Optima Windows Chosen for Retirement Village


The refurbishment of two tower blocks, together with the construction of a new low rise apartment block to create 224 one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments in Nottingham benefited from Profile 22’s Optima windows. As a Category A subcontractor with Willmott Dixon the company was invited to tender for a contract to fabricate and install windows and doors as part of an £11 million project commissioned by Nottingham City Homes.

The fabrication of windows and doors for the apartments were required by the contract. The first part if the installation was the replacement of windows on two tower blocks – Winchester Court and Woodthorpe Court – that have been part of the Nottingham skyline for decades. The second was the installation of new windows and doors on a low rise apartment building being constructed on the same site as the tower blocks as part of the project.

Profile 22’s Optima systems fit perfectly within Nottingham City Homes’ Building a Better Nottingham programme, designed to transform people’s lives across the city by providing energy efficient homes that can dramatically reduce fuel bills for residents. The award-winning 70mm system delivers cost-effective thermal efficiency thanks to features such as a 6-chambered outerframe and 5-chambered sash and unique innovations such as additional centre seals.

As well as Optima, Select Windows also used PatioMaster sliding patio doors, another product from the Epwin Group’s portfolio, on Winchester Court and Woodthorpe Court.

“The tight timescale meant we were swiftly mobilised and needed to work hand-in-hand with Willmott Dixon to ensure everything ran smoothly. All the flats were fitted from mast climbers and because the apertures were full height we had to follow an extremely strict safety protocol which was designed and implemented by Willmott Dixon,” explained Gary, part of the team at Profile 22.

“We have been told there have been some exceedingly positive tenant responses and our personnel received numerous compliments about their professionalism and consideration. Our thanks must also go to Willmott Dixon because our element of this contract could not have been completed so successfully without their excellent management and support,” he added.

The end result has transformed the Nottingham skyline and created high quality independent living apartments.


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