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Fentrade has recently manufactured and supplied 55 casement windows for Llanidloes High School in Powys as part of the school’s refurbishment programme. Working alongside trade customer Window-Tec based in Builth Wells, Fentrade has helped to upgrade the school with high-quality, energy-efficient aluminium windows.

The school’s original windows were single-glazed and in a poor state of repair. The single glazing meant poor thermal performance which contributed to higher energy bills and excessive carbon emissions. Similarly, the original windows had limited ventilation which negatively impacted the learning environment.

Recognising the need for a comprehensive solution, Fentrade and Window-Tec worked closely with Llanidloes High School addressing several design options to meet the project’s requirements. Together, they selected white high gloss frames to emulate the existing window design whilst ensuring maximum thermal efficiency. The 55 aluminium casement windows were manufactured from Aluk’s 58BW HI thermally efficient system for optimum performance, contributing to a comfortable and sustainable learning environment for the students.

Safety was also a top priority throughout the project, with several opening casements featuring Tri-hinges, enhancing pupil safety and providing peace of mind for the school community. And to further enhance the learning experience and ensure a conducive environment, sound-reducing laminated units were specified across various project phases.

The six week project ran smoothly, and the attention to detail was evident throughout every stage. Chris Reeks, Managing Director at Fentrade, said: “Understanding the importance of minimising disruption to the school’s operation was imperative. Hands-on project management and tight communication with Window-Tec were critical at every stage as we delivered products to site, in full, to meet the phased installation schedule set out by our customer.”

Reflecting on the success of the project, Dave Evans, Director at Window-Tec, said: “As a refurbishment job, this is one of the largest we have undertaken. Fentrade’s support throughout the tender, ordering and manufacturing stages was invaluable. Despite the need for competitive pricing, Fentrade ensured that the product met our client’s requirements. Since winning the contract, Fentrade has consistently delivered according to our weekly schedule, keeping us on track with the programme.”

Fentrade is proud to have been part of this transformative project at Llanidloes High School. Chris concluded: “This project has been a great success and a testament to all parties involved. The professionalism and skill of the installation team at Window-Tec was exceptional and we are delighted to have helped them deliver this first-class school refurbishment project.”


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