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Epwin’s Clare O’Hara gearing up for Paddle2Pedal

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

On 20 August 2017 Clare O’ Hara, Divisional Managing Director of Epwin, and 11 other ladies from the fenestration industry will start the Paddle2Pedal Challenge to try to raise over £50,000 for Hope House Children’s Hospice. The first ever GM Fundraising all-female event is sponsored by the Epwin Group and will see the team canoe…read more.


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Profile 22 adds Optima window system to U-Comply

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Profile 22 adds Optima window system to U-Comply N to provide quick and easy way to calculate thermal efficiency ratings Profile 22 has just added 24mm and 28mm variations of its Optima window system to U-Comply N, an online calculator that allows fabricators and installers to calculate thermal efficiency ratings. Gerald Allen, Profile 22’s Marketing…read more.


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Profile 22’s Optima is fast becoming the commercial system of choice

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Profile 22’s Optima profile suite may only have been launched last year, but all the signs are that it’s fast becoming the commercial system of choice for specifiers. Gerald Allen, Profile 22’s Marketing Manager, said: “Optima is a system designed for the 21st century and beyond, which makes it very appealing in the first place….read more.


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A proven seamless transition with Profile 22 and Optima

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Changing system supplier can be a daunting challenge and industry statistics showing that less than 6% of fabricators change each year suggests the risks of delays and disruption stop many businesses from even considering it. But Lawson Price, Technical Manager at Profile 22, says changing needn’t be difficult – and he has the figures to…read more.


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Optima Window System – The best of everything

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Profile 22’s Optima window system took the market by storm on its launch last year thanks to its commitment to the best of everything. And as the company’s Marketing Manager Gerald Allen explains, this even includes heritage. For a long time in the industry, heritage windows meant just one thing: vertical sliders. All that has…read more.


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POSITIVE RESULTS AFTER OPTIMA SYSTEM LAUNCH FOR FRAMEXPRESS

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Since Profile 22 Systems launched the new Optima system suite, FrameXpress has seen interest in the modern system grow at a rapid pace, with an exceptionally positive response from customers. After Profile 22 announced that it would be discontinuing the FS 70mm and FC 60 systems from January this year, management at frameXpress initiated a…read more.


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St Cecilia’s High School gets a lesson in PVC-U

The multi-phase refurbishment of a high school in Lancashire has seen Profile 22 supply state-of-the-art PVC-U curtain walling and window systems to replace existing timber frames, providing staff and pupils with a warmer environment in which to learn. St Cecilia’s RC High School is located on a windy hill in Longridge, Preston, and as such is…read more.


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Profile 22 announces strong start to the year with Optima

Profile 22 asserted its position as the profile partner of choice as it announced a strong start to 2017 with it’s Optima profile. Paul Lindsay, Sales Director for Profile 22, commented: “We know what a big decision it is to move profile partner and the number of new sign ups we’ve had so far this…read more.


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OPTIMA INSTALLATION EFFORTLESSLY PROVIDES 20TH CENTURY STYLE FOR A 1930S HOME

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Profile 22 installer Max Glass has recently completed an impressive installation of Optima windows and patio doors in a 1930s home in Leeds. Stephen Hobson, Max Glass’s Director, says: “Our customer lived in a 1930s home and they wanted to maintain its period looks. The brief we had from them was that the new windows…read more.


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Key Training for Shropshire Firefighters

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Profile22, part of Epwin Group has helped to secure a “key” contribution to training county firefighters in how to enter buildings quickly in an emergency, by supplying hundreds of door locks to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to train firefighters. Fire officers had been searching for more than a year for a company with a…read more.


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A MOMENTOUS YEAR FOR PROFILE 22 AS OPTIMA WINDOW TAKES NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AT G AWARDS

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Optima window wins gold at the G-awards In the perfect celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary and what has now become the most momentous year in the company’s recent history, leading window and door systems brand Profile 22 has won the New Product of the Year category at this year’s G Awards. The prize was…read more.


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PROFILE 22’S OPTIMA FLUSH CASEMENT IS PERFECT FOR HERITAGE PROPERTIES

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Market grows for Flush Casement The market for flush casement windows is booming as owners of period-style homes and other buildings understand that they may also enjoy the performance offered by the latest windows whilst protecting and complementing the key heritage aesthetics of their property. Now Profile 22 offers the perfect solution for this key…read more.


40 years of Epwin Innovation In Building Plastics Celebrated By New Building Centre Display And Market Changing New Products

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Epwin Group celebrates 40 years of manufacturing innovative and market changing building, door and window systems manufactured in PVC-U, GRP and thermoplastics, with a bold statement that the company is continuing these traditions with more of the same through the launch of a new display at London’s Building Centre. Epwin’s creative new permanent Building Centre…read more.


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Optima From Profile 22: Future-proof High Performance Windows

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Months of rumours and speculation are now at an end as Profile 22 launches not one but two of the industry’s most eagerly awaited high performance window and door systems. Hailed as the biggest new product introduction in the window industry for a decade, Profile 22 has unveiled Optima, developed to be the most advanced products…read more.


Thank you to everyone who visited us at the 2016 FIT Show!

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

It was great to see you, and your positive comments about our brand-new Optima product range were greatly appreciated. If you missed us at the show, why not contact us and request a visit from one of our representatives, or visit our large showroom in Telford and see our complete range of Optima products. The…read more.


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Profile 22 Optima Awarded Kitemark and PAS Certification

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

In keeping with the launch of Optima, Profile 22’s brand new window and door systems, being characterised by the thoroughness of the development, production and marketing of the new suites, both systems have been awarded Kitemarks and PAS 24 certification on the same day as their unveiling. Following the official launch of Optima, Lorraine Balch,…read more.


Profile 22 Supports Award-Winning Flats Refurbishment

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Triple glazed PVC-u windows manufactured using the Profile 22 system and achieving a U-Value of 0.8 W/m²K, played their part in a major refurbishment for Merseyside-based One Vision Housing, a not-for-profit social housing provider with around 13,000 homes across Sefton, Liverpool and Wirral. The work was for 96 units in eight blocks that make up…read more.


Teamwork Pays Off For Grand-Scale Porch Refit

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Teamwork, good communications and the application of traditional skills all came to the fore when more than 200 dated and decaying timber porches need replacing in Alexander Park in Manchester’s Moss Side. PVC-U had been the natural choice for the replacement, offering greater thermal efficiency as well as significantly lower maintenance. Profile 22 was chosen…read more.


Flush Tilt-Turn Window System Creates Design Perfection

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Profile 22 has launched a unique externally Flush Tilt-Turn window system designed for commercial applications, especially medium and high rise buildings. The distinctive sleek, urban and modern design of its flush exterior frame avoids the overlapping of framework associated with conventional PVC-U systems, making it especially suitable for applications such as new-build apartments, housing, hotels,…read more.


Profile 22 Helps WindowsPlus Make Wishes Come True

Monday, January 25th, 2016

The Children’s Wish charity is over £15,000 better off, thanks to a hugely successful charity ball organised by Profile 22 fabricator, WindowsPlus of Coventry and its proprietor Gary Hampton. One of the highlights of the evening was when 280 guests saw a pair of Wimbledon Men’s 2016 Semi Final tickets plus hospitality, donated by Profile…read more.


Profile 22 Tranforms Hollins College

Friday, January 15th, 2016

A major school refurbishment in Lancashire has proved to be the ideal example of the benefits of a public authority working with a tried and tested approved contractor network. In the case of the replacement of over 100 windows and large sections of curtain walling at the Hollins Technology College, Accrington, that network was the…read more.


Graf Synegy Drives Up Output And Efficiency For Stedek

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Walsall based Profile 22 fabricator Stedek has taken a major step forward in the company’s quest for growth through higher output, improved quality control and greater efficiency by installing a Graf Synergy cutting and machining centre. The first 12 weeks since the Promac supplied machine was installed at Stedek has proved the value of their…read more.


It’s Back – The Profile 22 Advent Calendar Draw

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Christmas will be a bit more special for a few Profile 22 customers – thanks to the return of the company’s Advent Calendar Prize Draw. Champagne, hampers, brandy, vouchers up to £100 and many more festive goodies are all up for grabs with a new winner every day until Christmas Eve. The draw is free…read more.


Katrina Earl Joins Epwin in Latest Coup

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Epwin Window Systems continues to go from strength to strength adding yet another key member to its team, with Katrina Earl following the recent appointment of South East Specification Manager Andy Smith. Coming on board as the new Northern Key Account Manager, Katrina joins the Epwin window, door and conservatory systems stable after 13 years…read more.


What is BIM and how can it shape your world?

For years, architects, builders and designers have used Auto CAD – a software package that allows you to create two-dimensional objects and use the coding to transfer those designs over to CNC machinery and build ‘the real thing’. Later versions allow users to render 3D objects on rotational plains, making it an essential tool in…read more.


Andy Smith Joins the Specification Team in the South East

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Welcome to Andy Smith who joins Epwin Group Window Systems Division as Specification Manager for London and the East of England. Andy has extensive window industry experience 15 years a with the multi-channel building products distributor SIG plc, most recently as Regional Manager. He has already begun making himself known to existing and prospective customers…read more.


Profile 22 Is Back At Greenbuildexpo With BES6001 For Responsible Sourcing

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Profile 22, part of the Epwin Group, is once again returning to GreenbuildEXPO, the annual Sustainable Building and Refurbishment event, not only featuring its energy-efficient new Fully Reversible Window but also highlighting the Group’s unique BES6001 accreditation for responsible sourcing. Commercial Sales Director Andrew Reid and Specification Managers Jenny Cann and Sonia Travis will be…read more.


Epwin Raise Money… And a Mug for Charity

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Coffee seems to be something most people agree is essential in the morning, and Epwin Window Systems is no exception. But instead of just putting the kettle on for a co-worker or two, staff decided to hold a coffee morning fundraiser for MacMillan Cancer Support serving all of its staff. Colleagues from Epwin brands’ Profile…read more.


Epwin Window Systems Division Investing in People

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Epwin Window Systems has recognised the skills shortage in the industry and has recently embarked on a journey to secure the Investors in People accreditation.  The investment is a major statement by the business in its quest to be the undisputed market leader in every aspect of its performance, from manufacturing quality to customer services…read more.


Epwin Window Systems – Investing for the future and for the planet

Friday, September 18th, 2015

World class manufacturing doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and careful research. It needs long-term investment in premises, people and plant. At Epwin Window Systems, future-proofing its manufacturing processes is never ‘finished’ – production manager, Phil Poulter, said: “We’ll always be looking for a little bit extra, but searching for that extra means we get…read more.


Most Innovative Regeneration Scheme

Profile 22 Transforms Stonelow Green Flats: Most Innovative Regeneration Scheme

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Profile 22 has aided the £4.5million regeneration of 70 flats at Stonelow Green in Dronfield, supplying a casement window solution through its approved window contractor, Polar Windows. Over an 18 month period Registered Provider and housing management company for North East Derbyshire District Council, Rykneld Homes completed a comprehensive refurbishment on the five blocks of…read more.


Profile 22 Extends BIM Library

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Profile 22 has extended its BIM library with the addition of two new objects, the flush casement window system and vertical sliding window system. Created in Revit file format, this allows the products to be incorporated into a 3D model and its associated component database. The casement and vertical sliding window systems join the fully…read more.


Epwin Group Window Systems Division Appoints New Managing Director

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Epwin Group Window Systems Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare O’Hara as divisional managing director. The division comprises Profile 22, Spectus Window Systems, Swish Windows & Doors, PatioMaster and Safeware. Clare joins the business from Grouphomesafe where she held the role of Group sales director. Having been in the industry for nearly…read more.


Profile 22 completes affordable housing development for Carmarthenshire County Council

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

PVC-U window, door and curtain walling specialist Profile 22 has helped to complete an innovative new build housing scheme for Carmarthenshire County Council, supplying casement windows through its approved window contractor Nolan uPVC.   The £1.5m scheme forms part of a wider development which will see further affordable housing built across the county. The windows have…read more.


Profile 22 launches first BIM object

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Profile 22 has developed its first BIM Object, providing 2D and 3D product representations, information and data associated with its Fully Reversible 70mm window system. In Revit file format, this allows the product to be incorporated into a 3D model and its associated component database. The Object is available free direct from profile22.co.uk/commercial or via…read more.


Profile 22 shortlisted as finalist for the 2014 Sustainable Housing Awards

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Profile 22 has been shortlisted in the Transformation category of the Sustainable Housing Awards 2014, organised by Inside Housing magazine and its sister publication Sustainable Housing. These awards put the spotlight on the best green social housing projects constructed in the UK, and the organisations responsible for them. The trophies will be presented at a…read more.


Accredited, assured, proven…that’s Profile 22

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Visitors to stand E18 at this year’s Greenbuild Expo may be surprised to learn that exhibitor, Profile 22 is the only window and door profile manufacturing company in the UK to be accredited to BES 6001, along with its divisional brands; achieving a reputable score of Very Good. As a leading supplier of PVC-U windows,…read more.


New Specification Guide from Profile 22

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

A new specification and technical guide is now available from Profile 22. The 48 page reference book and accompanying CD are a valuable index for architects and specifiers when specifying Profile 22 PVC-U systems. The new edition gives insight into the company’s new products, technical updates, accreditations and services, and includes the latest addition to…read more.


Lights, Camera, Reverse!

Friday, February 28th, 2014

A two-minute video has been created by leading window and door manufacturer, Profile 22 introducing its latest product, the fully reversible window.  Providing architects and specifiers with essential specification details the video shows the window in action, rotating 180 degrees, and gives a comprehensive yet concise outline of its features and benefits. From performance to…read more.


New green accreditation gives confidence to window and door specification

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Profile 22 the social housing and new build specialist has become the first systems businesses to secure the green standard BES6001 across its foiled and standard PVC-U window and door ranges. The Epwin Group commercial systems specialist joins a handful of building product companies to have secured the new standard meeting a range of strict…read more.


Profile 22 fabricators invited to commercial masterclass

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Profile 22 fabricators are being invited to attend a free commercial masterclass, designed to help them understand commercial contracts and maximise profitability. The course will be held on Wednesday 3rd July at Profile 22’s site in Telford and will be delivered by consultants who specialise in commercial and project management. Fabricators will receive advice and…read more.


Commercial Opportunity

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The Chancellor’s 2013 Budget has earned mixed reviews on a general scale. Here, Andrew Reid Commercial Sales Director at Profile 22 suggests the key points at a glance do highlight how housing remains a key political priority for the coalition, and one fabricators and installers can benefit from. It was good to see housing investment…read more.


Walsall Housing Group Residents Are Warmer This Winter with Profile 22

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Residents of leading housing provider whg (Walsall Housing Group) are enjoying warmer, safer and smarter homes thanks to a new development incorporating windows installed by Profile 22’s local Approved Window Contractor, Select Windows. WHG is one of the largest and most successful social housing providers in the West Midlands. Owning and managing around 19,000 properties…read more.


Profile 22 Specified for Stevenage Fire Station Refurbishment

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Profile 22 WER ‘A’ rated windows and high performance curtain walling have been installed into Stevenage Fire Station by Polar Windows as part of an overall refurbishment programme. The Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor, Polar Windows was appointed to deliver the wholescale refurbishment of the fire station building, in partnership with the principal contractor, Art…read more.


Profile 22 specified on 900 window Leeds University project

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Polar Windows has completed a 900 window refurbishment program for Leeds University, replacing old and failing timber windows with WER ‘A’ rated energy efficient PVC-U replacements. The Profile 22 Approved Window Contractor, was appointed to deliver the wholesale replacement of windows at Montague Burton, a four-storey undergraduate hall of residence, earlier this year. Manufactured in…read more.


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