Located at the heart of London and on the doorstep of landmarks Kings Cross and St. Pancras, is The California Hotel. This city hotel plays host to folk from around the world, all looking out onto the streets of London through traditional looking box sash windows. Now, this iconic and rather special hotel has been transformed using REHAU’s stylish Vertical Sliding window profile, combining today’s modern conveniences with the elegance of yesterday’s grand accommodations.
The California boasts a genuine personal touch in architecture and style, but when its windows fitted with aluminium vertical sliders were wearing out causing potential health and safety issues, the property owners were looking for alternatives that combined the heritage of the building and the conveniences of modern construction. Roseview’s Heritage Rose vertical slider seemed like the perfect choice.
Heritage Rose vertical sliders - manufactured using REHAU Heritage profiles by specialist fabricator Roseview Windows - are a prestigious and market-leading sash window that oozes period charm and character.
SCI, a specialist in quality replacement of windows and doors based in Surrey, were contracted to replace the windows in the front exterior of the building. To ensure the best possible outcome, SCI carried out a trial run of the windows before the entire project was completed and it passed with flying colours.
The requirements from The California were simple – replace the current aluminium vertical sliders with cost effective, low maintenance, heritage style, aesthetically pleasing windows and the Heritage Rose was no doubt the right product, fitting all these requirements.
The Heritage Rose has been engineered to ensure the highest levels of security and scores high for its acoustic and energy efficiency credentials. It incorporates an exclusive stylish run-through sash horn designed to replicate the fine details you would find on a timber sash window. The run-through sash horn was developed by the R&D team at Roseview and lends perfectly to the requirements of The California Hotel’s renovation.
The entire transformation took close to a month to complete as installation had to take place around everyday business, including room occupancy and guest comfort. The window profiles adequately met the requirements for low maintenance and energy efficiency, but also matched the heritage appeal of the property with the added authenticity of run through sash horns.