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A long-time Secured by Design member company Walker Profiles has worked on an affordable housing development in Paisley, in the central belt of Scotland.

The development, built on the site of the former Arnotts department store in the town’s new Abbey Quarter, has 26 two-bed flats for social rent, including ten amenity homes for older people. Walker Profiles, a Motherwell-based manufacturer, supplier and installer of PVC-u windows and doors, was the window contractor for the project. Installed were 150 Secured by Design accredited Spectus Elite 70 flush tilt and turn windows, made in smooth anthracite grey on white to build on the aesthetics required.

The Spectus Elite 70 flush tilt and turn window is for use in medium-rise and high-rise buildings, as it has been specifically designed so the framework doesn’t overlap, giving a ‘flush’ appearance, delivering the aesthetics of an aluminium window, the manufacturer says.

The flats support Renfrewshire’s Strategic Housing Investment Plan 2020/21, which aims to deliver 1,000 affordable homes by 2021.

David MacGregor of Walker Profiles said: “We were delighted to work on this project. We have helped to create a striking building that delivers much-needed affordable housing in this area.”

SBD National Manager Kenny McHugh said: “I am delighted that Walker Profiles have brought their expertise to this excellent project. The windows were required to have had Secured by Design accreditation bringing an extra level of security for the occupants.”

You can find out more about Walker Profiles and their range of SBD accredited products at https://www.securedbydesign.com/.


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