Rationel Windows helps Crest Nicholson achieve Level 4 in Code for Sustainable Homes

Rationel’s high performance timber windows helped Crest Nicholson achieve Level 4 in the Code for Sustainable homes at Halo, Cambridge.

The architects for this 274 home development were CHBC Architects. The development is within easy reach of Cambridge City Centre, the M11 motorway, Addenbrookes, and the Biomedical Campus.

Open plan living means large areas of glazing make a major contribution to the quality of life indoors – and Rationel’s Danish designed windows and glazed doors enhance this contemporary design. The properties were designed with higher than normal internal ceilings at 2.5m.  Panel doors, entrance doors and window doors to balconies and patios were also supplied.

Simon Watt, senior technical manager for Crest Nicholson said:

“In order to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 on this development, we predominately followed a Fabric First specification. We were in part able to achieve this by using Rationel’s AuraPlus range of with their whole window U value of 0.79W/m2K. This adequately achieved the energy efficiency figures we required to achieve our requirements.”

“Because this was not a standard specification of window (which we tend to use), Rationel were extremely diligent during the specification and order confirmation process – going through the specification and measurements of each window individually. This was to ensure no mistakes were made during the manufacturing and delivery process.”

Simon continues:

“We believe that the Rationel product really was the best out there for our needs, and the team were a delight to deal with, making our job much easier.”

The development consists of three, four & five bed houses and one & two bed apartments. Prices range from over £300,000 to over £1.4m