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MACO partners with Liniar constructing a new locking hardware system

18 Nov 2017

MACO UK has partnered with Liniar to help design the locking hardware for its new EnergyPlus90 window system which was unveiled at this year’s FIT Show.

The UK government has made house building a priority, leading to an increase in the amount of new homes being constructed near busy roads and railway lines due to the availability of suitable land. This means that architects are tagging acoustic criteria in addition to thermal and security specification.

Liniar’s EnergyPlus90 provides the perfect solution - with the look and feel of a 70mm system, it’s ideal for the commercial sector.

EnergyPlus90 has been designed for larger, heavyweight triple glazed windows and sets new levels for the size and weight of outward opening PVCu casement windows. The window is supported by heavy duty hinges and MACO’s input means that it still utilises a conventional locking system.

The excellence that the MACO hardware provides ensures that a Liniar EnergyPlus90 window not only meets Passive House standards but also enables it to fully comply with all industry requirements.

EnergyPlus90 is fully approved to BS6375 Pt 1-3 and PAS24:2016 for security, ensuring that air, water and security performance is guaranteed. This means EnergyPlus90 windows have achieved Secured by Design accreditation and are fully compliant with Part Q of the building regulations.

As well as utilising superior hardware, EnergyPlus90 provides outstanding thermal efficiency, with Window Energy Ratings of A+40 helping it to achieve Passive House certification. Further benefits include superb acoustic levels to combat noise pollution – as high as 42 decibels.

MACO UK’s Craig Bryant, who worked alongside Liniar, commented on the successful partnership behind the EnergyPlus90 window system:

“We worked with the HL Plastics team from the very beginning of the project to ensure that they were able to use a hardware solution that gave the required performance, regardless of the size and weight of the window.

“MACO has also been able to support the project with pre-testing at our Sittingbourne test centre, further ensuring that when EnergyPlus90 went for certification it passed without any complications.”

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