The window concept has been developed in a collaboration between Fendor and Wicona, and Wicona will produce the profiles for fabrication and installation by the Fendor team.
The new system has a number of key features to make it anti-ligature and to reduce security risks relating to absconding or the passing of illicit substances through the window, whilst still maintaining the flow of fresh air. It has:
- A smooth, flush internal face with no ledges or lips and a reduced number of joints
- Anti-ligature window hardware
- A perforated aluminium mesh fixed into the aperture to maximise fresh air
- Sight lines reduced by around 40 per cent to allow a high level of natural light, helping to enhance the internal environment and wellbeing for building occupants or patients
- An easy-to-clean, low maintenance design
- Full compliance with Building Regulations Part L 2010 and thermally broken for energy efficiency
- Available in a highly durable white polyester powder coating to suit a clinical environment, as well as other single and dual colour options
- A high standard of aesthetics for a contemporary appearance
- A robust and easy-to-use sliding mechanism
- Concealed fixings.
The window system has a range of applications including facilities for mental health, secure category A hospitals, adult learning, high dependency, forensic, young offenders, custodial suites, children's secure centres and women's refuges.
Now a Wicona fabricator, Fendor works in the commercial and public sectors, designing, fabricating and installing specialist and blast resistant glazing solutions.