Project - Ashlawn School

Tamworth based fabricators Window and Door Maintenance Services have just completed phase two of the development of Ashlawn School based in Rugby. The extension of the Expressive Arts Centre now provides a brand new centre for students and teachers to collaborate on creative projects in state-of-the-art facilities.



The Challenge

The contractors overseeing the extension of the school buildings required a complete glazing solution from their chosen supplier and needed to be reassured that the glazing products would be onsite in full by the specified date to allow the build to move onto the next phase.


The Solution

Turning to Window and Door Maintenance Services to manufacture and install all the glazing requirements, the contractors knew that they could rely on them as they had previously worked together on phase one of the school redevelopment. Clearly having been impressed in the past by the excellent level of service offered, Window and Door Maintenance once again opted to quote this second phase using Kestrel Aluminium Systems’ window and door systems.

Quoting the project using Logikal estimating software a wide range of Kestrel Aluminium Systems’ products were utilised; both thermal and non-thermal ground floor treatment and commercial doors and the 60mm Window suite.

In total 97 windows were manufactured, all specified to be top hung using restricted hinges to comply with building safety regulations for schools and public buildings. Opting to use the complete 150mm cill section the windows sit neatly in the opening and have a uniform aesthetic using black accessories externally and silver internally.

As with all new buildings ensuring it is of paramount importance that the products are thermally efficient and secure and therefore the Kestrel Aluminium Systems’ thermal framing and thermal commercial door systems were installed. This provided peace of mind for the school that all the entrances to the building are secure as the commercial door system has been tested to achieve PAS24 security standard.

The Benefits

By turning to their trusted aluminium supplier, Kestrel Aluminium Systems, Window and Door Maintenance were confident that the material they were specifying would be delivered on time, be suitable for installation in the school and meet their own high quality standards.

Placing the material for all the different systems in one order assured Window and Door Maintenance that they would receive all the material at the same time enabling the workshop to be able to divide the work up into a manageable schedule.

Kestrel Aluminium Systems’ Sales Manager John Treagust visited the school with Sean Anderson, Director of Window and Door Maintenance to see both phases of the project completed by our customer. “Until you are on site you can’t quite gauge just how big this project is going to be. Already having completed half of it Window and Door Maintenance have made a significant contribution to the overall build, and whilst the choice of green as a window colour is unusual one, once it was on site and installed against the red panels and wood cladding it fitted in perfectly creating a bright and modern building.”