NEW FIRE EGRESS WINDOWS LAUNCHED
JELD-WEN, one of the UK’s leading timber window manufacturers, has introduced a new range of Regency Fire Egress windows, as part of helping developers and contractors meet Building Regulations requirements.
The latest updates to Approved Document B states that there must be escape routes from habitable rooms in many situations, with window openings required to be 450mm or wider. The new Fire Egress windows feature two side hung casements combined with a flying mullion to provide clear, unrestricted opening required by Approved Document B. The range has been designed to co-ordinate with the popular Regency style windows that are widely used both for private and public housing.
Tony Pell, Product Manager for JELD-WEN explains: “Regency is our most popular style of window and we developed it in response to demand from customers for a simple solution to meet fire escape requirements. The new range has been welcomed by contractors and developments and we are anticipating high demand for refurbishments and new builds.”
Developers can incorporate the Regency range of Fire Egress windows in combination with non-fire egress options, enabling the external elevation to match by through the use of Regency windows throughout a building.
Fire Egress windows can also be specified to meet with Secured by Design requirements. In these cases they should have laminated glass externally and annealed Low-E glass internally. JELD-WEN also supplies Releasable Restrictors, which are recommended in fire escapes.
As well as providing fire escape windows, JELD-WEN also provides a complete range of fire doors within its range.
To find our more about JELD-WEN’s Regency Fire Egress windows, contact 0845 122 2890 or visit the website www.jeld-wen.co.uk.