Clearview North September 2014 - Issue 154 - Page 64

doors&windows Failure to comply with CPR leaves companies operating illegally The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has warned that some window and door companies are operating illegally as a result of their failure to comply with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), which came into effect on 1 July 2013. The regulation, described as ‘the most significant change for a decade’, affects the way in which construction products are sold in Europe. As a result it is now mandatory for construction manufacturers to apply CE marking to any of their products covered by a harmonised European standard (hEN) or European Technical Assessment (ETA). Although it is a legal requirement, the GGF claims that some window and door companies are still not complying with this new legislation, a year on from its implementation. Giles Willson, GGF chief executive and director of technical affairs, said: “Installers need to be CE marking the window if they buy frames/glass separately because they are placing the finished product on the market. “Glazed frames are the responsibility of the fabricator who places these on the market by selling them to the installer.” Giles Willson RESIDENCE 9 FLUSH SASH FOR CLASSIC AUTHENTICITY Glazerite’s Residence 9 classical flush sash window is now in full production after what the company says was “unprecedented response” to its preview at the FIT Show. Residence 9 is the advance in the quest for traditional realism using modern materials. The Glazerite Residence 9 window is specifically offered only in mechanicallyjointed and colour-foiled to replicate this 19th century timber style, which was originally made with square, not diagonal, joints and painted, never stained. Glazerite Director, Jason Thompson explained: “With such an authentic classical window, it seems only natural that we should uphold that authenticity as faithfully as possible and the reaction, both from FIT Show visitors and from a preview event earlier at the Residence 9 factory, told us that this was the right decision.” The design replicates traditional opening mechanisms and hardware, but the window is ‘A’ Rated as standard with 28mm double glazing or can achieve 0.8U-Value with 44mm triple glazed – meeting Passivhaus requirements. The launch is backed with a range of marketing support for installers and a bespoke website. P C Henderson evolves automation for gl ass doors P C Henderson has expanded its Evolve range with the introduction of Evolve Glass, a new automated system for glass doors. Evolve 60 for Pocket Doors, Evolve 80 for single doors and Evolve 80 SIM for bi-parting doors have all been included in the upgrade along with the F136E fascia suitable for use with Evolve Glass 80 and Evolve Glass 80 SIM. 64 SEP 2014 Evolve offers a convenient and highly sophisticated automated system suited to a variety of applications. Evolve 60 for instance is an ideal solution where space is at a premium, such as toilets and en suite bathrooms, as the pocket door slides perfectly within the wall cavity. The Evolve hardware range is simple to fit and program with a high level of safety, due to its decoupling action which allows manual operation, obstacle detection and safe low voltage. While the Evolve 80 SIM kit can be used with two doors with a combined weight of up to 80kg. With a range of both wired sensors and a remote fob available, Evolve offers users a versatile system that easy to operate. To read more, visit