Trade fabricator Framexpress, has completed the installation of a range of its products in a new luxury care home in Hagley, Warwickshire.
Working alongside contractors, Stepnell Ltd, and architects, Harris Irwin Architects, Framexpress fitted its higher spec as standard range of Optima PVCu windows and doors in the new Cinnamon Care Home, located in Hagley. The new building, which includes 59 bedrooms and 4 care suites, was built with strip foundations, brick and block masonry and a timber truss and cut roof.
Following a value engineering exercise – which consists of looking at all elements of the project to see if there is a more cost-effective solutions that exists – PVCu glazing materials were chosen after successfully achieving the high aesthetic standards and regulations. With its 25 year track record of delivering accurately manufactured, high specification products, Framexpress was chosen as the fabricator and supplier for the project.
The products installed consisted of its Chamfered PVCu Windows, PVCu Double Doors and Single Leaf Doors. Each product not only offers a sleek and modern finish – with Anthracite Grey and White colour options being used externally and internally – but they also benefited from 4mm toughened outerpane glass, PAS 24 certification, Chrome key or level locking handles and a 18mm argon filled super spacer cavity. Fire Exit Doors were also fitted, boasting concealed gearing, no external access and a push panic bar – providing top level of protection for future occupants, claims the company.
Steve Hollins, project manager at Stepnell LTD, talked about the project and says: “Framexpress have been a pleasure to work with throughout the build of Cinnamon Care. They not only provided us with first class products, but the efficiency and workmanship were second to none. With more than 25 years in the industry, their experience really shone through as the whole team were professional and came to the site with a can-do attitude every day.
“We were so impressed with the service and products that we have put them forward for another project we have in the pipeline, which will see the construction of a new 71-bed care home, that’s also being built in Warwick. We’re looking forward to working with the Framexpress team again soon, as well as using their top-quality products.”
Sarah Price, Framexpress’ commercial sales manager, discussed working with Stepnell for the new care home build saying: “It’s fantastic to see the Cinnamon Care Home project come together. At Framexpress, we pride ourselves on supplying high-quality, high specification products as standard and to have our quality recognised for not one, but two projects is incredibly rewarding. The Stepnell Ltd team were a pleasure to work with and we are happy that we could provide a high-quality range of products and deliver them on time and without any issues.”