This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
DOORS&WINDOWS BFRC LAUNCHES ONLINEWER CALCULATOR


BFRC has launched the first accurate, online window energy ratings Calculator for the windows industry.


It is typically accurate to plus or minus one energy


index point and provides an extremely cost-effective and quick method for manufacturers to process new and amend existing BFRC WER licences.


BFRC has invested heavily in developing this WER Calculator and it has been extensively tested. It is a completely internet-based tool as this allows frequent and quick updates of data that will mean that it will maintain its accuracy.


Using the BFRC Calculator is cheaper and quicker than going down the traditional route of


getting a simulation report generated. It’s more responsive and dynamic.


“The BFRC Calculator will allow a company to rate more product within its profile range more quickly and economically, and enable fast variations of existing BFRC ratings to include new components,” explained BFRC CEO Graham Hinett.


“Though it is relatively easy to operate we will be providing full training for all users.”


Existing SEL licence holders, for instance, will be able to add to their portfolio of licences product with varying insulating glass unit components by using the Calculator. They can


HATRICK AT PARKWOOD SCHOOL FOR ROSEVIEW


Roseview Windows, the UK’s longest established manufacturer and installer of PVC-u vertical sliding sash windows, are currently undertaking the third phase of the ambitious Parkwood School project.


Parkwood School is owned and run by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and following the successful completion of phase one and two at the imposing school in Kent, which saw Roseview tasked with replacing over 150 original oak framed windows with the Rehau Heritage sash window, the company’s expertise is required again for the final phase.


Willie Kerr, managing director of Roseview Windows comments on the project: “Parkwood School dates back to the 1890s and every single window is different in shape, size and fixings; meaning the installation requires precise attention to detail. Our original brief was to replace the old timber windows at the front and sides of the building in order to improve energy efficiency, enhance security and reduce the need for maintenance. Thanks to the thermal performance


of the frames and specialist glass, the school reported they were able to turn the heating off two months earlier than usual. It was these impressive results which led to us winning the contract for the third phase, which requires the manufacture and installation of some 60 windows at the back of the building.”


As Willie explains, in order to retain the aesthetics at the architecturally stunning school, the owners insisted upon using the most authentic PVC-u system - and the Rehau Heritage was deemed the only acceptable window for the job.


“The Rehau Heritage vertical sliding sash window is almost indistinguishable from a timber original, making it the perfect product for heritage projects such as this. Features such as deep bottom rails, putty glass lines, and decorative sash horns all complete the authentic look while the modern benefit of enhanced safety and low maintenance mean this window can truly offer the best of both worlds – something that really appealed to the owners of Parkwood.”


print out the calculation of WER performance and present this to BFRC for issuing of the new or revised licence, including adding to the existing licence scope.


The BFRC Calculator is designed specifically for use by Systems Houses that do not have their own calculator, fabricators and Insulated Glass Unit manufacturers.


The cost is £700 per licence (for up to five users) per year. This represents a significant saving on alternative methods of obtaining a WER simulation.


For further information visit www.bfrc.org or phone 020 7403 9200.


With most of the school’s windows measuring almost 3 metres tall and incorporating arched heads and intricate details, manufacturing and installing replacements is certainly not a project for the faint hearted.


“Parkwood School is a very challenging project and each window is manufactured to an exacting, complex specification” Willie explains. “On top of that, the structure of the building means we never know for certain what we’ll uncover each time we take out an old window, meaning a versatile approach is essential. Yet despite the projects potential difficulties, we are well on course to complete phase three on time and on budget and everything is running according to schedule” Willie concludes.


Parkwood School. 16 « Clearview NMS « September/October 2011 « www.clearview-uk.com


For more information on Roseview’s run-through sash horn call on 01234 712657 or visit www.roseview.co.uk.


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100