When someone tells us that something is impossible, we do our best to show that it is completely different. Bertrand’s trait are unusual, technically difficult structures, which we have already proven many times. A lot of them are located far beyond the country’s borders, while others are closer than one might think.

 

We are talking specifically about Sopot, where one of the really interesting projects – Smolna – is located. This modern settlement owes its unique appearance to such solutions as a large number of corner windows, specially milled facade boards integrated into dark facades. This project also used Softline XLwooden windows, interior window sills and boards at the entrances to the building. As you can see in the photos, the whole looks extremely stylish and although matching all the elements was not an easy task, it was worth it.

 

 

Another interesting project involving Bertrand products is located beyond our western border, and more specifically – in Hamburg. There, unique corrugated wooden window frames in two colors (cream beige and cane green) and special Viennese simulated divided lites that together form an oval shape were made for one of the private estates. Windows in the Softline XL system were also used in this project.

 

 

 

In this short tour of unique solutions by our company, we now move overseas – to the American city of Yonkers, New York. The renovation of the historic building there is an illustration of the answer to the question of whether it is possible for every window to be different in some way with such a large undertaking. Each of them has a different arc radius and was prepared based on an individual template, and finally blended into the brick structure of the wall. The window system used here is, as in the case of the two locations described above, Sofline XL. For this realization Bertand prepared dedicated brick molds, a solution used to mask the gap between the building wall and the window or door frame.

 

This project is a perfect example of Bertrand’s ability to execute high difficulty orders. Starting with consultation with architects, sales and technical advice, and then proper preparation of the production order due to the many different radii of the arches based on templates provided by the customer and time-efficient production planning, – says Olaf Bertrand, director of export and marketing at Bertrand. – We rate the complexity of the order as very high due to the aforementioned radii of curves, which involved as many as 250 windows with a large number of muntins in each fixed and opening field. Nonetheless, we completed them on short notice and to the highest quality standards, which can be seen by looking at the smoothly sanded wood and the precisely made Viennese simulated divided lites.

 

 

This is not the end of the unique solutions that are the hallmark of our company at home and around the world. We will discuss more of these in upcoming publications.