Safedoors Composite Doors Amongst First To Achieve Highest Door Energy Ratings

The Safedoors retail offer from Permadoor has become one of the first composite door ranges to achieve the highest A rating on both solid and glazed doorsets, under the new Door Energy Rating (DER) scheme.


An independent measure of a door’s energy efficiency, DERs are based on a doorset’s U-value (rate of heat transfer) and air leakage. Performance ratings range from A (most energy efficient) to G (least energy efficient) and follow the same ‘rainbow’ scale commonly used on domestic appliances and by the well-established Window Energy Ratings (WERs) scheme.


Safedoors supports the DERs objectives and has confirmed the results per doorset to be in line with the DERs scheme developed by the British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC); the government-backed initiative responsible for reducing energy consumption in residential properties.


Safedoors is the new retail offer from Permadoor, the UK’s original composite door manufacturer, providing reliable, friendly service and a proven product range, all supported by the £multi-million Epwin Group.


Commenting on the Door Energy Ratings, Adrian Wyatt of Safedoors said: “Safedoors is a real supporter of the DERs scheme. WERs have already proved their value with homeowners who appreciate and understand energy rating labels, and we expect DERs to have a similar positive impact on retail sales.


“With rising energy bills, homeowners are not only concerned with the appearance and performance of home improvement products; they are also increasingly focused on how a new front door for example, will effect their household energy use and fuel bills.


“Fabricators and installers would be wise to recommend energy rated doors to householders to help them maximise potential energy savings and with so many A ratings across both solid and glazed doorsets, the Safedoors offer represents the widest choice of energy rated composite doors in the industry.”


The Safedoors range is available in red, blue, green, white and black finishes, plus antique oak and rosewood woodgrain effects. All doors come complete with a full multipoint locking system and a choice of suited hardware including a knocker, letterplate, numerals and spyhole in gold, chrome, black, white or satin chrome finishes.


The doors are fully compliant with the latest Building Regulations and are proven to be thermally efficient, with some of the lowest U-values in the marketplace.


Each door has a fully reinforced 70mm PVC-U outer frame, high insulation foam core, strong through-coloured GRP facings and slim, low line aluminium thresholds with twin seals.


Part of the Epwin Group, an independent British business with substantial manufacturing and processing plants in the UK, Permadoor has a full suite of accreditations including ISO 9001(quality), ISO 14001 (environmental) and OHAS 18001 for health and safety.


The energy rated doorsets are on display at the new Epwin Group stand at the Building Centre in London and will also be showcased on the Epwin Group stand (N1310) at Ecobuild at ExCel, London from 20 - 22 March 2012.


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