Windows and doors
Howard Trotter, business manager of window and fire door manufacturer Shelforce, discusses whether housing associations are getting value for money for crucial products – and how they can successfully balance both cost and quality.
The social housing landscape is constantly evolving; but what is not, is a commitment to the safety and quality of life for residents.
As housing associations strive to provide comfortable and secure homes for their residents, a critical aspect involves the maintenance and enhancement of properties, with replacement windows and doors, including fire doors, essential components for both safety and energy efficiency.
With legislation changing all the time, specifying the right products is essential to meet the correct standards. We spoke with Howard Trotter, business manager of window and fire door manufacturer Shelforce, to find out what housing associations must look out for when specifying windows and doors and how Shelforce can help provide the right products for the right value.
Functional yet stylish, our range of energy efficient windows and doors are the perfect choice for regeneration, refurbishment and new build projects in the social housing arena. Enhanced security features and performance makes our windows and doors stand out from the rest.
With PAS 24 and Secured by Design accreditations, along with A-ratings and low U-values, our window & door range ensures full compliance with building regulations and meets environmental guidelines, including the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH).
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He believes the sealants’ market will remain buoyant over the next 12 months, seeing steady growth despite a challenging construction sector and wider inflationary and economic pressures.
Providing high-quality PVCu windows and fire doors to housing association building projects has meant social housing has always been at the forefront at Shelforce, alongside the social aims of the company.
Shelforce has worked on a huge number of housing association and local authority projects; from high rises to new builds, the company has experience with all types of social housing refurbishment and maintenance and has developed a first-class reputation for providing the highest quality products and finishing each project on time and within budget.
Window and door manufacturer Shelforce won the ‘Most Significant Service Improvement’ award at the first ever Housing Awards.
City Housing, part of Birmingham City Council, launched the awards as part of its commitment to culture change and to acknowledge the hard work, successes and achievements of staff and businesses involved in social housing in Birmingham.
Howard Trotter, Business Manager of leading Birmingham-based window and door manufacturer Shelforce, discusses setting the standard when it comes to product and service is the key for housing associations and Local Authorities when specifying windows and doors.