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RCI April 2017

Zink ROOFLIGHTS & ROOF VENTS 01992 801927 www.almhm.co.uk Designing a home The smart roof window 086 APRIL 2017 RCIMAG.COM Copper Stainless With a sound reduction system and comfort glass covered by a 20-year guarantee, Dakea says its new Ultima roof window is the smarter choice at a highly competitive price. Incorporating two methods of noise reduction technology: airborne sound insulation and impact sound insulation, the combination of a toughened 6mm thick external pane, two layers of sound absorbing foil and cladding with noise absorbing tape halves the volume of both external noise and impact sound. The glazing construction, which shields against ultraviolet (UV) light, reflects 95% of harmful UV rays. With U-values as low as 1.2 W/m²K, the roof window keeps properties cool during the summer and warm during winter, reducing household energy bills. Self-cleaning, a titan dioxide coating on the windowpane breaks down organic materials allowing it to be washed away by rainfall, ensuring easy maintenance for homeowners. There is also a lifetime warranty against hail damage, providing customers with the utmost confidence in their purchase. Carl Lucid, key account manager at Housebuilder GBI at Dakea, said: “The Ultima window is proof that you can achieve high quality at a costeffective price. Our latest addition to the Dakea range has undergone stringent testing and we are so confident in its performance that it comes with an unrivalled 20-year guarantee. Supplied with free installation accessories, including underfelt foil collar and insulating foam collar, we have ensured that installing the Ultima roof window is a quick and hassle-free process.” Dakea is part of roof windows manufacturing company VKR Group. www.dakea.co.uk FAKRO believes that when you fit a roof window, you’re designing a home, and one of the most important aspects of home design is room to breathe and the continual supply of fresh air. Bathrooms and kitchens regularly become humid, resulting in damp and humidity that lingers through the home. To fight condensation FAKRO has innovated PVC windows by introducing condensation channels at the bottom and a V35 air ventilator in the head of the frame for improved air circulation. The FAKRO V35 vent is positioned on the top part of the window frame. When fully opened, this inlet supplies fresh air up to 41m³/h at a pressure difference of 10Pa depending upon the window width. The V35 air inlet can in part discharge air when normal gravitational ventilation isn’t working properly. The company says its excellent venting efficiency guarantees that a greater amount of stale and humid air is removed from the room. The product comes in a range of designs with the choice of either white polyurethanecoated pine, PVC in white, golden oak or pine finishes. There is also the 2for1 preSelect option, which allows for a transition between top hung or centre pivot opening, all with the flick of a switch. FAKRO’s windows are also available in a variety of custom options, including non-standard sizes, additional accessories and with combination installation. For housebuilders, our PTP-V XT version comes with a factory fitted thermal band and brackets that are fitted to the top and bottom of each window ready for quick installation. www.roofwindows4you.co.uk


RCI April 2017
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