Leading building envelope and solar energy specialist Schueco UK Limited has reported that two Partner Network Days, held at its Network Centre in Milton Keynes during the last week in March, proved hugely popular. Over 200 fabricators, architects and main contractors attended the sessions, indicating that a measure of confidence may be returning to the UK market.
The topics covered included an introduction to some of Schuecos latest innovations among which is the AWS 90.SI+ Passive House window the only aluminium window to have achieved Passive House performance levels the VarioAir window trickle ventilator and enhancements to the ADS 90 range of doors.
There were also accounts of the first case-studies from Northern Germany of Schuecos 2o System, a combination of products that acting together could help to cut CO2 emissions by between 60% and 80%, a decrease which experts believe is needed if the rise in global temperatures is to be kept at, or below, the critical level of 2o Celsius.
In addition, the audience heard about Schueco ProSol TF, the company's recently-introduced thin-film PV window and façade system which is being seen as breaking new ground in BIPV-enabled architecture, the new AWS 55 CL outward-opening window and the USC 65.HI unitised façade system.
Other sessions covered British and European fire safety standards and Schueco's range of Fire Protection products, including SHEVS, in relation to Approved Document B, as well as the SchüCAL+ estimating system and recent innovations in Schueco tooling and machinery.
Overall, the message of the two days was that although the market is still challenging, there are some hopeful indicators and that Schueco's continuing investment in the UK is helping to ensure that its Partners are well positioned to benefit when the recovery happens.
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