Carlyle Infant School

SECTORS: Education


The Carlyle Infant School in Littleover Derby was one of 15 new schools rebuilt under the EFA’s Priority School Building Programme which had been identified as needing urgent repair. The product selection for the project was meticulous as the glazing solution had to be efficient and dramatically improve the building’s overall carbon calculations, with the aim to achieve an overall U value of 1.1W/m²K.

Bond Bryan, the architects on the project, had specified that PURe® windows by Seniors Architectural Systems should be used as they are able to achieve U-values as low as 0.71W/m²K thanks to the innovative use of expanded polyurethane to form an enhanced thermal barrier.


Working with leading, nationally recognised manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems, we installed the revolutionary PURe® aluminium windows. With a life expectancy in excess of 40 years and a Green Guide rating of ‘A’ for use in commercial projects, the PURe® windows were the perfect choice to help reduce the building’s ecological footprint.


The technically advanced construction of PURe® windows means that they are exceptionally easy to fabricate and install, so along with delivering the high performance needed for the client to reduce the C02 emissions it was also the cost-effective choice in the long run, outperforming other window options. The outcome was 100% recyclable, Passivhaus standard and durable aluminium windows which created a light, bright and inspirational learning environment for the 180 pupils at the school.

We are delighted to be a preferred partner of Bowmer & Kirkland for the EFA’s Priority School Building Programme. Working with Senior Architectural Systems, we were proud to offer a ground-breaking solution, delivering one of the most energy efficient and light school buildings in the UK
Paul Land, Commercial Manager, Allied Glazing Systems

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