With so much of focus on environmental decline and economical pressure its good to have some good news that will go some way to help both issues. Over the last 2 years The Profix Group have been developing a new product range ready for the new challenges our market has to face. With the help from Duraflex, Pilkington, Saintg-Gobain,Edgetech and the BFRC working with BSI we have developed a range of windows that will directly consumers.
The new “Pro-Therm” window embraces all what is needed for a good Social Housing and Domestic window with added environmental benefits, the specification we have created exceeds current and proposed building regulations but gives added qualities that not only adds value to your product selection but will save you money and reduce Carbon emissions.
Profix have developed the Pro-Therm window range for the social housing specifier and Homeowner which includes ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ rated windows under the UK’s Window Energy Ratings (WERs) scheme and can also boast considerable green credentials too, in addition to this the Pro-Therm range is approved by the Energy Saving Trust.
Run by the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC), the WERs form part of the UK’s national system for rating the energy efficiency of windows and is recognised within the Building Regulations. PVCu windows also carry an A+ rating in the new online Green Guide to specification and the Pro-Therm window profiles are also extruded using an environmentally-friendly lead-free compound.
The installation of Pro-Therm ‘A’ rated windows can help save up to £250 per year on energy billsand around 1.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions within an average domestic building. For those involved in social housing there could be considerable savings to be made by cutting expensive utility costs and a strong commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
Pro-Therm windows carry some of the sector’s greenest credentials for a PVCu window along with Profix’s BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental standard, product Kitemarks, Secured by Design accreditations and offer the best value in the long term with an overall life cycle expectancy of 35 years. The windows also offer up to a 2dB reduction in noise and up to 70% less condensation through the use of Super Spacer®.
The life cycle expectancy is supported by a 15 year profile warranty, 20 year sealed unit warranty and the hardware and fixings have successfully undergone salt spray testing and performs in excess of BS EN 1670 Grade 5 and come with a 15 year warranty.