Profile 22’s Optima Fully Sculptured windows were chosen for the refurbishment of 38 properties, consisting of a mixture of houses and flats, in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
The manufacture and installation of the 300 Optima casement windows was awarded to longstanding Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Select Windows. Based in Walsall in the West Midlands, Select Windows is an award- winning family-owned business with considerable experience in the commercial sector delivering an outstanding service for its clients across the UK.
The contract required the fabrication and installation of 300 casement windows for the properties. The windows were manufactured in White, and work commenced in December 2019 and was completed in August 2020.
The project was part of the Nehemiah Housing Project, which is designed to build successful, sustainable and diverse communities by providing housing in a culturally sensitive way to their tenants. Nehemiah has a portfolio of 1100 properties serving the multicultural African Caribbean, Asian, Irish and European communities within the West Midlands. Their properties have been designed for people with disabilities or specific religious/cultural needs and offer energy-efficient homes to minimise the impact of fuel poverty.
Profile 22’s Optima system fitted the bill perfectly. It is an award-winning 70mm system that delivers superior thermal efficiency thanks to features such as a 6-chambered outerframe and 5-chambered sash and unique innovations such as additional centre seals. The system met all requirements for thermal efficiency and was more than able to achieve the WER A+ rating specification required on this project. Shefeeq Rahman, Property Services Officer at Nehemiah House Project, said: ”Profile 22 is an established and considered brand in the social housing sector which gave us the reassurance that their products would not only perform well but would continue to look good in years to come. We had excellent design and survey support from the experienced commercial team and full support with our installation program. Our residents are delighted with the new windows.”
The project was complicated due to working within stringent pandemic protocols. The team at Select were responsible for all appointments and carried out the work on time and on budget whilst adhering to pandemic-safety protocols throughout the fitting process. This meant exceptional project management was required at every stage which Select Windows were able to deliver.
Gary is delighted with the results of the work. He says the feedback has been extremely positive too: “Due to our excellent relationship with the main contractor and our ability to deliver this project on time, we are now tendering for additional work to further enhance the client’s housing stock. Our solid relationship is the principal reason the contract was concluded efficiently during these difficult times.”
The result has transformed the Wolverhampton properties and delivered greater thermal efficiency for the benefits of the tenants.