Case Studies

Optima windows and French doors from Profile 22 selected for affordable housing

A development of 82 new build houses to the north of Glasgow benefit from Optima casement windows and French doors from Profile 22. Background A brownfield site, formerly the home of the NHS Orchards hospital was acquired by Keepmoat Homes for the development of 82 two- and three-bedroom homes in seven different styles. Keepmoat positions…read more.

Monday, December 16th, 2019

Profile 22 Optima Windows used in high quality retirement housing development

Profile 22 Optima windows were specified in the development of 26 one and two bedroom apartments in a retirement development in Upper Norwood, London Lewis House is a development of 26 one and two bedroom retirement apartments in Upper Norwood in London from McCarthy & Stone, the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder. As in all McCarthy…read more.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Profile 22 Optima Flush Casement Windows specified for high quality housing development

Over 500 Profile 22 Optima Flush Casement Windows were installed in a private housing development in Whalley Range, Manchester. Housing developer Laurus Homes, a profit-for-purpose housing developer that’s part of Trafford Housing Trust, secured planning permission to build 13 four bedroom houses and 16 two bedroom apartments in Whalley Range near Manchester. The main contractor…read more.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Profile 22 Optima Chamfered Windows used in a social housing development in Telford

Profile 22 Chamfered Windows were specified and commissioned for 39 new build houses in Telford, Shropshire An ambitious scheme with demanding requirements Nuplace are a quality lettings company, owned by Telford & Wrekin Council, that offers quality homes for private rent in great locations across the borough. It secured planning permission to build 39 new…read more.

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Profile 22 windows transform citywide housing project.

Profile 22 Fully Reversible Windows were specified in the refurbishment of 15 tower blocks in Bristol The legacy PVC-U windows, doors and curtain walling at 15 high and low-rise blocks owned by Bristol City Council at Eastville, Easton, Clifton, Redcliffe, Shirehampton and Ashton Gate needed to be replaced to improve thermal efficiency, security and aesthetics….read more.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Profile 22 Optima Chamfered Windows help transform 1960s building into stylish modern housing

Over 1,000 Profile 22 Optima Chamfered Windows have been used in a conversion project in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. Sim Chem House in Cheadle Hulme was a six storey office block built in the 1960s. The building had been empty for many years and fallen into disrepair. It was purchased by developers Inspired Homes to be…read more.

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Retirement village benefits from everything Optima has to offer

Profile 22’s Optima windows were chosen for the refurbishment of two tower blocks and the construction of a new low rise apartment block to create 224 one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments in Nottingham. Longstanding Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Select Windows is an award-winning family-owned company based in Walsall in the West Midlands. As…read more.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Optima Casement Windows from Profile 22 at the heart of a major renovation project

Optima Casement Windows were a central part of a £1.3 million renovation project at Woldgate School and Sixth Form College in Pocklington near York In May 2017, Woldgate School secured £1.3 million for improvements toits buildings from the Department for Education. The funds were to cover work including the removal and replacement of external walls…read more.

Monday, March 11th, 2019

High quality student accommodation benefits from Optima windows

Profile 22 Flush Tilt & Turn Windows were chosen for a £24 million project to build new accommodation for 735 students at Sheffield Hallam University. Founded 29 years ago, Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor Polar Windows has a strong commercial division and works with some of the biggest names in the construction industry. One of…read more.

Flush Tilt and Turn windows provide the solution for The Strand

Profile 22 Flush Tilt and Turn windows were chosen for new residential and retail blocks and a community facility hub in Kirkholt, Rochdale The Strand in Rochdale is a partnership between Rochdale Borough Council and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing. The project involved the demolition of three existing residential and retail buildings and the construction of new…read more.

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Profile 22’s Windows and Doors deliver thermal efficiency to tower block residents

Profile 22’s award winning optima suite of casement and Tilt and Turn Windows along with matching PVCU doors were specified in the refurbishment of two tower blocks in Walsall, West Midlands. Originally built in 1963, Little London House and Wood House tower blocks in Walsall needed refurbishment, including the installation of energy saving measures including…read more.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Profile 22 Flush Tilt and Turn Windows deliver glazing solution for new build student accommodation

Profile 22 Flush Tilt and Turn windows have been used in the construction of flats for University of Derby students. Agard Court opened to students at the start of the 2018-19 academic year. The vibrant, modern flats accommodate between four and six students and house 244 students in total. The accommodation is a short walk…read more.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Profile 22 Golding Homes

Optima helps housing association deliver community regeneration project Optima windows were chosen for the construction of 18 houses, 38 flats and two retail units as part of a regeneration scheme in Maidstone, Kent. Housing association Golding Homes has invested £50m in a three phase regeneration project to transform and improve the former Park Wood estate…read more.

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Leighton Dene

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,…read more.

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Evesham Walk Curtain Walling

Retail outlets rejuvenated and changed into 14 one bed apartments by Profile 22 Offices on Evesham Walk in Redditch have been rejuvenated into 14 one bed apartments with new curtain walling and casement windows from leading PVC-U manufacturer Profile 22. Chartered architects and chartered surveyors Masefields Consultancy Services approached Profile 22 installer Goldstar Windows to…read more.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Leighton Hospital

Leighton Hospital receives a facelift from Profile 22 Leighton Hospital, located to the northwest of Crewe in Cheshire, is being updated with 104 new windows from leading PVC-U manufacturer Profile 22. The new windows are being installed as part of a wider regeneration project at the hospital worth over £500,000, which includes the refurbishment of…read more.

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Arawak Walton Housing Association

Replacement windows for social housing in Rusholme Profile 22 has supplied its Optima Casement solution to 62 social housing properties in Rusholme, Manchester for Arawak Walton Housing Association. Merseyside based Total Glass, a longstanding member of the Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor scheme, supplied 434 Profile 22 Optima Casement PVC-U windows during refurbishment works on…read more.

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Westcliffe Court

A bespoke solution for a complex project Profile 22 has supplied 88 bespoke vertical sliding windows to a prominent private apartment building located in Southport, Merseyside. The windows were supplied and installed to this complex project by Ormskirk based specialist installer Countrywide UPVC. Complex requirements Les Moon, Project Leader for Westcliffe Court Management Company &…read more.

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…read more.

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

A lesson in PVC-U for St Cecilia’s RC High School

The multi-phase refurbishment of a high school in Lancashire has seen Profile 22 supply state-of-the-art PVC-U curtain walling and window systems to replace existing timber frames, providing staff and pupils with a warmer environment in which to learn. St Cecilia’s RC High School is located on a windy hill in Longridge, Preston, and as such…read more.

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Reviving a landmark building for the next generation

Profile 22 has supplied its state-of-the-art Flush Tilt and Turn solution to help transform a vacant building in Staffordshire into luxury student accommodation. Keele House, a former Tax Office, had stood empty for many years. Given its close proximity to Keele University, the building is ideally located for student accommodation, and many felt that not…read more.

PVC-U the smart choice for Gateway student accommodation project

Nearly 600 PVC-U tilt-turn windows in the Profile 22 system were chosen for The Gateway, a £22million student accommodation in Lincoln. The work was carried out in line with strict deadlines, and the project was completed in good time ready for the beginning of the academic year. The tilt-turn windows were fabricated by Profile 22’s…read more.

Teamwork Pays Off For Grand-Scale Porch Refit

Teamwork, good communications and the application of traditional skills all came to the fore when more than 200 dated and decaying timber porches need replacing in Alexander Park in Manchester’s Moss Side. PVC-U had been the natural choice for the replacement, offering greater thermal efficiency as well as significantly lower maintenance. Profile 22 was chosen…read more.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Profile 22 Tranforms Hollins College

A major school refurbishment in Lancashire has proved to be the ideal example of the benefits of a public authority working with a tried and tested approved contractor network. In the case of the replacement of over 100 windows and large sections of curtain walling at the Hollins Technology College, Accrington, that network was the…read more.

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Solihull Community Housing

Thank you to for allowing us to publish the following article. An inside job Iain Aubusson finds out how Solihull Community Housing is undertaking an ambitious scheme to modernise 37 high-rise buildings, using external wall insulation, biomass district heating and an innovative system that allows new windows to be fitted from the inside. With…read more.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Llanelli & Kidwelly Bungalows

Profile 22 has helped to complete an innovative new build housing scheme for Carmarthenshire County Council, supplying casement windows through its approved window contractor Nolan uPVC. the £1.5m scheme forms part of a wider development which will see further affordable housing built across the county. The windows have been installed in 12 two-bedroom bungalows built…read more.

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…read more.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Dawson House

The complexities of replacing window profiles in a high rise block of flats are notoriously difficult at the best of times. When it came to Dawson House, a circular block of flats known locally as ‘The Cake,’ the usual linear lines associated with window installation vanished. Profile 22 fabricator, The Sekura Group explain why the…read more.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Profile 22 products complete Passivhaus refurb

Profile 22 has completed a refurbishment programme for Kirklees Council and its ALMO Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH) supplying 150 replacement windows, specified in-line with the principles of Passivhaus. Formerly Richmond Flats, Harold Wilson Court on Leeds Road in Huddersfield is an 11 storey building comprising 43 one-bedroom flats. When the tower block was originally ear-marked…read more.

Buxton Medical Centre

Profile 22 fabricator, Polar Windows came through a rigorous tender process to supply and fit Buxton Medical Centre with replacement windows and curtain walling. An ancillary arm of Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Buxton Medical Centre is a timber framed building and in order to continue providing a valuable service to the local community it needed a…read more.

The Gateway to Brownhills

Following its adoption of former Walsall Council housing stock in 2003, social housing provider (whg) Walsall Housing Group carried out a formal review identifying areas for improvement, demolition and regeneration. One such area was Brownhills High Street; the gateway to the town. The existing buildings – a number of low-rise, concrete apartment blocks with deck…read more.

Monday, June 30th, 2014