The LHC Framework Agreement for aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling products is available to all local authorities, housing associations and other public sector bodies in England and Wales and forms one of the LHC Window and Door Frameworks portfolio.
Fully OJEU compliant, the framework is suitable for low, medium and high rise housing schemes, schools and all other types of public sector buildings.
Products used in this framework have all been designed to meet the requirements of the latest editions of The Building Regulations including the energy saving requirements – Conservation of Fuel and Power. These include:
Fire safety – egress windows and doors
Ventilation (including heat producing appliances) – compliant air management products
Conservation of fuel and power – energy efficient window and door products to meet and exceed the Window Energy Ratings (WER) band C and U-value requirements for both replacement and new-build projects. WER bands B, A and A+ and triple glazing are available
Access to and use of buildings – for example, special needs hardware and low door thresholds
Products are CE Marked to the harmonised standard relating to performance characteristics for windows and doors – BS EN 14351-1.
A 10-year product and installation guarantee will be provided for LHC projects. An insurance backed warranty may also be requested at additional cost.
All LHC A7 appointed companies offer a full survey and installation service including programming and resident liaison where required.
Survey and installation will be undertaken to the guidance set out in BS 8213-4 and include all finishing off and making good. For refurbishment projects, existing windows and doors will be removed and responsibly disposed of for recycling. Services provided on refurbishment projects will include:
-- 3D Aluminium Plas
-- GH Astraseal
-- Grosvenor Aptec
-- The Window Company
This framework is valid until 31st May 2024