Sash Windows Building Regulations Update

The government has recently announced plans, set to come into effect on 1st October, which alter the existing Building Regulations concerning the ventilation and energy efficiency of a property’s windows. While October may be a few months away yet, one window specialist renowned for industry leading quality believes it’s important for companies and homeowners to understand now how these changes will affect them in future. They’ve studied the planned changes carefully and are pleased to announce that their timber and PVC-U sash windows already conform to the now stricter standards, due to an existing level of efficiency.

Unfortunately, some companies may not remain appraised of these alterations, leading to products and installations which are against regulations. This reputable supplier however is in full support of the British Fenestration Ratings Council (BRFC) and their scheme of accrediting energy efficient sash windows like this stylish range.

Customers should examine products for a BRFC label Double Glazing Sash Windows Kent (the authenticity of which can be verified on their website), which should give them all the information they need to make sure that the window in question conforms to the new standard.

First of all, look for the Window Energy Rating (WER) which should be C or above to conform to standards. All of this particular expert’s exquisite timber and wood effect sashes are already C rated or above as standard (B rated for timber tilt and PVC-U), which means that no expensive product alterations are necessary.

The outlines also discuss the measures to be taken if standards cannot be reached due to a desire to maintain ‘the fa├žade or the character of the building.’ Fortunately, this sash window range boasts a level of design and manufacturing sophistication which seamlessly combines efficiency and authenticity and renders such measures unnecessary.

A window’s U value is another factor covered, which can also be found on the BRFC label. The U value describes the window’s insulating quality; the higher the value, the more heat flows through it.