Our new Quattro Window which has four high performance panes of glass is set to revolutionise the window industry in Scotland and the UK. It possesses quite amazing thermal qualities and tests have shown it is actually as effective at keeping out the cold as a standard house wall! Installing a window system as energy efficient as this means that you will save a lot of money on your heating bills over the lifetime of the system.
The Quattro Window also has fantastic sound deadening properties, ideal if you live on a busy road and are often annoyed by the sound of passing traffic. Quadruple glazing is the future and Enviro is the first company in the UK to offer cost effective 0.35 U-Value quadruple glazing for sale to the public.
But don’t just take our word for it, the text below is from Rod Appleyard who is a a fenestration expert and qualified thermographer with many years experience in the industry and dispute resolution. He is a Chartered Building Surveyor, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He practices as an Adjudicator and Arbitrator along with his work as an independent expert surveyor to the fenestration industry.
All good things come in fours – Quadruple Glazing!
Report by Glazing Expert Rod Appleyard
As I have said before just because there is a recession does not mean that people are sitting around doing nothing. Quite the reverse just look at the press, this is reinforced by what is happening across the whole of the construction industry there is a huge amount of R&D going on and none more than the fenestration industry.
The most notable new innovation is triple glazed units which have now well and truly arrived, but that is not the end of the story.
There is a new kid on the block and it is going to make a huge difference. More efficient than a house wall, acoustically unbelievable and, to cap it all, can give up to a ‘U’ value of 0.4W/m2K value. You think this is a flight of fancy – well read on.
Over the last few months I have been carrying out my own research with the help of CERTASS and Enviro Windows in Scotland. To both of them I am deeply indebted.
The following is the result of initial field tests carried out in the only cool part of Scotland at the beginning of October.
This study was carried out using known products available within the UK and all temperatures were identified using calibrated equipment etc and all thermal identification was made using a FLIR latest top of the range thermal imaging camera the mighty Txx640.
Quattro. A better, more efficient window system.
As it stands at the moment, it is plausible to draw the conclusion that in this configuration using Argon gas a ‘U’ value of 0.35W/m2K is attainable and with further testing even possibly 0.3W/m2K.
So what does this all mean? It means that the average house heating bill is approximately £1350.00 per year (official government figures release 14th October 2011) this could potentially save £418.50 per year on current prices. Ten years saves a massive £4185.00 on current prices. On this point alone given that the figures of fuel costs are as of today’s cost, there is only one thing that is certain the savings will only increase per year and will become greater. As heating prices increase year on year so the percentage converted to real terms i.e. money will increase.
The Positive Issues
• Reduction in the carbon footprint of structure.
• Is capable of being installed in current sections with minimal re-tooling.
• Can be retro fitted to existing frames in certain conditions.
If you want the most efficient window on the market both for energy efficiency and sound insulation you have to look at the Quattro Window from Enviro. Why not give us a call?