Gold-standard development fitted with Spectus windows

More than 200 Elite 70 casement windows and 32 French door sets were installed in a 32-home development in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. The development was designed and built to exacting high standards, achieving Secured by Design Gold status.

The manufacture and installation of the windows and doors was awarded to experienced Spectus fabricator Highseal Manufacturing Company, based in Scunthorpe. Established in 2012, Highseal operates under stringent CE markings and BSi Kitemark standards, which ensures their products meet Approved Document Q requirements – a fundamental for this project.

The Elite 70 casement windows were manufactured in anthracite grey on white, to complement the exacting specification of the properties. Elite 70 is Spectus’ flagship system. The five-chamber Elite 70 system delivers optimal thermal performance and is PAS24:2016 compliant as standard, with Secured by Design options available. Large reinforcement chambers give optimum strength under wind loading and equal sash to frame overlaps across all products provide a consistent rebate.

The 32 new affordable homes have been built on a disused sports complex. They consist of 18 two-bedroom, 11 three-bedroom and three four-bedroom homes. The development forms part of North Lincolnshire Council’s commitment to build 240 new affordable homes at various sites in the region.

The project began in November 2019. Since then, the housing development earned the highest award for crime prevention. As a result of delivering on the exacting standards, Humberside Police awarded the Scunthorpe home development Secured by Design Gold status – an award issued in recognition of the achievement to design out crime within the development. The award acknowledges the measures taken to reduce the opportunity for crime and anti-social behaviour by improved layout, environmental design and the use of police preferred specification products.

Holly Donaldson, of Highseal Manufacturing Company, said: “We were pleased to have been involved in this project and delighted that it achieved gold status. The result is superb and has resulted in some much-needed new homes in the area.”