A trade from wood to PVCU

Glazerite installer Collington and Company has put the finishing touches on a project to transform a draughty school into an energy efficient building.

The job at Cornwall-based Helston Community College saw 38 Halo Rustique windows installed. Sourced from The Glazerite UK Group, the fully sculptured white windows replaced the deteriorating wooden windows, which were over 40 years old.

Collington surveyor/estimator, Lloyd Harris, said: “The most challenging part was making sure that the new windows matched the existing finish. We used astragal bars on the windows to achieve this, sourced from Glazerite, who we selected for this job because of the quality of product and the way they attach the bars to the windows.”

The results are not only aesthetically pleasing, but have since benefited both the college and Collington and Co further too.

“Since the installation, the school’s maintenance manager has told us that he’s been able to turn the heating down at the college, thanks to the energy efficient nature of the PVCU windows we installed,” Lloyd said.

“Collington and Co has also since been contacted by a number of local people who have seen the installation and want the same for their homes, with many commenting on how timber-like and in-keeping with the originals the frames are. This is the first commercial job we have worked with Glazerite on, and their knowledge and support in the specification was invaluable throughout.”