Case Studies

Nottingham City Homes

Merritt Plastics, together with partners from parent company Eurocell, secured a £13 million contract with Nottingham City Homes to supply ‘A’-rated windows to 15,300 properties, using advanced PVC-U window profiles. A cost-effective ‘A’-rated windows solution was developed for the project, which exceeded the client brief requirements and gave residents all the thermal efficiency benefits of the highest possible Window Energy Rating.

To deliver maximum sustainability for this contract, the 100,000 old window frames were recycled at our recycling plant in Ilkeston. The material was then reground to make PVC-U Thermal Inserts for the new ‘A’-rated windows, fitted to the same properties. More than 90% of all waste material from site was recycled – a fantastic achievement considering the scale of the project.

Fitting the new windows and doors will reduce current carbon emissions across the City of Nottingham by around three million kilograms each year and help residents save an average of £80-100 per household on annual fuel bills.

“Our Secure Warm Modern project is helping us to improve thousands of council homes across the city. Eurocell and Nationwide Windows are contractors that are helping us to make this happen, providing high quality service and materials. The innovative use of ‘A’ rated windows means that our residents are receiving the best low carbon technologies available.”

Mark JohnsonDirector of Property Services, Nottingham City Homes.Name
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