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High quality student accommodation benefits from Optima windows

Profile 22’s Flush Tilt & Turn Windows were chosen for a £24 million project to build new accommodation for 735 students at Sheffield Hallam University. The project was undertaken by Profile 22’s Approved Window Contractor Polar Windows.

The client was Victoria Hall Management Ltd (VHML), a specialist UK developer and operational manager of student accommodation. The contract was to build The Elements, an 11-storey building containing a mix of 4, 5 and 6 bed cluster flats plus self-contained flats, with all bedrooms having an en suite bathroom and sharing a kitchen and dining area. As well as the flats, the building contains a gym, cinema room, quiet study area, common room TV and pool table and a private outdoor courtyard. The Elements will be managed by Host, the student facing brand of VHML.

While aluminium windows were specified for the building’s street facing elevations in order to meet planning requirements, Profile 22’s high performance Flush Tilt & Turn Windows in Smooth Anthracite Grey were specified for the internal courtyard. Purposely designed for medium and high rise buildings, the sash on the Flush Tilt & Turn Window is neatly positioned inside the frame of the window to create an elegant and sleek ‘flush’ appearance. Polar Windows’ use of the Flush Tilt & Turn Windows on the internal courtyard elevations meant that North Midland Construction was able to value engineer the project and deliver value back to the client, Host.

As well as helping North Midland Construction value engineer the project, Profile 22’s Flush Tilt & Turn Window delivered a wealth of other benefits. It has a maximum opening size of 1450 x 2300mm and offers exceptional performance because it has an air permeability value of 600Pa, water tightness value of 600Pa and wind resistance value of 2400Pa. It is also Secured by Design accredited and meets PAS24:2016 standards for security.

Throughout the project Polar Windows worked closely with Profile 22’s commercial support team to provide CAD drawings and additional technical support.

The end result is an eye-catching building that has regenerated a neglected site in Sheffield and is a powerful addition to the Sheffield city landscape.

Profile 22 is an Epwin Windows Systems brand.



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Profile 22 manufacture a comprehensive range of 60mm and 70mm PVC-U windows and door systems.

Its products are integrated, meaning all four suites offer a choice of sash and outer frame combinations, share common beads and have dedicated Safeware locks and hardware. Making it simple to specify and fabricate window and doors to suit any application. Integration offers huge benefits to fabricators and makes it very economical to sell into new market sectors.

Profile 22 integrated products also incorporate unique and proven labour saving features that can make significant impact on your productivity, saving time and money in the factory and on site.

Profile 22 at a glance:

  • British owned manufacturer of PVC-U profile.
  • Based in Telford in a 150,000 sq ft factory and customer support complex.
  • Working with windows since 1976.
  • 40,000 frames made using Profile 22 every week.
  • Part of the £180m Epwin Group.
  • Dedicated specification team and a nationwide network of manufacturers of high quality PVC-U windows and doors.

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