Social Housing, Erskine

Project: Social Housing, Erskine

Walker Profiles, one of REHAU’s biggest commercial fabricators in Scotland, has completed the largest installation in the UK using the new REHAU TOTAL70R fully reversible window system.

More than 1800 fully reversible windows have been installed for Bridgewater Housing Association in 200 properties in Erskine, Renfrewshire to replace pivot timber windows which had come to the end of their life.

Motherwell based Walker Profiles fabricated and installed the windows for Wates Living who are the appointed main contractor for Bridgewater.

The windows were all WER B rated in line with the thermal efficiency potential of the properties themselves.  Feedback from Bridgewater HA’s tenants about the windows has been hugely positive, largely based around the contemporary styling and the fact that they offer warmth, security and easy operation in what is a very exposed location overlooking the River Clyde.

The scope of the project was further enhanced by the replacement of timber residential doors and screens with PVC-U doors using the same REHAU TOTAL70 system.  Both the doors and windows were manufactured to Secured by Design specification.

REHAU’s commercial sales team in Scotland worked closely with Walker Profiles, Wates Living and Bridgewater Housing Association to ensure that the windows met the specification and that the benefits of the new REHAU TOTAL70R were fully realised.

The REHAU TOTAL70R is a contemporary update of REHAU’s successful fully reversible window solution.  It has a flush fitting sash and frame, slimmer sightlines than previously and has the potential to achieve a WER A rating if required.

It is also compatible with all of the ancillaries in the REHAU TOTAL70 system and can accommodate double or triple glazed units up to 44mm.

Walker Profiles became one of the first window companies to start fabricating in the new system when it was launched in 2013, having already built a successful reputation in the Scottish commercial market for the quality of its fully reversible windows.  The company has been serving a broad range of clients in the social housing and new build housing sectors in Scotland for more than 15 years.