1,100 REHAU frames fit for student accommodation

  • 29 Aug 2017

Excell Trade Frames recently fabricated 1,100 REHAU frames to replace the windows in a student accommodation block for the Sanctuary Group.

Wardley House is a 17-storey student accommodation block in the centre of Bradford, which houses up to 290 students from the University of Bradford and Bradgord College.

The existing single-glazed, metal frame windows were inefficient and in a poor state of repair. Contractor City Gate Construction worked with REHAU to meet Sanctuary Group’s requirements.

rehau imgThe work included the replacement of 1,100 windows, new lighting, the replacement of the water and heating system and a facelift for reception/common room areas.

REHAU’s TOTAL70 casement windows were chosen to meet the requirements of commercial and domestic and refurbishment projects, as well as new builds. The windows are available as either chamfered or sculptured profiles, and have single leg beads to provide easy but secure on-site glazing.

In addition, the profiles are low maintenance and feature maximum energy efficiency as they are PVC-U.


Excell Trade Frames measured and manufactured all the windows for the job and transported them to site in Bradford. The installation of the windows required careful planning as the frames needed to be installed without access from inside the building.

Scaffolding was put up around the building to help with the complex installation. Eddie McGrath, commercial Sales Manager at Excell devised a plan with four teams of fitters, who took out the old metal windows and lowered them to the ground, before hoisting up the 3m2 PVC-U replacements and installing them in position. This allowed Eddie’s team to complete a floor every week and finish the installation in just four months.

Matt Janicki, Area Sales Manager for the North West for REHAU Windows Solutions, concluded: “Wardley House is a landmark for students and locals in Bradford and the TOTAL70 windows provide a fresh new look for the building to make it look modern and appealing while reducing energy and maintenance costs for Sanctuary Group.”


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