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BFRC launches U-value Scheme

The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) has announced a new U-value Scheme for windows and doors to complement its highly-credited Energy Ratings Scheme.

Richard Bate, Technical Director at BFRC, explained: “The launch of our very own U-value Scheme was an obvious next step for us and one we believe will hugely benefit our members.  As the industry continues to be put under increasing scrutiny to show transparency and accountability, we’re doing all we can to help our members in their efforts.”

The Scheme itself has a number of advantages:

  • Under the BFRC product certification scheme, U-values will be independently verified.
  • As part of the requirements of the Scheme you will need to have a BFRC UK Approved Body report (UK Approved Body number 8543). This evidence can also be used as evidence for your UKCA marking. 
  • One audit can cover both the energy rating and U-value schemes (license fees apply). 

Richard continued: “The introduction of the BFRC WERs, 27 years ago, has significantly contributed to driving standards up across the industry and we want to do exactly the same with the new U-value scheme. Our intention is to promote best practice and ensure our 400+ members get the best possible support and advice. Our customers know they can depend on a credible, reliable and knowledgeable service from the BFRC.

“Becoming part of the U-value Scheme couldn’t be simpler.  If you’re already an approved and audited BFRC member, we can send you the relevant application forms. Once we have received that information and the supporting U-value evidence, we can approve it and add you to our new website.  We are taking applications now, ahead of the launch of our new website on 1 August.  Contact us today to express your interest. 

“At BFRC, proven performance is at the heart of everything we do and the launch of our U-value scheme reinforces that ethos.  We are the most trusted ratings council for window and door energy ratings and we intend to build on that legacy to become the most trusted partner for U-value certification too.”


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