Bradnam’s Windows and Doors has developed its Five Star Window & Door Selector (5WADS) in acknowledgement of the need for a simplified tool to assist builders, architects and specifiers to easily comply with energy rating legislation.

5WADS is a free web-based tool, providing an innovative solution to finding energy-rated window and door products for every situation. 5WADS has more than 280 ‘aluminium improved’ products, all custom rated on the Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS).

Elements of the building, such as windows and doors, play an important role in terms of thermal, energy efficiency performance. However, it’s the aesthetic benefits of maximising views, living spaces and ventilation that make windows and doors a focal point of any design, and it is a constant challenge for builders and architects to balance the competing requirements.

“To achieve an energy efficient home you don’t necessarily need to use the most expensive products available. Instead, it is about clever placement of products that deliver higher performance in only the areas where it is required to make a difference to the comfort of your home, while more standard products are used elsewhere where the thermal impact may not be so high”, Garry Attwood, group sales and marketing manager says.

Solar Block and Solar Comfort window and door products combine superior design, high performance seals to minimise air infiltration, framing options and high performance glazing to deliver value for money and a quality result across all building applications. These high performance energy products highlight the type of products available on 5WADS.

Log on to the website and register for your password to achieve a 5 Star energy rating.

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