PROFILE 22 SYSTEMS

STAFFORD PARK 6
TELFORD
SHROPSHIRE TF3 3AT

Tel: 01952 290910
Fax: 01952 290460

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Suppliers of: PVCu Curtain Walling, uPVC windows, PVCu Conservatories

Please contact Amanda for more information, to obtain our approved window contractor lists or technical assistance 01952 283377 or awaters@epwin.co.uk

 

The Specifier’s Choice

Profile 22 is one of the most versatile and proven window, doors and curtain walling systems on the market. Leading in PVC-U windows and doors, Profile 22 boasts more than 40 years’ experience in all sectors including new-build, regeneration and refurbishment. Whatever your project, Profile 22 can provide a combination of PVC-U profile and hardware to meet your needs.

Profile 22 is unique in that it is a genuinely complete system. What really makes us different to other system companies is that we can offer a ‘complete suite’ of specially designed window and door hardware under our successful hardware brand, Safeware. By specifying Profile 22, you can deal with one company for the whole window system, including PVC-U profiles as well as hardware.

Profile 22 is a comprehensive PVC-U window and door system comprising the following two main product ranges; Our team has extensive construction industry experience, form engineering skills to actually fitting windows for a living. Through continuous improvement and adapting our products to meet future market and regulation demands, Profile 22 launched four new products in 2016 including its new market leading system- Optima:

Optima C - A fully chamfered 70mm depth, slim modern design

Optima S – A fully sculptured 70mm depth system with a distinctive decorative appearance

Optima F – A 70mm system offering an attractive flush external finish

Flush tilt & turn- specially designed to avoid the overlapping of the framework, especially suited to medium to high rise buildings and when specifiers are seeking a larger-sized window.

We offer a complimentary Specification, Design and Technical support services package consisting of:

  • GET IT RIGHT FIRST TIME! – confirm and guidance on the correct specification for a specific project
  • Curtain walling specification assistance from conception to completion
  • Consistency of foil colours within group via our foiling plant including anthracite grey smooth
  • Specially designed systems for steel and timber frame projects
  • Expert technical in-house and offsite assistance followed by housing stock surveys, complete window schedule reports, CPD Seminars, building regulations, planning approval
  • Access to our online library - CAD Designs, dwg files, BIM Objects and access to NBS library

Profile 22 is part of the Epwin Group, the UK’s largest manufacturer of PVC-U extrusions. Our manufacturing portfolio includes PVC-U profiles for windows, doors, curtain walling, ancillaries and Safeware hardware. We provide architects and specifiers with a single point of reference for our extensive range of aesthetically pleasing and functional products.  All have been designed and rigorously tested to meet current industry standards, Building Regulations and are all registered with Secured by Design.

Profile 22 Kitemarks all products and has been awarded BBA accreditation for the full profile range. Manufacturing processes are carried out in accordance with BES 6001, BS EN ISO 14001, BS EN ISO 18001 and BS EN ISO 9001. Profile 22 is the first systems company in the UK to achieve BES 6001 responsible sourcing.  We have developed the first ever 100% recycled window, which has been awarded BRE A+ rating in the Green Guide.  Recently been awarded vinyl plus verified March 2017.

Our commercial specification team working in partnership with our nationwide network of Approved Window Contractors. Commercial and National Building Specification (NBS) provide guidance on issues including low carbon solutions, security, safety and energy-efficiency. 

Please contact Amanda for more information, to obtain our approved window contractor lists or technical assistance 01952 283377 or awaters@epwin.co.uk

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

02. Profile 22 Commercial Flush Tilt and Turn
Flush Commercial tilt and turn windows

Published [22/03/18]File size [1634 KB]

03. Profile 22 NEW Commercial Flush Casement Windows Brochure
Flush Casement Window System

Published [22/03/18]File size [2095 KB]

04. Profile 22 Commercial Support Brochure eBook
Complimentary support services, specification guidance, onsite and offsite technical support services, housing stock surveying, window schedule reporting, CAD designs, dwg files

Published [22/03/18]File size [1887 KB]

05. Profile 22 Fully Reversible Window Brochure eBook 1
Fully Reversible Window has been manufactured using low carbon technology

Published [22/03/18]File size [2417 KB]

06. Profile 22 Curtain Walling eBook
curtain walling

Published [22/03/18]File size [1757 KB]

07. Profile 22 Vertical Slider Brochure eBook
Vertical sliding window system

Published [22/03/18]File size [2015 KB]

08. Profile 22 Education Brochure eBook
most widely specified window, door and curtain walling system for educational buildings

Published [22/03/18]File size [6776 KB]

09. Profile 22 New Build PVC-U Window and Door eBook
PVC-U window and door systems

Published [22/03/18]File size [2690 KB]

10. Profile 22 New Colour range
profile 22 windows colour range

Published [22/03/18]File size [757 KB]

11. Profile 22 Optima 2 Part Cill Leaflet
clip on window cills

Published [22/03/18]File size [705 KB]

12. Profile 22 TRADE Optima 22 Reasons Booklet
New commercial Flush Tilt & Turn window system

Published [26/03/18]File size [303 KB]

a. Profile 22 Specification Guide Issue 11
Casement Windows Flush Casement Windows Tilt - Turn Windows Flush Tilt and Turn Windows Fully Reversible Windows Vertical Sliding Windows Residential and French Doors Doors with Side Screens Emergency Doors Composite Doors Patio Door System Curtain Walling Cavity Closer System

Published [16/04/18]File size [34242 KB]

Vinyl Plus Verified
VinylPlus is the renewed ten-year Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry. The programme establishes a long-term framework for the sustainable development of the industry by tackling a number of critical challenges, in the EU-28, Norway and Switzerland.

Published [16/04/18]File size [51 KB]

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

Flush Casement Windows
Especially designed to complement heritage style properties, the Profile 22 flush casement window offers exceptional energy efficiency without compromise to looks, courtesy of the innovative “Aeroframe” thermal wall technology and its striking deep bevelled appearance. The special design of the flush casement is also ideal for modern apartment buildings and overcomes the issues with the traditional casement style window, when a more ‘flush’ appearance is needed. The flush casement provides the perfect solution when a “period” appearance is required to recreate the look of a traditional timber window.The exceptional energy efficiency performance of this window works at the same time to lower heating bills. The innovative design incorporates “Aeroframe” and five chambers in all profiles and on top of this can be fitted with triple seals to maximise thermal performance.This download includes 8 configurations of the Profile 22 Flush Casement Window System.   Unplasticized polyvinylchloride (PVC-U) window units, Windows

Published [23/03/17]

Flush Tilt-Turn Window System
Our externally Flush Tilt-Turn window is specially designed to avoid the overlapping of the framework that is often synonymous with PVC-U systems.The sash is neatly positioned inside the frame of the window to create an elegant and sleek ‘flush’ appearance. The functionality of the window has all round locking, is internally glazed and opens inwards providing excellent security and weather tightness.From apartment buildings to housing, to hotels and offices, to hospitals and universities, applications for the Flush Tilt-Turn window are endless. The Flush Tilt-Turn window is especially suited to medium to high rise buildings and when specifiers are seeking a larger-sized window.This download includes 8 configurations of the Profile 22 Tilt - Turn Window System. Created as window families and designed to be fully flexible and parametric for easy manipulation.The downlaod includes the following window styles  -   - Single openig   - Double Opening   - Fixed Bottom Top Opening   - Opeing Bottom Fixed Top   - LHS Fixed with RHS Opening   - Triple Opening   - Double Opening on Top Double Fixed Bottom   - Tripe Top Opening on Top Triple Fixed Bottom  Fixed roof ventilators, terminals and accessories, Windows

Published [20/07/16]

Fully Reversible 70mm Window
Our Fully Reversible window system offers a cost-effective and easy-to-install solution for multi-storey properties and inaccessible locations. Available in 70mm depth and with a 180-degree pivot mechanism, these internally beaded windows completely rotate without impacting the internal room space and in doing so allow for easy and safe cleaning in inaccessible locations.Especially designed for medium-high rise applications and inaccessible locations, our new Fully Reversible Window has been manufactured using low carbon technology and pioneers our ‘thermal barrier’ technology the secret ingredient to achieving greater thermal performance.This download includes 6 configurations of the Profile 22 Fully Reversible Window System.  Fixed roof ventilators, terminals and accessories, Windows

Published [23/03/17]

Vertical Sliding Window
The PVC-U vertical sliding sash window, with tilt option, revives a classic look that is perennially popular amongst consumers. The use of modern materials makes them more thermally efficient than older sash window designs, whilst A grade and A+ grade green ratings makes them suitable for projects where environmental concerns are a priority. The tilt-in facility makes them easy to clean, while the 128mm front-to-back dimension makes the system perfectly suited for traditional timber box sash replacement projects. A wider cill option is also available.Profiles are extruded to BS EN 12608 and the fabricated sliding window provides enhanced levels of resistance to weathering. The vertical sliding window has full kitemark accreditation and is BBA assessed.This download contains the Vertical Sliding Window. Unplasticized polyvinylchloride (PVC-U) window units, Windows

Published [20/07/16]

ARCHITECTURAL Glazing Systems .
CAVITY CLOSERS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
CAVITY CLOSERS Door Openings .
CAVITY CLOSERS Insulated .
CAVITY CLOSERS Insulated AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CAVITY CLOSERS Insulated DPC Combined
CAVITY CLOSERS Insulated Fire Resistant Building Regs Part L
CAVITY CLOSERS Insulated Subframe Combined
CAVITY CLOSERS Window Openings .
CILLS PVC-u .
CONSERVATORIES PVC-u .
CONSERVATORIES PVC-u Edwardian
CONSERVATORIES PVC-u Georgian
CONSERVATORIES PVC-u Orangery
CONSERVATORIES PVC-u Traditional Lean-To Sunlounge
CURTAIN WALLING Glazed .
CURTAIN WALLING Low Rise Facade Low Rise
CURTAIN WALLING PVC-u Clad Aluminium .
CURTAIN WALLING PVC-u Clad Aluminium Thermally Broken
CURTAIN WALLING PVC-u Clad Steel .Thermally Broken
CURTAIN WALLING Refurbishment .
CURTAIN WALLING School Refurbishment .
CURTAIN WALLING Thermally Broken Aluminium Frame, PVC-u Clad .
CURTAIN WALLING Window Units PVC-u .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Aluminium PVC-u Clad .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Double Glazed .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS Glazed .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS PVC-u .
CURTAIN WALLING UNITS PVC-u Coloured
DOOR FRAME Formers Cavity Closers
DOOR FRAMES PVC-u .
DOOR FURNITURE Composite Doors .
DOORS COMMERCIAL PVC-u .
DOORS COMMERCIAL PVC-u Purpose Made
DOORS COMMERCIAL PVC-u Secured By Design
DOORS DOMESTIC Apartments Flats
DOORS DOMESTIC Low Energy Passive House Standards Passivhaus Certified
DOORS DOMESTIC Purpose Made Bespoke
DOORS DOMESTIC BI-FOLD Concertina Multifold (Folding/Sliding/Stacking) PVC-u
DOORS DOMESTIC BI-FOLD Concertina Multifold (Folding/Sliding/Stacking) PVC-u Glazed
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE . .
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE Doc L .
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE Exterior .
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE Glazed .
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE Low Threshold DDA Applictions EQUALITY ACT DOC M Part M
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE PAS 23 and 24 .
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE Purpose Made .
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE PVC-u Framing Systems .
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE PVC-u Framing Systems Low Threshold DDA Applictions Part M DOC M
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE PVC-u Framing Systems PAS 24 Enhanced Security
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE Secured by Design .
DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE Timber Appearance .
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Composite .See Also DOORS DOMESTIC COMPOSITE:
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Double .
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Double Front Door .
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE Fibreglass .
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE PVC-u .
DOORS DOMESTIC ENTRANCE PVC-u Side Screen Window Light .
DOORS DOMESTIC FOLDING PVC-u .
DOORS DOMESTIC GLASS Glass/PVC-u Frame (Hinged) .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u . .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u BS 7412 .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u BS 7950 .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Coloured Foil Finish .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Coloured RAL .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Decorative Panelled .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Double Glazed BS 6262 .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Emergency Exit .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Glass Panelled .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Low Threshold DDA Applictions EQUALITY ACT DOC M Part M
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Open Out .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Purpose Made .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u RCM (Recycled Composite Material) Reinforced .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Replacement .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Side Screen Window Element .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Social Housing .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Steel Reinforced .
DOORS DOMESTIC PVC-u Woodgrain Finish .
DOORS DOMESTIC SECURITY Secured by Design .
DOORS DOMESTIC STEEL Steel Faced Steel Core Secured By Design
DOORS DOMESTIC STEEL Steel Faced Steel Core Secured By Design PAS 23 PAS 24
DOORSETS Apartments Flats Communal Entrance PAS 23 and PAS 24
DOORSETS PVC-u Frame .
DOUBLE GLAZING Units: BS 6262
DOUBLE GLAZING Units: Georgian
DOUBLE GLAZING Units: Insulating BS 1279
DOUBLE GLAZING Units: Leaded Lights
DOUBLE GLAZING Units: Patterned
EMERGENCY EXIT DOORS Panic Exits Door and Hardware
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic .
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic PAS 23 and 24
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic PVC-u
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic PVC-u Coloured, Foil Finish
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic PVC-u Open Out
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic PVC-u Purpose Made
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic PVC-u Social Housing
FRENCH CASEMENT DOORS Domestic PVC-u Woodgrain Finish
ORANGERIES PVC-u .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC . .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Four Panel .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC Glazing: Double .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC PVC-u .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC PVC-u Bi-Fold Concertina Folding
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC PVC-u Frame .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC PVC-u Frame Woodgrain Finish .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC PVC-u Inline Sliding .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC PVC-u Multipoint Locking .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC PVC-u Purpose Made .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC PVC-u Social Housing .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC PVC-u Three Panel .
PATIO DOORS SLIDING DOMESTIC PVC-u Woodgrain Finish .
WINDOW FORMERS Cavity Closer Combined .
WINDOW FORMERS Cavity Closer Combined AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
WINDOW FORMERS Insulated .
WINDOW FORMERS PVC-u .
WINDOW FORMERS PVC-u AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
WINDOW FORMERS Window Frame Formers See Also CAVITY CLOSERS: Window Openings
WINDOW FRAMES PVC-u .
WINDOW PROFILES PVC-u .
WINDOW PROFILES PVC-u BS EN 12608 Kitemarked
WINDOW PROFILES PVC-u Recycled Post-Consumer Waste Material
WINDOW SILLS See Also CILLS: .
WINDOW SUBFRAMES Cavity Closer Combined .
WINDOW SUBFRAMES Cavity Closer Combined AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
WINDOW SUBFRAMES Cavity Closer Combined Insulated
WINDOW SUBFRAMES PVC-u Cavity Closer Combined
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Burglar Resistant PAS 24
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Casement .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Casement Flush
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Facade Systems .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Horizontal Pivot .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Inward Opening .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL PVC-u .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL PVC-u BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Standard .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL PVC-u PAS 24:2012 .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL PVC-u Purpose Made .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL PVC-u Secured by Design .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Reversible Fully Reversible
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Side Hung .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Tilt and Turn .
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Tilt and Turn Flush
WINDOWS: COMMERCIAL Triple Glazed .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Arched .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Bay .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Bay Reversible
WINDOWS: PVC-u BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing Standard .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Bevelled Glass Design .
WINDOWS: PVC-u BS 6375 .
WINDOWS: PVC-u BS 7412 .
WINDOWS: PVC-u BS 7950 Enhanced Security .
WINDOWS: PVC-u BS EN 12608 Kitemarked .
WINDOWS: PVC-u BS EN 12608: 2003 .
WINDOWS: PVC-u BS EN14351-1 CE Marked .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Bullseye .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Casement .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Casement Flush Sash
WINDOWS: PVC-u Casement Security
WINDOWS: PVC-u Casement Sliding Sash Appearance (Dummy Sash)
WINDOWS: PVC-u Chamfered Profile .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Circular .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Code for Sustainable Homes Levels 1-6 .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Coloured .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Coloured Foil Finish
WINDOWS: PVC-u Coloured Foil Finish RAL-GZ716/1 Part 7
WINDOWS: PVC-u Coloured Foil Finish Woodgrain Effect
WINDOWS: PVC-u Coloured RAL Colours
WINDOWS: PVC-u Contract Range .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Domestic .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Double Glazed .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Double Glazed Low E
WINDOWS: PVC-u DWER (Domestic Window Energy Rating) Class A / A Rated
WINDOWS: PVC-U DWER (Domestic Window Energy Rating) Class A+ / A+ Rated
WINDOWS: PVC-U DWER (Domestic Window Energy Rating) Class A++ / A++ Rated
WINDOWS: PVC-u DWER (Domestic Window Energy Rating) Class B / B Rated
WINDOWS: PVC-u DWER (Domestic Window Energy Rating) Class C / C Rated
WINDOWS: PVC-u Factory Glazed .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Fire Escape Fire Egress
WINDOWS: PVC-u Fixed .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Fixed Lights .
WINDOWS: PVC-u French Casement .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Fully Reversible .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Fully Reversible Security PAS 24
WINDOWS: PVC-u Georgian Bar .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Heritage and Conservation Applications .
WINDOWS: PVC-u High Security Hardware .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Horizontal Pivot .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Integrated Thermal Barrier Frame .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Inward Opening .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Kitemarked .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Lancet .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Means of Escape .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Multi Light .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Non-Standard Sizes .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Ovolo Bead .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Passivhaus Insulation Standards Passivhaus Certified Low Energy (Passive House)
WINDOWS: PVC-u Pivot .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs Commercial
WINDOWS: PVC-u Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs Domestic
WINDOWS: PVC-u Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs Industrial
WINDOWS: PVC-u RCM (Recycled Composite Material) Reinforced .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Recycled Post-Consumer Waste Material .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Replacement .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Reversible .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Sash Window Appearance Dummy Sash
WINDOWS: PVC-u Sculptured Profile .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Secured by Design .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Security .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Security PAS 23 and 24
WINDOWS: PVC-u Security PAS 24
WINDOWS: PVC-u Sheltered Accommodation .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Side Hung .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Sliding .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Sliding Sash .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Slim Profile .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Social Housing .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Special Shapes .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Steel Reinforced .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Systems .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Systems BRE Green Guide A+ Rating
WINDOWS: PVC-u Tilt and Turn .
WINDOWS: PVC-U Tilt and Turn Flush
WINDOWS: PVC-u Tilt and Turn Purpose Made
WINDOWS: PVC-u Tilt and Turn Secured By Design
WINDOWS: PVC-u Top Hung .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Traditional Styling Appearance
WINDOWS: PVC-u Traditional Styling Period Detailing
WINDOWS: PVC-u Traditional Styling Purpose Made
WINDOWS: PVC-u Triple Glazed .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Ventilator Incorporated Trickle Ventilation Night Time Ventilator Ventilation
WINDOWS: PVC-u Vertical Sliding .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Vertically Sliding Sash Bay Window
WINDOWS: PVC-u Vertically Sliding Sash Colour Matched
WINDOWS: PVC-u Vertically Sliding Sash Heritage and Conservation Applications
WINDOWS: PVC-u Vertically Sliding Sash RAL Colours
WINDOWS: PVC-u Woodgrain Finish .
WINDOWS: PVC-u Woodgrain Finish Antique Oak
WINDOWS: PVC-u Woodgrain Finish Coloured
WINDOWS: PVC-u Woodgrain Finish Rosewood
AEROFRAME Thermal Barrier Technology
BUBBLEX Window Gaskets
FC60 PVC-u Windows
FI70 PVC-u Windows
FS70 PVC-u Windows
OPTIMA PVCu Windows & Doors
QUINTESSENTIAL PVCu Windows
RECO 22 Recycled PVCu Windows
SAFEWARE Door Window Furniture
SAFEWARE 8 Multipoint Locks
SK200 PVCu Curtain Walling
VINYLPLUS Product Certification Systems
VINYLVERIFIED Product Certification Systems
WINFAST Cavity Closer System
WINFIT Cavity Closer System

Epwin launches social housing research

October 2018

Epwin Group is proud to announce the launch of its latest research project ‘Building for the Future – Social Housing’.

Combining the results of a survey of social housing professionals with in-depth interviews and desktop research, the project examines the factors that are driving change in social housing design and build. And whether these factors are different now than they were 10 years ago.

This research follows Epwin’s original ‘Building for the Future’ project, published in early 2018, which asked architects what they thought would affect housing design and build over the coming decade.

Andrew Reid, Commercial Sales Director of Epwin Window Systems, said: “At Epwin Group we have placed innovation at the heart of everything we do, constantly developing new solutions and technologies to meet the demands of an ever evolving built environment.

“To do this we must always be listening, learning and better understanding the challenges facing our customers.

“Epwin has a proud history of working in social housing, and over 40 years and thousands of installations has learnt that social landlords have their own unique demands.

“So we decided to ask social housing professionals what’s driving change in the design and build of social homes and examine the factors specific to that sector. The research findings make for interesting reading.”

The survey asked social Housing professionals to score 20 factors for their impact on social housing design and build. The research examines the top 10 factors that social housing professionals believe will have the most significant impact over the coming decade versus the last.

Andrew Reid said: “When looking back at the last decade, many respondents believe that there has been a ‘race to the bottom’ in terms of build quality, space and place making, with some blaming these problems on a lack of government standards. However, there is optimism for the future and that these issues are now starting to be addressed.

“The Grenfell tragedy has pushed social housing to the forefront of the political agenda with promises now being made by the government to fund the development of social housing and to improve safety standards. Because of this many believe that new build quality will greatly improve over the coming decade.

“That’s not to say that no concerns exist for the future of social housing. Factors such as a lack of land for development, lower budgets, the impact of Welfare Reform and increasing urban populations, remain significant concerns for social housing providers and their ability to deliver the number of homes needed to meet ever increasing demand.”

To download the full research document please visit: http://buildingforthefuturesocialhousing.epwin.co.uk/,

you can also receive updates by following @EpwinGroup on Twitter.

Liverpool Mutual Homes social housing casement window project

September 2018

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 283377.

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