Ragdale Hall Spa in Leicestershire has just opened its glamorous new Twilight Bar, which showcases AluK’s BSF70 bi-folding door system in an innovative way.
Installers Fearns of Carlton have used the AluK system to create open-out bi-folding windows for the new 1920s themed cocktail bar and lounge. These can be opened up completely on two sides to let guests at the destination spa enjoy uninterrupted views of the adjoining garden.
The slim profiles and elegant lines of the windows complement the luxurious, art-deco styled interior of the Twilight Bar, which features lots of scalloped prints and shapes, velvet seating, fringed lampshades and brass fittings. The exterior of the bar is clad in oxidised copper and the green finish of the copper has been designed to contrast with the Anthracite grey of the windows.
Fearns of Carlton worked closely with the design and build contractors Concorde BGW Group on the project, advising on how to use AluK’s BSF70 system most effectively to achieve the inside/outside look they wanted and to add to the architectural character of the space.
Jak Fearn from Fearns of Carlton explained: “We recommended the AluK BSF70 system because it met the criteria that Concorde had laid down – simple operation, clean lines, bold colour and a quality finish.”
Concorde BGW Group have been rewarded for their outstanding design work and attention to detail on the project with a nomination in the Bar/Club/Lounge category in the 2021 International Hotel and Property Awards.
The installation demonstrates the versatility of the AluK BSF70 system, which can be used for either open-in or open-out windows or doors with individual panels up to 1200mm wide x 2400mm high. The innovative, flush line pop-out handle allows panels to stack flush when they are fully open, adding to the sense of openness that can be achieved.