School gives REHAU 10/10

Education Mon, Jun 10, 2019 8:58 AM

When Ridge Architects needed to specify replacement windows for a specialist school in Berkshire, REHAU’s TOTAL70 profile provided the perfect solution.

Kevin O’Neill Commercial Manager with REHAU worked closely with the Ridges design team and Slough Borough Council, to ensure that the original Victorian façade was replicated, and the functionality of the new REHAU windows worked for the current occupants.

The school provides ‘a safe and stimulating environment where children develop the skills which enable them to be included in their communities’ and is located in an attractive red brick building on Stoke Road. For many years it been served by traditional timber sash windows, but these were dilapidated and in need of replacement.

The project at Littledown Special School began when the school identified a need to replace the current windows with a profile offering high performance, aesthetic suitability and value for money. Hazlemere Commercial, an established REHAU window installer based in High Wycombe and operating across the South of England, was engaged to deliver the project.

Hazlemere Commercial decided to team up with REHAU for the large-scale installation of some 100 casement windows knowing the profiles would be up to the task. The REHAU TOTAL70 window system was selected for its compatibility, value for money, energy efficiency and aesthetics.

REHAU TOTAL70 polymer profile is well suited for projects involving original traditional timber frames due to the 70mm depth, which allows for the replacement of 3” timber frames with less trimming up. The profiles’ stylish design and finish were judged to have the right look and feel for a sympathetic end result, in keeping with the rest of the school building.

The new windows are low-maintenance, containing a special compound with a smooth gloss finish, protecting against warp, rot the need for continual maintenance and repainting. Not only does this guarantee a pristine appearance, it also means lower costs of upkeep for the school.

The selection of REHAU TOTAL70 also delivered value for money for Littlewood, with the cost outlay for the PVC-u profiles lower than for timber or metal frames. Future energy costs will also be kept under control, thanks to the excellent thermal properties provided by the new windows.

Ben Brooks, Senior Estimator at Hazlemere Commercial, said of the project: “We achieved a really good specification using the REHAU profiles. The project was completed on time and on budget, with no problems or issues at all.

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