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REHAU LAUNCHES NEW TRIPLE GLAZED CASEMENT SOLUTION WITH U-VALUE OF 0.8


REHAU has responded to the growing demand for triple glazing with a new casement solution which achieves a U-Value of 0.8 using either the REHAU S706 or REHAU Edge 70mm systems.


The new REHAU THERMO window has been deliberately developed using


proven and cost effective off the shelf profiles so that fabricators can begin manufacturing straightaway without any special machining or tooling set up and with no requirement for separate stockholding.


The new REHAU solution is based around standard S706 and REHAU Edge profiles combined with a triple glazed, Argon filled 44mm sealed unit. A single leg bead from REHAU’s In-line patio range, which has been proven for many years with panes up to 1200mm x 2100mm, neatly accommodates the glass.


REHAU THERMO is an open out, casement window which has been fully


weather tested to 600Pa, has achieved security accreditation to BS7950 and is fully certified to the 0.8 U-value at the standard size of 1230 x 1480mm.


The most innovative part of the design is the new REHAU THERMO foam insert which is applied either during or post manufacture to provide the additional thermal efficiency necessary to achieve the 0.8 U-Value target. Developed and already proven in Germany, it uses a moulded foam material which is easy to handle and dust free when cut.


Supplied in convenient 1.0m lengths the REHAU THERMO foam


can be inserted into the chamber of the profile during manufacture or, to minimise disruption and to provide a very visible USP, it can simply be inserted into the legs on the outer edge of the window either by the fabricator after manufacture or on site by the installer.


From a fabricator’s perspective, there are no compromises to be made in terms of window aesthetics or size, weather performance or security, and no obstacles to be overcome in order to begin manufacturing.


Customers simply order the bead and THERMO foam from REHAU, the Argon filled triple glazed unit from their sealed unit supplier and they can go ahead.


REHAU estimates that, compared with the cost of fabricating a triple glazed window using a Krypton filled sealed unit, the cost of the Argon filled alternative for its triple glazed solution could be up to 50% less. This gives REHAU customers a very significant advantage in this new market and extends the potential reach of the window from social housing providers and developers looking to meet energy efficiency regulations to domestic consumers who increasingly appreciate the benefits of triple glazing but don’t want to pay a significant price premium.


As the momentum behind triple glazing continues


to grow in the UK, REHAU is now presenting its customers with a range of options which enable them to take advantage of the new opportunities.


As well as the new triple glazed solution using the THERMO insert, REHAU is also continuing to supply its Passivhaus certified REHAU GENEO® window system which has a U-Value of less than 0.7 and is fabricated by selected specialist fabricators across the UK.


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