Merseyside school gets a facelift
Published by Jane Ward for Deceuninck Ltd in Education
Deceuninck Halstead Heath School
HalsteadCommunityPrimary Schoolwas in desperate need of new windows. The original timber framed windows from when the school was first built were beyond repair and no longer fit for purpose – failing frames mean draughty classrooms and not very nice places to teach or learn in!
Oakbay Windows Limited was awarded the contract to replace the windows because of its experience on similar projects and the quality of its product. The project needed experienced contractors because of the size of the project – over 100 frames – and its complexity: some windows were oversized and needed specialist reinforcement between the frames. And as if that wasn’t enough the project needed to be completed during the holidays and over-running wasn’t an option because all the classrooms needed to be operational at the start of the new school term.
As a Deceuninck fabricator, Oakbay Windows used the 2500 chamfered series for the project and all the casement windows were specified for use in low maintenance properties to help keep ongoing costs to a minimum. Working to a detailed schedule, Oakbay’s two teams of two men completed the project in just three weeks.
The result has transformed the look and feel of the school as well as offering increased energy efficiency which the new windows now offer. Stuart Loughlin of Oakbay Windows says, “Having a nice environment to learn in is vital and there’s no doubt the new windows have made a big difference. We’re proud of our work and we’re proud to say we’re helping the local community and the next generation.”
Oakbay Windows is a Deceuninck fabricator and installer with its head office, purpose-built 25,000 square foot factory, trade counter, glass shop and state-of-the-art showroom on Merseyside. It serves the retail, trade and contract markets and, thanks to its competitive prices and professional and personalised service, its business and reputation is growing rapidly. And by winning contracts such asHalsteadCommunityPrimary School, it seems that Oakbay is the first choice for customers looking for a first class result at a competitive price.
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