Improve your environment with Octaveward’s low environmental windows

The manufacture of pultruded profiles, used in the construction of Octaveward's Samson windows, has exceptionally low environmental impact. This was the conclusion of the Building Research Establishment in examining composite building components and means that these profiles have been given a class leading "A" rating. The performance and durability of building components is essential to having a sustainable future, but just as important is the environmental impact of manufacture.

The BRE study examined the materials and processes used in the manufacture of various composite materials. The impact that these had on climate change, release of toxic agents to the environment, ozone depletion, fossil fuel depletion and other environmental changes was assessed and scored on a weighted scale. This objective grading resulted in an aggregate “A” rating for pultruded profile, the lowest class of environmental impact.

Commenting on the finding, Octaveward director Trevor Williams, explained, “Even before the BRE study we were convinced that due to its strength, durability and low maintenance the Samson window was an environmentally friendly choice. What other window system has a guaranteed life of 35 five years, a projected life of 60 and so little maintenance requirement? The BRE study now tells us that the environmental impact of this product starts low – a significant achievement and major contributor to sustainability. Even at the end of their extended working life, the material used in frame construction can be recycled to provide a high grade plastic filler.”

Samson windows can be fabricated in traditional or modern styles and offer a range of long life colour finishes, guaranteed for 15 years. The frame meets the latest Building Standards requirement for thermal efficiency with a maximum U value of 2W/m²K while special glazing options can reduce heat loss even more.

More information: Trevor Williams, Octaveward Ltd, Tel. 01254 773300

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