In 2017, a Union of Students in Ireland survey showed that 33% of students lived in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), yet 41% ranked PBSA as their first choice for accommodation. Every year, more and more people are getting into universities and colleges across the country and this means more and more young people are leaving home to achieve their dreams.
With student accommodation, and having so many different people living in the one building, NorDan know that depending on the preferences of the client, there will be multiple priorities. So no matter if you require security protection, weather performance, or acoustic capabilities, NorDan have the perfect windows for you.
Over the years in construction, the attitudes have changed and many companies are starting to move away from using inexpensive materials and instead looking to the quality and durability of products. That’s why many are now looking towards providing windows and doors with longer life cycles and minimal upkeep. At NorDan, we can guarantee that our customers will always receive the highest performing products with virtually zero maintenance and a life expectancy of sixty years.
As well as having a sixty-year expected lifespan, there is even the bonus of a thirty year warranty again rot and fungi which gives our customers the peace of mind that if they have any problems they will be fixed with minimal disruption to their lives.
According to a project’s safety needs, NorDan offers many windows that are designed to open and tilt inwards, giving protection to those who may be at risk of falling out of a tall building. Restrictors can be added to limit the opening of a window to further mitigate any risks that need to be considered within a student living space.
The StormGuard window has class-leading weather performance of 4800pascals – meaning it has been pressure tested to almost 200mph, a key feature for windows in high-rise developments that may be exposed to harsh weather and winds. With the positive and negative wind pressures rushing up a building, this can drastically affect the operation of windows, but NorDan windows are up to the task.
Sound is an important consideration in any urban project, as inevitably city living comes accompanied by the hustle and bustle of busy traffic, a larger population and even sometimes air travel. This makes sound reduction a key concern for any city building project. The SoundGuard window has been designed with peace and quiet in mind, offering some of the best sound reduction values in the market – achieving an acoustic rating up to Rw 60 dB.
When looking to build a new student accommodation development or to update an existing one, it’s important to choose the right windows. NorDan aren’t a mere window supplier, we will constantly strive to support you throughout your project and provide you with the very best customer service possible.