Embarking on a Low-Carbon Future: The Imperative of Triple Glazing Production
In the pursuit of higher energy efficiency standards for windows and doors, the demand for advanced solutions is escalating. Thermoseal Group’s Sales Director, Mark Hickox, emphasizes the urgency of exploring volume triple glazing production, as we stand on the cusp of a low-carbon future.
Regulatory Landscape: Stricter Standards Ahead
In the current landscape, Building Regulations mandate U-values of 1.2W/m2K for windows and doors in newbuild properties (with >60% glazing area). This stringent criterion extends to extensions on existing properties. Replacement windows, meanwhile, must achieve a U-value of 1.4W/m2K. Anticipating a more dramatic shift, the industry braces for tighter regulations in 2025.
Future Homes Standard: A Pivotal Shift in 2025
The impending Future Homes Standard, effective from 2025, seeks to reduce carbon emissions in new homes by 75%-80%. With this, the expected U-value for windows in newbuilds could plunge to 0.8W/m2K or lower. While not yet applicable to replacement windows, it signals a clear trajectory towards heightened performance expectations.
Triple Glazing: A Proactive Investment for Tomorrow
Recognizing the need for proactive measures, Thermoseal Group is investing in the capability to manufacture and distribute diverse spacer widths, corner keys, and desiccants to accommodate triple glazing units (TGUs) of varying sizes. As an industry frontrunner, Thermobar, the preferred warm edge spacer bar, is undergoing expansion in response to the imminent surge in demand.
Beyond Thermobar: Diversified Investments
Thermoseal Group’s commitment extends to other essential components. The Thermoflex flexible spacer bar line, fortified with a third twin-strand extruder, is gearing up to meet diverse thicknesses and air spaces, reinforcing its position as an efficient and agile solution for sealed units.
The Urgency of Adaptation: Conversations with Industry Partners
Thermoseal Group is actively engaging with its partners, urging them to initiate operational changes. Recognizing that equipment acquisition and procedural adaptations take time, the company emphasizes the critical role of early preparedness.
Energy Efficiency at the Core: A Non-Negotiable Priority
For Thermoseal Group, energy efficiency is not an afterthought but a fundamental element ingrained in its DNA. Through sustained investments in green energy, recycling facilities, and sustainable practices in manufacturing and distribution, Thermoseal Group is not merely prepared for a low-carbon future—it is leading the way. Join on this journey towards a sustainable tomorrow.
Source: Thermoseal with additional information added by Apazone