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Profile 22 delivers required specification for retirement living complex

Over 200 Profile 22 casement windows and over 100 doors have been specified and fitted at the Lavender Fields Care Village, a newly developed retirement living complex situated just outside Barmby Moor village in Yorkshire. The development includes a care home, 25 close-care bungalows and The Hub, a multifunctional facility featuring a bar, café, wellness centre, gym, hairdressers, nail bar/therapy centre, cinema, general store, post office, and multi-function room.

The main contractor for the project was Firecrest Construction Ltd. The window and door contract was awarded to Kingfisher uPVC Windows & Doors Ltd, an Epwin Window Systems Approved Commercial Partner. Given the extensive glazing requirements essential for maximising countryside views and ensuring thermal efficiency, the project demanded an experienced commercial fabricator. Kingfisher, an established business with over three decades of experience, was well-equipped to deliver exceptional results.

For this project, the windows and doors were manufactured using the award-winning Profile 22 system from Epwin Window Systems. The widely-specified system meets and exceeds all regulatory build requirements and can achieve a 1.2 W/m2K U-value as standard. When using a triple-glazed unit filled with Argon gas, U-values as low as 0.8 W/m2K can be achieved.

The system also brings market-leading structural strength and security. Profile 22 Casement Windows are PAS 24:2022 approved as standard and Secured by Design requirements can also be met where required, making it a compelling solution for projects of all sizes and sectors.

The PVC-U windows and doors were manufactured in Anthracite Grey on White to match the development’s aluminium glazed elements, providing a sleek and modern appearance.

Kingfisher’s installation team collaborated closely with Firecrest Construction, phasing the installation of windows and doors as the buildings progressed. In The Hub, Kingfisher installed 55 windows, 50 doors, nine curtain wall screens, and 19 aluminium doors. In the 25 close-care bungalows, the team installed 149 windows, 25 sets of French doors and 25 composite doors.

The result is a high-end, self-sustaining retirement community offering residents independence and support as needed.

Deborah Beeley, Sales and Marketing Manager at Kingfisher Windows, commented: “It was a privilege to be involved in creating this innovative retirement community. The high specification of the Profile 22 windows and doors ensures every building is thermally efficient, while the generous glazing makes the most of the countryside views for the residents. The project ran smoothly and we are delighted with the completed results.”

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