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Over 200 years combined experience in our team
We work closely with people like yourself assisting with our specification, design and technical services via our professional specification team. Enabling you to have peace of mind for each specific project you have the correct specification allowing you to have your project run on time, on spec and on budget!

Email commercial@epwin.co.uk
Or Call Amanda on 01952 283377

About Profile 22 Systems

Fully Accredited Window Systems Trusted Nationally
Our customers choose Profile22 because of the quality of our product, the service we offer and the experience within our team.

Profile 22 for Installers & Fabricators
We have one of the most advanced and comprehensive window-systems product ranges on the market, the infrastructure to supply it and the support fabricators and installers need to convert those products into satisfied consumers and healthy business growth.

Profile 22 for Architects & Specifiers
With over 30 years’ experience in window specification for commercial new build and refurbishment, we offer quality and highly-accredited window, door and curtain-walling systems for small and large scale projects. Our dedicated specification team can work with you to ensure the right products and window contractor are procured.

Windows
Whether you are hoping to create a more energy-efficient home, to increase security or simply just want to freshen up the outside appearance of your house, by investing in windows from Profile 22, you can successfully achieve all these features and more.

Profile 22 windows are available in a variety of styles, colours, functions and finishes to ensure that your home not only feels safer, warmer and more energy efficient, but also looks attractive and in keeping with your current style of house. Whether you want a contemporary look or prefer a more traditional design, you can dictate your style and choose windows that will complement your existing home while benefiting from additional security and reduced energy bills.
  • Casement Windows
  • Flush Casement Windows
  • Tilt & Turn Windows
  • Flush Tilt & Turn Windows
  • Vertical Sliding Sash Windows
Doors
Create a striking new entrance to your home by choosing from a selection of PVCu doors. Designed to significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency and security, Profile 22 doors are available in a range of styles and are manufactured using the highest-quality materials that are guaranteed to stand the test of time.

Doors made from Profile 22 are available in a full colour range, with a vast selection of glazing options including clear, coloured, decorated, frosted, etched or leaded glass. We also offer a new 100% recycled system for superior energy efficiency and sustainability. So whatever type of property you live in, from a contemporary new-build to a period style cottage, we have a door that will suit the character and architecture of your house as well as your own individual taste and budget.
  • PVCu Doors
  • Composite Doors
  • Sliding Doors
  • Bi-Folding Doors
  • French Doors
All of our conservatories can be completely personalised with an extensive range of colours, frames and glazing options, as well as decorative finishing touches.
  • Victorian Conservatories
  • Edwardian Conservatories
  • Lean-to Conservatories
  • Gable Conservatories
  • Bespoke Conservatories
Curtain Walling System
An unrivaled selection of curtain-walling systems delivers an architecturally striking feature. A purpose-developed curtain-walling system designed to extend the highly-specified window and door system from Profile 22 in the commercial sector. Our curtain walling offers architects and specifiers best value, greater choice and flexibility for large fenestration screens within the refurbishment and new build sectors.

Cavity Closers
The Profile 22 Cavity Closer is a former and damp-proof course; available in standard and check reveal options for building into reveals in new-build constructions. The former is suitable for cavity sizes of 75 mm to 150mm (130mm for check reveal), and will accept 70mm PVCu systems. The former is placed in situ and the brick and blockwork built around. The windows and doors can be fitted at a later point in the building construction, reducing the potential for damage.

Hardware
Quality hardware with superior strength. To complement the superior strength and security of our window and door system, we provide a range of security-locking systems and other hardware, giving specifiers the convenience of acquiring all hardware from one single company. Our Safeware range is unique and provides a complete range of window and door products that guarantee exceptional performance and quality. All of our hardware products hold the Secured by Design accreditation and relevant BSI Kitemarks.

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09/09/2020
10 reasons to specify Profile 22

There can be a considerable amount of ‘noise’ in the glazing market as manufacturers compete for the attention of architects and specifiers. To cut through some of that noise, we’ve created a list of 10 reasons why it makes sense to choose Profile 22.

1. Glazing industry expertise
For more than 40 years, we have led the way in low-maintenance PVC-U windows and doors. We’re a British business with a commitment to excellence in manufacturing and design. The breadth of our experience and knowledge is remarkable, with experts from every field contributing to our successful, customer-focused approach.

2. Outstanding specification support
We take pride in understanding the challenges faced by the commercial sector and have created an outstanding support system. Our Specification Manager’s support will be available throughout. Typically, our input can involve site surveys, advice on specifications and current Building Regulations, drawings for tender documents, sample windows for planning approval, budgeting advice, residents’ meetings or site visits.

3. Construction knowhow
We have an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry and a thorough understanding of contracts and Building Regulations.

4. High ethical and environmental standards
From our internal systems to the way we work with our suppliers, from our energy-efficient systems to our high-tech, water frugal production facilities, our standards are high. We aim to deliver best practice in everything we do.

5. Our products and processes are highly accredited
Our products have every relevant accreditation: BS EN 12608, PAS 24, Kitemarks, Secured by Design. We were one of the first businesses in the UK to receive the BES 6001 for our responsible sourcing. We are an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited operation which works to the OHSAS 18001 standard.

6. Approved Commercial Manufacturers and Contractors
We operate a scheme which ensures fabrication and installation businesses have the skills, understanding and capacity to work within the commercial sector. Our Approved Commercial Manufacturers and Window Contractors are highly experienced and professional.

7. Our product range is complete
Profile 22’s range includes systems for any project, including those in conservation areas. We have standard and flush casement systems, curtain walling, fully reversible, horizontal pivot, flush tilt & turn, tilt & turn and vertical sliding systems. Door systems include options for residential, side screens, emergency, composite and in-line sliding doors. We have a dedicated hardware brand Safeware and a new-build cavity closer system. Our systems are fully integrated with ancillary products and are available in an industry-leading range of finishes.

8. RIBA, NBS Source and BIM Objects
All of the information you need for specification is easily accessible on the relevant platforms and BIM details are also available.

9. In house testing
We are highly respected for our technical knowledge. In addition, we have in-house testing facilities for everything from window energy ratings to structural, wind loading and bearing calculations.

10. Trusted by specifiers and architects
Profile 22’s systems are the most widely specified in the UK and have been for many years. That’s because we understand construction, our customers, our market and our responsibilities.
24/08/2020
Design in colour

Epwin Window Systems, home to the highly-specified Profile 22 and Spectus Window Systems brands has launched its new PVC-u Colour Collection, reflecting the latest trends in coloured windows and doors.

With colour being a key driver in architecture, the new Colour Collection reflects the latest colour trends and direction to offer a clear point of differentiation.

The new Colour Collection includes an expanded number of popular heritage shades, including Sage, Claystone, Pebble Grey, Anthracite Grey Smooth and Cream on White. These additions tap into the trend for understated, natural shades and softer hues. The Collection also features a range of Contemporary, Timber Grain, Black, Primary and Metallic ranges to suit all commercial applications. These include a designer-influenced Matt Black finish along with a new Metallic Collection which offers an aluminium alternative.

The enhanced colour offering is available across both Profile 22 and Spectus Window Systems door and window portfolios and a range of matching trims and roofline products for a seamless finish across an entire building envelope are available too. This allows architects and designers to scope colour projects with complete confidence.

Profile 22, home to the award-winning Optima window and door system is the most specified system in the UK and is used on projects of all sizes and sectors.

For more information visit www.epwinwindowsystems.co.uk
24/08/2020
Epwin launches Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in social housing research

Epwin Window Systems is proud to announce the launch of its latest independent research project ‘Building for the Future – MMC in social housing’.
Combining the results of a survey of social housing professionals with desktop research, the research offers insight into the use of Modern Methods of Construction, such as modular, by UK social housing providers.

This research follows Epwin’s ‘Building for the Future’ and ‘Building for the Future – Social Housing’ research projects, which asked architects and social housing providers what they thought would influence housing design and build over the coming decade.

Sonia Travis, Head of Commercial Sales at Epwin Window Systems, said: “We have over 40 years’ experience of supplying social housing and Epwin has been at the forefront of driving or responding to innovation in construction and home design since the 1970s.

“Modular construction isn’t a new concept and the potential reported benefits are numerous, however these construction methods still aren’t commonplace in the UK.

“Some large social landlords are investing in manufacturing facilities, and we are now working on a small number of modular developments, however it is not clear how many social housing providers are using MMC and why the uptake of these construction methods has been so slow?

“Modular homes appear to have finally reached that commercial tipping-point that makes them a viable, scalable option, so are smaller social landlords now using MMC? If not, why not?

“This research examines these very issues, and the survey of UK social housing providers has uncovered some interesting results.”

Sonia concludes: “By commissioning independent research which enables us to better understand the challenges facing our customers, and by placing innovation at the heart of everything we do, we are able to constantly develop new solutions and technologies that meet the demands of our ever evolving built environment.”

To download the full research document please visit www.buildingforthefuturemodularhousing.epwin.co.uk, you can also receive updates by following @EpwinWSystems on Twitter.
25/06/2020
Profile 22 Curtain walling - Evesham Walk - Redditch

Retail outlets rejuvenated and changed into 14 one bed apartments by Profile 22 Offices on Evesham Walk in Redditch have been rejuvenated into 14 one bed apartments with new curtain walling and casement windows from leading PVC-U manufacturer Profile 22.

Chartered architects and chartered surveyors Masefields Consultancy Services approached Profile 22 installer Goldstar Windows to upgrade the curtain walling and casement windows on a commercial and retail block in the middle of Evesham Walk, a prime commercial and retail area in the busy town of Redditch. The work would help maintain thermal efficiency in the building as well as give the aesthetics a new lease of life.

A team of experts
I Goldstar Windows has a wealth of experience in commercial installations. The company, led by Noel Preece, manages every project in-house with an emphasis on strict quality control procedures and attention to detail. Noel was delighted to be awarded the contract to install curtain walling and casement windows in the Evesham Walk property but was aware that with such a high profile project, all technical queries would need to be clarified and discussed in the planning stages.

He knew that his long-term partner, Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor frameXpress, would be able to provide any additional expertise that was required.

The expertise of Profile 22 was on hand too. Dave Stearman, Business Development Manager at FrameXpress, said: “We have worked with Profile 22 since we were founded in 1998. We manufacture Profile 22 because they offer superb quality, a comprehensive range of products and strong customer support. They offer an excellent design service which includes site surveys, design drawings, on-site training and specification writing service.”

Together, Noel, Dave and Gary Millership, Specification Manager at Profile 22, worked closely to ensure every element of the project met the specifications and fabrication and installation would run smoothly. A full survey was carried out with Gary who then produced the designs, training and on site support.

Award-winning products
The products chosen for the project were Profile 22 curtain walling SK250and Optima C casement windows. Profile 22’s curtain walling system combines quality, sustainability, aesthetics, price and performance.

Optima C is a 70mm chamfered solution that’s part of the award-winning Optima system that’s rapidly becoming the commercial system of choice for specifiers thanks to its intelligence and innovation. Dave commented: “Both products are recognised for their quality standards and trouble-free fitting benefits.”

A building transformed
The new curtain walling and casement windows have given the Evesham Walk offices a new lease of life as 14 apartments, giving the building a much-needed facelift as well as making it more thermally efficient.

Noel commented: “The project has been an absolute pleasure to work on from start to finish and all parties have performed very professionally. Profile 22’s specification engineer was invaluable with his knowledge and expertise and the design and support service has helped us complete the project successfully.”

Dave added: “Meticulous attention to detail was placed on the design and specifications for this project by everyone. It was a great exercise in teamwork by all parties.”

The project demonstrates the outstanding results that can be achieved when experienced, dedicated professionals work with industry-leading products
29/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima Westcliffe Court private residential - Merseyside

A bespoke solution for a complex project
Profile 22 has supplied 88 bespoke vertical sliding windows to a prominent private apartment building located in Southport, Merseyside.

The windows were supplied and installed to this complex project by Ormskirk based specialist installer Countrywide UPVC.

Complex requirements
Les Moon, Project Leader for Westcliffe Court Management Company & resident, said: “Westcliffe Court was built in 2002 with first generation softwood framed sash windows with 10mm double glazing. Over time the seals had started to fail and the building had become very draughty. Also, the building is located in close proximity to the sea which causes the paint to quickly degrade, and so we were looking at a schedule of repainting the window frames every three to four years, which when you factor in the need for scaffolding was a very costly proposition for the residents.

“We decided that we needed to seek an alternative that could better withstand the rigours of the environment in which the building is situated.

“Because the building is located in a conservation area any changes to the exterior have to go through planning. Our first two applications to change to PVC-U were declined by Sefton Council in 2007 and 2010 because they were adamant that replacement window frames should have wooden frames exactly like the originals.

“We decided to reapply in 2013, this time with a long list of specific requirements given to us by the council on how replacement any windows in the application should look and operate. We were able to achieve this after significant campaigning for a more energy efficient alternative.”

“After significant research, the only company I could find who was able to supply the windows to the specifications stated by the council was Profile 22. The nearest contractor who was able to install the windows was Countrywide PVC-U, located in Ormskirk.”

Overcoming issues
Paul Campbell, Director of Countrywide UPVC, said: “The planning process to seek the replacement of wooden frames with PVC-U in a conservation area can be a nightmare, but we were happy to work with Westcliffe Court’s residents to find a suitable solution.

“We are extremely loyal to Profile 22 because of the quality of products and services they offer. In this instance, they were the only company who was able to service the very specific list of requirements made by Sefton council.

“The council was not only concerned that any replacement PVC-U product exactly matches the look of the wooden originals, but also that the mechanism of the windows worked in a certain way – using a mechanical Mortise-and-Tenon joint rather than a welded 45 degree joint.

“Profile 22’s Specification Manager completed all the designs for the windows and attended both residents and planning department meetings, with samples, making a complicated process run as smoothly as possible.

“Planning was finally approved in 2016 and we were able to get on site to start the works later on that year to install the 88 bespoke, handmade, large sliding sash windows with a white foil, authentic wood grain finish.”

The perfect solution
Andrew Reid, Commercial Sales Director at Profile 22, said: “Our vertical sliding windows were the perfect solution for this apartment building. They exactly match the look of traditional sliding sash windows whilst offering all the benefits of a high-performance modern material that delivers a cost-effective solution for residents.

“The PVC-U Ovolo frames provide optimum strength, superior thermal protection, and excellent weathering performance. Requiring minimal maintenance this system will retain its appearance year after year.”

Seamless installation
Paul continued: “We started on site in September 2016 and ran the schedule of works to suit the residents, working from flat to flat rather than from one side of the building to the other.

“For a complex project, with the residents remaining in the properties throughout, it ran extremely smoothly and we were able to complete all the installations by February 2017 – on time and on budget.”

Les Moon said: “The installation process was virtually seamless. Countrywide could not have been more accommodating to our residents and made the process as painless for us all as possible.

A pleasing result
Les said: “All the residents are absolutely delighted with the new windows. They are extremely pleasing aesthetically and only under very close scrutiny can you tell that they’re not wooden frames.

“They are also performing exceptionally well with many residents are reporting that they’re not having to switch their heating on half as much as they were previously, so the windows are already saving us money on our heating bills.

“It’s a relief to know that these windows not only look and perform well but will be able to remain in situ with very limited maintenance required for many years to come.”
28/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima - Social housing - Manchester

Profile 22 has supplied its Optima Casement solution to 84 social housing properties in Hulme, Manchester.

The three blocks of two and three-storey buildings belong to Manchester-based social landlord, People First Housing.

A&D Joinery, a longstanding member of the Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor scheme, supplied 560 windows during refurbishment works on the homes.

For this project, Profile 22 Optima Casement PVC-U windows in grey on white were used – the system offers exceptional performance in energy efficiency, weather protection and security.

David Nugent, Head of housing of People First, said: “We decided to upgrade the windows of these 84 homes because the existing timber frames had started to fail. The old windows meant that the homes weren’t energy efficient and they had started to look untidy. We also felt that the security of the building could be improved by a state-of-the-art window upgrade.

“We put the contract out to tender in June 2016 and A&D Joinery were chosen to do the works. People First is a member of a networking group for small Housing Associations and another member of that group had recommended Profile 22 to us given its expertise in social housing.”

David Smith, director of A&D Joinery, said: “We’ve been working with Profile 22 since 1991 and we love the products and additional services they offer. On this particular project we were fabricating and installing windows from the new Optima range, which we’ve been using since it was launched in 2016.

“Profile 22’s specification manager had done an initial window design survey, including calculations of wind loadings and technical design drawings, which we were able to use during the tendering process. Having this work already completed ensures a lot of the leg work is done and we can hit the ground running once the project starts – it makes for a straightforward job.”

David concluded: “There really is no compromise with Optima windows; they offer exceptional performance and looks and are really easy to install which is great for us and it means that we can complete the work in a timely fashion which keeps our clients happy.”

Available in a wide range of colours, Profile 22’s Optima range offers the latest innovation in windows and doors. With Optima you can expect exceptional thermal performance, as well as a range of systems which mean more choice for installers and customers.

The 70mm depth Optima Casement system offers better design and easy installation. The slim, chamfered shape is clean, contemporary and attractive, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, including casement, tilt and turn, French casement, and French doors.

The system also has the widest range of glazing options on the market (24-44mm), including triple glazing in three sizes.

David Nugent said: “We’re really pleased with the finished result; the process has been really smooth and we look forward to working with Profile 22 and A&D on the second phase of work.”

Contact us
For more information on the Profile 22 Optima Range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.
27/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima - St Cecilla's RC High - Preston

The multi-phase refurbishment of a high school in Lancashire has seen Profile 22 supply state-of-the-art PVC-U curtain walling and window systems to replace existing timber frames, providing staff and pupils with a warmer environment in which to learn.

St Cecilia’s RC High School is located on a windy hill in Longridge, Preston, and as such is exposed to the elements, especially during autumn and winter. Architect Paul Flood of Greenhalgh & Williams Architects, explained: “The old timber windows had been in place since the school was built in 1962. They were in a state of disrepair having been battered by the weather over time, so a key component of our specification was weather-proofing.”

For both phases, Profile 22’s worked with Greenhalgh & Williams and fabricator, Heritage Trade Frames, to meet this need head on. The Profile 22 SK200 Curtain Wall System was incorporated with the latest Profile 22 Optima casement windows with 1.4 u-values to minimise heat loss.

Laying the foundations

In phase one of the refurbishment, completed in 2014 during term time, locally based Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor, Heritage Trade Frames, replaced 74 windows and a 175m2 of curtain walling on the three-storey elevation at the front of the school, as well as an adjacent one-storey technology building. Heritage Trade Frames contracted its approved installers, Coupe Windows, to complete the installation.

Funds to undertake capital repairs to voluntary aided religious schools like St Cecilia’s are allocated annually through the Local Authority Co-ordinated Voluntary Aided Programme (LCVAP) programme, in this instance the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford. A proviso is that funds must be spent in the year they’re given. In most cases, refurbishment work on schools is earmarked for the summer holidays to limit disruption to pupils and staff, but allocation of funding outside of this time means this isn’t always possible.

Henry Coupe, owner of Coupe Windows, commented: “Due to the timing of the funding for the work, the majority of the installation had to take place in term time, which meant we had to work around pupils and staff and vacate classrooms in a methodical way to minimise disruption and enhance site safety.

“The flexibility of the school and our know-how in these types of environments ensured work was carried out without any significant hitches.”

The second phase

The second phase saw the replacement of curtain walling on the rear, three-storey elevation of the school and standard windows on the two-side gables. Again, due to the timing of the funding, the majority of the installation by Coupe Windows had to take place in the 2016 winter term time, with weather conditions posing certain challenges.

However, having completed the installation in phase one, Coupe Windows and the school were able to accommodate for this again – and had the know-how to iron out any issues from the initial phase of work. The work was completed in February 2017, one week ahead of schedule.

Collaboration

Before carrying out this project, Greenhalgh & Williams Architects had worked with other Profile 22 and the Approved Window Contractors network previously. Paul Flood said: “I knew Profile 22 were reputable, well known and offer a great level of support – before, during and after work is completed.”

“The Profile 22 in-house design team assisted with the design of the fenestration to help create the right feel and look the school wanted. For example, ahead of phase one they provided the school with before and after pictures from other education projects in their portfolio to demonstrate what could be achieved with PVC-U.”

Andrew Reid, commercial sales director at Profile 22, commented: “Future-proofing is about capitalising on the whole-life value of products and satisfying current and prospective technical demands.

To achieve this, we work directly with supply chain partners and our approved network of window contractors addressing issues such as weathering, noise reduction, acoustic and thermal performance.”

Mr Ivan Catlow, St Cecilia’s head teacher praised the success of the project: “Our new windows definitely look the part. We expect to see a real improvement in keeping the school warm during colder weather, as well as lower energy bills.”

For more information on our products and services please feel free to call 01952 290910 or contact us HERE.

Project
St Cecilia’s RC High School
Sector
Education
Location
Preston
Client
St Cecilia’s RC High School
Fabricator
Heritage Trade Frames
Installer
Coupe Windows
Product
Curtain walling, windows
26/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima - Leighton Hospital - Crewe Cheshire

Leighton Hospital receives a facelift from Profile 22

Leighton Hospital, located to the northwest of Crewe in Cheshire, is being updated with 104 new windows from leading PVC-U manufacturer Profile 22.

The new windows are being installed as part of a wider regeneration project at the hospital worth over £500,000, which includes the refurbishment of several wards and a roofing scheme.

Working with trusted partners

Truline Construction, located in Wigan, Greater Manchester, tendered for the refurbishment works and won the contract in April 2017.

Dominic Gregory, Contracts Manager at Truline, said: “We won the contract to carry out the works in early 2017, and subcontracted the window element to Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Astra Windows, who we have worked with for many years. We always use Astra because we like the service and products they offer and we have a good long-standing relationship with them.

“We knew that this would be a complicated project because of the hospital remaining in use throughout the redevelopment works, so it was important for us to work with a partner that we trust.”

Profile 22 Design & Specification Services – Getting it right first time

David Jackson, Managing Director of Bolton based Astra Windows said: “We began the installation of the windows in early 2017, and for this project we were using Profile 22 casement windows in white, manufactured to PAS24 standards.

“We’ve been using Profile 22 products since 1989 because they’re great to install and our clients are always happy with the way they look and perform.

“The new windows are replacing the original timber-framed windows installed when the building was constructed in the early 1970s. These windows were no longer performing well and were in need of an upgrade.

“As with every large project we get involved in we used Profile 22’s free design and specification services to make sure the window manufacture was correct for the application. It’s extremely useful to be able to call upon their expertise to ensure everything is done right from the outset.”

A complex project

David continued: “It’s been a complex project because the hospital has remained in use throughout. This has meant working closely with the client, working around their schedule, so that wards could be brought back into use quickly and to their time schedule. Sometimes this has meant downing tools at a moment’s notice, other times starting installation at 6am to complete by 9am to hand the ward back over.”

“We are about to start the final phase of window installation at the hospital and works should be complete on time and in budget by the summer.”

A happy client

Dominic concluded: “So far the client is extremely happy with how the works have gone, not only with the way they have been carried out, taking into consideration their complex requirements, but also with the finished result.

“The new windows not only provide better functionality, but will also greatly enhance the thermal performance of the building, saving the client money on its heating bills, as well as providing improved aesthetics for many years to come.”
24/03/2020
Profile 22 Leighton Dene social housing Liverpool

Social housing in Liverpool maximises thermal efficiency with Optima casement windows from Profile 22.

A £4.6 million project by Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) delivered family homes for affordable rent on a neglected brownfield site and featured Profile 22 windows as part of a series of measures to maximise energy efficiency.

Leighton Dene in Fazakerley, Liverpool, was once the site of a run-down nursing home and had lain vacant for a number of years. Liverpool City Council released the site to the Liverpool Housing Partnership, an innovative housing consortium model that sees receipts from land sales to Redrow Homes ring-fenced and reinvested into affordable housing. The housing scheme in this case comprised 17 two-bedroom and 5 three-bedroom houses, as well as 9 one-bed and 3 two-bed apartments. It was designed by architects Bowker Sadler and delivered in partnership with main contractor Willmott Dixon. Energy efficiency was at the heart of the specification, with the latest energy efficient products including new boilers, new central heating systems and double glazed windows and doors specified for the project.

A trusted team
Profile22 Approved Window Contractor Total Glass supplied Rochdale’s New Look Windows a Category A preferred supplier with Willmot Dixon and was awarded the contract to install the windows in the development. The company is a highly experienced commercial installer and Director Walter Lopacki said: “We carry out commercial contracts of varying sizes nationwide. We are the preferred choice of many contractors, including Willmott Dixon, because of our reputation for excellent service, high standards of workmanship and value for money.”

Profile 22’s Optima is rapidly becoming the commercial system of choice and Optima casement windows were specified for this project. The award winning windows deliver easy-to-maintain aesthetics, but, more importantly for this project, exceptional security and low U values.

A carefully planned installation
Both New Look and Total Glass’s experience meant they were familiar with the challenges and opportunities of working on busy construction sites and complex, multi-phase projects such as this one. Careful planning and meticulous attention to detail at every stage meant the fabrication and installation of the windows went smoothly from start to finish.

A successful scheme
The scheme completed successfully. The Profile 22 windows and doors will help reduce fuel bills for new tenants as well as add to the high quality living experience that the homes offer. As an indication of the appeal of the properties and the need for such a development, all have already been let on an affordable rent basis through the Property Pool Plus choice-based lettings scheme.

For more information on the Profile 22 Optima Range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.
23/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima windows community regeneration - Maidstone

Optima windows were chosen for the construction of 18 houses, 38 flats and two retail units as part of a regeneration scheme in Maidstone, Kent.

Housing association Golding Homes has invested £50m in a three phase regeneration project to transform and improve the former Park Wood estate in Maidstone. The scheme involved providing over 200 new homes, mainly family houses, as well as new community facilities including new shops, and a much wider package of investment to improve the local area.

Education, housing and healthcare contractor Rydon secured the £9.3m contract to deliver the third and final phase of the project, which involved building 18 houses, 38 flats and two retail units.

When it came to the windows and doors on the project, Rydon turned to longstanding supplier Feature Architectural Fabrications, based in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Optima windows deliver the complete package
Feature Architectural Fabrications has only been a Profile 22 installer for around two years and Procurement Manager Paul Delaney attributes his company’s success in winning the Wallis Fields contract to the system. “Rydon specified PVCU windows and doors. Optima from Profile 22 delivered the technical and aesthetic requirements at a competitive price. It made the difference in this case.”

Optima from Profile 22 is rapidly becoming the most widely specified commercial system thanks to its compelling list of benefits that help specifiers meet even the most demanding of requirements.

The system delivers optimal thermal performance, achieving a 1.2 W/m2K U-value as standard, with U-values as low as 0.8 W/m2K possible. It is PAS24 compliant as standard with Secured by Design options available as well. In its aesthetics and versatility, it sits comfortably in any architectural style.

A team pulling together
Feature worked closely with fabricator Framexpress and Profile 22 at every stage of the project. Profile 22’s specification team supported Feature with the technical information Rydon required, including U value calculations. The Framexpress team liaised closely with Feature and Profile 22 to deliver products on schedule and ensure deadlines were met.

On site, Feature worked closely with all other trades to ensure installation went as smoothly as possible. Paul said: “We’ve been in business for over 20 years and are proud to have built up an enviable reputation for maintaining close working relationships with our clients and fellow contractors.”

The result
The project involved the demolition of an outdated shopping parade to create a more pedestrian orientated environment, landscaped areas and improved public realm spaces. The homes and commercial blocks have a modern design inspired by the local Kent architecture, drawing inspiration from the traditional housing of the region including cladding, weatherboarding and render with a mix of flat and pitched roofs. The Optima windows sit perfectly in the design and Paul is delighted with the results.

For more information on the Profile 22 Optima Range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.
22/03/2020
Profiile 22 Optima casement windows - School renovation - York

Optima Casement Windows were a central part of a £1.3 million renovation project at Woldgate School and Sixth Form College in Pocklington near York

In May 2017, Woldgate School secured £1.3 million for improvements toits buildings from the Department for Education. The funds were to cover work including the removal and replacement of external walls not of brick construction, as well as windows and doors, many of which were the originals from when the school was first built. The older buildings would also have their roofs replaced as part of the project.

Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Kingfisher Windows was appointed principal contractor for the works. The company undertook the design, manufacture and installation of the window element of the project and worked closely with trusted sub-contractors to deliver other aspects to the high standards the project demanded.

Optima Casement Windows from Profile 22 deliver the ideal commercial solution
Optima from Profile 22 is one of the most widely specified commercial systems thanks to its impressive list of benefits that help specifiers meet even the most demanding of requirements. Jonny had no hesitation in specifying the system for use on Woldgate School.
Optima delivers optimal thermal performance, achieving a 1.2 W/ m2K U-value as standard, with U-values as low as 0.8 W/m2K possible. It is PAS24 compliant as standard, with Secured by Design options available as well. In its aesthetics and versatility, it sits comfortably in any architectural style. For Woldgate School, grey on white casement windows were specified with grey tinted solar control glazing on south facing elevations.

A complex installation managed with skill and patience
A number of factors made the renovation project at Woldgate School potentially interesting, not least the fact that initial works took place during term time, which meant careful planning to minimise disruption to the school day. Jonny said: “We are experienced in working on sites with demanding requirements so we worked closely with the school to ensure work could continue at pace without having an impact on pupils’ learning.”

Work on the project started during the May half term of 2017 and was completed by the start of the Autumn term in September.

Conclusion
Now the project is complete, Jonny looks back at the work Kingfisher has undertaken with pride: “We are delighted to have played such a big role in improving school facilities for the next generation,” he says. Headteacher of Woldgate School Jonathan Britton said: “We are confident, following this initial work, we will secure additional funding to continue this programme of investment and ensure our school has the very best facilities within our locality.”

For more information on the Profile 22 range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.

Project
School building renovation
Sector
Education
Location
Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, Pocklington, York
Client
Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
Contractor
Kingfisher Windows
Product
Profile 22’s Optima Casement Windows
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21/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima windows - student accommodation

Profile 22 Flush Tilt & Turn Windows were chosen for a £24 million project to build new accommodation for 735 students at Sheffield Hallam University.

Founded 29 years ago, Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Polar Windows has a strong commercial division and works with some of the biggest names in the construction industry. One of Polar’s clients, North Midland Construction, appointed it to supply and install the PVCU windows required in a £24 million project to build accommodation for 735 students at Sheffield Hallam University.

The client was Victoria Hall Management Ltd (VHML), a specialist UK developer and operational manager of student accommodation. The contract was to build The Elements, an 11-storey building containing a mix of 4, 5 and 6 bed cluster flats plus self-contained flats, with all bedrooms having an en suite bathroom and sharing a kitchen and dining area.

Groundworks for the project began in January 2017 and the building was completed in August 2018.

As well as the flats, the building contains a gym, cinema room, quiet study area, common room TV and pool table and a private outdoor courtyard. The Elements will be managed by Host, the student facing brand of VHML.

Groundworks for the project began in January 2017 and the building was completed in August 2018.

Optima windows deliver the results needed
While aluminium windows were specified for the building’s street facing elevations in order to meet planning requirements, Profile 22’s high performance Flush Tilt & Turn Windows in Smooth Anthracite Grey were specified for the internal courtyard. Purposely designed for medium and high-rise buildings, the sash on the Flush Tilt & Turn Window is neatly positioned inside the frame of the window to create an elegant and sleek ‘flush’ appearance that means it is a cost-effective alternative to aluminium.

Polar Windows use of the Flush Tilt & Turn Windows on the internal courtyard elevations meant that North Midland Construction was able to value engineer the project and deliver value back to the client, Host.

As well as helping North Midland Construction value engineer the project, Profile 22’s Flush Tilt & Turn Window delivered a wealth of other benefits. It has a maximum opening size of 1450 x 2300mm and offers exceptional performance because it has an air permeability value of 600Pa, water tightness value of 600 Pa and wind resistance value of 2400Pa. It is also Secured by Design accredited and meets PAS24:2016 standards for security.

A complex, demanding installation requiring considerable expertise and experience
Several factors meant that installation of the windows was a complex undertaking.

Firstly, the project had a tight timescale so that it could be completed in time for the start of the 2018/19 academic year. Shaun Daysh, General Manager at Polar Windows, commented: “We needed to work closely with North Midland Construction and liaise carefully with all the other trades on site to ensure installation proceeded smoothly and in a timely fashion.”

The building is in a busy area of Sheffield, just a 10-minute walk from the city centre, which meant the build needed to be carefully managed to avoid causing unnecessary disruption to city centre traffic. Shaun said: “Every aspect of work on site, including deliveries and the use of the telehandling equipment required to position the windows in place needed to be meticulously planned.”

Throughout the project Polar Windows worked closely with Profile 22. During the tendering process Profile 22’s technical team worked with Shaun to provide CAD drawings and additional technical support. During the construction phase, Shaun says Profile 22’s support was invaluable.

“Profile 22 had an excellent understanding of what was required. On a project of this scale, we didn’t want to have the stock in one delivery. We called off what was required in several batches, which made capacity planning at our manufacturing facility much easier.”

An impressive, high profile result
The end result is an eye-catching building that has regenerated a neglected site in Sheffield and is a powerful addition to the Sheffield city landscape. Shaun comments: “It was a good project to be part of and we are delighted with the way it looks.”
20/03/2020
Flush Tilt and Turn windows - new build residential housing - Rochdale


Profile 22 Flush Tilt and Turn windows were chosen for new residential and retail blocks and a community facility hub in Kirkholt, Rochdale

The Strand in Rochdale is a partnership between Rochdale Borough Council and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing. The project involved the demolition of three existing residential and retail buildings and the construction of new retail blocks and a community facility hub plus sixteen new apartments for affordable rent, which were delivered in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency.

The main contractor on the project was Bardsley and the company invited Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Framexpress to tender for the 120 windows required on the project. Sarah Price, Commercial Sales Manager at Framexpress, said: “We’ve worked with Bardsley on several previous occasions. Our ongoing relationship with them, combined with our strong track record and a competitive quote meant we clinched the contract.”

Work on The Strand started in January 2017 and completed in July 2018.

Flush Tilt and Turn from Profile 22 specified
The project’s architects, Triangle Architects, had specified the Flush Tilt and Turn Window in Anthracite Grey for the project because of its ability to deliver aluminium aesthetics but with a better price and performance.

The Flush Tilt and Turn Window has a sash that is neatly positioned inside the frame of the window to create an elegant and sleek ‘flush’ appearance. It has a maximum opening size of 1450 x 2300mm and offers exceptional performance because it has an air permeability value of 600Pa, a water tightness value of 600 Pa and a wind resistance value of 2400Pa.

The window is Secured by Design accredited and meets PAS24:2016 standards for security.

Partnership working at its best
Because Framexpress, Profile 22 and Bardsley had worked together on previous projects, there was already a good working relationship in place that added value to this project. The Profile 22 specification team worked closely with Sarah throughout, providing vital technical information that gave Bardsley necessary documentation and making site visits during the construction phase to maintain close contact at all times. This ensured a close-knit team dedicated to a high quality end result.

A project set to revitalise a community
The Strand is an impressive project that will help to regenerate the Kirkholt district of Rochdale. Clare Tostevin, RBH Director of Communities, said: “This is a landmark development which will revitalise the heart of Kirkholt, providing a range of new facilities for the community together with high-quality new shops and homes.”

For more information on the Profile 22 Optima range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910
19/03/2020
Profile 22 Window & Doors - Tower blocks - Walsall

Profile 22’s award winning optima suite of casement and Tilt and Turn Windows along with matching PVCU doors were specified in the refurbishment of two tower blocks in Walsall, West Midlands.

Originally built in 1963, Little London House and Wood House tower blocks in Walsall needed refurbishment, including the installation of energy saving measures including new external windows, balcony doors and external wall insulation.

whg, owners and managers of the blocks, has a policy of using Profile 22 windows in all its properties and Little London House and Wood House were no different. Window Installer M Howells (Services) Limited was appointed to complete the replacement of 960 windows and 130 doors across the two towers. Matt Howells, Director of M Howells, says: “We are very experienced in the replacement of windows in high rise and low level blocks in the West Midlands and have undertaken numerous refurbishment projects for whg. This project was the latest of these.”

M Howells has a longstanding relationship with one of the West Midlands leading Profile 22 Optima fabricators Stedek Windows & Doors. Matt had no hesitation in turning to them again to supply the windows on this project.

Work started on the refurbishment in April 2017 and finished in the summer of 2018.

Profile 22 Optima products deliver improved energy efficiency
whg specified Profile 22’s Optima products for the refurbishment of Little London House and Wood House. The windows are designed to deliver increased insulation and weather protection, which makes them the perfect choice for high-rise, exposed locations.

Increasing energy efficiency was one of the key drivers of the refurbishment and Stedek supplied the detailed window drawings and the accompanying technical specifications that demonstrated the ability of Profile 22 Windows to deliver.

They are capable of achieving Window Energy Ratings of A++ and U-values of 0.8 W/m2K. Indicative performance measures are 600Pa for air permeability, 600Pa for water tightness and 2400Pa for wind resistance.

The Profile 22 windows were fabricated to PAS24:2016 standards for security, helping to deliver increased security to residents too.

A complex project handled with expertise and experience
Manufacture of the windows and doors on the project ran smoothly despite several challenging factors. Richard Hammond, Stedek’s Sales Director, comments: “The tower blocks had unusual front façades and the PVC doors that opened onto the balconies had to be manufactured with a double return and z-shaped cills, which added a degree of complexity. But our level of production understanding is second to none.

Installation also proceeded smoothly and to schedule. Matt comments: “We worked closely with everyone involved on the project so installation took place with the minimum of disruption to the building’s tenants.”

Conclusion
Little London House and Wood House have been transformed by the works, which have enhanced the aesthetic appearance and delivered greatly improved thermal efficiency. Matt comments: “Everybody is really happy with the results, including the client.” Richard says: “These are two significant buildings on the Walsall skyline and we are very proud of our involvement in their transformation.”

For more information on the Profile 22 range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.
18/03/2020
Profile 22 Flush Tilt and Turn windows - student accommodation - University of Derby

Profile 22 Flush Tilt and Turn windows have been used in the construction of flats for University of Derby students.
Agard Court opened to students at the start of the 2018-19 academic year. The vibrant, modern flats accommodate between four and six students and house 244 students in total. The accommodation is a short walk away from Derby city centre’s main restaurants, bars and shops.

The developer of the new build flats was Jensco Holdings Ltd and the main contractor was Clegg Construction. The design, manufacture and installation of the windows on the project was undertaken by Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Kingfisher Windows. As a member of the Approved Window Contractors Scheme, Kingfisher has demonstrated a wealth of experience in the management of large contract supply and installation and working proactively towards on-time and on-budget completion. The company’s track record was one of the factors that saw Kingfisher secure the window contract for Agard Court through competitive tender.

Flush Tilt and Turn Windows from Profile 22 deliver optimum solution
Given the nature of student accommodation, and the shape of the building’s aesthetics, the Flush Tilt and Turn Window from Profile 22 was the best choice for optimum ventilation and maximisation of space.

It has a sash that is neatly positioned inside the frame of the window to create an elegant and sleek ‘flush’ appearance that delivers the appearance of aluminium, especially when complemented with a RAL 7016 smooth foil finish on white, as it was on this project.

The window has a maximum opening size of 1450 x 2300mm and offers exceptional performance because it has an air permeability value of 600Pa, a water tightness value of 600Pa and a wind resistance value of 2400Pa.

The window is Secured by Design accredited and meets PAS24:2016 standards for security.

Other key elements in the specification of the windows for Agard Court was the use of acoustic glazing on road elevations and the use of clear solar control glazing on south facing elevations. Jonny Reynolds, Technical Director at Kingfisher Windows, worked closely with the team at Clegg Construction and Profile 22 to ensure all calculations were provided and all requirements met.

A busy city centre construction site
The combination of a busy city centre site and the Structural Steel Framing System (SFS) construction of the build could have caused difficulties for many window contractors, but Kingfisher proved more than able to cope. The company’s team is experienced in working closely with other on-site teams to ensure installation runs smoothly and on schedule. As a result, installation was completed on time and on budget.

A high profile result
Jonny is delighted with the finished result and says: “It’s a fantastic building.” It was the first time Kingfisher had worked with Clegg Construction on a contract, but Jonny says the quality of the relationship and the Profile 22 product has already led to further contracts being agreed with the contractor. It’s a clear indication of what Profile 22 products and the Profile 22 Specification Service has to offer.

For more information on the Profile 22 range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.
18/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima Passivhaus refurb - social housing - Huddersfield

Profile 22 has completed a refurbishment programme for Kirklees Council and its ALMO Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) supplying 150 replacement windows, specified in-line with the principles of Passivhaus.

Formerly Richmond Flats, Harold Wilson Court on Leeds Road in Huddersfield is an 11 storey building comprising 43 one-bedroom flats. When the tower block was originally ear-marked for refurbishment the target was for affordable warmth and cheaper energy costs for its residents. Yet on receipt of funding from the Yorkshire & Humber European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007-2013 as part of the BIG Energy Upgrade programme, KNH was able to complete elements of the refurbishment in line with the principles of the Passivhaus standard.

As part of the original brief the windows needed to achieve a U-value of 1.4 W/m2k but under the guidelines of Passivhaus the windows had to get down to a reading of 0.8 W/m2k. Main contractor Clugston Construction Ltd was charged with procuring a product which met the designated U-value while also achieving a wind load capacity of 2000Pa; Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Polar Windows was the only company to tender which said that this was possible.

Rob Hawkins, commercial business manager for Polar Windows explains how the team reached a solution: “Ordinarily, to gain a 0.8 U-value we would remove the steel or aluminium reinforcement in the frame but in this instance, without the reinforcement and with no additional support the window wouldn’t be able to withstand the wind load pressure experienced at such a height.

“We developed a product that would not only achieve a low U-value and wind load capacity but one that would also allow us to create quite large windows. This meant that the new windows would have a two-fold benefit for the residents – they would be draught-free and thermally efficient, and they would also let more light into the rooms; an important factor for resident well-being.”

It was crucial during the technical design of the window system that Profile 22 and Polar Windows liaised with the other sub-contractors and suppliers to head-off any potential issues. For example the EWI in some areas of the building was up to 250mm thick and this had to be factored in to when designing the window and planning the installation. The solution was a triple-glazed casement window reinforced using a bolster bar fitted to the outside of the frame but inside of the mullion.

In addition to the replacement windows Profile 22 curtain walling and balcony doors were also specified and installed.

Speaking about the transformation, Dave Woodhead, KNH contracts manager, said: “The new homes are currently being let to people on the Kirklees housing register and offer the latest in affordable, energy efficient, secure and modern living. Harold Wilson Court is a bespoke building and sets precedence for other social housing providers and landlords; this tower block is proof that a truly thermally efficient refurbishment is possible.”
17/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima Chamfered windows help transform 1960s building Cheshire

Over 1,000 Profile 22 Optima Chamfered Windows have been used in a conversion project in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire.

Sim Chem House in Cheadle Hulme was a six storey office block built in the 1960s. The building had been empty for many years and fallen into disrepair. It was purchased by developers Inspired Homes to be redeveloped into 184 studio, one and two bed ultra-high quality apartments aimed at young homeowners.

With the focus on quality throughout, the choice of window was critical. The specification was for 1,050 PVC-U foil wrapped windows in a specific RAL colour on the exterior and white on the interior. The windows would need acoustic treatments to address noise from a busy town centre location and incorporate louvres for mechanical extraction.

Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Kingfisher Windows won the contract for the work because it was able to meet the exacting specification at the most competitive price.

Profile 22 Optima Chamfered Windows provide inspired solution
Kingfisher Windows tendered for the work with Profile 22 Optima Chamfered Windows. The Optima system is often specified on commercial contracts because of its intelligent design, impressive performance and attractive good looks.
In the case of Sim Chem House, Kingfisher manufactured the 1,050 casement windows with Anthracite 7016 textured foil for the external elevations and white on internal elevations.

The Optima system delivers a 1.2 W/m2K U-value as standard, with U-values as low as 0.8 W/m2K possible, and achieves BS7412 weather performance. In the case of Sim Chem House, Kingfisher glazed the windows with a soft coat low emissivity glass, a warm edge spacer and argon gas to optimise thermal efficiency. Louvres were also glazed within the window system for mechanical extraction.

Optima windows achieve PAS24 2016 Enhanced Security and have Secured by Design options too, giving the properties at Sim Chem House impressive levels of security.

A well-planned and well- executed installation
Working cooperatively with all the other trades on site, Kingfisher Windows completed a smooth and trouble-free installation of the windows.

Conclusion
Sim Chem House, now renamed Fabrick, was completed in March
2019 and has created much-needed high quality affordable housing for young professionals in the area. David Holmes of the project’s main contractor headoffice3 said: “The building looks fantastic – we are delighted with the results.”

For more information on the Profile 22 range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.
16/03/2020
Profile 22 windows transform a citywide social housing project in south west

Profile 22 Fully Reversible Windows were specified in the refurbishment of 15 tower blocks in Bristol
The legacy PVC-U windows, doors and curtain walling at 15 high and low-rise blocks owned by Bristol City Council at Eastville, Easton, Clifton, Redcliffe, Shirehampton and Ashton Gate needed to be replaced to improve thermal efficiency, security and aesthetics.

An experienced company was required to carry out the complex, high profile, multi-phase works required. Following competitive tender, the contract was awarded to longstanding Profile 22 Approved Window Manufacturer Emplas Window Systems.

Emplas recommended the use of Profile 22’s Optima system because of its track record in social housing projects. As part of the tendering process, Profile 22 sent an experienced specification manager to undertake a free bespoke design survey, including calculations of wind loadings and technical design drawings. It meant Emplas could clearly demonstrate the products would deliver the exceptional energy efficiency, weather protection and security required.

Profile 22 Full Reversible Windows deliver improvements required

The Optima 70mm fully reversible window system is designed specifically for medium-high-rise applications and inaccessible locations. It provides high security locking, child resistant safety catches and achieves a weather performance of 2400pa for wind, 1500pa for water and 600pa for air.

The 70mm Optima casement system offers superb design and easy installation. The slim, chamfered shape is clean, contemporary and attractive, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, including casement, tilt and turn, French casement and French doors.

A complex installation meticulously planned

The scale of the works meant installation was planned in multiple phases. In total, Emplas manufactured and installed 6,863 of Profile’s 22 Optima PVC-U fully reversible, casement and tilt and turn windows. It also installed single, composite and French doors at the council’s high and low-rise flats and communal areas. Throughout, it worked closely with Bristol City Council and tower block residents to ensure works were planned to cause minimal disruption.

Conclusion

The finished results have transformed the 15 tower blocks and the lives of the people who live in them.

For more information on the Profile 22 range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.
15/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima Chamfered windows social housing - Telford

Profile 22 Chamfered Windows were specified and commissioned for 39 new build houses in Telford, Shropshire

An ambitious scheme with demanding requirements
Nuplace are a quality lettings company, owned by Telford & Wrekin Council, that offers quality homes for private rent in great locations across the borough.

It secured planning permission to build 39 new homes on a site in Snedshill, Telford. The contract to build the homes was awarded to Lovell Partnerships, a partnership housing expert and a leading provider of innovative residential construction and regeneration developments.
The specifications for all elements of the Snedshill project were demanding, in line with Nuplace’s commitment to providing quality housing. This meant Lovell needed to appoint subcontractors it could trust. When it came to the windows and doors on the project, the contract was awarded to Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Select Windows. Select operates nationwide in the refurbishment and new build construction markets. The company has worked with Lovell Partnerships regularly and has built up a reputation as a contractor to be trusted, a factor that played an important part in the awarding of this contract.

Profile 22 Optima Chamfered Windows deliver specifications required
The window specification was for a RAL 7016 Grey on White sculptured profile that could achieve an overall U value of 1.4 W/m2K. Secured by Design accreditation was a requirement as was PAS24 / Part Q compliance. The site’s location near a busy road meant acoustic glazing was required on some elevations. Trickle vents were required on some windows, including those with acoustic glazing requirements, which meant non-standard acoustic trickle vents were required. Other windows required astragal bars,
which needed to be glazed and heat wrapped before leaving the factory.
Select Windows was able to demonstrate how Profile 22’s Optima Chamfered Windows were able to meet or exceed all the requirements of the project.
Optima is increasingly becoming the commercial system of choice because of its ability to meet demanding requirements at a competitive
price. The Optima system delivers a 1.2 W/m2K U-value as standard, with U-values as low as 0.8 W/ m2K possible. Optima windows achieve PAS24 2016 Enhanced Security and have Secured by Design options when these are required, as they were in this case.
A smooth running installation
Select Windows is an expert contractor with a great deal of experience in working cooperatively and proactively on busy construction sites. The
high specification of the glazing configuration and the requirement for windows with astragal bars to be
glazed at the factory added an extra level of challenge but Select proved more than able to cope, with fabrication and installation of the windows completed smoothly and on schedule.
A high quality development
for Telford
The completed homes are an excellent addition to Telford’s housing stock. Steve Chatham, Select Windows’ Business Development Manager,
said: “We are very pleased with
this development, which looks very impressive from the roadside.”
The project is a perfect example of how high quality products such as Profile 22 Optima windows can enable the development of high quality social housing that will stand the test of time.
For more information on the Profile 22 range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.
15/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima Tilt and Turn windows - student accommodation - Lincoln

Nearly 600 PVC-U tilt-turn windows in the Profile 22 system were chosen for The Gateway, a £22million student accommodation in Lincoln.

The work was carried out in line with strict deadlines, and the project was completed in good time ready for the beginning of the academic year.

The tilt-turn windows were fabricated by Profile 22’s Approved Window Contractor, Polar Windows, using the fully chamfered system, foiled with smooth finish RAL 7016 Anthracite grey as a special order to colour match the aluminium design scheme. The main contractor on the eight-storey building was Kier Construction Central for The Gateway (Lincoln) Ltd, a JT venture partnership between Jackson and Jackson and Richardson Capital LLP, working with Stem Architects. The mixture of studio apartments and cluster flats are used by students at the University of Lincoln.

As well as achieving the specified acoustic ratings of 39 Db reduction and a U-Value of 1.4 W/m²K, solar control glazing was used in the mainly east, south and west facing elevations to limit the solar gain to G-0.4. Meanwhile, the windows were further weatherproofed with EPDM membranes to ensure an airtight seal against bad weather.

Logistics for the installation were particularly challenging, as Alan Crowe, managing director, of Chesterfield-based Polar Windows, explained: “It was essentially a lot of work to be done in a little space because of its city centre location. Deliveries had to be meticulously timed and a crane had to be installed and removed with minimum impact on traffic. It also meant we had to liaise especially closely with the main contractor and other trades to ensure everything ran smoothly.”

Polar Windows has been a Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor for many years. As such, the company had extensive support from the Profile 22 specification team for The Gateway project on matters such as drawings and wind loading calculations. Alan Crowe said this was particularly valuable given that Polar had design liability on the contract, so needed to be much more proactive in getting the detail of the windows right to achieve the required specification.

Andrew Reid, commercial sales director at Profile 22, commented: “Together Profile 22 and Polar Windows worked on the designs to ensure that every need was catered for and the end-result was sympathetic towards the original design of the building. Profile 22’s Approved Window Contractors network is designed to make everything as easy as possible for clients, giving them access to contractors whom have the right experience and accreditations to get the project right first time backed up by full support from their specification and technical teams at Profile 22.”
14/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima Flush Tilt and Turn windows - student accommodation - Staffordshire

Profile 22 has supplied its state-of-the-art Flush Tilt and Turn solution to help transform a vacant building in Staffordshire into luxury student accommodation.

Keele House, a former Tax Office, had stood empty for many years. Given its close proximity to Keele University, the building is ideally located for student accommodation, and many felt that not investing in the property was a wasted opportunity.

Profile 22 and FrameXpress, a longstanding member of the Profile22 Approved Window Contractors Scheme, worked with contractor, Bardsley Construction, to transform the empty space into 160 high spec studio apartments. Reborn as Keele House, the building has been completely refurbished, with associated offices, kitchens and a gymnasium also delivered as part of the project.

To ensure warmth, safety, ease-of-use and pleasing aesthetics, Profile 22’s new Flush Tilt-Turn PVC-U windows were fitted in all 160 apartments – a total of 180 frames.

A cost effective, quality solution

Despite falling into disrepair, the building is a landmark in the local area, and as such, the planning stages of the project created some additional challenges.

Located in the very centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme, it was essential to the council’s planning department that Keele House’s aesthetic complemented the local area.

Adrian Moss, Midlands regional manager at Bardsley Construction, said: “In line with planning guidance, they insisted on the use of aluminium window frames. However, the budget for the project simply could not cover this.

“Struggling to meet the aspirations of all parties, we approached Profile 22, a trusted, long-standing supplier to us. The company provided a Flush Tilt-Turn sample, which we showcased to the planning department and after careful consideration, the use of Profile 22’s Anthracite Grey on White windows was approved for Keele House as an alternative to aluminium.”

Available in a wide range of colour options, Profile 22’s new Flush Tilt-Turn System provides excellent security and weather tightness. The tilt before turn operation provides improved safety and the ability to carry out cleaning without risk – a vital consideration in high-rise applications. In the tilt mode the window offers secure ventilation, an important factor in ground floor installations. The tilt-turn gearing prevents selection from tilt to turn, while in tilt mode and vice versa. Anti-slam is fitted as standard and the gearing is concealed for improved aesthetics.

When specified in Anthracite Grey the appearance of the PVC-U windows “exactly” match the look of aluminium, but are more cost effective than their metal equivalents, making the product a perfect match for Keele House and the specifier.

Smooth delivery and installation

Adrian continued: “We began working on site in March 2016 and had finished delivering the accommodation by December that year. Profile 22 was a fantastic partner throughout the project, and were on hand to assist with any questions we had during installation.”

The windows were fabricated and installed by FrameXpress, a Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor, with an established reputation for excellence in respect of both products and customer support.

Mark Westbrook, managing director at FrameXpress, said: “This particular Flush Tilt-Turn system was an entirely new product for FrameXpress, which required meticulous attention to detail during the fabrication process.

“Performance and security are always priorities but with a new product it is essential to give these the utmost attention, however we worked closely with Profile 22 to ensure that the installation went as smoothly as possible.

“There were a large number of tradespeople on site at the same time, which can make a project more complex, but Bardsley Construction were fantastic at scheduling the work, ensuring that the installation was carried out in the expected four to five-week timeframe.

“We have gone on to incorporate the new Flush Tilt-Turn system into other projects after the success of the Keele House installation; it’s really easy to install and it’s great to be working with a product designed specifically for large commercial projects.”

Achieving a luxury finish with PVC-U

Using Profile 22’s innovative Flush Tilt-Turn product, an iconic building has been created in Newcastle-under-Lyme from a space that once stood vacant and in disrepair.

The Flush Tilt-Turn system has a distinctive, sleek, modern design making it especially suited to new-build apartments. The high-performance weather seal system achieves a superior thermal performance, with U values to 0.8 W/mK this means that students now have a comfortable environment in which to study and relax.

Adrian said: “The Flush Tilt-Turn window and its slim-line profile has perfectly complimented the student accommodation building and helped to provide a luxurious finish. There is a real sense of attention to detail here.”

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14/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima Flush Casement for high class housing development

Over 500 Profile 22 Optima Flush Casement Windows were installed in a private housing development in Whalley Range, Manchester.

Housing developer Laurus Homes, a profit-for-purpose housing developer that’s part of Trafford Housing Trust, secured planning permission to build 13 four bedroom houses and 16 two bedroom apartments in Whalley Range near Manchester. The main contractor for the project was Lane End Group, the market leader in the construction and housing sector in the North West. The contract for the windows and doors in the development was awarded to Profile 22 Approved Contractor Kingfisher Windows, a leading manufacturer and supplier of windows, doors and conservatories. Profile 22 Optima Flush Casement Windows deliver specifications required.

The site was on land formerly owned by the prestigious independent school St Bede’s College and situated near a local conservation area. It meant the development needed to be sympathetic to the character of the local architecture.

Quality was also a critical factor.
Nick Anderson, Development Manager at Laurus Homes, said: “At Laurus Homes, we demand the highest quality specifications for every part of the homes we develop. The windows we choose are no different. After ensuring the windows are code and planning compliant, we look for quality and innovation as well as durability. Most importantly, we require our windows to be easy to use, easy to maintain and essentially a worry-free component for our customers.”

The Profile 22 Optima Flush Casement Window more than met the demanding requirements of the development. Jonny Reynolds, Technical Director at Kingfisher Windows, said: “The Optima Flush Casement Window offers the perfect solution for developments in areas protected by conservation orders that need a window that replicates the 19th-century timber window design, whilst offering modern features and benefits.”

Like all Profile 22 products the Optima Flush Casement Window System is produced to BS EN 12608 and manufactured to BS EN ISO 9001. It adheres to the requirements of the Environmental Management System BS EN ISO 14001 and the Responsible Sourcing standard BES 6001. The manufacturing facility operates a health and safety programme in line with OHSAS 18001 to ensure a safe environment for employees, supply chain partners and residents.

The windows for the Scholars Walk development were fabricated in grey on white to deliver a striking but architecturally sensitive appearance.

A challenging installation schedule
Construction on the Scholars Walk development began in November 2018 and concluded in July 2019. With over 500 windows needing to be installed over this time period, all Kingfisher Windows’ experience in working on large scale developments was required. Jonny said: “We believe the best results come from in working in partnership with all the other trades on site and keeping lines of communication open at all times.”

A new development in one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Manchester.

The completed project brings much- needed family housing to Manchester. Jonny concluded: “We were delighted to be part of a project building housing for this area and we’re very proud of the high quality results achieved.”

For more information on the Profile 22 range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.
13/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima windows - new build retirement living - London

Profile 22 Optima windows were specified in the development of 26 one and two bedroom apartments in a retirement development in Upper Norwood, London

Lewis House is a development of 26 one and two bedroom retirement apartments in Upper Norwood in London from McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder.

As in all McCarthy & Stone developments, high quality was a top priority – it is the only housebuilder of any size to have been awarded the 5-star rating for customer satisfaction by the Home Builders Federation every year since the awards began.

When it came to the 97 windows and 26 door and sidelight combinations required on the project, McCarthy & Stone approached Epwin Window Systems. The systems house recommended the Optima system from Profile 22 and put the developer in touch with local Profile 22 Approved Window Installer Newview Homes Ltd. The company is one of the largest installation companies in the South East and is the one of the few UK installation companies to hold both ISO 9001 for Quality Management and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management.

Profile 22 Optima Chamfered Windows deliver specifications required. The window specification required a U value of 1.4 wm2/k on all windows and Secured by Design accreditation on ground floor and easily accessible first floor windows. Acoustic glazing was also required because Lewis House is situated on a busy road so traffic noise needed to be minimised. Visually, the local authority had requested a grey exterior to give a modern appearance and provide a close match to aluminium.

Newview used Profile 22’s Optima 70mm casement windows in smooth slate grey on white with 28mm Low E sealed glass units. Secured by Design accredited windows were fitted where required. Michele Wietscher, Commercial and Finance Director at Newview, said: “The Optima profile is always well-received because of its ability to meet demanding requirements at a competitive price.”

The windows were manufactured by Newview’s long term fabrication partner, Emplas Window Systems Ltd, one of the UK’s largest window and door fabricators. Michelle said: “We work with Emplas because they are consistently reliable and offer excellent quality and good customer service.”

An impressive installation process
Newview is an experienced commercial installer used to working on new build developments so was well-placed to ensure installation ran smoothly and coordinated with all other trades on site. It was the first time the company had worked with McCarthy & Stone and Michele said the team appreciated the developer’s meticulous approach. “McCarthy & Stone are well organised on site and their efficiency helped us be more productive. The installation process went well.”

A high quality contemporary development
Everyone involved is delighted with the finished result. Senjey Sehmi, Senior Technical Manager South East, McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles, said:
“We are very happy with the appearance of the windows, as they give a clean and contemporary look, which is in keeping with the architectural style of the building.”
The quality of the Optima profile and Newview’s standard of workmanship have also been well received. Michele commented: “It was the perfect little contract for our first time working with McCarthy & Stone. We have priced two other sites in the South East now and hope to be working with them again soon.”

For more information on the Profile 22 range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.
13/03/2020
Profile 22 Optima casement windows - social housing - Manchester

Replacement windows for social housing in Rusholme
Profile 22 has supplied its Optima Casement solution to 62 social housing properties in Rusholme, Manchester for Arawak Walton Housing Association.

Merseyside based Total Glass, a longstanding member of the Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor scheme, supplied 434 Profile 22 Optima Casement PVC-U windows during refurbishment works on the homes. The Windows were installed by Lancashire based Countrywide UPVC.

Time for an upgrade
Ian Heppenstall, Asset Manager at Arawak, said: “At Arawak Walton, a certain amount of expenditure on component renewal is planned for our properties as part of a 30-year business plan. For the 62 properties located in Rusholme, this fell in 2017.

“The windows had the original timber frames and glazing from when the properties were originally constructed in the 1990’s and so we knew that replacing them would greatly enhance the looks and performance of the homes for our tenants.

“We put the contract out to tender for the works in April 2017 and we chose Countrywide UPVC to complete the works.”

Paul Campbell, Director of Countrywide UPVC, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Profile 22, in fact, we only install their products because we believe that the quality and customer support is second to none. We also regularly use their free specification support services which really assist us with the tendering process.

“In this case Profile 22’s Specification Manager completed the designs for all 62 of the properties for us, which was critical to us winning the contract for the works.”

The Profile 22 Optima Range – versatility & enhanced performance
Paul said: “We installed Profile 22’s Optima Range in all 62 properties. We really like working with this product because it’s easy to install, offers excellent performance and the finished result looks good on a wide range of properties. We also know that by using Optima, stock will always be immediately available, which is a big help to both us and the client.”

The award-winning Profile 22 Optima range offers three options: a sculptured system, a chamfered system, and a flush casement system, making it an extremely versatile range.

The versatility is enhanced in the ancillaries available. The range is the widest on the market and includes cills, baypoles, accessories, and packers. The system also fully integrates with other products from the Epwin Group stable such as the commercial Flush Tilt -Turn window which is especially suited to medium to high rise buildings to provide a complete and coherent solution.

Optima has a six-chambered outerframe and a five-chambered sash, which can also be used with RCM thermal inserts to increase the number of insulating chambers. With the option of additional center seals to the outerframe and sash to give outstanding insulation and weather protection. Combined with intelligent glazing innovations it means that Optima double glazed units are capable of achieving a U-value of 1.2 W/m2K. And with triple glazing filled with Argon gas, U-values as low as 0.8 W/m2K can be achieved.

Optima combines a host of features to maximise security and strength. A central Eurogroove gives the sashes greater rigidity. The secure bead system passes security tests without glazing clips and is ready for proposed enhancements to PAS24.

To assist with ease of installation the Optima window system incorporates a deeper drainage channel and features strategic local wall thickening for better screw and hardware retention. The dedicated floating mullion on the French doors and windows is self-holding on the first fix, so it can be easily clipped in, making the installation a fast and simple process.

A job well done
Paul from Countrywide said: “The installation process went really smoothly and we were able to complete the works on time, in budget and with minimal disruption to tenants.

“After we’ve completed a job we always ask the tenants to fill in a customer satisfaction survey, and in this case, 98% were happy with the way the works were carried out and with the finished result.

“The new windows should increase heat retention by up to a third, reducing energy bills for tenants and making the properties a nicer place to live especially during the winter months.”

Ian from Arawak Walton concluded: “The completed window replacements not only improve the stock aesthetically, but they also ensure the properties are wind and watertight, greatly improving energy performance, and offering improved security for our tenants and their homes.”

Ian concluded: “Countrywide performed very well on this project ensuring minimal disruption to tenants, I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again. Furthermore, the tenants were pleased with how the refurbishment works were carried out and are very happy with the way the new windows look and perform, and importantly they should see a reduction in their heating bills long-term.”
12/03/2020
Optima windows & French doors from Profile 22 for affordable housing

A development of 82 new build houses to the north of Glasgow benefit from Optima casement windows and French doors from Profile 22.

Background
A brownfield site, formerly the home of the NHS Orchards hospital was acquired by Keepmoat Homes for the development of 82 two- and three-bedroom homes in seven different styles.

Keepmoat positions itself as a value builder but is committed to smart design and attention to detail. The contract for the windows and French doors on the homes was awarded to Glasgow-based Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Gold Seal Windows. The company is a highly experienced commercial contractor so had the expertise that was needed on a project that required a total of 900 casement window and French door units in Anthracite Grey. It was also able to demonstrate that the Optima window and door system from Profile 22 would be able to meet the required technical specifications and the required budget.

Work on The Orchard started in November 2017 and completed in October 2019.

Profile 22 delivers the specifications required
Optima is the market leader in the commercial sector thanks to its ability to meet the most demanding specifications at a cost-effective price point.

Optima is the award-winning 70mm system for Profile 22. Its casement windows are available in sculptured and chamfered variations. Aesthetically, Optima casement windows offer improved sightlines and a higher glass-to-frame ratio. They are suitable for almost any size or layout of casement window because the system includes all the components for bay and bow windows and conservatories. The system comes with the widest range of ancillaries in the industry while the choice of 28 colours means the system can compete with aluminium alternatives. The system meets all requirements for thermal efficiency as standard. A wealth of intelligent design features and double and triple glazing options mean thermal efficiency can be enhanced to meet a project’s specified standards, up to and including 0.8 W/m2K or A++. Optima also offers market-leading structural strength and security. When correctly specified, Optima casement windows are PAS24 approved as standard. Secured by Design requirements can also be met where required.

A high quality installation process
With 82 houses being built to a demanding schedule, Gold Seal Windows needed to draw on all its experience of working on busy construction sites. Thanks to careful project management and effective communication, the Gold Seal Windows’ installation team was able to install all 900 units on time and on budget.

A development providing much-needed affordable housing
Demand for affordable housing in and around Glasgow is growing. Homes in The Orchard provide a high quality option for first time buyers, growing families and downsizers alike. John McNamee, Director of Gold Seal Windows, said: “As a local company, we know how important developments like this are for the local community. We were delighted to win the contract for this work and delighted to see the high-quality result.”
03/09/2019
Commercial Case Study Holyhead Road

Sector:
Social housing

Project:
Development of 39 new build homes

Approved Window Contractor:
Select Windows

Product:
Profile 22 Optima Chamfered Windows

Location:
Snedshill, Telford

Profile 22 Optima Chamfered Windows used in a social housing development in Telford

Profile 22 Chamfered Windows were specified and commissioned for 39 new build houses in Telford, Shropshire

An ambitious scheme with demanding requirements

Nuplace are a quality lettings company, owned by Telford & Wrekin Council, that offers quality homes for private rent in great locations across the borough.

It secured planning permission to build 39 new homes on a site in Snedshill, Telford. The contract to build the homes was awarded to Lovell Partnerships, a partnership housing expert and a leading provider of innovative residential construction and regeneration developments.

The specifications for all elements of the Snedshill project were demanding, in line with Nuplace’s commitment to providing quality housing. This meant Lovell needed to appoint subcontractors it could trust. When it came to the windows and doors on the project, the contract was awarded to Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Select Windows. Select operates nationwide in the refurbishment and new build construction markets. The company has worked with Lovell Partnerships regularly and has built up a reputation as a contractor to be trusted, a factor that played an important part in the awarding of this contract.

Profile 22 Optima Chamfered Windows deliver specifications required

The window specification was for a RAL 7016 Grey on White sculptured profile that could achieve an overall U value of 1.4 W/m2K. Secured by Design accreditation was a requirement as was PAS24 / Part Q compliance. The site’s location near a busy road meant acoustic glazing was required on some elevations. Trickle vents were required on some windows, including those with acoustic glazing requirements, which meant non-standard acoustic trickle vents were required. Other windows required astragal bars, which needed to be glazed and heat wrapped before leaving the factory.

Select Windows was able to demonstrate how Profile 22’s Optima Chamfered Windows were able to meet or exceed all the requirements of the project.

Optima is increasingly becoming the commercial system of choice because of its ability to meet demanding requirements at a competitive price. The Optima system delivers a 1.2 W/m2K U-value as standard, with U-values as low as 0.8 W/m2K possible. Optima windows achieve PAS24 2016 Enhanced Security and have Secured by Design options when these are required, as they were in this case.

A smooth running installation

Select Windows is an expert contractor with a great deal of experience in working cooperatively and proactively on busy construction sites. The high specification of the glazing configuration and the requirement for windows with astragal bars to be glazed at the factory added an extra level of challenge but Select proved more than able to cope, with fabrication and installation of the windows completed smoothly and on schedule.

A high quality development for Telford

The completed homes are an excellent addition to Telford’s housing stock. Steve Chatham, Select Windows’ Business Development Manager, said: “We are very pleased with this development, which looks very impressive from the roadside.”

The project is a perfect example of how high quality products such as Profile 22 Optima windows can enable the development of high quality social housing that will stand the test of time.

For more information on the Profile 22 range, please visit www.profile22.co.uk or call 01952 290910.

Team

Name Role Email Telephone
Katie Allman Commercial Marketing Manager kallman@epwin.co.uk 01952 283371
Sonia Travis Head of Commercial Sales stravis@epwin.co.uk 07500 602439

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