Eurocell Modus gets BBA backing

Eurocell Modus gets BBA backing

The Modus door and window system from Eurocell is now BBA accredited. It can achieve a 0.7 U-value, and was one of the first systems awarded an A++ WER.

The effective thermal performance is due to the 75mm six-chamber profile system used in the Modus that enables the range to achieve a U-value as low as 0.7 by installing triple-glazed units. This led to Modus becoming one of the very first systems to achieve the BRFC Window Energy Rating (WER) of A++. This is only awarded to windows with an energy index value equal to or greater than +20; and Modus A++ designs achieve this for casement, reversible and tilt and turn windows.

The BBA considered key product features, including: thermal properties, weathertightness, ventilation, resistance to intrusion, access and durability. Its tests concluded that the PVC-U profiles would continue to function satisfactorily for more than 35 years and confirmed a U-value across the Modus ranges of 1.2 W/m² using 4/20/4 mm sealed double-glazed units.

The BBA Agrément Certificate covers Modus Single Leaf and Double Leaf Door System, glazed in white, cream or woodgrain finishes, for use in replacement and new-build applications, for external use as primary and secondary access doors in walls of domestic and non-domestic buildings. It also certified the Modus Fully Reversible System, plus the Outward Opening and Tilt and Turn Systems, in white, cream or woodgrain finish, for use in replacement and new-build applications in dwellings, light commercial premises or similar habitable applications.

An Agrément Certificate is the mark of quality, safety and reliability that guarantees a product’s fit-for-purpose. It is only awarded to those products and systems that have successfully completed a series of comprehensive assessments. These include laboratory tests, on-site evaluations, quality management checks and inspections of production and provide clients and specifiers the assurance that the product will perform as described.

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Eurocell plc is one of the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributors of PVC-U window, door, conservatory and roofline systems, offering the widest product range of any brand. The company has a turnover of approximately £160million and employs...
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