Kent University gets a revamp with Anglian Building Products

Anglian Building Products were awarded the contract to supply and fit over 700 tilt and turn PVCu coloured windows for the Mansell Darwin Fields project at the University of Kent.

Kent University

The windows were coloured with paint from specialist suppliers AVKO and installed in a major new halls of residence development at the University of Kent.  The £36 million contemporary collection of 544 ensuite study bedrooms in 6 to 8 cluster flats for post graduate students on the old Darwin Fields site were constructed by Mansell/UPP Ltd and feature PVCu windows sprayed goosewing grey externally and left white internally.

Specialist colour coating applicators, Aspen Windows used Avkote LE to spray over 700 tilt and turn PVCu Windows. Aspen Windows were approached by Anglian Building Products to work as part of this large team to colour coat oversized specialist tilt and turn windows for this significant development.  The windows needed to blend in with the aluminium windows also on site and therefore the matching of the colour for the PVCu to the aluminium finish was crucial to the project.

Developed specifically for use on PVC profile, once applied, the paint is touch dry in less than two minutes and cures within 24 hours to a highly durable finish that will not crack, flake or peel.  UV stable, the paint is tested weatherproof for 10 years and has a 10 year guarantee on adhesion.

Sadie Peeters, Director, AVKO, commented, “Greys are one of our most popular colour choices as the effect once painted is so similar to that of aluminium.  However, as architects and planners are becoming more aware of the quality of finish that can be achieved by colouring PVC, we have started to see far more unusual colours specified in order to create more striking facades and colour matches with surroundings.”

Stephen Preece, Director for Anglian Building Products commented
We were very pleased with how the works at the University of Kent progressed. Following regular liaison between all parties, we ensured that the client was provided with the ideal solution to meet their project requirements.’

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  • Annie Noyed

    Your company from reading reviews is the poorest quality of window replacement in all of the UK.

  • Hi there
    Thanks for your comment.
    We are sorry to see you feel this way and can assure you that we have a great amount of integrity in our business and what we do. Installing thousands of windows a week we strive to make sure everything goes smoothly for our customers – being human were not 100% perfect – but we do a pretty good job with over 95% of our customers saying they will recommend us.

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  • hammersley

    You also have very poor customer service. We have paid a deposit for replacement gutters/sofits/fascias and still have not had the job done after several weeks. My wife has been phoning you only to be told that someone will telephone her back….. guess what? No one has.
    Currently trying to get the contact details of all the directors so I can pester them and also about to start seeking legal advice as to how i can get my deposit back

  • hammersley

    Addendum to the above blog:
    My wife has now been contacted. Much better customer service. Please can you try to keep this up.