Our energy efficient windows are manufactured using the latest technology in glass and spacer units.
This allows heat generated from your home to be reflected back into the room but also trap free heat from the sun through solar gain, thus maximising the thermal performance of our windows.
WER’S and U values
Broadly there are two routes for compliance to energy rated windows:
• Window Energy Rating (WER), minimum ‘C rated’ or
• Whole window U value of 1.6 w/m2k or less
WER’s are mostly used for domestic home improvement installations and is a method of demonstrating the overall energy performance of a window. Since October 2010, a minimum of C rated is required for all new window installations.
U values are mostly for new build installations. They are a more specific, simple measure of the overall energy performance of a window. A minimum of 1.6 U value is required for all new window installations.
PolyVinyl Chloride Unplasticised is the material used in the manufacture of windows, doors and conservatories. A mix of Ethylene (derived from oil), Chlorine (derived from salt), stabilisers, lubricants and pigments, it is low maintenance, colourfast, impact resistant material that is perfect for recycling and can be re-chipped, recycled and re-used with no detrimental effect.
Energy Saving Recommended
All our products meet strict criteria on energy efficiency set out within the Energy Saving Trust Scheme. This means all our windows carry the Energy Saving Trust Recommended logo.
Using energy for heating (or cooling) dramatically impacts the environment. Generating energy typically produces greenhouse gases such as CO2. The more energy we use, the more emissions we create.
By making buildings more energy efficient with windows, we can reduce energy use and prevent energy waste. In the UK alone, fitting better windows could reduce emissions by almost 5 million tonnes.
Science suggests man-made emissions play a major role on global warming and, in turn, influence climate change. Home energy use alone accounts for 27% of UK carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions which contribute to climate change.