Nuneaton College in Warwickshire is a step nearer to reducing its carbon footprint with the installation of more than 70 Veka M70 windows fabricated by Glazerite for Howard Yarnold Windows and Doors.

The windows replaced original Crittall-type single-glazed steel in the 1970s buildings as part of a renewal project that also saw solar panels, cavity wall insulation and more efficient radiators in three of its main buildings.

Established half a century ago, Howard Yarnold Windows & Doors has a large commercial and residential customer base across the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.  While the installer fabricates its aluminium products in-house, its uPVC work is outsourced to Glazerite.

Howard Yarnold Windows and Doors, which employs 35 people, is headed up by. He explains:  “The college wanted to look at ways to reduce their carbon footprint so installing double glazed uPVC windows was an ideal solution as they are much more energy efficient and will significantly improve heat retention. They are also much more aesthetic in comparison to the original windows, which had been in place since the 1970s.” 

The work, which is in its final stages, saw the Howard Yarnold team overcoming some challenges onsite, as the company’s Anthony Niblett Anthony explained: “The roof wasn’t sturdy enough to take the weight of scaffolding, so we installed some of the windows using a large, truck-mounted cherry picker. We were also only able to give Glazerite notice of the install dates shortly before the installation took place, but they rose to the challenge and delivered everything we needed on time.”

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