Studio Apartment on Park Vijf
REHAU Authorised Partner, T & T Plastics, recently fabricated and installed 62 double-glazed tilt & turn doors with top and side lights at the Studio on Park Vijf student accommodation in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. T & T Plastics also supplied uPVC sliding doors, side hung windows, single leaf residential doors and fire escape doors, fitted with emergency exit locks, for the general use areas in the building.
J K Architects’ Jürgen Kieslich and HODEVCO South Africa’s Stefan Braun, Development Manager of Studios On Park, consulted with REHAU’s Adrian Baker regarding the design and choice of uPVC window and door options. The uPVC tilt & turn doors were specified, as they are especially well suited to the climate in Stellenbosch. The locked doors allow for ventilation in the tilt position, which is ideal for the rainy season. During summer the doors can be opened fully for fresh air, improving comfort.
The apartments were constructed off-site, using a first for South Africa modular construction method - a rapid building technique that has been used in Europe, the Far East and the United States for decades. The tilt & turn doors were manufactured and installed off-site into the units. The completed apartments were then transported and craned into position and joined with the conventionally built components of the building.
T&T Plastics manufactured the doors locally using REHAU’s UV stable PVC profiles from the Ecotec range. REHAU’s UPVC windows and doors are thermally efficient, very durable and low maintenance. They will not rot, warp or discolour and will never need painting or varnishing. Both new buildings and refurbishments can be fitted with REHAU’s UPVC windows and doors.
T & T Plastics received a certificate from the developer of Studio on Park Vijf for their contribution in completing the building in a record time of 5 months.
|Location||Park Vijf, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa|
|Type of project||Student Accomodation|
|Architect||J K Architects|