Scarborough-based SWC Trade Frames has chosen the Decalu88 Aluminium Bi-fold and the Decalu163 Lift-and-Slide Door, as the foundation for its new Part L ready offer.
Set up in 1989 and covering Northumbria ,Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Scarborough-based SWC, manufactures more than 1,500 PVC-U and aluminium windows and doors a week.
It became the latest supplier of Decalu, the ultra-energy efficient aluminium system from Deceuninck Aluminium in May this year, as part of its strategy to develop a Part L ready, aluminium offer.
“We couldn’t meet all Part L requirements through our previous system, so energy-efficiency and compliance with Part L was a major driver for us”, explained Mark Catchpole, Sales Director SWC.
“Particularly because the Decalu88 bi-fold achieves a u-value of as low as 1.2W/m2k, giving it reach into new build without having to go up to a triple-glazed unit, which no installer wants to do.
“We were also really keen on the knock-in glazing bead which we could see would deliver immediate benefits to our customers.”
June’s changes to Part L bring in a notional u-value for newbuild sector of a minimum of 1.2W/m2k for windows and the same for doors with more than a 60% glazed area.