With the introduction of the Future Homes Standard (FHS) just two years away, national housebuilders have been working closely with Eurocell to enable them to achieve energy efficiency and carbon reduction targets.

The development work has been designed to successfully integrate Eurocell’s Future Homes ready Modus as a fully integrated window and door system. Modus continues to lead the market as the ‘go to’ solution for energy-efficient performance with U-values as low as 0.7, aesthetics, value, and sustainability.

The proven and commonly specified Modus system has been the new build preferred choice for some time. Modus’ compelling attributes of unrivalled contemporary style, exceptional thermal performance, and cost-effectiveness, are being utilised in conjunction with the housebuilding sector as the regulatory landscape changes.

Modus windows in a home

An outcome of the joint development programme is a boost in the range of features, energy-saving efficiencies and sustainability credentials that Modus currently offers to maximise housebuilders’ efforts to meet the low carbon commitments enshrined in the Future Homes Standard from 2025.

Martin Benn, Head of New Build at Eurocell commented: “Working collaboratively with housebuilders is something we really value at Eurocell, and this initiative is another example of the committed and long-standing relationships we hold. We look forward to further strengthening Modus’ offering as the introduction of the Future Homes Standard approaches.”

Energy-efficient and sustainable

The innovative technical design of Modus has a triple-seal option to achieve superb thermal, air tightness and noise reduction performance. The unique 75mm six-chamber profile system delivers optimum energy efficiency performance and can achieve a U-value as low as 0.7 with triple-glazed units.

Removing the need for complex and expensive glazing specifications, Modus is helping to lower the cost of driving the net zero carbon agenda for specifiers, housebuilders, and homeowners.

To further support sustainability objectives, all Modus main profiles feature a minimum of 36%* post-consumer recycled PVC-U as standard which helps to achieve a lower carbon footprint than products made or containing recycled material sourced from outside of the UK. The system deploys cutting-edge dual material extrusion technology (DMET) which layers post-consumer recycled and ‘virgin’ material simultaneously with high precision.

The recycled material is concentrated in the central core of the profiles, where it is completely invisible in an installed window or door.

Value-added options

The standard rebate, slim rebate and fully flush sash styles offered by Modus mean a wide range of contemporary design aesthetics and colour options are available to architects and main contractors to satisfy both progressive and traditional design styles.

In combination with slimmer sight lines, the aesthetics of Modus provide specifiers with an alternative to aluminium and timber products.

Ian Kernaghan, Head of Products, Design & Development at Eurocell, added: “Modus is already a proven, highly effective, and popular integrated window and door solution. It combines fantastic thermal performance, a broad spectrum of design options, full Part Q compliance, and built-in sustainability through the inclusion of recycled material as part of its manufacture.

“The collaboration with national housebuilders will enable us to build on these features and benefits to maintain the position of Modus as the cost-effective and go-to system answer and provide further confidence for the industry as the focus on net zero intensifies in the months and years to come.”

*Average % recycled material of main profiles content varies by component from 36% to 72%

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