Swish Specified on ‘Code 4’ Eco-Development

Published: 2nd March 2012

Swish Specified on ‘Code 4’ Eco-Development

Energy efficient windows and doors manufactured in Irish Oak-on-white profile from Swish Window and Door Systems have been specified on a Leicestershire ‘eco-development’.

Fabricated by Affordable Window Systems and installed by Elizabethan Windows, Regional developer Cawrey Homes specified the WER ‘A’ rated thermally efficient windows for its 36-home eco development, Fielding Meadow, Ratby.

Constructed to exacting standards, the two, three and four bedroom, homes have been designed to incorporate the latest energy saving technology to achieve a Code for Sustainable Homes level four rating.

Including a focus on long-term maintenance savings, the properties also feature low maintenance fascias and soffits from Swish Window and Door Systems sister company, Swish Building Products.

Dave Walgate, Cawrey, said: “We wanted a development which delivered significant energy and lifetime savings at a sensible cost.

“More broadly, the development features air source heat pumps, highly insulated floors incorporating under-floor heating and ‘green’ sedum roofs.

“We put a lot of emphasis on a ‘fabric first’ approach for example, increasing cavity wall insulation from 75mm to 200mm plus the specification of thermally efficient windows but also looked at the long-term maintenance costs of the properties.

“Natural wood finishes clearly look good but need regular maintenance and that equates to higher costs. The Swish products in Irish Oak delivered a strong aesthetic quality and critically required little to no future maintenance.”

New bead options mean Swish is also able to offer a window system which can accommodate a 44mm triple-glazed unit, capable of achieving U-values as low as 0.8 W/m2K, supporting specifiers in achieving Code Level 6 and beyond.

Andrew Reid, commercial sales development director, Swish Window and Door Systems, said: “Developers clearly face growing pressure to deliver more sustainable developments at a time when fiscal and budgetary pressures make that all the more challenging.

“The Swish offer, whether triple or double-glazed delivers a high level of thermal efficiency but equally new colour and foil options mean that PVC-U can offer the new build sector access to a more affordable and energy efficient alternative to aluminium without compromising on the design of new homes.”

For more information about the Swish Window and Door Systems 0808 178 3040, email info@swishwindows.co.uk  or visit www.swishwindows.co.uk.

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