Clearview National September 2017 - Issue 190 - Page 21

SEVENTHINGS... 4. A GLASS ABOVE THE REST Fibreglass is used in more than just window frames, cars and boats. Its strength and rigidity means that it is used to make bridges, gliders and even helicopter blades. It can be found all over the world, performing tasks that no one would have even thought fibreglass was capable of, and yet its uses remain relatively unknown. 6. DON’T BLOW A GASKET Fibreglass expands in line with window glass, removing the need for unsightly gaskets to hold the pane in place and providing a minimal, stylish finish. 5. THE STRONG, SILENT TYPE Boavista window frames are strong enough to hold glass panes up to 6.5 metres square in size. Even its sliding doors can withstand single panes weighing up to 250kg – that’s dramatically larger than standard uPVC frames. And if its strength doesn’t impress, then hopefully the fact that fibreglass is a natural insulator with low thermal and acoustic conductivity, which keeps the heat in and noise out, will. 7. BOAVISTA IS 100% RECYCLABLE Whilst Boavista has an exceptionally long lifecycle, when the windows eventually need replacing they can simply be shredded into sections and then mixed with concrete and asphalt to deliver a lightweight, stronger and crack and shrinkage-resistant composite material – a process that requires very low energy to carry out. Boavista is Europe’s first full range of fibreglass window frames that set new industry standards in sustainability, durability and performance. Created as a sustainable alternative to uPVC and aluminium frames, Boavista aims to contribute towards reducing the UK’s carbon footprint within the built environment without compromising on design, function or form. For more information visit C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » S EP 2017 » 21