Social housing maximises thermal efficiency

A £4.6 million project by Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH) has delivered family homes for affordable rent on a neglected brownfield site and featured Optima windows from Profile 22 as part of a series of measures to maximise energy efficiency.

Leighton Dene in Fazakerley, Liverpool, was once the site of a run-down nursing home and had lain vacant for a number of years. Liverpool City Council released the site to the Liverpool Housing Partnership, a housing consortium model that sees receipts from land sales to Redrow Homes ring-fenced and reinvested into affordable housing. It was designed by architects Bowker Sadler and delivered in partnership with main contractor Willmott Dixon.

Profile 22 approved window contractor Total Glass supplied Rochdale’s New Look Windows, a category A preferred supplier with Willmot Dixon, and was awarded the contract to install the windows in the development.

The company’s director Walter Lopacki said: “We carry out commercial contracts of varying sizes nationwide. We are the preferred choice of many contractors, including Willmott Dixon, because of our reputation for excellent service, high standards of workmanship and value for money.”