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Bournville Village


TRC Windows have been appointed by Bournville Village Trust for the first phase of a six year planned works program to supply and install bespoke sash and casement windows to 46 properties in the Bournville Village estate.

The rented dwellings in Bournville Village consist of bungalows, maisonettes, flats and family accommodation.

The estate also features a variety of special needs housing particularly for the elderly and people with learning disabilities.

Two areas of the estate have been declared conservation areas and there are a number of buildings of architectural interest and historical importance.

Window profile & thermal performance

To meet conservation requirements, window profiles will match the style, configuration and visual appearance of the existing windows (including glazing bars, horn detail, beading, etc).

For each building, they will be be supplied and manufactured in preservative-treated softwood.

The thermal performance of all windows and doors will meet the requirements of the Building Regulation Part L1B and have a minimum Window Energy rating of 1.4u-value.

Measurement and survey

The process will involve the removal of existing windows and doors where necessary and installation of the new timber frames and glazing.

All equipment, scaffolding and materials employed to fix and seal the windows and doors inside and outside the dwelling will be in accordance with the BS 8213-4 specification for surveying and installation.

In instances where the structural box frame is to remain, allowances will be made for minor repairs and redecoration.

Narrow cavity glazing (A rated)

Narrow cavity insulated glazing units (IGU) will be installed so as not to compromise energy-efficiency and authenticity.

These units will meet the requirements of BS EN 1279 and be manufactured by a Kitemark or similar accredited manufacturer.

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