Pro Installer July 2016 - Issue 40 - Page 26

26 JULY 2016 PRO INSTALLER PRO NEWS www.proinstaller.co.uk SEND US YOUR WASTE PVCU WINDOWS ‘Save money and send us your waste windows for recycling’ is Recovinyl’s message to PVCu window companies, construction and waste management firms. Waste window frames can be readily recycled through the PVCu industry’s recycling scheme, enabling firms to save on landfill disposal costs. It’s also the environmentally-friendly option as the material can be recycled into new products, including windows. Recycling capacity has increased throughout the UK network of 16 Recovinyl certified window recyclers and it is seeking more frames. Most offer a nationwide collection service. “We are doing well, but we can handle even more windows,” says Jane Gardner of Axion Consulting, Recovinyl’s UK agents. “So whether you’re an installer, waste transfer station or building company, send your waste PVCu windows to one of our registered Recovinyl recyclers and it will save you money on landfill costs.” Recovinyl is an operational arm of VinylPlus, the European PVCu industry sustainable development programme, which is tackling the sustainability challenges for PVCu and delivery of current recycling targets to 2020. The Recovinyl network currently comprises 163 companies. In 2015, 107,593 tonnes of waste PVCu was collect- ed and recycled in the UK through Recovinyl – the hig hest figure recorded to date, with PVCu frames (61,866 tonnes) making up more than half this total. Jane continues: “More than 600,000 tonnes of PVCu has been recycled in the UK via Recovinyl since its launch in the UK 11 years ago thanks to the commitment of the glazing, construction and waste management sectors to greater environmental practices and their recognition of the need to reduce the carbon impact of their operations. “PVCu can be recycled up to seven times without any loss of performance and can be reused in a variety of different products, including new window frames thereby ‘closing the loop’. As a nation, we’re doing brilliantly on recycling our waste PVCu, yet we can still do much more and we need your support.” Window installers and waste transfer stations looking for outlets for post-use PVCu frames can contact Axion Consulting on 0161 426 7731 for a list of recyclers or for more information visit www.recovinyl.com FIRE AND COMPOSITE DOORS FOR SOCIAL HOUSING Northern Ireland based Apeer is known for its award-winning range of Lumi frameless windows and residential doors – but it is also a leading supplier of composite and fire doors into the social housing market. With contracts in planning for the next five years, the Apeer door range meets the requirements for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) specification for entrance doors and fire doors, and Apeer supplies a number of contractors with doors for NIHE social housing projects. Managing Director Asa McGillian explains: “Social housing is an integral part of our overall door business and we get a lot of repeat orders for onsite maintenance door slabs due to occupier damage. ‘Our new and improved 30-minute fire door keeps us at the forefront of the market’ “Our composite and fire doors have been fitted into high rise flats and housing developments for contracts throughout Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the UK. “Our new and improved 30-minute fire door, Isolate2, keeps us at the forefront of the market and offers improved thermal efficiency, multi-point locking systems, double glazed units, low maintenance and is available in five styles, five colours, all with side and top lights available. “The new version replaced our original Isolate fire door in April 2015, and it also meets all the legal requirements for fire doors in homes with internal garage access doors, so is ideal for the retail market.” For more information about Apeer composite and fire doors in a social housing capacity visit www.apeer.co.uk