Windows & Doors Upgrade Programme
The project was aimed at replacing the Council’s oldest and most problematic windows and exterior doors. The works comprised the survey, design, manufacture and installation of replacement windows & doors to Council owned houses throughout Perth and Kinross. Sidey Solutions Ltd was appointed to the project through SPA’s U9 framework, which was recently renewed under the WD1 Windows and Doors framework.
"We were so delighted with phase 1 that we have implemented plans to deliver the next phase of our windows and doors replacement programme through SPA.” John Cruickshank, Project Manager, Perth and Kinross Council
Perth and Kinross Council covers an area of 5,285 square kilometres. The Council’s Housing and Environment service has a stock of 7,540 houses for social rent.
SPA are committed to supporting local SMEs through their frameworks, where possible, by appointing a range of suppliers. For this project, Perth and Kinross Council awarded the project to local SME, Sidey Solutions Ltd. By using Sidey, the Council not only supported their local economy and community but also significantly reduced the carbon footprint on these works.
Additional project benefits included the triple glazing installed in the houses reduced heat loss and lessened noise pollution from external sources, which has been received very positively from the tenants. The replacement of older timber windows with UPVC frames had the added benefit of reducing recurring expenditure on the cyclical planned maintenance painting programme. Over the course of the project 1,620 houses have received new doors and windows. The overall satisfaction rate for the project was 99% (based on 1,225 returns).
The U9 framework was well suited to the Council’s needs and simplified their procurement process. SPA provided quicker procurement for the project with the added reassurance that our robust qualification and selection processes. The framework carries a 10 year warranty, which was a key factor in the Council deciding to adopt it. SPA’s management team’s assistance was extremely useful and provided throughout every stage of the works. Perth and Kinross Council has already started phase 2 of this project, which started on December 2017.
"The use of SPA’s framework has been very straightforward. We obtained excellent value for money and the Council received an SPA rebate of more than £197,000.” John Cruickshank, Project Manager, Perth and Kinross Council
SPA’s U9 framework has been amalgamated with the TW3 framework to form the new WD1 Windows & Doors framework. Sidey Solutions Ltd have been appointed to both workstreams, U10 and TW4. Like all SPA frameworks WD1 is fully OJEU compliant.