200 Spectus Flush Tilt & Turn Windows were specified and installed in the construction of 44 high quality social housing properties for Crawley Borough Council.

A former depot in Southgate Crawley, the 22 houses and 22 flats were situated in a high-profile location and aesthetics of the development was vital. Architecturally, a contemporary interpretation of the Crawley ‘new town’ style was specified, with mainly brick elevations, using a palette of three colours, and windows with reconstituted stone surrounds on the buildings at the entrance to the site.

Spectus Flush Tilt & Turn Windows were specified with Spectus Approved Window Contractor Jade Window and Door Specialists appointed to manage the fabrication and installation of the 200 anthracite grey windows the project required.

The flush, urban modern appearance of the windows delivered the aesthetics required. The tilt and turn functionality ensured safety and practicality across all the buildings, but in particular the two and three story blocks of flats.

The development was situated near several busy roads, which meant acoustic glazing was required on some elevations. Jade Window and Door Specialists worked closely with project contractors to ensure the windows’ glazing met all the standards required.

With 200 windows needing to be installed on a busy construction site, effective project management was essential. Jade Window and Door Specialists liaised with the project contractors and all trades on site to ensure window fabrication and installation ran smoothly.

Spectus windows have contributed to a high-quality social housing development with a distinctive character. Councillor Stephen Joyce, Cabinet member for Housing at Crawley Borough Council, said: “We’re investing millions of pounds in much-needed affordable housing and these developments will help to address the high demand in Crawley.”[1]

[1] https://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/news/construction-underway-for-more-than-40-affordable-crawley-homes-1-8442913