Leeds University

Passing with Distinction

Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor, Polar Windows has completed a 900 window refurbishment program for Leeds University, replacing old and failing timber windows with WER ‘A’ rated energy efficient PVC-U replacements.

Polar Windows was appointed to deliver the wholesale replacement of windows at Montague Burton, a four-storey undergraduate hall of residence, earlier this year.

Manufactured in a dark oak foiled finish in the FI70mm system from Profile 22, Polar Windows began its works program in July while the building was still occupied completing the replacement project in September.

Rob Hawkins, commercial business manager, Polar Windows, explained: “The building dates to around the 1980s and many of the original windows were in need of replacement.

“The FI70 suite from Profile 22 in a dark oak foil delivered a strong match to character-defining timber originals. We were also able to clad structural steel bay windows in matching PVC-U panels to maintain and safeguard the appearance of the property.”

It follows Polar Windows’ earlier appointment to supply and deliver the refurbishment of Royal Park. The high end student accommodation is managed by Unipol, a not-for-profit provider owned by Leeds University.  This included curtain walling and the replacement of more than 100 WER ‘A’ rated windows in a grey-on-white finish.