Leading timber window and doors supplier Bereco have welcomed the release of the new Approved Document L, which will affect homeowners installing and replacing new windows in their homes moving forward as the company’s products are already 12.5 per cent better than the new 2022 requirements for energy efficiency for all new windows and doors.

The latest amendments to the building regulations, including Approved Documents F, L and the new Approved Document O, came into effect on 15th June 2022. Part F refers to ventilation, Part L to the Conservation of fuel and power and Part O refers to overheating.

This significant overhaul of the regulation’s revamps existing home energy efficiency criteria and indoor air quality and room temperatures. All new windows and doors installed after 15th June 2022 need to comply with the new and improved energy efficiency standards and have a u value of 1.4W/m²K or less, need vents fitted in the windows and doors (unless other mechanical means of ventilation is being installed) and if you are in a city centre like London or Manchester, they may need special glazing to control the amount of heat transfer from the sun through any new windows and doors.

Craig Morris, assistant manager at Bereco said: “As a leading supplier of timber windows and doors we wholeheartedly welcome the new building regulations and have worked hard over our nearly 20 years in business to ensure that our products offer the very best in energy efficiency and create a comfortable home environment.”

“We continue to exceed the requirements of the building regulations with our windows and doors. They are up to 12.5 per cent more energy-efficient than the new requirements even now so our customers renovating their homes can buy with confidence.”

“We offer flush casements and traditional sash windows double glazed with a U-value of 1.2W/m²K, bi-fold doors and sliding patio doors double glazed with a U-value of 1.2W/m²K and our Creative range of entrance doors and triple glazed windows and doors start with u values from 0.8W/m²K all of which meet the notional targets in Part L for new build homes as well as the new requirements for existing homes.”

“We are particularly proud of our Heritage range of windows and doors. This range features flush casement windows, sash windows with SlimLine double glazing and have an overall window U-value of 1.4W/m²K, which is fully complaint with the Part L new regulations too. This range of windows and doors is for homes in conservation areas and for those renovating a listed or period property where retaining the traditional character of the property is essential.”

Nicola Harrison, managing director at Bereco, said: “We really are very proud to be able to offer windows and doors that both meets both the requirements of conservation and the new levels of energy efficiency for existing homes; so, our customers can renovate their period home and get the same energy savings as every other home in the UK.”

“The supplier you choose for your home really is more important than ever. As a FENSA-approved installer, we have recently launched our own complete supply and install service to customers’ peace of mind that their new windows are fully guaranteed, regulation-compliant, and registered with the local authority.

“We wear our U-value as a badge of honour. We have worked hard to develop and manufacture our products at this elevated standard.”

Bereco, founded in 2003, is a UK-based supplier of timber windows and doors, offering made-to-measure timber sash and casement windows, entrance, patio and bi-fold doors to both the home improvement and new build sectors.

The company offers a ten-year manufacturer’s warranty on all their products and a six-year warranty on installation in addition to an insurance-backed guarantee. The firm uses only FSC 100% timber and delivers industry-leading sustainability and energy efficiency practices.

For more information on Bereco visit https://www.bereco.co.uk/sustainability