Clearview National November 2015 - Issue 168 - Page 44

doors&windows sponsored by trade@sidey.co.uk Double the Chance »»Fabricator Whiteline unveils another first, with the launch of its A++ rated windows, as certificated by the new BFRC labelling scheme. The A++ rating has been introduced to encourage greater energy efficiency in the UK built environment, making real improvements versus previously available products. Products with an energy rating of A+20 and above qualify for the A++ label and offer a great opportunity for installers to upsell based on enhanced performance. Whiteline now offer accredited windows rated from A+21 to A+33, using its unique combination of SlimSASH, with six chamber, 70mm deep standard frame and a new seven chamber, 85mm deep Revival frame option. All require triple glazed 36mm units and gas fill options to complete the ensemble which is exclusively available to Whiteline customers. “BFRC is delighted at the take up for the new A++ rating for windows,” BFRC managing director Chris Mayne commented, “since the announcement that BFRC was accepting applications for the new A++ band we received simulation reports from far more companies than we expected. This has resulted in the launch of the first batch of A++ window products and we look forward to seeing how they perform in the market.” Visit www.whiteline.co.uk or www. PlatinumNRG.co.uk or call 01323 723724 A Trufit Future »»Weruwise has ditched silicone for the fast fitting, clean and energy efficient TruFit®, the new expanding foam edge tape from Edgetech UK, a Quanex company. The East Sussex installation company is now using TruFit in all whole house installations. “Customers like the neat finish they get with TruFit. There are no trims, bobbly silicone or paint lines and that’s got u s a few word of mouth recommendations already,” says Steve Hugill, Partner at Weruwise. “Our installation teams are impressed too. Because there’s no need for them to add a trim it saves them time as well as looking neater. They don’t have to use messy silicone or PU foam either. “It’s easy to fit around the window and then it expands to fill any gaps between the frame and the surround. The fitters also like Edgetech’s specially designed belt to go round the roll of TruFit to keep it secure.” Weruwise has used Super Spacer for nine years, so when Edgetech brought out TruFit they were keen to try it. Steve adds: “We’re always on the lookout for ways to make us more professional. TruFit definitely fits the bill. It’s the future.” Visit www.edgetechig.co.uk/ 44 » N OV 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M TruFrame ready TruFrame has become one of the first window manufacturers in the UK to achieve the new ‘A++’ Window Energy Rating standard. »»This new rating requires a minimum of an ‘A+20’ standard as a means of compliance and TruFrame has been able to simulate and satisfy this requirement with a commercially realistic ‘A+25’ standard using triple glazing, achieved through the use of a low iron external pane and two panes of softcoat low-e glass, in conjunction with argon gas and either Edgetech Superspacer or Swisspacer Ultimate (‘A+24’) Triple glazing is becoming ever more important for TruFrame, with its ability to incorporate a 40mm sealed unit using a neat glazing bead, as well as the use of heavy duty friction hinges, to make it a far more commercially viable option. Patrick Firmager, marketing director of TruFrame commented: “It’s important that we’re first to market to comply with new standards, as it helps to give our customers an advantage over their competitors. We’re also actively developing a number of new products for launch early next year, ready for the FIT Show.” Visit www.truframe.co.uk or call 01664 410140