When St Thomas Moors Catholic School, Nuneaton, had funding released for their window project earlier this year, Formula One Windows went knocking on the head teacher’s door. Not something that many of us relish doing I imagine... particularly if it is your old school...
As it turns out they were asked to contact the Buildings Manager, Mr David Lloyd, in order to apply for tender.
The school needed to replace all their windows (over 200 frames) in order to provide a more comfortable study environment to their pupils.
Mr Lloyd was looking for two key factors when it came to selecting the right company for the job:
- The confidence that they could take on such a large project and had the required expertise.
- The reassurance that the installed product would meet all required technical specifications.
Installing a product in a school comes with its own set of requirements, particularly when it comes to glass.
Formula One fitted their own frames with leading performance glass Celsius One.
K2’s Celsius glass is already approved by Lancashire County Council for all schools in the Lancashire region so the product’s credentials are impeccable.
Manufactured to BS EN 1279-2 standard, toughened to BS EN 12150-1 standard, Celsius comes with a 10 year warranty against seal failure.
The units themselves where specified as follows: 6.4mm clear laminate for the inner sheet (a laminated glass being a requirement for a school), 18mm Silver spacer, 4mm Celsius One outer sheet.
Formula One comments: “The Celsius Glass gave a real edge to our tender. Celsius One offered the perfect combination of insulation and protection, Celsius One promotes an impressive U-Value of 1.0 and a heat reflection of 78%. The blue tint is ideal for a classroom setting resulting in added privacy, better sound insulation, and improved glare factor when the sun does shine."
The installation took 6 weeks to complete, over the summer holidays.
Mr Lloyd’s comments: ”There is no doubt that the Formula 1 tender made them stand out from the crowd! We were extremely pleased with both the installation process, which was straightforward, and the finished product. The school has gained a fresh new look, and most importantly the classroom environment and pupils have benefited from the many features mentioned. You really can tell the difference.
We have no hesitation in recommending Formula One Windows or the Celsius product.”
Formula One have been working with the K2 roof system and Celsius glass for the past 6 years. They install PVC-U windows, doors and conservatories in Telford and Shropshire.