Profile 22 Optima windows were specified in the development of 26 one and two-bedroom apartments in McCarthy & Stone’s Lewis House retirement development in Upper Norwood, London.
McCarthy & Stone approached Epwin Window Systems for the 97 windows and 26 door & sidelight combinations required on the project.
Profile 22’s Optima system was chosen and was then installed by local Profile 22 Approved Window Installer Newview Homes Ltd. Newview Homes Ltd hold both ISO 9001 for Quality Management and ISO 14001 for Environmental Management.
The window specification required a U value of 1.4 wm2/k on all windows. Secured by Design accreditation on the ground floor and easily accessible first floor windows was also necessary.
Acoustic glazing was specified to minimise traffic noise on the busy road that Lewis House is located on.
The local authority had requested a grey exterior to give a modern appearance and provide a close match to aluminium.
Newview used Profile 22’s Optima 70mm casement windows in smooth slate grey on white with 28mm Low E sealed glass units.
Michele Wietscher, Commercial and Finance Director at Newview, said: “The Optima profile is always well-received because of its ability to meet demanding requirements at a competitive price.”
Senjey Sehmi, Senior Technical Manager South East, McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles, said, “We are very happy with the appearance of the windows, as they give a clean and contemporary look, which is in keeping with the architectural style of the building.”
The quality of the Optima profile and Newview’s standard of workmanship have also been well received. Michele commented: “It was the perfect little contract for our first time working with McCarthy & Stone. We have priced two other sites in the South East now and hope to be working with them again soon.”