PRODUCT PROFILES | GLASS & FENESTRATION
Profile 22’s windows and doors deliver
thermal efficiency to tower block residents
Profile 22’s Optima suite of
casement and tilt and turn
windows along with matching
PVC-U doors were specified in
the refurbishment of two tower
blocks in Walsall, West Midlands.
WHG, owners and managers
of the blocks, has a policy of
using Profile 22 windows in all
its properties and Little London
House and Wood House were
no different. Window installer M
Howells (Services) was appointed
to complete the replacement of
960 windows and 130 doors
across the two towers.
The windows are designed to
deliver increased insulation and
weather protection, which is said
to make them the perfect choice
for high-rise, exposed locations.
They are reportedly capable of
achieving Window Energy Ratings
of A++ and U-values of 0.8 W/m2K.
Indicative performance measures
are 600Pa for air permeability,
600Pa for watertightness and
2400Pa for wind-resistance.
Enfield’s doors pass new fire test
with a reassuringly large margin
Post-Grenfell, the Ministry of
Housing Communities & Local
Government (MHCLG) asked
some key fire doors suppliers
to help them. Enfield Speciality
Doors provided technical advice,
design and fire protection expertise
plus three sample doorsets
designed to withstand fire for a
minimum of 30 minutes.
The company made three
doorsets for the test. The doors
measured 6’6” by 2’9” with sapele
mahogany veneers, similar in style
to those specified for 1960s and
1970s tower blocks.
To make the test relevant for
today, the test doors were designed
for real life as front entrance doors
Enfield’s doors passed the test
with a large margin: ‘opening in’
exceeded the time by 19% and
‘opening out’ by 70% (51 minutes).
Levolux achieves gold at
The new Collaborative Teaching
Laboratory (CTL) at Birmingham
University’s Edgbaston campus,
is said to be turning heads thanks
to its gold-coloured solar shading
solution from Levolux.
Profile 22 Flush
tilt and turn
glazing for new-
BUILDING PRODUCTS | FEBRUARY
Profile 22 Flush tilt and
turn windows have been
used in the construction of
flats for University of Derby
The design, manufacture
and installation of the
windows on the project
was undertaken by Profile
22 approved window
contractor, Kingfisher Windows.
Given the nature of student
accommodation, and the shape
of the building’s aesthetics, the
Flush tilt and turn window from
Profile 22 was the best choice
for optimum ventilation and
maximisation of space.
The window is Secured by
Design accredited and meets
PAS24:2016 standards for security.
Another key element in the
specification of the windows
for Agard Court was the use
of acoustic glazing on road
elevations and the use of clear
solar control glazing on south
The custom solution comprises
a collection of angled, aluminium
fins that extend across ground and
first-floor levels, surrounding the
Each fin is 125mm thick and
has a rectangular-shaped profile.
A 200mm wide fin is used at
ground floor level and where the
fins return along east and westfacing
sections. In contrast, a larger
600mm wide fin has been used on
the south-facing elevation at first
Formed from extruded
aluminium components, the fins
were pre-assembled at Levolux’s
premises and shipped to site in a
variety of lengths, ranging from
3.3m to 5.6m.
Fire doors exceeding legal
requirement by 70%