Housing developer Chipping Homes secured permission to build nine two- bedroom flats, seven three-bedroom houses, 17 four-bedroom houses
and eight five-bedroom houses in Chipping, a village in the Ribble Valley and within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Chipping Homes specialises in building high quality, architecturally sensitive homes, which made the choice of contractors critical. This was especially the case for the window contractor – with over 300 windows required, getting the right look and feel for this element of the project was essential.
The windows specified for the contract were Optima from Profile 22, the UK’s leading award-winning commercial window system. The fabrication and installation contract was awarded to Profile 22 Approved Contractor Kingfisher Windows, a leading manufacturer and supplier of windows, doors and conservatories.
The project started in August 2019 and completed in January 2020.
Profile 22 Optima Flush Casement Windows and Flush Tilt & Turn Windows deliver the specifications required.
The project specified flush casement windows in 7016 anthracite on white, which would provide a classic heritage appearance with a modern twist that would be perfect for the development’s village setting. The windows needed to have a U value of 1.4 W/m2K for thermal efficiency and meet PAS24:2016 and Secured by Design requirements so they would exceed the security standards of Document Q of Building Regulations.
Sonia Travis, Head of Commercial Sales at Profile 22, was able to offer valuable input on the window specification. “I could see that the larger windows would need to use our Flush Tilt & Turn Window with an astragal bar to give the aesthetics required and ensure the project met both PAS24:2016 requirements and complied with Document Q of Building Regulations”.
The developer was happy with this suggestion and Sonia put them in touch with the Profile 22 network of approved commercial fabricators from where Kingfisher secured the contract.
As an experienced contractor, Kingfisher Windows is used to working with new build developers and on projects involving tight timescales on busy construction sites. It meant that the windows were fabricated and installed smoothly and efficiently.
With the homes now complete, Chipping has a sensitively designed, high quality small housing development that brings much-needed homes to the local area. Jonny Reynolds of Kingfisher Windows commented: “The development is in keeping with the local surroundings without compromising on thermal efficiency or security. We are very pleased with the results.”