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Full steam ahead for Halo and Bennion & Sons

Kirklees light railway - 028Halo customer Bennion & Sons completed an exciting installation recently, after the Wakefield-based company were asked to fit 50 replacement windows at The Kirklees Light Railway Station (KLR).

Director, Sam Bennion explains: “The job was to remove the existing, rotting timber windows and replace them with high-spec, double glazed PVC-U alternatives. The windows were of bespoke size and included a number of absolute privacy glass units, and obscure glass for areas such as public toilets.

“We used the esteemed Eclipse profile from Halo as it was the perfect choice to meet the high specification required by KLR and their energy efficiency requirements. All of the windows were fitted with opening top lights to improve ventilation during the summer months.”

Eclipse is a fully-versatile and totally-integrated 70mm system, which is integrated with Halo’s Esthetique chambered 70mm system, meaning the same thermal inserts, beads, ancillaries, reinforcements, mouldings and hardware are used, which help to keep stock holding to a minimum. It also offers excellent thermal efficiency and can achieve a WER ‘A’ rating.

Stuart Ross, General Manager of Kirklees Light Railway comments: “Although the station building was only constructed in 1997, the building was completely single glazed. As we are open all year round, we were conscious of how cold the building can get in winter, and the expensive effect this was having on our heating bills. Since the installation, we have already seen a noticeable difference in heat levels throughout the station building, and we are hopeful that the new windows will save us around £1700 a year in fuel bills.

“Bennion’s helpful attitude and competitive quote certainly helped our decision, and both the professional approach and care taken by the team during the installation was appreciated, ensuring that there was very minimal disturbance and dust.”

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