Pro Installer December 2020 - Issue 93 - Page 26

26 | DECEMBER 2020


Read online at www . proinstaller . co . uk


Over 250 Profile 22 Optima Flush Tilt and Turn windows were manufactured and installed in a new build contemporary apartment block on a prominent plot in Shirley , West Midlands . The new build development comprises of 27 two-bedroom apartments with privileged expansive views overlooking Shirley Park which offers approximately 37 acres of open parkland .
The fabrication and installation contract was awarded to experienced Profile 22 Approved Contractor Kingfisher Windows . The project specified Flush Tilt and
Turn Windows manufactured in 7016 anthracite grey to deliver the streamline contemporary aesthetics required . Optima Flush Tilt and Turn windows are suitable for large windows in medium or high-rise buildings and the opening sash sits inside the window frame , creating its ‘ flush ’ appearance which was crucial to deliver the modern clean aesthetics .
As you would expect from an award-winning system , the functionality of the Optima Flush Tilt and Turn is exceptional and supports the exacting quality standards : In tilt mode , the window offers secure ventilation
which was important on the lower floor apartments . The tilt before turn operation improves safety and the gearing prevents selection from tilt to turn while in tilt mode and vice versa .
As an experienced commercial contractor , Kingfisher Windows is used to working with new build developers to exacting standards . It meant the windows were fabricated and installed smoothly and efficiently . With the apartments now completed , the contemporary apartment development brings both visual interest and much-needed homes to the local area .
www . profile22 . co . uk


Approved Spectus fabricator Sidey has recently manufactured and installed over 200 flush tilt and turn windows for a low-rise , contemporary new apartment block in Edinburgh . The block forms part of Places for People ’ s Waterfront 3 development which embraces the best in modern architecture .
Designed by Reiach and Hall Architects , the contemporary project provided 34 homes for affordable rent built using a mix of traditional and timber-framed modular construction .
Waterfront 3 is the third phase of a high-density development and the wider development provides a total of 89 mixed-tenure homes across a 0.9-hectare site . Mike Rutland business development manager at ModularWise said : “ This was a fairly unusual development in that it mixed traditional build with modular . The ground floor of the scheme was built using traditional construction methods and consists of seven
apartments , while the upper three floors consist of 27 modular apartments .”
The windows selected for the project were Spectus flush tilt and turn windows . Mike said : “ The Spectus flush tilt and turn windows were chosen for the project because they combine contemporary looks and large aperture with high performance , including low U-values of 1.4 W / m ² K . We also took full advantage of the Spectus design service , which includes wind and barrier loading , ventilation and acoustic requirements .”
Spectus Window System ’ s SER certification provides evidence that the glazing meets the relevant
structural integrity codes of practice , which was needed for the warrant stage .
The windows were manufactured and installed by Spectus fabricator Sidey , one of the UK ’ s largest and most experienced fenestration specialists . Sidey has been a market leader in the manufacture , supply and installation of high-quality products for 87 years . Mike said : “ The Sidey team was very flexible and were happy to install the windows of the traditionally built ground floor on site , and the rest to the modules in our factory in Wales .” He continued : “ Once the traditionally constructed ground floor was completed , the modules
were transported to site by lorry and delivered a floor at a time . The landing sequence was completed over a four-week period – a significant time saving versus traditional construction .”
The impressive project ran smoothly throughout . Mike concluded : “ Spectus Window Systems is a pleasure to work with and we look forward to working with them on future developments . Our client , Places for People , is extremely pleased with the project which will provide much needed quality affordable housing for the people of Edinburgh .”
www . spectus . co . uk