High rise solution

Epwin Window Systems’ Optima and Elite 70 commercial windows overcome the challenges usually associated with replacing windows on high rise blocks, the company has reported.

Lance Clarry, head of specification sales at Epwin Window Systems, said: “Both our Optima and Elite 70 window systems can be installed internally without the need for scaffolding, whatever the window style. It opens up a new world of opportunities for commercial contractors and their respective clients.”

The internal installation means councils and housing associations don’t have to factor the cost of scaffolding into the replacement budget. Windows can be replaced in phases rather than all at once, and they can be replaced as a standalone project without having to complete other external works first, solving scheduling concerns by taking window replacement off the critical path.

“Internal installation gives our commercial contractors a huge competitive advantage because the cost savings are significant,” Lance said. “It helps councils and housing associations make savings and reduce costs while still maintaining their property portfolio.”

On each project, an experienced specification manager from Epwin Window Systems visits the site and works with the client’s team to design the right solution for the project.

Optima and Elite 70 windows have been used to replace 2,500 windows across four tower blocks in Bristol and 15,000 windows across 37 tower blocks in Solihull. Both projects had a 100% operational and performance rate and 100% resident satisfaction.

Epwin Window Systems provides an end-to-end commercial service that includes everything from technical calculations and drawings to resident liaison. Its Approved Commercial Manufacturers scheme is recognised and requested by specifiers, giving businesses credibility in the commercial arena.