Victory Pier is a Berkeley First project on the river Medway in Kent. Described as offering the opportunity for residents to enjoy “London style” riverside living in Kent, it’s a stunning new waterside village development of apartments and penthouses.
The luxurious nature of the development means that the contractors were looking for something special at every stage of the specification process, not least when it came to the windows. The contractors were looking for a coloured profile that offered long-lasting, non-fading good looks and excellent energy efficiency. The choice of supplier was also paramount – the manufacturer would need to have extensive experience of working on large-scale, high profile projects.
Dempsey Dyer offered both the product and the experience that the contractors were looking for and were successful in the tendering process.
Dempsey Dyer tendered for the project using the Deceuninck 3000 Series range coloured in RAL 7031 – Blue/Grey using Deceuninck patented Decoroc process. One thing about the Decoroc structure that the contractors were particularly impressed by was the colour fast guarantee – having seen other coloured profiles used on other projects fail, this consideration was an important one.
Another important consideration was Dempsey Dyer’s pedigree and financial strength. The trade and commercial manufacturer has nearly 30 years’ experience in the industry and remains debt-free to this day.
Dempsey Dyer’s commitment to a high quality result has won it many contracts in the past. On this occasion, the contract was to supply the windows only. However, the company’s reputation is for going the extra mile so Dempsey Dyer’s contract manager is working with Berkeley Homes’ fitters to ensure the installation process goes smoothly and is on hand to offer any advice that’s needed.
Martyn Wright, Dempsey Dyer’s Commercial Manager, was delighted to be awarded the contract and commented, “The unique Decoroc system from Deceuninck is a high quality product that’s ideal for high specification projects such as Victory Pier and we’re delighted to have been chosen as the supplier and be working with Berkeley Homes to get the perfect result.”
Aluminium windows have long been specifiers’ window of choice, especially on design-driven projects such as Victory Pier. But the Deceuninck Decoroc coloured profiles demonstrate that PVCu can now more than give aluminium a run for its money. Coupled with Dempsey Dyer’s expertise, experience and commitment, it was a winning combination for Berkeley Homes.