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Optima windows and doors from Profile 22 help transform two Walsall tower blocks

Profile 22’s award winning Optima casement and tilt and turn windows, along with matching PVC-U doors, were specified in the refurbishment of two tower blocks in Walsall, West Midlands.

Whg, owners and managers of the Little London and Wood House tower blocks, specified Profile 22’s Optima suite for the installation of 960 new external windows and 130 balcony doors.

The installation contractor for the project was M Howells (Services) Limited. Matt Howells, Director of M Howells, says: “We are very experienced in the replacement of windows in high rise and low level blocks in the West Midlands and have undertaken numerous refurbishment projects for whg. This project was the latest of these.”

Fabrication of the profiles was undertaken by one of the West Midlands’ leading Profile 22 Optima fabricators Stedek Windows & Doors. Manufacture of the windows and doors on the project ran smoothly despite several challenging factors. Richard Hammond, Stedek’s Sales Director, comments: “The tower blocks had unusual front façades and the PVC doors that opened onto the balconies had to be manufactured with a double return and z-shaped cills, which added a degree of complexity. But our level of production understanding is second to none.”

Increasing energy efficiency was one of the key drivers of the refurbishment and the Optima suite provided the solution needed. The products are designed to deliver increased insulation and weather protection, which makes them the perfect choice for high-rise, exposed locations. They are capable of achieving Window Energy Ratings of A++ and U-values of 0.8 W/m2K. Indicative performance measures are 600Pa for air permeability, 600Pa for water tightness and 2400Pa for wind resistance. The Profile 22 windows were fabricated to PAS24:2016 standards for security, helping to deliver increased security to residents too.

Little London House and Wood House have been transformed by the works, which have enhanced the aesthetic appearance and delivered greatly improved thermal efficiency. Matt comments: “Everybody is really happy with the results, including the client.” Richard says: “These are two significant buildings on the Walsall skyline and we are very proud of our involvement in their transformation.”

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Profile 22 Systems

Profile 22 manufacture a comprehensive range of 60mm and 70mm PVC-U windows and door systems.

Its products are integrated, meaning all four suites offer a choice of sash and outer frame combinations, share common beads and have dedicated Safeware locks and hardware. Making it simple to specify and fabricate window and doors to suit any application. Integration offers huge benefits to fabricators and makes it very economical to sell into new market sectors.

Profile 22 integrated products also incorporate unique and proven labour saving features that can make significant impact on your productivity, saving time and money in the factory and on site.

Profile 22 at a glance:

  • British owned manufacturer of PVC-U profile.
  • Based in Telford in a 150,000 sq ft factory and customer support complex.
  • Working with windows since 1976.
  • 40,000 frames made using Profile 22 every week.
  • Part of the £180m Epwin Group.
  • Dedicated specification team and a nationwide network of manufacturers of high quality PVC-U windows and doors.

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