Clearview North May 2013 - Issue 138 - Page 6

DOORS&WINDOWS REFORM CLUB TAKES A NEW DIMENSION The regeneration of the Heaton Moor Reform Club in Stockport, Greater Manchester, has made use of Internorm’s KF300 (Dimension+) windows. The project was designed to Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. For this, the developer, Albert Holliday and Son, took a ‘fabric first’ approach, with high levels of insulation and airtightness being key priorities. Internorm’s low energy windows have played an important role in achieving this. Heaton Moor’s restoration has involved the conversion of the retained structure of the club into a dozen high specification apartments, in addition to the construction of a further 21 timber framed units on behalf of the Symphony Housing Group. A total of 86 Internorm windows and doors have been installed throughout the entire development. Supplied through Internorm’s retailer Weru Windows Blackpool - the KF300 has outstanding thermal insulation. In fact, the UPVC / aluminium system, which comes with Solar+ triple glazing as standard, boasts a Uw of 0.97 W/m2K. Solar+ both actively promotes energy transmission of solar irradiation into the building as well as preventing energy loss through the window. Visit www.internorm.co.uk. Revolutionary Reversible window system launched Marketing leading manufacturer of PVC windows and thermal composite doors, The Litchfield Group, has launched a high performance reversible window profile series, with a 0.8 W/m2K U-Value. The Sheerframe 8000 Reversible offers industry leading thermal performance and energy efficiency. The windows are compatible with all levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes up to and including Level 6 and provide an easy solution for meeting Part B of Building Regulations for escaping and evacuating, thanks to its efficient reversible operating system. Featuring a highly efficient five-chambered profile system for improved insulation and strength, the PVC profiles minimise heat loss through the frame. Sheerframe’s innovative Thermlock reinforcement, a recycled PVC structural foam insert in the centre chamber, significantly increases thermal performance over steel and aluminium, and is also 35% stronger than aluminium on deflection strength, providing greater integrity and window security. The Sheerframe 8000 Reversible is designed with an innovative interchangeable bead system of 28mm, 36mm and 44mm to accommodate either double or triple glazing. Furthermore, the window features twin seals to promote air tightness and weather resistance. Gary Doxey, Project and Marketing Manager, The Litchfield Group, Email: gary. doxey@lbplastics.co.uk, Tel: 01773 850 595. ‘One stop shop’ or specialist VS fabricator? Choosing the right supplier is an important decision for any installer. There is no definitive right or wrong answer, but according to Byron Field, trade sales manager of Roseview Windows, the answer is clear when it comes to buying-in one product in particular – uPVC vert ical sliding sash windows. “There are obvious advantages of sourcing all your products from a multi-product fabricator, not least the convenience, but when it comes to buying in a specialist item such as a uPVC vertical sliding sash window, it is much safer and far more beneficial to source from a specialist. “Vertical sliding sash windows are very complex to manufacture, and it is very difficult for a multiproduct fabricator to give each and every window the care and attention it needs during every stage of the fabrication process. As Roseview only manufactures this style of window, we are able to focus our efforts and offer better quality more consistently. “We offer full installation training and a range of marketing tools to help our customers win more sales,” Byron explains. “We can also guide installers through the potentially tricky ordering process.” Call on 0844 870 7178 or visit www.roseview.co.uk 6 THE MAY 2013 ISSUE SPONSORED BY DURAFLEX To read more, visit www.clearview-uk.com