Pilkington Building Products is pleased to announce its membership of the recently announced (CERTASS TRR IGU Fabricators Scheme). The scheme provides for a default hard coat IGU to enable quick and easy achievement of a Window Energy Rating (WER) hence compliance with Building Regulations Part L. WER Band C is taken as default if the IGU contained in the window comprises;
- hard coat Low e glass
- low iron glass
- 90% argon gas filling
- a minimum 16mm warm edge spacer bar
- Certified manufacture under BS EN 1279-2 and BS EN 1279-3
Pilkington energiKare™ Plus IGUs meet this default specification.
Certass TRR will provide free entry for Pilkington energiKare™ qualifying IGU Processors into the IGU Fabricators scheme for six weeks from January 17 2011. This will enable their customers to continue to use their favoured hard coat low emissivity glass, Pilkington K Glass™ and achieve compliance with Part L. Certass have also agreed to reduce the Installer registration fee to £25 which will enable companies to achieve a WER C Band label, when registered through the IGU supplier.
Window company customers can register with Certass to take part in the scheme and use either the IGU company approval or apply for their own Window Energy Rating label for a nominal fee. Tony Smith, Market Development Manager, Pilkington Building Products UK, said “ Pilkington energiKare™ Plus in appropriate framing systems will enable windows to exceed current Government regulations and therefore we are delighted that this default can provide Part L compliance through the new Certass TRR IGU Fabricators scheme.”
“Forward looking window companies will recognise that the Pilkington energiKare™ Plus default IGU make up is a premium product and can actually achieve a Band B or A, in most framing systems. Therefore Pilkington continues to recommend obtaining a full simulation in order to demonstrate the excellent performance of their windows to householders.”