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Meeting the future homes standard choosing velfac windows and doors

May 27, 2022
The Future Homes Standard plays a key role in the UK Government’s journey to net-zero. The Standard will make sure that from 2025, CO2 emissions from new build homes will be reduced by 75-80% compared to current standards, with an interim requirement to reduce emissions by 30% from June 2022. In the context of...
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Adding value to housing developments with the perfect indoor climate

January 31, 2022
Key to the ‘ideal home’ is a good indoor climate - the ideal balance of light, temperature, air quality and noise control. Prospective buyers are actively seeking comfortable and practical places which are also cheaper to run and maintain. If housebuilders can achieve the ideal indoor climate without design...
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Glazing design consultancy – a supplier checklist

September 13, 2021
The ideal glazing specification should represent the best combination of product, performance, compliance and budget. Achieving this ideal, however, demands specific expertise especially when specifying high performance windows. A specification which is too broad could compromise architectural intent (if adjustments...
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How to specify glazing for zero-carbon housebuilding

June 14, 2021
The UK Government’s pledge to reach ‘net zero’ by 2050 has important implications for housebuilders, especially the changes introduced by the new Future Homes Standard, introduced in 2022. The Standard makes sure that from 2025, CO2 emissions from new build homes will be reduced by 75-80% compared to current...
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Cost comparison for window specification – how to achieve budget certainty and deliver design vision

February 2, 2021
As ‘value for money’ remains core to every project brief, cost comparison analysis should always be the first step in the specification process. Cost comparison enables specifiers to analyse and compare supplier estimates and performance assumptions in terms of the measurable, lifetime performance expectations and...
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Affordable housing without compromising on quality

November 11, 2020
The government’s Affordable Homes Programme, scheduled to run from 2021 to 2026, will add up to 180,000 new properties to the UK’s housing stock. This renewed focus on affordable homes will help meet demand from those unable to afford current house prices or rents, but will also play a crucial role in the government’s...
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VELFAC composite curtain walling meets NHBC standards

February 3, 2020
Demand for aluminum / wood curtain walling is growing in the housing sector, driven by the low energy performance of a composite system, and by its price competitiveness when compared to all-aluminium alternatives. Curtain walling is the focus of significant regulation however, as it is a major area of complaint for...
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Unitised glazing for modular construction - Greater speed and quality control

November 11, 2019
Modular construction is becoming more popular as a building strategy in many of our key market sectors, especially inner city residential and mixed-use developments, student accommodation and healthcare facilities. While prefabrication has long been associated with temporary structures, quickly built, modular...
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Stay on schedule and on budget with pre-tested building products

October 15, 2019
Specification of pre-tested, proven building products can provide valuable reassurance for clients who want to be sure that key performance targets can be achieved, while also ensuring project delivery stays on schedule and on budget. Proactive product testing requires significant investment which is why some...
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Award winning projects featuring contemporary composite windows

April 4, 2019
Some of the UK’s most prestigious developments feature VELFAC aluminium / timber windows, as these award-winning residential projects demonstrate. Photo: Daniel Shearing VELFAC is becoming a mark of quality for residential developments. Architects specify VELFAC because they know the composite system offers quality...
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