Sheerframe, part of the Litchfield Group, has a reputation for its focus on environmental sustainability. This focus is clearly in evidence in its triple glazing solution, which demonstrates how a carefully designed product can tick all the boxes when it comes to cost, thermal efficiency and aesthetics. And as energy efficiency continues to be a key buying factor in the marketplace, choosing the right system will pay dividends.
Unlike some window systems, Sheerframe’s system was designed to incorporate 44mm glazed units, rather than 36mm. The difference is important because it means that Sheerframe can use Argon gas to reach the optimum U value of 0.8w/m2K. While alternatives solutions that require 36mm glazing, need to use Krypton gas, which is considerably more expensive than Argon and consequently has a knock-on effect on the price.
The Sheerframe system also uses the company’s revolutionary Thermlock technology, which enables the window to be fully reinforced and still achieve a U value of 0.8w/m2K, meaning there is no compromise on security.
Aesthetics haven’t been forgotten either: Sheerframe’s 44mm system is available in standard and ovolo versions for a choice of style. The system can be used on casement windows, tilt and turns, reversibles, French and bi-fold doors, meaning triple glazing can be used throughout a building without compromising on appearance or energy efficiency.
In short, Sheerframe’s triple glazing solution offers a cost-effective solution that helps homeowners meet Passivhaus and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 requirements and maximise the potential of the Green Deal and ECO.
Gary Doxey, Sheerframe’s Marketing Manager, concludes, “Triple glazing is an incredible technology, but in order to maximise its benefits, you need to think outside the box when it comes to design. I’m proud to say that exactly what Sheerframe has done and the result is a product that adds real value to any window fabricator or installer’s portfolio.”