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Hazlemere Commercial was involved with the renovation of John Mason School in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Established in 1960 as a grammar school, the school is named after Sir John Mason, a 16th century MP, diplomat and spy for the then King, who was born in the area.

The Buckinghamshire firm was tasked with supplying and installing replacement windows and doors for the school. Working in partnership with contractor Auger Contracts Hazlemere manufactured and installed aluminium casement windows, entrance doors and curtain walling as part of the almost £half-a-million redevelopment.

“The main focus of the work was to bring the tired exterior of the school up to date and improve its performance,” Tony Beale, sales director at Hazlemere Commercial, said.

“To do this, we replaced the old, steel-framed windows with Sapa’s aluminium Dualframe 75 casement windows.”

The firm also installed Sapa STII commercial entrance doors and the high-performance Elegance 52 curtain walling system. Hazlemere also supplied and installed an automatic entrance door.

“Like all education sector work, this project presented us with a number of challenges,” Tony said. “First and foremost, we needed to keep all students and staff safe – most of the work took place during term-time. Drawing on our vast experience of managing similar projects, and working closely with JMS, we were able to complete all preliminary work out of term time, then went on to schedule the most intrusive work during half-term.”

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