JELD-WEN is linking up with Newco Products, to take part in this year’s Thames Gateway Forum. The event, which returns for the fifth year to ExCeL, London on 26th & 27th November 2008, brings together organizations involved in regenerating the Thames Gateway.

JELD-WEN, the leading timber window, stair and door manufacturer is working with Newco Products, which manufactures and installs a range of PVCU windows, doors and kitchen furniture. Newco is located in Newham and employs local people over 50 per cent of whom have a disability and is a leading example of a “Supported Factory and Business” and “Training Organisation” combining commercial success with socially responsible practices and which is a 2008 Thames Gateway Business Awards finalist in the Growth Business category.

William DuPlooy, Business Manager at Newco Products, said: “This is a unique partnership providing innovative solutions to social and environmental challenges. We have taken a number of dedicated products within JELD-WEN’s range and combined them with Newco Products’ manufacturing and installation service, providing a very attractive offer to the social housing and new build markets within London and the South East.”

Building on the strengths of Newco Products within the social housing sector, particularly within East London and combining this with JELD-WEN’s strength and expertise within the new build market, the partnership is ideally placed to offer solutions to the architects, specifiers, contractors and developers involved in the Thames Gateway, Olympic Park, Stratford City and other high profile developments in London and the Home Counties.

Newco Products and JELD-WEN are committed to maximizing the businesses’ potential, whilst maintaining their commitment to stakeholders, including the local community of Newham, customers, clients, partner organizations and staff. The aim of the partnership is to drive up productivity and competitiveness, contribute to socially inclusive wealth creation and find new ways to deliver public services.

Tony Pell, Product Manager for JELD-WEN explains: “We are really pleased to be exhibiting at the show, in partnership with Newco Products. The organisation plays an important role in helping those with disabilities back into the workplace. We also share a number of core values with Newco, including being committed to recycling and sustainability throughout our business.”

At the show, Newco Products and JELD-WEN will be showcasing their innovative tilt and turn casement timber windows that are clad externally in PVCU or aluminium and will be known as NewVu™. There will be a choice of finishes internally and external cladding is available in a range of colours. The cladding is manufactured from 80% recycled PVCU with a thin co-extruded external layer of virgin PVC on white windows and 100% recycled on other colours or from recycled aluminium in natural finish or a range of colours. The timber, as for all JELD-WEN windows, is Chain of Custody PEFC softwood, which ensures it originates from well managed sources.

Also at the show, the Partnership will be demonstrating Jeld-Wen’s new DreamVu™ window, which achieved an impressively low U value of just 0.7 Wm2K.

JELD-WEN was one of the first timber window manufacturers to release a range of A-E energy rated windows earlier this year. This, coupled with the long term protection and maintenance afforded by Newco’s clip-on external cladding (patent applied), makes the range ideal for developers and homeowners looking to reduce the carbon footprint of their properties and to help make homes more affordable to heat and maintain.

The Partnership will also be demonstrating composite doorsets, which are renowned for offering extremely high performance, as well as meeting the requirements of PAS23/24 for security and Part L 2006. These composite doorsets provide low maintenance and excellent value to the specifier.

The offer has been expanded to include an ‘Eco-Frame’ manufactured from recycled materials and is suitable for use on both ‘fire rated’ and ‘non fire rated’ doors, importantly it adds economic improvement to the product offer.

“Energy efficiency is a major part of our offering and we will be demonstrating how our high specification doorsets and timber windows offer numerous environmental benefits,” adds Tony Pell. “Increasing numbers of local authorities and specifiers are recognizing the need for sustainability properties and thermal performance, as well as low maintenance.”

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