Optima chosen for Wolverhampton refurbishment

Profile 22’s Optima Fully Sculptured windows were chosen for the refurbishment of 38 properties, a mixture of houses and flats, in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. The manufacture and installation contract was awarded to Select Windows, which is a Profile 22-approved window contractor based in Walsall. Select Windows installed 300 white Optima casement windows for the project.

The project was part of the Nehemiah Housing Project, which is designed to build successful, sustainable and diverse communities. Properties within the project have been designed for people with disabilities or specific religious/cultural needs and offer energy-efficient homes to minimise the impact of fuel poverty. Select Windows is a family-owned business with considerable experience in the commercial sector.

Profile 22’s Optima system is an award-winning 70mm system that delivers superior thermal efficiency thanks to features such as a six-chambered outerframe, five-chambered sash and innovations such as additional centre seals. The system met thermal efficiency requirements and achieved the WER A+ rating specification required on this project. Shefeeq Rahman, property services officer for the Nehemiah Housing Project, said: “Profile 22 is an established and considered brand in the social housing sector which gave us the reassurance that their products would not only perform well but would continue to look good in years to come. We had excellent design and survey support from the experienced commercial team and full support with our installation programme. Our residents are delighted with the new windows.”

The project was complicated by stringent pandemic protocols, but the Select team carried out the work on time and on budget while adhering to Covid safety protocols throughout the fitting process. Gary Wylde, Select Windows’ managing director, said he was delighted with the results of the work. He added: “Due to our excellent relationship with the main contractor and our ability to deliver this project on time, we are now tendering for additional work to further enhance the client’s housing stock. Our solid relationship is the principal reason the contract was concluded efficiently during these difficult times.”