Optima upgrades business centre

Over 90 Optima windows from Epwin Window Systems have been installed in Langton Business Centre which occupies a prominent location in County Durham.

Home to around 25 business, the building’s 90 first-generation PVC-U windows had come to the end of their useful life. The landlord wanted to replace the windows to provide a more contemporary appearance and refresh the kerb appeal for the site’s occupants. Equally as important was to upgrade the thermal efficiency of the buildings to enhance sustainability.

The contractor selected for the work was Epwin approved commercial partner, Swainstons, who used the Optima sculptured window system, manufactured in anthracite grey on white with bronze tinted double glazed units.

The system features a 6-chambered outer frame and 5-chambered sash, which can be used with RCM inserts to increase the number of insulating chambers and further enhance thermal performance when required. It has optional centre seals to the outer frame and sash, and a 10mm overlap for improved weatherability.

The system was comfortably able to achieve the project specification of a Window Energy Rating of ‘A’.

The four-week installation was carefully managed by the Swainstons team to avoid disruption business and to ensure the safety of the building’s occupants.