Clearview National August 2018 - Issue 201 - Page 17

PROUD SPONSOR OF INDUSTRY NEWS INDUSTRYNEWS Pride of place at Lioncourt Homes » » GOOD LOOKS, A TRADITIONAL appearance and a palette of ‘heritage’ finishes has enabled the Modus flush casement PVC-U window system from Eurocell to persuade a Gloucestershire planning authority that it is a worthy alternative to timber windows for 49 homes. Lioncourt Homes contacted Eurocell – the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of window, door, conservatory and roofline products – which introduced it to the Modus range and to A&B Glass, the Tewkesbury-based fabricator and installer. “Planners don’t appreciate how far PVC-U products have come on in the last decade and what an improvement they are upon timber,” commented Matt Sollis of A&B Glass. “And the first-time householders see all the costs of stripping back and repainting timber windows they will consider replacing them.” Coming with a 12-year guarantee, the Modus system is available in nine solid and woodgrain- effect colours, all of which are available with white internal finishes to create a light and airy living environment. A further range of more than 40 solid and woodgrain effect finishes is available, including colour both sides. BBA certified to function satisfactorily for more than 35 years, the Modus range has a U-value of 1.2 W/m² using 4/20/4 mm sealed double-glazed units. This effective thermal performance is due to the 75mm six-chamber profile system used in the Modus that enables the range to achieve a U-value as low as 0.7 by installing triple-glazed units. This led to Modus becoming one of the very first systems to achieve the BRFC Window Energy Rating (WER) of A++. This is only awarded to windows with an energy index value equal to or greater than +20; and Modus A++ designs include casement, reversible and tilt and turn. Consisting of 50% post-consumer recycled PVC-U as standard, this range of doors and windows has a smaller carbon footprint than products made or recycled outside of the UK. Eurocell achieves this by employing dual material extrusion technology (DMET) that layers post-consumer recycled and ‘virgin’ material simultaneously, so the recycled material is concentrated in the central core of the profiles where it cannot be seen once the door or window is installed. To simplify specification, Modus BIM models are available to download for free from the Eurocell website at visit: C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » AU G 2018 » 17