Performance hardware manufacturer bluTM has been selected for a luxurious multi-million pound beachfront development in Cornwall, overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful bays.
A range of the company’s 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel hardware has been fitted to eight, two and three storey beach lodges at the Carbis Bay Hotel, just outside St Ives. Featuring spacious open-plan lounges with multiple floor-to-ceiling Lift and Slide doors leading to private sun decks and sea-facing balconies, bluTM hardware was selected to counter the threat of corrosion.
Architects responsible for the development were well aware of the impact the corrosive atmosphere could have on the look and performance of the Lift and Slide doors.
To prevent quality issues for guests operating them, the architect sought a performance solution and turned to Exeter-based Harmony Profiles – a specialist in the manufacturing of bespoke architectural aluminium glazing products.
According to Harmony Profiles Contracts Coordinator Adam Tolman, when the brief for the hardware specification came through he knew there were very few hardware manufacturers capable of providing the right solution.
“When you looked at the quality, location and style of the development we needed a solution that not only offered faultless performance for the multiple Lift and Slide doors featured in the lodges, but that really looked at home on such a quality development.
“But not only did it need to be aesthetically right, it had to withstand the high corrosive salt environment. There really were only one or two hardware manufacturers in the market that could meet the brief and bluTM was the obvious choice,” said Adam.
“It was the combination of the quality, performance and look and feel that set the bluTM hardware range apart. The Stainless Steel finish was also important and with the guaranteed anti-corrosion performance we knew we were recommending a solution that would meet their needs not just now but in the future,” added Adam.
Having taken samples of the bluTM hardware down to site to show the architect, Harmony Profiles was selected to provide the Lift and Slide doors for the development, in addition to bluTM lever handles and a range of bar handles.
“We were delighted to be able to provide the Lift and Slide doors for such a prestigious build as the one at Carbis Bay which adds to our growing portfolio of luxury coastal properties we are supplying to. The level of detail and quality throughout the build is so impressive and our Lift and Slide doors look fantastic, providing a great focal point for the lodges. The client is extremely happy with the finished look and performance and we know the hardware components from bluTM match the extremely high quality of our Lift and Slide doors,” added Adam.
Manufactured from 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel, the bluTM range of door and window hardware comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. They are designed to withstand the elements and thrive even in the most corrosive environments.
bluTM Managing Director Loren Jenner said the Carbis Bay Hotel project was the latest in a growing number of stunning coastal developments benefitting from its hardware.
“You only have to see for yourself the quality of the Carbis Bay Hotel development and the beach front lodges to realise there is absolutely no compromising on quality on any level on this build. We are seeing more architects, more developers and more quality manufacturers like Harmony Profiles specifying bluTM hardware, which is a testament to its quality and performance.
“Working with the team at Harmony Profiles was fantastic as they clearly share our vision for delivering quality solutions for its customers. We are really pleased the combined approach has had such a positive impact on the development,” said Loren.