Tag Archives: WER’s

Is triple glazing better than double glazing?

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Such a simple question, yet more complicated answer than you may think. Think back to razor blades. Once they were cut throat razor blades like a knife, then the small blade was introduced, smaller lighter, less metal meant it could … Continue reading

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Edgetech to host a debate about Triple Glazing

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Which is best, Triple or Double Glazing Edgetech a GGF member has decided to host an industry debate about triple glazing on Thursday 10 April 2014 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.As we celebrate 150 years of double glazing since Thomas Stetson … Continue reading

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Gas price increase, partially reduced by 3.3%

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Emily Gosden the Energy Editor for the Telegraph last week wrote about Scottish Power preparing to reduce its tariffs by 3.3% suggesting the 2.2m customers on dual fuel will see their annual bills reduced  by £40 pa. This will still leave these customers paying … Continue reading

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BFRC and Certass create confusion with different A ratings

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The BFRC and Certass have each created a new level of window energy rating for products that exceed zero, i.e. they are energy positive and better than A . Because marketing and sales people like to claim their product is the best … Continue reading

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As BFRC launches A+ windows, the ASA uphold a complaint against Everest

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Gl@zine reported that BFRC, the British Fenestration Ratings Council has officially launched a new ‘A+’ band at the top of its energy efficiency scale for Window Energy Ratings (WERs). Previously, an A rated window was anything greater than 0zero, a … Continue reading

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The best video to explain window energy ratings

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WER’s have been arround for many years now but confusion reins about which is best, a low U value or a high WER, whats the difference anyway? Well Planitherm in conjunction with Anglian Windows have had a video produced to … Continue reading

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Green shoots for a “Fitterhome”

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Green Deal is fast changing the way people buy home improvements. Companies are setting up to take advantage of the green deal but as heating, ventilation and home improvement companies, like Fitterhome Ltd formed earlier this year, specificaly to market whole house … Continue reading

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DECC, The House debates Green Deal live today @ 2.30pm

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Make no mistake, the Green Deal is going to change the industry. Advocates will say that GD offers consumers FREE or zero cost improvements, (because they are paid for by the energy savings measures installed) and that there are so … Continue reading

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EU Commission threatens Green Deal VAT rate as it turns up the heat

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Today the Times reports Brussels is continuing to push Britain to make a decision about its unequal VAT treatment of insulation products, meaning thousands of UK citizens will be forced to pay 20% not 5% VAT We reported this previously in … Continue reading

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Barker now admits Green Deal “wont guarantee savings for homeowners”

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According to a report in Energy Live News, Gregg Barker the minister promoting DECCs Green Deal policy, has now admitted that savings cannot be guaranteed. Originally his comments were that “savings will be equal to or more than, the cost … Continue reading

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