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De Vere Gardens

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Project Description

De Vere Gardens is located on the site of the former Thistle Kensington Park and Kensington Palace Hotels and provides 97 luxury apartments in the prestigious Kensington district of London.

De Vere Gardens

The project also aimed to provide residents with amenities for leisure and fitness and other entertainment facilities. These included a pool, spa, family rooms and more.

The development comprises six new buildings and incorporates three retained Victorian façades. Our in-house Design Team designed 484 sets of doors and windows for the project, including dormer doors, entrance doors, sash windows and French doors.

The windows and doors we supplied for De Vere Gardens were all manufactured from FSC® certified Grandis Hardwood and finished with a mix of paint coatings and finishes including; pure white, granite grey, grey brown and black green.

This was the first of 2 projects we worked on with the principal contractor, Sir Robert McAlpine in quick succession. Following the success of De Vere Gardens, we were also utilised to work on Fitzroy Place.

All products were thoroughly tested before hand and you can see the breakdown below:

Dormer Doors
Testing acoustic performance to BS EN ISO 10140-2:2010
Testing of a window to BS 6375 Part 1, BS 6375 Part 2 and BS 6375 Part 3

French Doors
Testing of a Doorset for Acoustic performance to BS EN ISO 10140-2:2010
Testing of a double leaf (Inward opening) doorset to BS 6375 Part 1, PAS 23 and EN 1191

Sash Windows
Testing of a Window for acoustic performance to BS EN ISO 10140-2:2010

Operation & Strength Tests to MS 6375: Part 2

Weathertightness Test TO BE EN 14351-1:2006 +A1:2010 Clauses 4.2, 4.5 And 4.14


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Project details

Completion date – 2014

Product DetailsFrench Doors, Sash Windows, Dormer Doors, Entrance Doors

Timber Used – Grandis Hardwood

Paint Finish

GW208 Flow Coat Primer

ZW400 Mid Coat / primer

DW690-30 White RAL 9010DW690-30 Granite Grey RAL 7026
DW690-30 Grey Brown RAL 8019
DW690-30 Black Green RAL6012

Customer – Sir Robert McAlpine

Client – De Vere Estates