Essex-based commercial contractor The Window Company has just proved its pedigree by completing a complex and challenging installation to a very tight deadline.
The project involved the replacement of 40 failing windows set around a quadrangle looking out onto an enclosed courtyard at Parkside Primary School in Chingford, Essex. All 40 windows needed to be replaced during the school’s two week Easter holiday so that lessons were not disrupted in any way.
As if the timescale wasn’t difficult enough, the specification of the windows was equally challenging. The 60mm windows needed to be externally glazed to incorporate special purple glass panels and needed to feature shootbolt locking for heightened security.
Such a demanding project needed the right company to ensure successful completion. The contract was awarded to The Window Company thanks to its experience working on large and complex projects for councils, housing associations, public bodies and main contractors.
The Window Company approached leading VEKA trade fabricator Modplan because of its reputation for quality 60mm frames and fast and efficient service. Managing Director David Thornton was delighted with the response. He said: “The Parkside refurbishment was technically demanding and with no room for slippage because of the two week installation slot, we needed Modplan to deliver and they didn’t let us down. We worked closely with Modplan’s project director to finalise designs and technical details. They then manufactured the job within five working days and delivered complete to site in time for us to start installation on schedule.”
The Window Company team worked during the school holiday to install 40 VEKA Matrix 58 white casement windows with MACO shootbolt locking. The end result is a greatly enhanced building envelope with the school also experiencing greater thermal efficiency and reduced energy bills, which will help to reduce running costs.
David Thornton said, “Delivering a challenging project successfully is always pleasing. It’s even more so when you’re working on projects like Parkside Primary School where you’re helping to improve the school lives of the next generation. Our thanks go to Modplan for their excellent product and support and to our installation team who worked so hard to ensure the job was completed on time.”