Published: 8th January 2013
Residents of leading housing provider whg (Walsall Housing Group) are enjoying warmer, safer and smarter homes thanks to a new development incorporating windows installed by Profile 22’s local Approved Window Contractor, Select Windows.
whg is one of the largest and most successful social housing providers in the West Midlands. Owning and managing around 19,000 properties across Walsall, it is working to improve energy efficiency, comfort and security for its residents.
Select Windows was appointed to deliver the new windows as part of a new build scheme, in partnership with the principal contractor, Mansell Construction Services Limited.
With phase one now complete, over 300 new Profile 22 casement ‘A rated’ windows have been fitted to 47 flats on Brownhills Street in the town, with coloured ‘gale grey’ foils for an aesthetically appealing finish.
Alan Watts, regeneration manager at whg, said: “We are committed to meeting local housing need, and providing high-quality, affordable accommodation.
“For this site we needed windows which offered a high specification in respect of reducing noise, so we chose Profile 22 from our list of approved suppliers. The process went smoothly and installation went well on site and the project was completed on time.
“The end result has been good for whg and our customers, and we have had good feedback. Local families now have access to 47 homes, of a mixture of tenures to match local housing need.”
Neil Jones of Select Windows added: “The pressure to use a sustainable supply chain whilst including residents throughout works and maintaining Best Value is a difficult balance for social housing providers. Being a local company, with the backing of Mansell and Profile 22, we have worked closely with whg to ensure all the boxes are ticked and the residents can now benefit from more energy efficient homes.”
Select Windows is an Approved Window Contractor of Profile 22, the UK’s leading profile manufacturer. The fabricator was selected by Mansells due to their locality and extensive social housing related experience and a commitment to quality accreditations and recycling initiatives.
Andrew Reid, Profile 22 Commercial Sales Director, concluded: “The works programme at Walsall Housing Group is an excellent example of how our approved window contractors work closely with residents and housing teams to meet specific targets. Whether it be for energy efficiency, quality, aesthetics or security, or all of the above, economically viable solutions are always delivered using sustainable supply chains from Profile 22.”< Back to News Page