THETFORD ACADEMY PH2_8160VEKA customer Ashford Commercial recently completed a project with architects Jestico and Whiles, and main contractor Mansell, using VEKA’s M70 profile for 700 windows at an academy in Thetford.

The Norfolk-based company manufactured and installed more than 700 windows and 80m2 of window walling with the intention of reducing glare and heat gain in the classrooms, after the architects specified VEKA for the project.

Thetford Academy in Norfolk is a part of The Inspiration Trust, a family of schools in Norfolk committed to delivering the very best educational experience for young people in the area.

Commercial Manager, Barry Manley explains: “VEKA’s Matrix 70 was chosen based on a combination of specification, style and price – it was an economic solution that met with the project’s budget requirements. After a competitive tendering process, Ashford Commercial was chosen as both the manufacturer and installer for the project, which of course, we were thrilled about.

“The project consisted of long runs of top hung windows in a grey finish internally with Teleflex operators to the high level windows and atrium windows having electric openers. The window walling was also manufactured and installed in grey, which created a seamless look. This was the first major new-build project we have done using the Metsec steel construction system, incorporating an extended EPDM system, which did pose as a potential difficulty, but the installation went smoothly and to time frame.”

VEKA’s Matrix 70 system is often chosen for use in new build and commercial applications, due to its simple fabrication and trouble-free installation design.