Free school frames

Rehau’s Total70 window profiles, installed by Manchester’s Excell Trade Frames, have been chosen for a new free school in Manchester, which will provide education for up to 100 young people in the area with special learning needs.

The Pioneer House High School has been built on the site of the former Piper Hill High School in Wythenshawe. The whole site has been reorganised through demolitions, refurbishment, and new construction as part of a £3.6 million scheme. The new single storey school building delivers a vibrant and safe learning environment for students aged between 11 and 19, and features a mix of materials from aluminium to timber.

Excell Trade Frames won the contract to manufacture, supply and fit the PVCU windows. Eddie McGrath, the company’s commercial manager, said: “The design for Pioneer House High School required approximately 110 PVCU casement windows and full height screens to provide the building with lots of ventilation and natural light. Windows made with Rehau’s Total70 profile were perfect for the job as they would provide a flexible, long lasting, low maintenance solution to the variety of new and refurbishment glazing required by the brief

“To win the contract for the school and make our offer stand out, we developed the design brief further by recommending a smooth anthracite grey laminate finish for the PVCU windows, to seamlessly match the smooth finish of the aluminium doors already specified.”