A focus on NorDan UK
NorDan entered the UK market in 1981 and we have grown steadily since then, opening six project management offices across the UK. Alex Brown, Managing Director oversees the England operations and Gillian Irvine, Finance Director is responsible for NorDan in Scotland.
Our state-of-the-art head office is based in Livingston. Here customers can view our full range of products on display with SMART technology and even have the option to take a virtual factory tour to see how we manufacture our high performance windows and doors.
Our commitment to quality and value for money has ensured we have established a unique reputation amongst architects and industry specialists within the UK. We primarily supply our window and door products to several sectors, including: private rental sector, student accommodation, affordable housing, holiday homes & resorts, island projects and exclusive builder designed homes.
We are able to have a range of products shipped directly from our Aberdeen regional management centre for self build and renovation works. If custom sizes are required specific to a project, the NorDan distributor network is available. They can help plan a window and door package, with the right specification and also organise delivery and installation.
We are the largest supplier of aluminium-clad timber windows to the UK affordable housing market due to our strength in the UK market and have supplied housing associations such as Sanctuary Housing, Notting Hill Housing and Places for People. Using NorDan products in projects such as these is excellent value for money for the customer due to their life cycle, meaning housing associations and local authorities do not have to worry about replacing windows and doors for years to come.
One such example is the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow athletes’ accommodation which housed 6500 people during the event. These buildings were transformed into mixed residential accommodation as part of regeneration in Glasgow’s East End and NorDan windows were installed on site with Raitkenhead glazing panels on the end blocks.
Private Rental Sector
Our expertise in current building regulations, site logistics and attention to detail means we have unrivalled experience in the PRS sector and have supplied companies such as Dandara, Nikal and Granger plc as we meet their required criteria for products to be low maintenance, high performance and have a 60-year life cycle. In Dalmuir Court in Glasgow, we were involved in the refurbishment of nine high rise blocks using our StormGuard Windows, and this was funded through the Community Energy Saving Programme Scheme (CESP) government funding.
Holiday Homes & Resorts
We have worked with both Butlins and CenterParcs in supplying window and door solutions to fit the specific requirements of a holiday resort, namely security for peace of mind and our fit-and-forget-it windows are ideal for the low maintenance needs of a busy resort.
Care Homes & Hospitals
Safety and security is a major part of our design process, with our windows featuring safety restrictor handle options and a seven-point lock system and have Secured by Design accreditation. These features lend themselves well for use in care homes and hospitals where safety is paramount, particularly in high rise buildings, secure hospitals and stairwells. We supplied William Simpson’s Residential Care Home in Stirling which is home to 64 residents, installing NorDan’s StormGuard timber windows throughout.
As NorDan products are designed for the extreme Norwegian climate, they go above and beyond building regulations in the UK (five times, in fact!) and are hurricane proof. While the weather in the UK might not be quite as brutal as our Norwegian home, the Scottish Islands winters come close. This makes NorDan the ideal choice to supply Shetland Council and the Isle of Skye along with various holiday homes throughout the islands, ensuring high performance windows which are made to last, no matter how much the temperature dips.