Hunt begins for suppliers for £66m windows and doors framework

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PVC-U and timber window and door manufacturers, suppliers and installers are being sought for new four-year Windows and Doors framework for public sector projects

The Windows and Doors framework ‘WD2’ from LHC 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.

‘Sustainability as top of the agenda’

Dean Fazackerley, head of technical procurement, commented: “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 features the following:

  • Lot 1 – Manufacture, Supply and Installation of PVC-U Windows and Doors.
  • Lot 2 – Manufacture, Supply and Installation of Timber Windows and Doors.
  • Lot 3 – Manufacture, Supply and Installation of Aluminium Clad Timber Windows.

For further information on the WD2 framework and to register interest, visit the LHC website.

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