City West Housing Trust is undertaking a significant Investment Programme across its 14,645 properties and Securistyle, the well established manufacturer of quality, innovative hardware for the window and door industries, is supplying a range of products for the project. Garry Vaughan from City West provides more information on the refurbishment programme: “So far, 4,665 units have had their windows replaced and 9,410 have had doors fitted. The decency programme is due to finish in March 2014, when 568 more properties within the low and medium rise will have had both window and door replacements along with 347 properties within the high rise programmes. Overall, from transfer there will be a total of 8,208 properties with at least one new window being installed and 13,731 with replacement doors. Every one of the 14,645 properties will either have had a new window or door by the end of the decency programme. We also have an extensive cyclical maintenance programme, where all properties receive external maintenance works over a 7 year cycle and we will also be utilising Securistyle products through this programme, if any hardware needs to be replaced”.
Ken Evans, National Specification Manager at Securistyle explains how Securistyle is supporting City West’s extensive Investment Programme: “Working with fabricator Sovereign, Securistyle is supplying a number of different products for the programme including its Defender Door Lock, Equality 24 Lever Set and Anti-Manipulation Cylinder for the door programme, and the Defender Window Lock, Virage and Defender Hinges and Ancillary Security Devices for the window programme. We are working closely with City West to ensure the new windows and doors are fitted with hardware that make them safe and secure for its residents, but we are also committed to ensuring the high standard of our hardware is maintained for the duration of the project. Through our Partnership Pledge we work with the chosen contractors and manufacturers to ensure our products are installed safely and correctly. To back up this hands-on support we also offer a stand alone 12 year warranty on our products for additional peace of mind.
“Securistyle is dedicated to supplying hardware products that offer innovative solutions. Its technical team make sure they become experts on the very latest legislative developments on behalf of their clients, while the design team focuses on developing unique and innovative new products that meet and exceed legislation. This alongside the partnership approach we take with our customers means we are well positioned to support housing trusts, contractors and manufacturers alike. We look forward to a continued partnership with City West to complete this large investment programme in 2014.”