Romb in the residence of polish President in Wisla

07.04.2011

“Window is not only a symbol of looking at the outer world, it is an element of home decoration, it symbolizes the taste of the architect and the requirements of the customer, who is constantly tracking fashion trends in the construction industry. The window owes its appearance to the evolution and as the whole world over the centuries changed its face, it did too …”

We need to remember that windows stand not only for esthetic values. Since prehistoric times peple used them in their homes, to ensure light inside the house and at the same time to protect themselves from cold and other adverse weather conditions.

From a purely constructional point of view, window is the weakest point of the wall, and at the same time it should be characterized by similar parameters as the wall and should not cause deterioration of the wall’s properties as a building partition.
For example the window must have adequate rigidity, resistance to wind (both pressure and suction), impermeability to water penetration and air infiltration (allowing only appropriate infiltration) and finally must  ensure thermal insulation.

When replacing windows it is essential to take into consideration both economical and practical aspects, which will be further complemented by the usege of modern assembly techniques. Windows must meet numerous requirements, in order to do so, usage of modern products such as high-tech hardware of the best available quality is prerequisite.

The best example of the combination of „beauty and quality” is a project of replacing the window frames on the north elevation of the Residence of the President of the Republic of Poland – Castle in Wisła, which is a National Historic Complex.

The works were made by Mr. Janusz Kołodziejczyk, who is the owner of the company KOŁODZIEJCZYK WINDOWS  in Tylmanowa.

The windows were of course equipped with „ROMB” hardwares.

The contract involved the provision of windows, which in summation constituted area of 82.4942 sq meters. The building entered the register of monuments, therefore, all the works had the character of restoration works. The old windows were removed and replaced with the new ones, made with larch wood (laminated layer), with preservation of identical shape of profiles and dimensions.

The final effect of the conducted works is a faithful transfer of the historical forms while performing only necessary but unobtrusive  modernizations resulting from the need of introduction energy saving solutions.