Window and door fabricators and installers are being sought by the LHC procurement group for a new £66million, four-year framework for public sector projects.

The Windows and Doors framework (WD2) allows local authorities, social landlords and other public sector bodies to source PVC-U and timber products and end-to-end design services for both residential and non-residential projects. 

WD2 combines LHC’s previous PVC-U products (U10) and timber products (T4) frameworks and will also extend its scope to include aluminium clad timber windows.

Each workstream will offer standard and enhanced performance options in preparation for the interim uplift to Part L regulations being enforced from June next year, and the full Future Homes Standard regulations expected in 2025.

LHC head of technical procurement Dean Fazackerley, said: “Sustainability is top of the agenda for local authorities and housing associations. This framework is designed to help them meet the forthcoming enhanced Part L regulations and the Future Homes Standard by providing a pool of pre-approved companies that can supply and install high quality PVC-U and timber windows and door products.

“There is a huge emphasis on quality and it is the majority factor in whether a company is appointed to the framework. As part of this, third party evidence of product performance will be mandatory, with emphasis on u-values, durability and lifecycle costs.”

The framework is made up of three lots: Lot 1 – Manufacture, Supply and Installation of PVC-U Windows and Doors; Lot 2 – Manufacture, Supply and Installation of Timber Windows and Doors, and Lot 3 – Manufacture, Supply and Installation of Aluminium Clad Timber Windows.

Previous articleMatt Buckley retires from Pilks, Neil Syder steps up as MD
Next articleNew bid to license all builders goes to MPs this week