Our Environmental Policy Statement
As a responsible installer, Brackenwood is passionate about protecting the world we live in. We seek out and source environmentally friendly building materials, work to reduce our carbon footprint and set the same standards of excellence for sustainability as we do for client service.
Our Commitment to Building a Better World
Environmental responsibility is not just about recycling. There are many ways to improve efficiency and reduce the overall energy we use, which is why Brackenwood continually looks to improve the efficiency of our products and procedures. We engage in strategic partnerships with environmentally-conscious manufacturers and suppliers, adopting Government Policy on emissions and recycling.
A++ Window Energy Ratin
Brackenwood’s double glazed windows are extremely energy efficient. Our Duraflex Diamond window suite is certified by the British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC) as meeting the Government’s highest Window Energy Ratings, offering A++ energy efficiency with U-values as low as 0.8 and a WER of A++32.
Need to measure the energy efficiency of your existing windows? Our highly experienced Technical Support Team provides an in-house BFRC approved simulator that calculates U-values and Window Energy Ratings. We can help you to undertake thermal calculations and provide advice on regulatory compliance.
Our highly experienced installers work primarily with PVCu – a widely recognised sustainable material. Unlike single-use plastic, PVCu has an average lifespan of 35 years when used in window and door systems. It can be recycled up to 10 times, meaning that each PVCu window has a typical lifespan of over 350 years!
Sourcing Sustainable Building Materials
Brackenwood sources PVCu products from Duraflex, a manufacturing system house with a sustainable approach to end use plastics. We collect PVCu waste from Duraflex’s fabricators and have it re-ground and formulated into new products, ensuring that no post-consumer waste has contaminated our material. This allows us to uphold the structural integrity and performance of our products while adopting an environmentally-responsible approach to manufacturing.
Recycling End of Life Products
Brackenwood has been separating and recycling end of life products for many years. We send over 95% of all collected waste for recycling and continue to look for innovative ways to further reduce our impact on the environment.