Link Vent supports installers and specifiers

Leading polymer manufacturer REHAU has worked with injection moulder Glazpart to supply the 4000 Link Vent, to assist window installers and specifiers with complying to the Part F building regulations.

June 2022 saw updates to Approved Part F of the Future Homes Standards, which covers ventilation. The change saw trickle vents become mandatory within replacement window frames in existing dwellings and specified frames in new builds.

In response, REHAU have incorporated Glazpart’s new trickle 4000 Equivalent Air Area (EQA) Link Vent into its existing range alongside the company’s bigger 5000 EQA and the smaller 2500 EQA Link Vents. Its compact size alongside the inclusion of fixing clips enables for easier and faster installation into window frames and sashes. The 4000-link vent has the advantage of easily complying with habitable, kitchen and bathroom ventilation regulations (8000 EQA).

Dean Bradley, Sales Director at Glazpart Ltd said:

The changes to the Building Regulations have had a huge impact on all aspects of specification, most notably
frame and sash design.

While compliant with ventilation guidelines, the Glazpart 4000 EQA link vent system allows draughts to be reduced and directed away from occupants. These are also available in a range of colours which match REHAU’s TOTAL70 foils, so that they can be sourced as a readily available ventilation solution for a range of
window projects.

Offering further support for the navigation of changing regulations, REHAU have created its ‘In The Frame’ initiative. As part of the programme, the polymer manufacturer has published a series of four fact sheets guiding professionals through the changes made to ventilation and energy efficiency requirements under the Future Homes Standards.

Mark Gajda, Head of Technical Services and Certification at REHAU adds: “In practical terms, we have launched legislation compliant frames and accessories, such as the Glazpart 4000 Link Vent, with product transparency to offer standard solutions for installers. While our ‘In The Frame’ initiative delves into the technical aspect of the update to Part F and Part L, covering Ventilation and energy efficiency respectively, in order to support specifiers.”

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