Fentrade Aluminium has recently manufactured and supplied sixteen sets of non-thermally broken commercial shopfront doors and screens as part of £6m makeover project at a landmark development in Swansea.
The four-storey building called Orchard House has undergone a total refurbishment and now consists of new commercial premises on the ground floor, modern offices on the first floor and 52 one- and two-bedroom apartments on the upper levels. The building transformation is part of Swansea Council’s regeneration strategy that aims to facilitate more people living and working in the city centre.
The entire ground floor development contract was awarded to experienced commercial installer Window Solutions Wales, a trading name of WSW UK Group Limited. The Fentrade team worked closely with Window Solutions Wales to meet the exacting standards needed on the project. The commercial shopfront doors featured opening fanlights for additional ventilation and both the doors and screens were specified in RAL7016 grey to form a ribbon of frames around the whole ground floor element.
The project ran smoothly, and attention to detail was evident throughout every stage. Chris Reeks, Director at Fentrade, said: “The high-profile project had exacting standards which our experienced team were able to deliver. Hands-on project management and tight communication were critical at every stage as we delivered products to site, in full, to meet the phased installation schedule set out by our customer.”
Window Solutions Wales has been working with Fentrade since 2018. Paul Armstrong, Director of WSW Group UK Limited, commented on another successful project delivered by the manufacturer: “We enjoy dealing with the Fentrade team as their attention to detail across a project is always reassuring. We will always face many issues when dealing with a large contract such as this, but we know with Fentrade the quality of the products and the service we receive will never be one of those issues!”
The newly refurbished building will totally transform the area and will be an excellent addition to Swansea’s fast-emerging, modern cityscape.