Epic Installation by Kalsi Plastics

It was an epic project in every sense of the word as Kalsi Plastics supplied and installed more than 200 REHAU PVC-U windows in the refurbished 12 storey Epic House in Leicester.

The high profile 1960s commercial office block in the centre of the city has been converted into new luxury apartments for rent on behalf of commercial property management specialists Fara Estates. Birmingham based fabricator Kalsi Plastics were awarded the contract because of their growing expertise in this type of commercial work.

Via its Plastic Centre outlet in Leicester, Kalsi Plastics supplied and installed more than 200 casement windows in REHAU TOTAL70C profile. These were specified because they could meet the thermal performance specification set out by the developers and because they offered the 35dB acoustic performance required.

Epic House overlooks Leicester’s new central bus terminus so the ability of the windows to minimise noise levels was particularly important. The ground floor has been developed into a large new Wilko store and, very much in line with the trend towards using commercial office space for housing and the previously extended permitted development rights, the floors above have been converted into apartments.

The architects on the project were the Brian Dearlove Partnership and the client was Fara Estates.

Kalsi Plastics has been a REHAU fabricator since 2007 and produces 1000 frames per week in the 70mm REHAU TOTAL70 system. The company has CHAS accreditation for working on site.

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REHAU Ltd is part of the globally operating polymer processor REHAU. REHAU delivers market leading product, consulting and service innovations, supported by market specific know-how from three business units, Building Solutions, Automotive and Industry.

The Building Solutions division is focused on energy efficiency. It is one of the world’s largest extruders of PVC-U window profile and a supplier of underfloor heating, heating and plumbing, cable management and a growing range of renewable energy and water management systems.

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