Of the five or six major PVC-u systems, the team at Astraseal made the decision to use Synseal, Rehau, and of course, Eurocell. Offering our partnered installers the choice from a focussed collection means they can confidently provide British homeowners with the best results while still maintaining enough flexibility for projects and applications that have extremely specific demands.
We firmly believe that the three systems listed above are all that’s needed to accommodate every preference and property style. To prove it, we’re comparing a popular favourite of ours, Eurocell, against another industry-renowned system, Veka.
A typical Veka casement window is a more than serviceable option. Being a fully sculptured system that provides alternate transom/mullion sizes when necessary, they achieve a comfortable thermal performance thanks to their five-chambered frames. By comparison, the Eurocell casement windows we manufacture in-house feature a unique Thermalogic 6-chambered outer frame profile.
Though the addition of an extra chamber might seem minimal, it allows our PVC-u windows to provide exceptional heat retention and acoustic insulation qualities. Building Regulations requirements are exceeded by up to 35%, with an A+14 energy rating and U-values as low as 0.8.
Any honest-working home improvement company knows that it’s essential for the windows and doors you install to conform to the necessary standards. For example, our high specification fire rated uPVC windows offer fire resistance for 30 minutes. Accreditations are the primary way to ensure regulations are met. They are essential to avoid any future problems later down the line. Both Eurocell and Veka gain the approval of the British Board of Agrément (BBA), reassuring all those involved that the product has been safely developed.
In addition to this, Veka’s British Standards Institute (BSI) specifications include PAS 23/24 for security, BS EN ISO9001 for quality management and others. Astraseal’s Eurocell PVC-u are accredited by BSI too, but maintain a slight edge thanks to Secured by Design approval – SBD being a police-led security initiative that helps build consumer confidence that the products fitted into their home will help keep them safe.
An important aspect of being successful in the home improvement sector is to stay up to date with industry trends. An extensive selection of system finish options plays a small, but important part in achieving this. This makes it much more likely that you’ll be able to cater to homeowner and property needs.
Simply put, Veka’s bespoke ‘Variations’ colour collection offers tradesmen a choice of 30 distinct finishes, consisting of both solid and woodgrain options. Contrastingly, there are two distinct colour collections possible with Eurocell: RAL and Made to order foil range. The latter of which already exceeds Veka’s Variations collection, further topped by a collated range from the RAL colour chart.
Supplying tradesmen with the very best PVC-u windows and doors
Hopefully that’s helped highlight why we believe we’re helping UK installers put their best foot forward by supplying the best PVC-u systems. There’s a reason why Eurocell is considered the UK’s #1 choice, and we at Astraseal are lucky enough to have a strong relationship with them to in turn pass these benefits on to you.
For more information about any topic or area covered in this blog, contact a member of the team today.