Commercial News

Polar Windows enjoying success with the Optima Flush Casement Window from Profile 22

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Domestic and commercial fabricator and installer Polar Windows added the Optima Flush Casement Window from Profile 22 to its portfolio a year ago. Managing Director of Polar Windows, Alan Crowe, says it was a wise decision: “We’ve seen a 30% growth in requests for the Optima Flush Casement Window since this time last year as…read more.

Profile 22’s Optima helps housing association deliver community regeneration project

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Profile 22’s 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 in Maidstone. The scheme involved providing…read more.

Select Windows achieves Constructionline Gold membership

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Profile 22 fabricator, Select Windows, has just achieved Constructionline Gold membership. Nigel Court, General Manager of Select Windows, said: “We are delighted to have achieved Gold membership because it shows we have the credentials suppliers and buyers on high end commercial contracts are looking for.” Gold membership is a new level of membership for Constructionline…read more.

Frontier composite doors from Profile 22 proving popular

Friday, September 28th, 2018

The Frontier composite door range, one of the latest additions to Profile 22’s portfolio is proving popular and enjoying strong sales figures. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at the Epwin Window Systems’ brand, said: “Frontier has an incredibly strong proposition and this is reflected in the take up from customers. It delivers everything the market is…read more.

High-end consumer literature available from Profile 22

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

Profile 22, an Epwin Window Systems’ brand, has recently introduced three new high-end retail brochures which are proving a popular choice for their customers. Gerald Allen, Epwin Windows Systems’ Marketing Manager, said: “Our newly-published retail brochures help our customers explain the main features and benefits of our award-winning Optima products to the consumer. We have…read more.

JWC Windows becomes a Profile 22 fabricator

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

South Yorkshire trade windows and doors supplier JWC Windows has just announced it has become a Profile 22 fabricator. Jim Churchill, Managing Director at JWC Windows said the decision to add the brand to its portfolio was simple: “Optima from Profile 22 is a very popular system and has a great brand recognition. Customers were…read more.

Profile 22’s products help transform a tired commercial and retail block into 14 one bedroom apartments

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Profile 22’s products have recently been used to help transform a tired commercial and retail block in Redditch, Worcestershire into 14 one bedroom apartments. The project was undertaken by longstanding Profile 22 customer Framexpress and their installer Goldstar Windows. The commercial and retail block required new curtain walling and casement windows as part of the…read more.

Profile 22’s universal two-part cill demonstrates the intelligence of the Optima system

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Since its launch in 2016 Profile 22’s award-winning Optima has been hailed as one of the most considered systems on the market. For Gerald Allen, Epwin Window Systems’ Marketing Manager, the evidence for this is in the details. He says: “Optima was designed from the ground up to deliver a system designed for the 21st…read more.

Look no further than Profile 22 as your commercial product partner

If you’re looking for a systems partner in the commercial sector, look no further than Profile 22. Its range of products offers unique solutions and the quality and depth of its commercial support reflects its 40 years’ experience. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager for Profile 22, said: “Our window and door systems have been used in…read more.

Profile 22’s Frontier composite doors: the perfect composite doors for Optima

Profile 22’s Optima and Frontier offer the perfect composite door solution. Gerald Allen, Profile 22 Marketing Manager, said: “With Frontier and Optima you get two best in class products that deliver a perfectly suited solution.” The Frontier range of composite doors was launched last year. Manufactured in the UK, the range delivers everything you would…read more.

Optima from Profile 22 ticks all the boxes

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

If you’re looking to compete in the market, choosing a system that ticks all the boxes is a good place to start. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Epwin Window Systems, says: “From the aesthetics to the versatility to the thermal efficiency to the security Optima from Profile 22, an Epwin Window Systems brand, ticks all…read more.

Future design challenges

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Andrew Reid, Commercial Director at Epwin Group, discusses the organisation’s Building for the Future research project and asks what is driving change in UK housing design? Building for the Future combines results of a survey of architects and specifiers with in-depth interviews and desktop research and we think the results are really interesting. The research…read more.

Epwin Window Systems achieves VinylPlus® Product Label certification

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Epwin Windows Systems has been awarded VinylPlus Product Label certification having achieved the necessary requirements of the label scheme.   The VinylPlus® Product Label is awarded in recognition of outstanding performance around sustainable development for companies in the PVC window profile industry. The label covers Epwin Windows Systems three leading profile brands – Profile 22’s Optima,…read more.

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Profile 22’s Flush Casement Window offer the Optima difference

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Flush casement windows are one of the products tipped for the biggest growth in coming years and it’s clear that the Optima Flush Casement Window from Profile 22 delivers everything the market is looking for. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Profile 22, commented: “The Optima Flush Casement Window delivers three major advantages. The design is…read more.

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FrameXpress joins Excellence as Standard

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Loyal Profile 22 Fabricator, FrameXpress joins Excellence as Standard FrameXpress, long-standing Profile 22 fabricator and one of the largest independent PVC-u fabricators of windows, doors, conservatories and composite doors in the UK, has just become an Excellence as Standard member. Mark Westbrook, Managing Director of FrameXpress, said: “For the last 20 years FrameXpress has built…read more.

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Profile 22 introduces its range of Frontier composite doors

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Frontier composite doors Profile 22 has recently launched a new range of Frontier composite doors. Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager of Profile 22 comments: “Industry projections suggest that composite doors are set to continue their popularity until at least 2020, by which time they’ll make up around two-thirds of the door sector. When a sector has growth projections…read more.

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Is Profile 22’s Optima window the most considered system on the market?

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Our Optima window has been extremely well received Profile 22 launched its Optima window system last year and it has been incredibly well-received: record numbers of fabricators have come on board since the launch and it won New Product of the Year at the 2016 G Awards. For Gerald Allen, Marketing Manager at Profile 22,…read more.


Epwin Window Systems wins BPF Energy Award for 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

The award was given in recognition of the company’s considerable ongoing commitment to energy reduction throughout their state of the art Telford extrusion plant where all main profile systems are produced. In previous years the award was solely based around improvement in the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) Specific Energy Consumption (SEC). However, for the past…read more.

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Our Latest Student Accommodation Project

Monday, September 11th, 2017

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.

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Why PVC-U is a feasible solution for many landlords and housing authorities

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Profile 22 offers the perfect solution Social landlords need to be more cash-conscious than ever before and ensure their money is being invested in long-term solutions. Here Andrew Reid, Commercial Sales Director at Profile 22, explains why PVC-U is the way forward. The UK’s affordable house-building targets, changes and caps to revenues and benefits, as…read more.

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Profile 22’s Optima is fast becoming the commercial system of choice

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Profile 22’s Optima profile suite may only have been launched last year, but all the signs are that it’s fast becoming the commercial system of choice for specifiers. Gerald Allen, Profile 22’s Marketing Manager, said: “Optima is a system designed for the 21st century and beyond, which makes it very appealing in the first place….read more.


Optima window system added to U-Comply N to provide quick and easy way to calculate thermal efficiency ratings

Profile 22 has just added 24mm and 28mm variations of its Optima window system to U-Comply N, an online calculator that allows fabricators and installers to calculate thermal efficiency ratings. Gerald Allen, Profile 22’s Marketing Manager, said: “The U-Comply N calculator now allows you to demonstrate compliance on any number of Optima window specifications. As…read more.


Profile22 announces strong start to the year

Profile22 asserted its position as the profile partner of choice as it announced a strong start to 2017. Paul Lindsay, Sales Director for Profile 22, commented: “We know what a big decision it is to move profile partner and the number of new sign ups we’ve had so far this year is evidence of just…read more.

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40 years of Epwin Systems Innovation In Building Plastics Celebrated

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Epwin Systems Group celebrates 40 years of manufacturing innovative and market changing building, door and window systems manufactured in PVC-U, GRP and thermoplastics, with a bold statement that the company is continuing these traditions with more of the same through the launch of a new display at London’s Building Centre. Epwin’s creative new permanent Building…read more.

Optima From Profile 22: Future-proof High Performance Window

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Months of rumours and speculation are now at an end as Profile 22 launches not one but two of the industry’s most eagerly awaited high performance window and door systems. Hailed as the biggest new product introduction in the window industry for a decade, Profile 22 has unveiled Optima, developed to be the most advanced products…read more.

Thank you to everyone who visited us at the 2016 FIT Show!

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

It was great to see you, and your positive comments about our brand-new Optima product range were greatly appreciated. If you missed us at the show, why not contact us and request a visit from one of our representatives, or visit our large showroom in Telford and see our complete range of Optima products. The…read more.


Profile 22 Optima Awarded Kitemark and PAS Certification

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

In keeping with the launch of Optima, Profile 22’s brand new window and door systems, being characterised by the thoroughness of the development, production and marketing of the new suites, both systems have been awarded Kitemarks and PAS 24 certification on the same day as their unveiling. Following the official launch of Optima, Lorraine Balch,…read more.

Profile 22 Supports Award-Winning Flats Refurbishment

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Triple glazed PVC-u windows manufactured using the Profile 22 system and achieving a U-Value of 0.8 W/m²K, played their part in a major refurbishment for Merseyside-based One Vision Housing, a not-for-profit social housing provider with around 13,000 homes across Sefton, Liverpool and Wirral. The work was for 96 units in eight blocks that make up…read more.

Teamwork Pays Off For Grand-Scale Porch Refit

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

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.

Flush Tilt-Turn Window System Creates Design Perfection

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Profile 22 has launched a unique externally Flush Tilt-Turn window system designed for commercial applications, especially medium and high rise buildings. The distinctive sleek, urban and modern design of its flush exterior frame avoids the overlapping of framework associated with conventional PVC-U systems, making it especially suitable for applications such as new-build apartments, housing, hotels,…read more.

Profile 22 Helps WindowsPlus Make Wishes Come True

Monday, January 25th, 2016

The Children’s Wish charity is over £15,000 better off, thanks to a hugely successful charity ball organised by Profile 22 fabricator, WindowsPlus of Coventry and its proprietor Gary Hampton. One of the highlights of the evening was when 280 guests saw a pair of Wimbledon Men’s 2016 Semi Final tickets plus hospitality, donated by Profile…read more.

Profile 22 Tranforms Hollins College

Friday, January 15th, 2016

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.

Graf Synegy Drives Up Output And Efficiency For Stedek

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Walsall based Profile 22 fabricator Stedek has taken a major step forward in the company’s quest for growth through higher output, improved quality control and greater efficiency by installing a Graf Synergy cutting and machining centre. The first 12 weeks since the Promac supplied machine was installed at Stedek has proved the value of their…read more.

It’s Back – The Profile 22 Advent Calendar Draw

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Christmas will be a bit more special for a few Profile 22 customers – thanks to the return of the company’s Advent Calendar Prize Draw. Champagne, hampers, brandy, vouchers up to £100 and many more festive goodies are all up for grabs with a new winner every day until Christmas Eve. The draw is free…read more.

Katrina Earl Joins Epwin in Latest Coup

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Epwin Window Systems continues to go from strength to strength adding yet another key member to its team, with Katrina Earl following the recent appointment of South East Specification Manager Andy Smith. Coming on board as the new Northern Key Account Manager, Katrina joins the Epwin window, door and conservatory systems stable after 13 years…read more.

What is BIM and how can it shape your world?

For years, architects, builders and designers have used Auto CAD – a software package that allows you to create two-dimensional objects and use the coding to transfer those designs over to CNC machinery and build ‘the real thing’. Later versions allow users to render 3D objects on rotational plains, making it an essential tool in…read more.

Andy Smith Joins the Specification Team in the South East

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Welcome to Andy Smith who joins Epwin Group Window Systems Division as Specification Manager for London and the East of England. Andy has extensive window industry experience 15 years a with the multi-channel building products distributor SIG plc, most recently as Regional Manager. He has already begun making himself known to existing and prospective customers…read more.

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Profile 22 Is Back At Greenbuildexpo With BES6001 For Responsible Sourcing

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Profile 22, part of the Epwin Group, is once again returning to GreenbuildEXPO, the annual Sustainable Building and Refurbishment event, not only featuring its energy-efficient new Fully Reversible Window but also highlighting the Group’s unique BES6001 accreditation for responsible sourcing. Commercial Sales Director Andrew Reid and Specification Managers Jenny Cann and Sonia Travis will be…read more.

Epwin Raise Money… And a Mug for Charity

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Coffee seems to be something most people agree is essential in the morning, and Epwin Window Systems is no exception. But instead of just putting the kettle on for a co-worker or two, staff decided to hold a coffee morning fundraiser for MacMillan Cancer Support serving all of its staff. Colleagues from Epwin brands’ Profile…read more.

Epwin Window Systems Division Investing in People

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Epwin Window Systems has recognised the skills shortage in the industry and has recently embarked on a journey to secure the Investors in People accreditation.  The investment is a major statement by the business in its quest to be the undisputed market leader in every aspect of its performance, from manufacturing quality to customer services…read more.

Epwin Window Systems – Investing for the future and for the planet

Friday, September 18th, 2015

World class manufacturing doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and careful research. It needs long-term investment in premises, people and plant. At Epwin Window Systems, future-proofing its manufacturing processes is never ‘finished’ – production manager, Phil Poulter, said: “We’ll always be looking for a little bit extra, but searching for that extra means we get…read more.

Profile 22 Transforms Stonelow Green Flats

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Profile 22 has aided the £4.5million regeneration of 70 flats at Stonelow Green in Dronfield, supplying a casement window solution through its approved window contractor, Polar Windows. Over an 18 month period Registered Provider and housing management company for North East Derbyshire District Council, Rykneld Homes completed a comprehensive refurbishment on the five blocks of…read more.

Profile 22 Extends BIM Library

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Profile 22 has extended its BIM library with the addition of two new objects, the flush casement window system and vertical sliding window system. Created in Revit file format, this allows the products to be incorporated into a 3D model and its associated component database. The casement and vertical sliding window systems join the fully…read more.

Epwin Group Window Systems Division Appoints New Managing Director

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Epwin Group Window Systems Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare O’Hara as divisional managing director. The division comprises Profile 22, Spectus Window Systems, Swish Windows & Doors, PatioMaster and Safeware. Clare joins the business from Grouphomesafe where she held the role of Group sales director. Having been in the industry for nearly…read more.

Profile 22 completes affordable housing development for Carmarthenshire County Council

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

PVC-U window, door and curtain walling specialist 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…read more.

Profile 22 launches first BIM object

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Profile 22 has developed its first BIM Object, providing 2D and 3D product representations, information and data associated with its Fully Reversible 70mm window system. In Revit file format, this allows the product to be incorporated into a 3D model and its associated component database. The Object is available free direct from or via…read more.

Profile 22 shortlisted as finalist for the 2014 Sustainable Housing Awards

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Profile 22 has been shortlisted in the Transformation category of the Sustainable Housing Awards 2014, organised by Inside Housing magazine and its sister publication Sustainable Housing. These awards put the spotlight on the best green social housing projects constructed in the UK, and the organisations responsible for them. The trophies will be presented at a…read more.

Accredited, assured, proven…that’s Profile 22

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Visitors to stand E18 at this year’s Greenbuild Expo may be surprised to learn that exhibitor, Profile 22 is the only window and door profile manufacturing company in the UK to be accredited to BES 6001, along with its divisional brands; achieving a reputable score of Very Good. As a leading supplier of PVC-U windows,…read more.

New Specification Guide from Profile 22

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

A new specification and technical guide is now available from Profile 22. The 48 page reference book and accompanying CD are a valuable index for architects and specifiers when specifying Profile 22 PVC-U systems. The new edition gives insight into the company’s new products, technical updates, accreditations and services, and includes the latest addition to…read more.

Lights, Camera, Reverse!

Friday, February 28th, 2014

A two-minute video has been created by leading window and door manufacturer, Profile 22 introducing its latest product, the fully reversible window.  Providing architects and specifiers with essential specification details the video shows the window in action, rotating 180 degrees, and gives a comprehensive yet concise outline of its features and benefits. From performance to…read more.

New green accreditation gives confidence to window and door specification

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Profile 22 the social housing and new build specialist has become the first systems businesses to secure the green standard BES6001 across its foiled and standard PVC-U window and door ranges. The Epwin Group commercial systems specialist joins a handful of building product companies to have secured the new standard meeting a range of strict…read more.

Profile 22 fabricators invited to commercial masterclass

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Profile 22 fabricators are being invited to attend a free commercial masterclass, designed to help them understand commercial contracts and maximise profitability. The course will be held on Wednesday 3rd July at Profile 22’s site in Telford and will be delivered by consultants who specialise in commercial and project management. Fabricators will receive advice and…read more.

Commercial Opportunity

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The Chancellor’s 2013 Budget has earned mixed reviews on a general scale. Here, Andrew Reid Commercial Sales Director at Profile 22 suggests the key points at a glance do highlight how housing remains a key political priority for the coalition, and one fabricators and installers can benefit from. It was good to see housing investment…read more.

Walsall Housing Group Residents Are Warmer This Winter with Profile 22

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Residents of leading housing provider whg (Walsall Housing Group) are enjoying warmer, safer and smarter homes thanks to a new development incorporating windows installed by Profile 22’s local Approved Window Contractor, Select Windows. WHG is one of the largest and most successful social housing providers in the West Midlands. Owning and managing around 19,000 properties…read more.

Profile 22 Specified for Stevenage Fire Station Refurbishment

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Profile 22 WER ‘A’ rated windows and high performance curtain walling have been installed into Stevenage Fire Station by Polar Windows as part of an overall refurbishment programme. The Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor, Polar Windows was appointed to deliver the wholescale refurbishment of the fire station building, in partnership with the principal contractor, Art…read more.

Profile 22 specified on 900 window Leeds University project

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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. The Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor, was appointed to deliver the wholesale replacement of windows at Montague Burton, a four-storey undergraduate hall of residence, earlier this year. Manufactured in…read more.