Modern appearance

Profile 22’s Optima windows were specified in the development of 26 one- and two-bedroom apartments in a retirement development in Upper Norwood, London.

Lewis House is a development from McCarthy and Stone, and included 97 windows and 26 door and sightlight combinations. The project was undertaken by Newview Homes, and the windows were manufactured by Emplas.

The window specification required a U-value of 1.4W/m2K on all windows and Secured by Design accreditation on ground floor and easily accessible first floor windows. Acoustic glazing was also required because Lewis House is situated on a busy road so traffic noise needed to be minimised. Visually, the local authority had requested a grey exterior to give a modern appearance and provide a close match to aluminium.

Newview used Profile 22’s Optima 70mm casement windows in smooth slate grey on white with 28mm low-e sealed glass units. Secured by Design accredited windows were fitted where required.

Michele Wietscher, commercial and finance director at Newview, said: “The Optima profile is always well-received because of its ability to meet demanding requirements at a competitive price.”