Home Systems Helping to comply with Part F

Helping to comply with Part F

Polymer manufacturer REHAU has worked with injection moulder Glazpart to supply the 4000 Link Vent, to assist window installers and specifiers with complying to the Part F building regulations.

June 2022 saw updates to Approved Part F of the Future Homes Standards, which covers ventilation. The change saw trickle vents become mandatory within replacement window frames in existing dwellings and specified frames in new builds.

In response, REHAU have incorporated Glazpart’s new trickle 4000 Equivalent Air Area (EQA) Link Vent into its existing range alongside the company’s bigger 5000 EQA and the smaller 2500 EQA Link Vents. Its compact size alongside the inclusion of fixing clips enables for easier and faster installation into window frames and sashes.  The 4000-link vent has the advantage of easily complying with habitable, kitchen and bathroom ventilation regulations (8000 EQA).

Dean Bradley, Sales Director at Glazpart Ltd said: “The changes to the Building Regulations have had a huge impact on all aspects of specification, most notably frame and sash design. We made the decision to launch this new link vent solution, alongside REHAU, to help relieve the ongoing pressure on specifiers to choose products in compliance to increasing ventilation requirements.

While compliant with ventilation guidelines, the Glazpart 4000 EQA link vent system allows draughts to be reduced and directed away from occupants. These are also available in a range of colours which match REHAU’s TOTAL70 foils,so that they can be sourced as a readily available ventilation solution for a range of window projects.”

Offering further support for the navigation of changing regulations, REHAU have created its ‘In The Frame’ initiative. As part of the programme, the polymer manufacturer has published a series of four fact sheets  guiding professionals through the changes made to ventilation and energy efficiency requirements under the Future Homes Standards.

Mark Gajda, Head of Technical Services and Certification at REHAU commented: “While the Future Homes Standards are nothing new, the level of updates and debate around the requirements increases the risk of specifiers and installers misunderstanding or being presented with incorrect information. As such we have taken it upon ourselves to provide assistance and clarity with such regulation compliance.

“In practical terms, we have launched legislation compliant frames and accessories, such as the Glazpart 4000 Link Vent, with product transparency to offer standard solutions for installers.  While our ‘In The Frame’ initiative delves into the technical aspect of the update to Part F and Part L, covering Ventilation and energy efficiency respectively, in order to support specifiers.”

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More