After reporting the very first installation of BFRC ‘A’ rated windows, Edgetech customer Lister Trade Frames has been bombarded with enquiries from trade and commercial. And homeowners have been knocking on the door too. “Within the first week of selling the ‘C’ rated windows we saw a 25% increase in actual orders,” says Listers’ Managing Director, Mark Warren, “but since the first ‘A’ was installed, interest has been unprecedented!
Sterling Windows and Conservatories installed nine ‘A’ rated windows in a four-bed home in Baswich Staffordshire, in August. The triple glazed, PVC-U casements from Lister Trade Frames use leading warm edge technology, Edgetech’s Super Spacer®; the first ‘A’s to be installed in a home in the UK.
Mark continues: “In August we received two further orders for ‘A’ rated windows. One from an existing customer, and another from a trade fabricator whose current system supplier can’t produce an ‘A’ rated product. A customer walked into the company’s showroom and asked for an ‘A’ rated window. When the fabricator said it didn’t do one, the customers asked why not - as ‘Lister’s in Stoke-on-Trent does!’ So the fabricator has ordered the windows from us.
“There’s been a lot of press about the Window Energy Ratings (WER) in the past year, but some companies have doubted the demand for top level ‘A’ rated frames. This proves beyond doubt that the WER is the future of the industry.”