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The Great British Refurb

On 12 February, Ed Miliband, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, launched the Heat and Energy Saving Strategy (HES), the latest government proposal for turning our existing housing stock into low carbon and low energy environments.

Mark Barsby, Technical Manager at Deceuninck, received details of the Strategy with high hopes, but was bitterly disappointed. He says, “The Strategy contains many ambitious proposals that could have far-reaching consequences. But it doesn’t take into account the part that thermally efficient doors and windows can play.”

His comments were made in an article that acts as a rallying call to our industry to make a stand for its survival in the face of the government’s ignorance of the part we can play in a more energy-efficient future. Elsewhere in the article he says, “It would seem that once again the loft and cavity wall insulation industries have influenced and lobbied in all the right places and they will continue to benefit from these proposals because under this Strategy all homes are to have cavity wall and loft insulation where practical by 2015. On the other hand, our own industry represented by our trade associations, appear not to be making the right connections.

“That is why I would urge everyone connected to this great industry to log onto http://hes.decc.gov.uk/ and take part in the Strategy’s consultation process. And don’t forget to include why Energy Saving Windows should be included in the Government proposals. Apart from the very obvious environmental benefits of energy-efficient windows, as an industry we are fighting for our very survival. Is that what the government wants during the worst economic downturn in living memory? The consultation is running from 12 February to 8 May 2009 and there are 29 detailed questions that require a response. Don’t leave it to someone else to do for you and please do it before the consultation closes on 8 May 2009.”

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Founded in 1937, Deceuninck is one of the world’s major PVC-U window and door systems companies. Deceuninck has been established for over 30 years in the UK, with production, distribution and head office in Calne, Wiltshire. It is in the top three in most major world markets, and is a leader in innovation, sustainability, colour and design.

Deceuninck products are premium brand, highly rated by homeowners for appearance and kerbside appeal. As a committed innovator, Deceuninck aims to make better quality, more energy efficient products to help its fabricator customers sell more at improved margins.

Deceuninck is known for its ‘pretty’ windows with inbuilt symmetry and clean sightlines. Its Heritage Window Collection helps fabricators and installers stand out in the market with a choice of beautiful Flush Sash, Chamfered and Sculptured windows and doors. The award-winning Heritage Flush Sash (G17 Product of the Year) replicates the look of traditional timber windows and complements all types of homes, from period cottages to modern townhouses. Deceuninck’s sliding patio door, Slider24, is the best in the market for energy efficiency, security, weather performance and 26 colourways from stock, of course. No other slider comes close.

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