New build spec

Profile 22’s Optima sculpturedwindows were specified and commissioned for 39 new build homes in Snedshill, Telford.

The window specification was for a sculptured profile that could achieve an overall U-value of 1.4W/m2K. Secured by Design accreditation was a requirement as was PAS24/Part Q compliance.

The site’s location near a busy road meant acoustic glazing was required on some elevations. Trickle vents were required on some windows, including those with acoustic glazing requirements, which meant non-standard acoustic trickle vents were required. Other windows required astragal bars, which needed to be glazed and heat wrapped before leaving the factory.

The project’s main contractor, Lovell Partnerships, awarded the window contract to Profile 22-approved window contractor Select Windows, which operates nationwide in the refurbishment and new-build construction markets.

Select tendered for the contract with Profile 22’s Optima Sculptured Window because it more than met the requirements of the project. The Optima system delivers a 1.2W/m2K U-value as standard, with U-values as low as 0.8W/m2K possible. Optima windows achieve PAS24 2016 Enhanced Security and have Secured by Design options when these are required, as they were in this case.

The high specification of the glazing configuration and the requirement for windows with astragal bars to be glazed at the factory added an extra level of challenge to the project. Fabrication and installation of the windows was completed smoothly and on schedule.

Steve Chatham, Select Windows’ business development manager, said: “We are very pleased with this development, which looks very impressive from the roadside.”