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Energy rated window and door bandings brought into line

BFRC, the premier authority for the energy efficiency rating of replacement windows and doors, is to bring its window and external pedestrian door ratings into line. This means that homeowners will be able to purchase window and door products that carry the same energy efficiency rating – ‘A++’, ‘A+’, ‘A’, ‘B’ etc.

Band increments will change from the current 15 to 10 points, which brings them into line with windows. Modification of the bandings will enable external pedestrian doors to achieve ‘A’ ratings. Patio, French and Bi-fold doors would not be affected by this change.

The minimum compliance level remains the existing ‘E’ band which remains unchanged. Only the bandings above ‘E’ have been re-aligned.

Door manufacturers that are already BFRC registered will not be charged for the re-banding of their products. This is purely an administrative exercise.

“This change in the ratings bands for doors has been lobbied for by industry,” commented BFRC managing director Chris Mayne. “So BFRC is pleased that it has been able to deliver this simplification of the ratings system that should help the industry to sell a package of products to homeowners that all carry the same energy efficiency rating. This should help to sell the energy efficiency message to homeowners and also improve sales as consumers do not want to buy ‘A’ rated windows and ‘C’ rated doors.”

BFRC is happy to answer any questions on how this rebanding will be carried out. Registered business should contact BFRC direct on 020 7403 9200 / enquiries@bfrc.org

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British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC)

The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) is responsible for Window and Door Energy Ratings in the UK.

This is with the support of all the window and door industry trade associations and a broad range of other bodies, including research organisations, professional institutes and the Energy Saving Trust, backed by the Government.

For more information on the BFRC and its energy ratings system visit the website, www.bfrc.org or telephone its advice line, 020 7403 9200.

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