The frames were fabricated using foiled Legend 70 PVC-U profiles, and were designed to blend in with the architect’s vision for the extended mosque, including the colour and texture of the brickwork.
“Legend 70, foiled to match the windows’ surroundings, fitted in perfectly with the architect’s design, and helps the mosque to stand proud in its community,” explained MWG’s owner, Manj Sanghera.
“While modern mosques don’t look out of place in a typical British urban environment, the architect still wanted some traditional features on the extension to the Masjid-e-Zeenat-ul-Islam in Coventry. These included the pointed arched window frame design that gives mosque windows their traditional shape.
Projects like this prove the widespread demand for specially-designed multi-light windows in shapes other than square casements, and it underpins Synseal’s investment in the K2 site at Blackburn where it has recently installed state-of-the-art bending equipment.
“Windows come in all shapes, sizes and colours,” explained Brian Walker, Synseal’s fabricator development manager. “First, we want our fabricator customers to deliver on projects where the client demands something other that a square window, and secondly, we want our customers to get everything they need from one PVC-U supplier – us!”
Synseal can now deliver arched top and other curved window styles. The new facility will also produce ‘starburst’-style gable ends for Synseal and K2 customers, and will supply them with the shaped glass double units to suit, reducing complexity, cost, and lead times for customers.