Euroglaze Ltd News


December 2014 - 12 Days of Christmas & 12 Reasons to Specify PVC Doors & Windows

PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride but is often referred to just as vinyl. PVC is a thermoplastic which means it can be re-melted and is therefore recyclable. 12 Reasons to Specify PVC Doors & Windows

Unlike the other thermoplastics which are entirely derived from oil, PVC is made from 57% salt which gives it some unique technical properties and helps it to deliver unbeatable value. Lingering negative perceptions about PVC are based more on ignorant prejudice than sound scientific facts. Full Life cycle assessments (LCAs) demonstrate PVC’s advantages versus alternative materials based on real sustainability criteria. So our 12 days of Christmas PVC are:

All our systems are designed with the following principles in mind:

  • PVC is safe - Track record over 50+ years
  • PVC is versatile and durable - Light, tough and long lasting
  • PVC preserves fossil fuels - Salt is the primary raw material
  • PVC uses less primary energy - Consuming less energy than any other plastic
  • PVC has a smaller Carbon footprint - 10% of the production of cheese & aluminium
  • PVC delivers better value - On a cost to performance ratio against wood
  • PVC saves more energy - Accounting for most A rated windows in the UK
  • PVC performs well in LCA studies - For multiple building materials
  • PVC is fully recyclable - Over 300,000 tonnes recycled each year
  • PVC keeps its promises – Being recognised by the UN for sustainability
  • PVC industry is forward thinking – Ahead of the game for climate sustainability
  • PVC is healthy - In some instances PVC is the optimum material solution

For more information regarding our range of support services for your business and our manufacturing facility please contact Euroglaze on 01226 702553

November 2014 - Fire Rated Windows & Doors Provided to BS476

No longer restricted by traditional fire rated materials and construction techniques, RAUFERNO gives you the freedom to use PVC-U fire resistant windows and fire resistant doors and still comply fully with 2006 Building Regulations for most protected areas, due to full certification to BS476 Parts 20 and 22.Fire Rated Windows & Doors Provided to BS476

The RAUFERNO PVC-U fire resistant windows and fire resistant door system, a patented industry first, is based upon and has all of the design and security benefits of the REHAU S706 70mm profile. The system provides an array of design options for you to install throughout a building in the following areas:

  • Fire escape routes
  • Entrance halls
  • Deck access flats
  • Fixed windows (close to other buildings)
  • Windows (fixed) / doors between a house and integral garage
  • Fixed fanlights (and sidelights coupled to doors)

RAUFERNO provides you with all the safety and security of traditional fire rated products, but with PVC-U’s added inherent benefits of:

  • Improved thermal insulation
  • Sound proofing
  • Characteristic low maintenance
  • Excellent security options

With performance of all fire rated products so critical, REHAU and Euroglaze has taken every step possible to ensure unsurpassed standards of manufacture through approved fabricators. To receive REHAU accreditation, all fabricators (who must be BSI, BBA or FIRAS accredited) must undergo certified REHAU training and provide proof of a top level QC system which Euroglaze are proud to have attained. To ensure correct installation, installers must be trained by a recognised scheme for fire products. For more information regarding our range of support services for your business and our manufacturing facility please contact Euroglaze on 01226 702553.

October 2014 - PVCu Myths - The Record Is Set Straight In This Article

PVCu is the world’s most researched polymer, with numerous life cycle studies conducted in the UK and the EU indicating the material is as sustainable as any other option.PVCu Myths

The major ingredient of PVCu is common salt – an abundant natural resource. In this article we look to provide some facts on this wonderful material which is in use every day at Euroglaze and in our lives.

1. The Myth - PVCu is not sustainable as it is made of chlorine. The Truth - PVCu is the world’s most researched polymer, with numerous life cycle studies conducted in the UK and the EU indicating the material is as sustainable as any other option. The major ingredient of PVC is common salt – an abundant natural resource - 50 quadrillion tonnes of salt in the worlds seas!

2. The Myth - PVCu production operations are "Dioxin Factories". The Truth - The industry is strictly regulated. It is very low contribution to dioxin levels is confirmed by recent inventories of dioxin sources in the UK. The highest dioxin concentration allowed from industrial discharge is 0.1ng/cubic metre omission. UK studies suggest that as much as 14% of the total UK annual emissions can be attributed to Bonfire Night celebrations on November 5th. ‘A Review of Dioxin Emission in the UK’, published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Pollution (HMIP) in 1995 concurs that iron, steel and non-ferrous metals production are seen as the dominant contributors. According to the report, more dioxins are released to the atmosphere through sources involving the combustion of wood than are produced by the entire halogenated chemicals industry.

3. The Myth - PVCu production is extremely energy intensive. The Truth - Energy used in manufacture is low compared to other materials e.g. aluminium. The manufacture of one cubic decimetre of PVCu requires only two kilograms of mineral oil, for a cubic decimetre of steel, as much as five kilos of oil and for a cubic decimetre of aluminium, even as much as 15 kilograms of oil. Even in comparison with other polymers, PVCu comes out well, necessitating on average about half as much oil in production. Furthermore, the oil contained in PVCu products can be used to generate energy in incineration plants, even after several decades.

4. The Myth - PVCu is the "poison plastic" The Truth - Sept 06 Epidemiological study conducted by Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) workers exposed to PVCu dust with the death rate lower in PVCu workers than general population. There is no evidence that PVCu dust causes lung cancer or heart disease.

5. The Myth - PVCu is dangerous in accidental fires. The Truth - PVCu is difficult to ignite and if ignited PVC self extinguishes. PVCu will not spread flame on its own and offers a low rate of heat release. PVCu will burn in a fire but if you remove the source of ignition PVCu goes out, which is why, for example, it is mandatory to use it for insulation on all wiring and in a conduit through which wires and electricity pass.

September 2014 - Liniar i Liniar Patio: New Part M Low Threshold Launched

The Liniar design team have re-written the rule book with their innovative patio range - engineering in features such as a built-in decelerator and ModLok, the patented Liniar Multi Point Lock to name but a few. Offering homeowners reassurance, the multi-point lock is Yale branded and comes with a 10 year mechanical warranty.Liniar i Liniar Patio: New Part M Low Threshold Launched

The Liniar patio door is a real stand out product. It has an effortless opening mechanism and thanks to the revolutionary multi-wheeled ‘air glide’ system, the Liniar sliding patio door feels like its floating on air. The patio door range can achieve a U value of 1.3 W/m2K when fitted with a double glazed unit, and can be triple glazed for those high spec installations. You’ll be able to enjoy a warmer and quieter home as well as lower energy bills. The latest innovation to the range is the thermally broken aluminium low-threshold option. It creates a seamless entrance and exit, complete with an integral ramp it is ideal for family homes or where wheelchair access is required.

Ultra-low, the Liniar threshold measures just 24mm at its highest point, with a gold or silver hard wearing anodised finish, which perfectly complements the door hardware. Tested to the requirements of Part M the thermally broken low threshold improves the overall thermal performance for the full perimeter of the door. It can be used on 2, 3 or 4 pane patios and is suitable for use on restricted access sites via a mechanical joint assembly. For more information regarding our range of support services for your business please contact Euroglaze on 01226 702553.

August 2014 - Liniar Windows Presentation Video Launched

Liniar's mission is to be recognised as a leading force for quality and excellence in product development fusing industry experience with innovation, sustainability and loyalty. Liniar support Euroglaze by providing a world class range of profiles for our fabrication facility.

Liniar is the brand name for the PVCu extrusions range from HL Plastics, a company located in the heart of the UK. With an in-house team designing and manufacturing the Liniar range of lead-free PVCu products at its headquarters in Derbyshire, the firm has a reputation for innovation, responsiveness and customer service, with its products supplying windows, doors, patios and conservatory products and Euroglaze are proud to be a partner in every sense. For more information regarding our range of support services for your business please contact Euroglaze on 01226 702553.

July 2014 - GENEO The New Dimension in Energy Efficient Window Systems

The GENEO window system is manufactured using the high-tech RAU-FIPRO material resulting in windows with a reduction in energy losses of up to 76% (*Reduction in the energy loss from windows when replacing old wooden/plastic windows from the 1980's (Uf= 1.9, Ug= 3.0) with windows made from GENEO profiles (Uf= 0.91, Ug= 0.5, window size 123 x 148 cm).GENEO The New Dimension

Excellent Profile Properties

  • Properties
  • Profile depth: 86mm / Centre seal
  • Number of chambers: 6
  • Thermal insulation: Uf = up to 0.85 W/m²K
  • Energy saving: up to 76%*
  • Material: RAU-FIPRO® fibre composite material, coextruded outer layer all the way around made from high quality RAU-PVC for the best surface quality
  • Sound insulation: up to SSK 5 without steel reinforcement, RwP = 47 dB with glazing Rw = 50 dB
  • Burglary resistance: up to resistance class 3, up to resistance class 2 without steel
  • Air permeability: 4 (DIN EN 12207)
  • Protection from driving rain: 9A (DIN EN 12208)

In terms of energy efficiency, GENEO is the best window profile currently available on the market in the UK with an 86mm profile depth. Consequently, with GENEO profiles it is possible to achieve the most energy efficient window products of their class which are Passivhaus certified, creating an unsurpassed comfortable environment.

RAU-FIPRO, the innovative material formulation created by REHAU results in window profiles with high stability, torsional stiffness and static properties, which were previously not possible without the addition of steel reinforcements. RAU-FIPRO has been developed based on fibre composites used in aircraft construction and Formula 1 vehicles bringing high end technology to the window manufacturing industry.

REHAU is innovative and original thinking and enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellent product quality, customer service and support. For more information regarding our range of Rehau Profiles for your business please contact Euroglaze on 01226 702553.

May 2014 - Bi-fold Modlok Doors Now Available

Euroglaze are pleased to announce a new range of Bi-fold Modlock Doors. Imagine being able to open up an entire wall of your room, creating space and letting fresh air and natural daylight flood into your home.Bi-fold Modlok Doors Now Available

Whether you have a bedroom with Juliette balcony, a dining kitchen, a conservatory or an orangery, bi-folding doors can provide a stunning alternative to patio or French doors. Liniar’s bi-folding doors were the first fully bespoke PVCu bi-folds to be designed, engineered and made in the UK and we believe they are still the best.

Available in a wide choice of opening configurations and colours, your Liniar bi-fold has ultra-slim sightlines, providing your room with a clean, modern appearance. Safety features include the innovative low threshold option for family friendly and wheelchair use. What’s more, the Liniar bi-fold offers high energy efficiency, combined with the best security features on the market bringing you a modern space saving solution for your home that will definitely give it the ‘wow’ factor. For more information regarding our range of support services for your business please contact Euroglaze on 01226 702553.

April 2014 - Rationel Windows & Doors Website Now offering the Complete Set

Euroglaze is steeped in the history of PVCu windows and doors using leading REHAU and Liniar profiles. Over the last year we have also expanded our range to include the highest quality composite windows and doors, which utilise the Rationel profile standard.Rationel Windows & Doors

Our relationship with Rationel has grown to a strong position over the last 12 months leading to several major projects being specified, installed and commissioned. For more information visit our dedicated website by clicking the image below:

Rationel Windows - Designed To Last Composite Timber & Aluminium Windows Rationel Windows and doors are central to how you feel about your home. They are the way into your home and its eyes on the world outside. they’re your connection to the outside world, and what protects you from it. and, uniquely, they are the only part of your home to have an external and an internal aspect. When you choose Rationel you choose quality windows and doors with style, security and solidity. they’re in sympathy with the outside environment while making a positive statement about you. For more information regarding our range of support services for your business please contact Euroglaze on 01226 702553.

March 2014 - Online Customer Login Section Developed To Offer Price Lists

Following a recent online development we are pleased to now offer a price matrix online as part of our customer support system. All of our customers can register and login to gain access to a number of online tools and information which is not readily available on our website.Online Customer Login Section Developed To Offer Price Lists

You can register by clicking the "customer login" link at the top right hand side of the main Euroglaze website. Once registered and verified we will provide you with access to the price lists which offers a complete overview of all styles and dimensions possible for our installer network.

For more information regarding our range of support services for your business please contact Euroglaze on 01226 702553.

February 2014 - Video Presentation For REHAU Windows in 2014

As a world leader in polymer solutions, REHAU manufactures PVCu profile for windows and doors that sets new standards for premium performance and distinctive design. From aesthetics to function and durability, REHAU products benefit from quality materials and the most advanced technology.

The extensive range includes products which are Passivhaus certified meeting the requirements of renovation and new construction applications in commercial and residential buildings. REHAU has been manufacturing within the UK for over 50 years and with nearly 60 years of expertise in product research and development, you can always trust REHAU for the most innovative, well-engineered designs. For more information regarding our range of support services for your business please contact Euroglaze on 01226 702553.

January 2014 - Euroglaze Announce Our Online Image Library for Customers

We have recently invested in the development of an online library of images and image assets for you to access and download. This new feature can be found within our "Customer Login" section if you register your details. There are over 250 images which are all in a high resolution format ready for you to deploy into your marketing documentation. The process is presented below: Euroglaze Announce Our Online Image Library

For more information regarding our range of support services for your business please contact Euroglaze on 01226 702553.

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