Reversible upvc windows

5 reasons to invest in reversible uPVC windows for social housing

Recent social housing statistics show a meagre 2.48% of new homes were built for social rent, out of the 160,670 total new homes completed in 2016/17. With social housing supply plummeting to a horrendous historic low, it’s unsurprising that it’s spurred councils across England & Wales to issue a social rent warning. Pleading with the government not to remove ‘social rented’ homes from the official affordable housing definition, with more than 60,000 existing council houses across Birmingham and around 8,909 households on the waiting list for a council property – it’s safe to say that quality social housing demand is exceedingly strong here!

With this in mind, organisations looking into future sustainable social housing investment across the West Midlands should continue reading, as we provide 5 reasons why reversible uPVC windows are a solid investment for such developments:

1. Devoted to quality

The quality of our reversible uPVC windows truly shines through, as they’re fully accredited by the British Board of Agrement (BBA) and the British Standards Institute (BSI). This shows that our reversible windows have outstanding credentials as a first-rate construction product, following best practice guidelines at all times.

2. Secure overnight ventilation

Ideal for social housing properties, you can be safe in the knowledge that reversible uPVC windows from Shelforce will keep the occupants safe and fully ventilated 24 hours a day. Approved by the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Secured by Design initiative, each reversible window is protected with high-security frames and multi-point locking systems; discouraging the most determined of intruders from gaining entry. Furthermore, child-friendly safety catches fitted as standard restrict the opening; safeguarding children and vulnerable individuals alike.

3. User-friendly

With their unique 180-degree reversible opening action, our reversible window systems are incredibly low maintenance. These windows are especially convenient for disabled occupants, as the external glass can easily be cleaned from the inside on any floor of the building.

4. Sustainably efficient

Combined with the highest energy rated glazed units on the market, our reversible uPVC windows are fabricated from 100% recycled uPVC components. So, not only are they of the highest quality, they’re eco-friendly too!

5. Hassle-free, space enhancers

Many council properties lack space, however, our reversible windows will actually enhance the space as they allow for optimum amounts of light to flow through the area. Coupled with speedy, hassle-free fabrication and fitting, your occupants will be able to enjoy these state-of-the-art windows for many years to come!

If you have a social housing project in the pipeline or simply like the sound of our innovative reversible uPVC windows, call us on 0121 603 5262 or send us a message online to discuss your plans further.


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