UK NewBuild seeks excellence in every aspect of business and, being conscious of the world we live in, we seek to set the same standards in our commitment to the environment.
Greener construction - an environmental leader
With a 35 year* life expectancy, maintenance free lifetime and recyclable properties, PVCu is increasingly a sustainable, ecological challenger to timber for windows, doors and conservatories. The BRE has now accredited PVCu with an A and A+ rating.
Recycling: Recovinyl & Vinyl 2010
UK NewBuild has taken the lead in promoting greener PVCu construction – removing harmful components in manufacture (Lead and Cadmium) well ahead of the the timescales set by the international voluntary Vinyl 2010 commitment; introducing calcium organic and eco friendly lamination processes; and promoting recovery for end of life products. The Recovinyl initiative supported by UK NewBuild sees thousands of tonnes of end of life PVCu profiles being recycled rather than going to landfill. PVC compounds are 100% recyclable.
Saving energy: efficiency
27%** of all the CO2 emissions in the UK are generated from private dwellings and up to 40%*** of heat loss from buildings is via poor airtightness. By specifying our BFRC A, B or C rated windows, coupled with the performance benefits of our cavity closers and Q-Lon weatherstripping you can help purchasers enjoy energy savings and a lower carbon footprint for years to come.
Award winning: leading standards
Operating under industry leading and award winning standards on both Health and Safety and environmental management, the UK Window Group strives to reduce its environmental impact (carbon footprint) via its vertical integration and locally based installer network. Each of the installers operates procedures to manage and reduce site waste.
*BRE green Guide 2009 **NHBC Foundation 2009 ***BRE Airtightness Report 2002