head of development for Guinness Hermitage, said: "Timber windows and doorsets are typically specified for developments in this area and JELD-WEN was able to meet all of our requirements for performance, aesthetics and factory finishing. We also liked the fact that we could source windows, entrance doors and patio doors from one place, which made the whole process very straightforward. JELD-WEN products have played an important part in helping us deliver our vision of great homes and great neighbourhoods."

“Timber windows and doorsets are typically specified for developments in this area and JELD-WEN was able to meet all of our requirements for performance, aesthetics and factory finishing.”

Ryan Hosken | Head of Development for Guinness Hermitage

Fact sheet

Project: Two new residential developments
Architect: Trewin Design Partnership
Location: Penzance and Bodmin, Cornwall
Contractor: Mi-Space
Products
  • Stormsure windows
  • Vertical Sliding Sash windows
  • Castle composite doorsets