Greystone Gardens Goes Grey

An Epwin Window Systems’ grey curtain walling system and grey Optima windows have been installed in an entrance to a block of residential flats in the Greystone Gardens area of Rutherglen, Glasgow.

Owned by Rutherglen & Cambuslang Housing Association, the project required upgrading six windows, main entrance door and curtain walling screening 8077m high x 2360m wide across the three stories of the building.

The contract was secured by Gold Seal Home Care (GSHC), an Epwin Window Systems (EWS) fabricator and installer that has been supplying and fitting window systems in all parts of Scotland for over 30 years.



Working closely with the in-house EWS commercial specification team, GSHC was able to find the most effective project solution to help the housing association manage its budget and ensure the contract was secured. The commercial specification team was also on hand throughout the entire process as part of the company’s end-to-end service available for all commercial projects, regardless of project size.



EWS’ curtain walling is a thermally broken aluminium system which is PVC-U clad both internally and externally for warmth and low maintenance benefits.

Following an initial site survey to establish the project requirements, the EWS commercial team produced detailed specification drawings to demonstrate the proposed solution. They also developed fabrication cutting lists and provided fabrication assistance. The products were manufactured in hazy grey on white.



The building’s brick and plasterwork construction added an extra layer of complexity, while specialist scaffolding was required to access the site. Installation was scheduled for January but despite the winter weather conditions, the project took just three days to complete.


Picture: Epwin Window Systems’ products were specified for the upgrade of a block of Glasgow flats.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
12th April 2023


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