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Refurbishment with modern uPVC windows and doors from REHAU

The home owner replaced all wooden windows and doors with modern REHAU uPVC.

Key Facts

Location:    Western Cape, South Africa

System:      REHAU 60mm uPVC system

Features:    Double glazing, safety locks

Fabricator:  Glasfit Brackenfell

The wooden windows and doors at this residence needed to be replaced due to their deteriorating condition.  The owners did some research and contacted Glasfit in Brackenfell to discuss the advantages and benefits of REHAU uPVC windows and doors.

It was decided to refurbish the entire home consisting of more than 40 windows and doors with a modern alternative, that offers more benefits to the owner and increases the property’s value.

Glasfit manufactured the casement windows, Tilt/Turn windows and sliding doors for this project.  They were all fitted with double-glazed sealed glass units consisting of a laminated outer glass pane and toughened safety glass inner pane for increased safety.  All windows and doors have espag security locking hardware.

The REHAU uPVC frames and glass combination also ensure a quiet ambience in the home.  It is important for the owner that the family is able to relax at home without being disturbed by external noise.

The fact that REHAU uPVC windows and doors are low maintenance was an added bonus for the home owner and guided him to choose REHAU uPVC above other traditional window systems.

REHAU IS THE PREMIUM WORLDWIDE BRAND FOR POLYMER-BASED INNOVATIONS AND SYSTEMS IN THE AREAS OF CONSTRUCTION, AUTOMOTIVE AND INDUSTRY. As a world leader in polymer solutions, REHAU manufactures uPVC profile for windows and doors, setting new standards for premium performance and distinctive design. Our extensive range meets the requirements for renovation and new construction applications in commercial and residential buildings. With decades of expertise in product research and development, you can trust REHAU for the most innovative, well engineered designs and a worldwide reputation for excellent product quality, customer service and support.

PRODUCTS & THE ENVIRONMENT We bring innovative ideas from around the world to illustrate how commercial applications can comply with the latest building regulations and sustainability codes while, at the same time, minimising costs. Best known in Europe for the manufacture of windows and door systems, REHAU offers a wide rande of products. These include renewable energy solutions such as ground source energy, underfloor heating and cooling systems, district heating, plumbing and data cable management systems. REHAU’s comprehensive range is ideal for fast, efficient and cost-effective installation in all types of buildings, including those with Green Building certification requirements. REHAU PRODUCTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT We bring innovative ideas from around the world to illustrate how REHAU products can comply with the latest building regulations and sustainability codes while, at the same time, minimising costs. REHAU’s comprehensive range is ideal for fast, efficient and cost-effective installation in all types of buildings, including those with Green Building certification requirements. REHAU is committed to the responsible use of resources, the protection of the environment and optimisation of processes to reduce our impact on scarce raw materials. The uPVC profile cut-offs are collected from our Authorised Partners and recycled in our factory.

FOR REHAU sustainability and environmentally conscious behaviour has been a matter of cause since the beginning. It is deeply engrained into our principles that we assume responsibility for developing and propagating environmentally friendly products and processes. Every effort is made to continually re-asses how their impact on the environment can be minimised: – Research & Development – Responsible purchasing – Resource-friendly production – Energy-efficient application – Responsible Recycling / Disposal These principles are universal and apply to all our business divisions. Our company operates an environmental management system, complying to ISO14001, across all locations and they are certified accordingly. For REHAU, sustainability and environmentally conscious behavior have been a matter of course since the beginning. It is deeply engrained into our principles that we assume responsibility for developing and propagating environmentallyfriendly products and processes. Every effort is made to continually re-asses how their impact on the environment can be minimised: – Research & Development – Responsible purchasing – Resource-friendly production – Energy-efficient application – Responsible Recycling / Disposal These principles are universal and apply to all our business divisions. Our company operates an environmental management system, complying to ISO14001, across all locations and they are certified accordingly. accordingly.

REHAU SPECIFICATION SUPPORT SERVICES: REHAU recognises the value in offering a complete and comprehensive support package to specifiers at every stage of any project. REHAU offers local and sub-Saharan support at each part of the construction process. We will help you to make the right choice of products for your specific application or project whether it be refurbishment or new build. Your dedicated Commercial Manager will be on hand and can offer any of the following services if required: – Technical Support including CAD Details / Calculations – Planning Support – Site Surveys / Service – Field Support – Thermal Calculations – CPD Seminars – Project Specific Specification Assistance

REHAU ARCHITECTURAL SUPPORT USE OUR EXPERTISE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

Technical Support Our in-house Technical Department in Johannesburg provides a bespoke service to assist with all aspects of your projects. We offer advice and support on our range of uPVC windows and doors from planning through installation. Site Surveys / Services / Field Support The role of our Commercial Manager includes being on hand to assist with site surveys and field support. CPD Seminars Our SAIA approved CPD covers all aspects of uPVC fenestration design: • an overview of window styles; • material properties; • the impact and range of relevant standards and building regulations; and • environmental considerations. The uPVC windows and doors CPD workshop carries 0.15 CD credits in Category One.