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Energy efficient timber windows for self-build home makers


Danish firm Rationel designs and manufactures energy efficient timber and alu-clad timber windows and doors, which reduce home energy bills protecting the environment. Rationel products are popular with architects and their clients not just because of their pleasing aesthetics and contemporary ironmongery but also because they help achieve a low energy house, as well as all their security benefits.

Those looking to self-build their next home, or extend or refurbish their existing homes can see for themselves a range of window and door products on the Rationel stand Number B216 - at Grand Designs Live at the NEC Birmingham on from 11th – 15th October. A new range of windows called Rationel FORMA and Rationel FORMAPLUS will also be on show. These products suit more traditional home designs in the UK and can be used in refurbishment projects.

Windows not only bring light into your home, but the insulating properties of a Danish designed product contribute to the insulation in a property, and protect the environment. Architect Sam Foster says: “Believe it or not, the glass in windows and doors is much more insulating than the frame, so the bigger the unit the more insulating it’s likely to be.” Triple glazing takes these benefits even further, and support projects aiming to achieve Passivhaus standards. And aluminium cladding to the timber extends the life of the product beyond a staggering 80 years and requires little maintenance.

“Our innovation centre in Denmark combines the best Danish research and development with the knowledge and feedback we listen to from our clients, architects, distributors, and the home owner,” says Rationel’s UK managing director Phil Marris. “We use this intelligence to design new products with the same high quality workmanship in timber crafted windows and market-leading energy performance characteristics in the rest of our ranges.”

Window and door products are available in a very wide range of colour and style choices. All Ratonel products go through rigorous testing, ensuring products designed deliver long lasting quality for many years. A technical support team and network of local specialist distributors across the UK provide advice and support to designers, developers, self-builders and home improvers.

Visitors to the Rationel stand can also enter a Prize Draw to win a 3 night break for 2 in Copenhagen. All you need to do is complete the entry form and enter it in the collection box on stand B216.

Rationel is part of the VKR Holding Group, providing a range of glazing and solar thermal energy solutions and employing over 13,500 people across 40 countries.

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