Rooms With A VU

Senior’s Ali VU casement windows in an art deco building exterior view

Ali VU from Senior Architectural Systems has been specified for a new residential development in Liverpool. Ali VU combines the appeal of steel windows with the benefits of a modern aluminium system.

Designed by John McCall Architects, the five-storey Lister Gardens apartment scheme in Crosby has been inspired by the Art Deco style of the area’s architecture and in particular, the former Royal British Legion building nearby. The name of the development also pays homage to lance bombardier Tom Lister, the first chairman of the armed forces charity organisation.


Heritage look

The scheme comprises 20 one and two-bedroom apartments, all with the slim sightlines of Senior’s Ali VU casement windows. Seniors claims that as well as emulating the look of heritage style windows, the Ali VU system offers a range of features including energy-efficiency, security and durability. With a polyamide thermal break the windows have been designed to achieve a window energy rating (WER) of A or with the triple glazed option, a rating of A+. Ali VU windows also meet the requirements of PAS 24 and Approved Document Q according to a Senior Aluminium spokesperson.


Decorative finishes

Suitable for both residential and commercial schemes, Ali VU windows also offer design flexibility, with a choice of configurations, including standard or ovolo feature outerframes, flat faced, stepped face or radius vents and square or chamfered beads. It accepts glazing up to 44mm thick and is available in powder-coat or anodised finish.


Door installation

Kingfisher Windows, working for main contractor M&Y Maintenance and Construction and property developers Redwing has fabricated and installed to the development’s main communal entrances Senior's SPW600 aluminium commercial doors.


 “Kingfisher Windows has been a long-time fabricator of Senior’s products for both our trade and commercial customers. This installation for the Lister Gardens project is the latest example of our successful partnership and it’s an installation that we are extremely proud of.”

– Deborah Beeley 

Sales And Marketing Manager, Kingfisher Windows

Pictures: The exterior and interior of an Art Deco style apartment scheme in Lister Gardens, Crosby featuring Senior’s Ali VU casement windows.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
20th November 2020


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