Precision machining and assembly, together with the use of multipoint espagnolette locking, superior weatherstripping materials and sealants, ensures Westcoast Windows perform to the very highest classification categories of EN1026, EN1027 and EN12211 for Air Permeability, Water-tightness and Wind Resistance.
The Westcoast System has been designed to offer exceptional standards of thermal insulation. The use of high grade timber with a very low thermal transmittance value, greatly reduces heat loss through frame members. Double or triple glazed sealed units combined with the very latest low emissivity coatings, the use of composite super spacers and gas filling as standard means Westcoast products can be supplied with whole 'U' values lower than 1.0W/m2K (Tested in accordance with EN ISO 12567 and EN ISO 10077-1/ 10077-2.
Careful attention to design and detailing means that all Westcoast windows and doors offer a high standard of noise insulation. Double glazed windows can typically provide a sound reduction of up to 44dB(Rw) with the use of special laminated glass.
With the ever increasing performance requirements for low energy buildings, the control of heat gain is critical to reducing energy consumption and the limitation of CO2 emissions. The Westcoast System can be specified with double or triple glazed sealed units which incorporate the latest generation of solar control glass from Europe's leading manufacturers. Westcoast's coupled sash windows and doors can also be supplied with integral blind systems for additional solar control and anti glare purposes.
Health and Safety
Westcoast System windows and doors are designed to combat risks to safety as well as to provide convenience and ease of operation. Westcoast windows are fitted with a variety of opening and cleaning position safety restrictors, locking devices, anti-slam friction stays and safety glass to offer complete peace of mind to the user.
Robust construction combined with concealed multipoint espagnolette locking and high performance security devices mean the Westcoast System offers exceptional levels of security. For enhanced security performance requirements Westcoast's windows and doors can be supplied in accordance with BS7950/PAS24 Secured by Design standards.
A selection of Westcoast System opening windows and fixed lights have been tested for integrity up to 48 minutes and for insulation up to 29 minutes in accordance with SS EN 1634-1:2000, SS EN 1363-1:1999 and where appropriate SS EN 1363-2: 1999.
Westcoasts windows and doors can be manufactured to comply with both M.O.D. normal and enhanced specification requirements.