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Hull-based Synseal fabricator and installer, Vulcan Windows, added extra value to a refurbishment project it carried out at Buckingham Street Primary School in Hull over the summer.

Shield PVCu profile was used to replace the windows, which formed part of staged refurbishment programme of works that the firm is currently carrying out for the school.

Vulcan Windows is contracted directly

by the school, and has taken on other professional responsibilities, including doing all the risk assessments and health and safety co-ordination.

“Normally the school would have to appoint an architect or CDM coordinator to carry out these specialist works, which would have eaten into their budget,” Peter O’Brien, Vulcan’s Commercial Manager, said. “Since I am CDM-qualified, I can undertake that work, which saves the school a considerable amount of money that it doesn’t have. All

schools’ budgets are being squeezed, and it is an extra service that we can offer because of our expertise in this sector.

“Therefore, we took care of the specification and design work, and co- ordination of health and safety risk assessment in compliance with CDM regulations.”

Peter explained that Vulcan Windows has

moved confidently into the commercial sector, which has involved developing and extending its range of Synseal products and professional services. This has helped it to win an increasing number of prestigious projects from discerning clients with decreasing budgets. “For example, our contract department can offer all the professional skills necessary to complete a contract on the client’s behalf without the need of external consultants,” he said.

As a result, the safety of the staff who used the school premises during the summer

holidays was guaranteed, and the project was completed on budget within the timetable to everyone's satisfaction.

“Vulcan Windows did a first class job,

which, at the end of the day, the client expects,” Brian Walker, Synseal’s Fabricator Development Manager said. “However, what this project also demonstrates is that professionalism and dedication really pay off. Like Synseal, Vulcan Windows recognises that it is important to be skilled in all sectors, and by investing in the commercial arm of its business – and offering the relevant services – that effort has paid off and the company is winning interesting new business.”

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Liniar, the innovative window system from HL Plastics Limited, will be among the biggest window systems exhibitors at this year’s Greenbuild EXPO in Manchester in May.

Already lead free in its construction as a commitment to the environment;

the Liniar profile was designed from the outset to be a sustainable window system to meet the needs of the current and future green building agendas.

With its clever multi-chambered design providing high thermal

values as standard without the need to use supplementary inserts, the system provides a very cost effective means of meeting the needs of the highest levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes and Zero Carbon Homes. The system also includes a unique thermal bridging profile to address the requirement to keep thermal transfer in check for the installed product as a part of these rigorous standards. These products will be on display at the exhibition.

Visitors to the stand (B35) will also have the opportunity to register for its new CPD seminar “Sustainable Building Solutions by Design – PVCu window systems designed to play an active role in sustainable construction.”

Greenbuild EXPO takes place on the 9th and 10th May at the Manchester Central exhibition venue and is the UK's newest sustainable building and refurbishment event. The organisers say the show is “an essential and informative event for the construction industry covering

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everything from training opportunities and renewable technologies to sustainable materials and legislation updates.”

As one of the shows main sponsors, Liniar hope to increase their exposure throughout the Commercial sector and generate genuine business leads for their window fabricators. PR & Marketing Manager, Rosie Cheetham comments: “At Liniar we recognise the importance of supporting our fabricators and helping them generate new business. One of the areas that we identified needing more focused attention is the commercial sector. We have a number of initiatives which are getting underway for 2012, our participation at this year’s Greenbuild EXPO being one very important one.”

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