Eurocell maxes out in UK's top energy ratings
Both Modus and Eurologik achieve new A++ rating, among the first window systems in the UK to do so.
Modus is one of the two leading systems from Eurocell to achieve the BRFC’s most recent and stringent Window Energy Ratings (WER) of A++. This landmark award is further recognition of Modus’s market-leading energy efficiency characteristics. Our Eurologik system has also been similarly recognized. Modus designs with the new A++ rating include casement, reversible and tilt and turn; together with the Eurologik casement.
These systems are among the very first to achieve the ‘A++’ band in England & Wales for WERs since the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) launched the new rating in May 2015. ‘A++ is only given to those windows with an energy index value equal to or greater than +20.
“Achieving the BFRC ‘A++’ ratings band underlines the fact that Eurocell is driving forward energy efficiency innovations that give homeowners the latest and best in high performance window windows,” says Ian Kernaghan, Product Design Manager.
Bright ideas to boost business
The year might be drawing to a close but there’s still a chance to mix business and pleasure at the remaining Eurocell branch open days. These popular events include all-day food, the chance to win a Makita Jobsite radio and live demonstrations of our top roofing products.
Be sure to have a look at the Cromar GRP demo, the advanced glass reinforced plastic flat roofing system that is a natural fit with the innovative Eurocell Skypod skylight. See how easy it is to install, producing a tough, seamless, jointless roof that withstands the UK climate without failing or leaking, all backed up with a 25-year guarantee. You can also cast an eye over Equinox, the super-fast tiled roof system that enables a competent tradesman to transform tired conservatories into a year round room in just 48 hours.
And don’t forget to grab your free Eurocell Tradesman pack, check out other great deals on an array of products, and make sure you put your name into the hat for the Makita Jobsite radio!
The remaining events are being held at the following branches on these dates: Sunderland, 3rd November; Newcastle, 4th November.
Eurocell builds up interest at Construction Week
The Eurocell stand at the recent Construction Week proved to be a big hit with visitors of all disciplines – tradesmen, housebuilders and developers alike. With key new products on show there was plenty to take an interest in.
The SlateSkin GRP roof system chalked up scores of admirers, many of them blown away by the rapid installation time of just one hour 25 minutes for a roof on a typical 3m x 3m conservatory. Developed for Equinox, the innovative tiled conservatory roof system, the combination of the two creates the most advanced system currently available.
With multiple tile courses built in to each sheet, SlateSkin reduces the time spent positioning and nailing tiles, with no compromise on build quality or aesthetics, while its lightweight construction allows the roof pitch to be set anywhere from just 5 degrees to 35 degrees. As a result, SlateSkin is ideal for lean-to projects and makes light work of roofing with less carrying and handling required.
SkypodSQ was also promoted at the show. Building upon the market-leading success of the Skypod range of skylights, this new square format presents perfectly balanced sight lines and, due to its simple but ingenious four-hip design, lets in more natural light than conventional designs of equivalent surface area. Designed with the installer in mind, SkypodSQ can be fitted quickly and accurately because there is no mitring or awkward angles to cut – just assemble and screw into place using the pre-drilled screw holes. Commenting on the company’s experience at Construction Week, Head of Marketing, Chris Coxon said: “Overall our presence at the Build Show, part of Construction Week was a success. Despite the best efforts of the Birmingham weather, we generated 154 leads over the three days, all of which are now being followed-up. In addition, existing Eurocell fabricators and installers were able to see our new products for themselves in the flesh."
Nottingham’s very own ‘Covent Garden’ brought to life
Technical support from Eurocell has contributed to the £3.85 million redevelopment of Sneinton Market that planners believe will transform it into the Nottingham’s own Covent Garden.
Since it bought the Sneinton Market site in November 2013, Nottingham City Council has been working to improve this important part of the city’s heritage and move forward its plans to reinvigorate the site as a focal point for Nottingham’s emerging creative sector.
Wates was appointed as main contractor to refurbish three of the five 'avenues' at Sneinton Market, funded through a £2.44m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant and a further £1.45m from the City Council. And Wates selected Derbyshire Floorcraft to refurbish the 8 x 80m long lean-to roofs that are an integral part of the market’s particular appearance.
The company turned to Eurocell to provide the expertise that enabled them to use modern materials while mimicking the market’s original design. Design and technical staff from Eurocell identified the conservatory roof components that were required and worked out the detailing that would enable them to meet the design brief.
“Eurocell provided outstanding service,” says Darren Scarborough of Derbyshire Floorcraft. “They modified one of their conservatory roof products and produced it in a bespoke colour, anthracite, so it was in keeping with the heritage nature of the site and sent their architect and design team to site to make sure it all fitted properly. The result is a design that matches the original Victorian design but delivers a 21st century performance.”
The redevelopment of Sneinton Market forms part of a broader programme of regeneration activity to Build a Better Nottingham, which includes work to improve the public realm in the Creative Quarter, more than £750m worth of investment in transport infrastructure across Nottingham and the biggest council home building programme in the city in 40 years with more than 400 new council homes being built across the city.