Innovative fenestration solutions at Student Accommodation

Sidey more than met the standard as far as delegates to the recent student accommodation conference

Leading fenestration company Sidey more than met the standard as far as delegates to the recent student accommodation conference in London were concerned – with their innovative product and delivery proposals attracting a lot of attention.  Development Director Mike Stevenson takes up the story.

“We have a great deal of experience now in identifying the right products for the student accommodation market – and delivering them in a way which suits the clients, developers and constructors involved in the build process”.

“More and more we are seeing delivery through an offsite construction route – with sites being developed in increasingly tight inner city locations, or having to be built in proximity to existing campus locations where there is limited space”.

“Offsite construction is the ideal solution for this, and we have a history of helping developers work in these locations by being able to deliver our window and door solutions to their chosen offsite manufacturer’s premises where the windows can be pre-installed in structural panels before being delivered to site – no lorries bringing windows to site, no site storage, and no manual handling and distribution.  These are big factors, and it is something we can do because of the award winning, unique patented fixing solution – KitFix® which we developed specifically for this application”.

“The other side of the coin is that we have developed product solutions which are also wholly suited to the student environment.  There is a real desire amongst architects and designers working in this field to be able to offer larger than average sashes, the maximum amount of natural daylight through large glass areas, and also purge ventilation to prevent overheating (a real problem in cluster accommodation), and low maintenance integral blinds built into the windows”.

“We offer all of these, and through our experience we can work with the design teams from the earliest stages to offer the optimum specification to meet the employers needs whilst minimising costs too”.

For more information on Sidey’s unique offering to the student accommodation sector please contact us: | 0800 234 400 |


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