A Chance To Prove Your Values

The BFRC has created a new U-value scheme for windows and doors to sit alongside its Energy Ratings Scheme. The move follows call for greater clarity on the true thermal efficiencies of building products.

Richard Bate, the technical director at the British Fenestration Rating Council says: “The launch of our very own U-value scheme was an obvious next step for us and one we believe will hugely benefit our members.  As the industry continues to be put under increasing scrutiny to show transparency and accountability, we’re doing all we can to help our members in their efforts.”


Bate believes the scheme has a number of advantages:

• U-values will be independently verified.

• As part of the requirements of the scheme, users will need to have a BFRC UK Approved Body report (UK Approved Body number 8543). This evidence can also be used as evidence for a UKCA marking.

• One audit can cover both the energy rating and U-value schemes (license fees apply).


Window Energy Ratings

Bate says: “The introduction of the BFRC WERs, 27 years ago, has significantly contributed to driving standards up across the industry and we want to do exactly the same with the new U-value scheme. Our intention is to promote best practice and ensure our 400+ members get the best possible support and advice. Our customers know they can depend on a credible, reliable and knowledgeable service from the BFRC.”


Join the scheme

If you are already an approved and audited BFRC member, the organisation can send you the relevant application forms. Once received back and along with supporting U-value evidence, BFRC can approve it and add the member to its new website.

Bate says: “We are taking applications now, ahead of the launch of our new website on 1 August.”


Picture: The British Fenestration Rating Council has introduced a new U-Value Scheme.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
27th June 2024


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