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R9 windows have been specified on a listed building refurbishment project at Scarborough College in North Yorkshire.

Scarborough College has been providing boarding and day education in Scarborough for nearly 120 years, and recently had all the glazing and roof replaced as part of a large investment programme.

Local companies have been employed on the project that involved the manufacture of the grained white, mechanically jointed R9 windows featuring Georgian bars and monkey tail handles by SWC Trade Frames and installed by Centurion Windows – both Scarborough-based companies.

With around 150 windows in total, this is one of the larger projects for The Residence Collection, which is being carried out in several phases so as to minimise any disruption with the school.

Mark Catchpole, sales director at SWC Trade Frames, said: “We enjoy commercial contracts, particularly those in our own town. R9 was the obvious, arguably the only choice for the project given the sensitive nature of this listed building and we’re delighted to be part of the project.”

Richard Kirby, managing director of Centurion Windows, said: “This is a wonderful project, fulfilled by local companies with a great reputation. R9 is the ultimate window for listed buildings and went through planning with ease, and we look forward to completing the remaining phases in due course.”

Sarah Hitchings, sales and marketing director of The Residence Collection, said the company provides marketing support materials to help customers with projects in conservations areas, which were once the domain of timber only.

“We’re now actively helping to break this way of thinking with considerable success,” she said.

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