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Case study

Upgrading social housing in Hulme

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.”

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Case Study Information
ProjectPeople First Housing Association Properties, Hulme, Manchester
SectorHousing Association
LocationManchester
ClientPeople First Housing Association
FabricatorA&D Joinery Ltd
InstallerA&D Joinery Ltd
ContractorA&D Joinery Ltd
ProductOptima Casement, Anthracite grey on white
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