Energy efficiency in the home is becoming paramount and under Government guidelines, new build homes have these efficiencies designed in with the ultimate solution being the Passivhaus. With fuel bills increasing, energy savings become more and more important to the existing home owner and the Green Deal Government scheme due in 2012, will see the move to upgrade existing windows to A-rated windows as standard (1.4 U-value) and beyond. Euroglaze can now provide the REHAU triple glazed casement solution with Rehau Thermo, which uses existing profile, triple glazing, and a foam layer to deliver a U-value of 0.8 and requires no specialist equipment to fit.
Our specialised paints will not crack, fade or peel and we only use industry leading paint suppliers such as AVKO & LECHLER, both of which produce outstanding results.
The new product uses proven off the shelf components and the popular REHAU S706 or >REHAU Edge 70mm systems with which customers are already familiar. Add a triple glazed Argon filled 44mm sealed unit and a standard bead from the REHAU range, which has been used for many years with patio door panes, to neatly accommodate the glass without compromising the clear sightlines of the window.
Now add the really clever part, the new REHAU THERMO foam module which can be applied on site. REHAU THERMO was developed in Germany using a moulded foam material which is easy to handle and dust free when cut and provides the additional thermal efficiency necessary for the window to achieve the 0.8 U-value. The foam simply slides into the lower section of the 52mm outer frame.
The open out casement window 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 BRE standard window size of 1230mm x 1480mm. Argon units are sufficient to achieve the 0.8 U value, rather than the more expensive Krypton filled units, where it is estimated that the cost of a typical windows glass is up to 50% less using the REHAU solution.
There are no compromises to be made in terms of window aesthetics or sightlines, weather performance or security. It offers a very significant advantage to house builders and developers looking to meet energy efficiency regulations to domestic consumers who appreciate the benefits of triple glazing but without a significant price premium. Euroglaze customers can now add a 0.8 U-value triple glazed window to their product portfolio to deliver this cost effective solution to both these market sectors. A number of window styles are available with REHAU Thermo:
The open out casement window 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 BRE standard window size of 1230mm x 1480mm.
The really clever part about the window is a new REHAU THERMO foam module which can be applied post manufacture or on site.
REHAU THERMO was originally developed in Germany using a moulded foam material which is easy to handle and dust free when cut and provides the additional thermal efficiency necessary for the window to achieve the 0.8 U-value.