Cotswold has designed a heavy-duty hinge to meet the specific size and weight demands of custom-made windows for a stunning new residential development in Singapore. Over 1,000 pairs of HD Alpha 16 inch hinges and 3,270 HD Alpha 18 inch hinges from Cotswold will be fitted to side hung casement windows in the luxury waterfront apartments at Reflections Keppel Bay.
Local aluminium façade contractor, LHL International, developed specially shaped profile to suit Reflections’ curved towers, which rise like beacons of light from the water’s edge. Cotswold’s technical team worked with LHL to design a heavy-duty hinge that would accommodate the profiles’ larger rebate. The bespoke hinges are also designed to provide the strength and rigidity required for the large, heavy window units incorporating low-e insulating glass. Cotswold achieved this by manufacturing the hinges from austenitic steel to ensure high tensile strength and durability, and by fitting a dual slide arm, which is 3mm thick, compared to the 2.5mm single slide arms on Cotswold’s other HD Hinges.
Reflections Keppel Bay is one of the world’s most prestigious condo developments and as such the architect, the internationally renowned Daniel Libeskind, demanded only the highest quality building products with a proven track record and project references. Cotswold was able to satisfy these exacting requirements and offer a prompt service plus excellent technical support, says Cotswold’s Export Manager, Carine Geoffroy. “This project is an ideal example of Cotswold’s ability to provide bespoke solutions for higher volume orders within an agreed timescale,” she comments. “The lead time for supplying the whole quantity of specially designed HD hinges from our manufacturing facility in the UK to Singapore – that’s over 4,000 pairs – was just eight to ten weeks.”