OVER 100 GAIN ‘ADVANTAGE’ WITH SYNSEAL WEBSITE INITIATIVE REHAU UPDATES CALCULATOR WITH NEW A+ RATING GREEN DEAL WILL FAIL UNLESS GOVERNMENT TAKES ACTION The Green Deal will fail unless the Government takes swift and decisive action to incentivise consumer demand for energy efficiency, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Issue 31 | October 2013 VOICE OF THE INDUSTRY What’s Your Opinion? Glass News Asks: What products or services will drive the increases we anticipate in 2014? 1013/0001 Continued on page 14... BFRC Launches Homeowner Energy Rating Certificate The certificate will be specific to the property and the products installed and will feature the installers name and date of installation as well Who reads us? Window, Door, Roof Fabricators & Installers, IGU Manufacturers & all who are associated with glass & glazing. PAGE 37 According to a recent survey of all FMB members in Great Britain, more than 70% think a reduced rate of VAT would be a “successful” or “highly successful” way of encouraging their customers to commission energy efficiency work. BFRC has responded to requests from its registered businesses to launch a homeowner’s window energy rating certificate. The UK’s Leading Industry Newspaper as the well-known ‘rainbow’ colour label. It is the only such certificate available in the UK glazing sector. If an installer uses BFRC energy ratings as the route to compliance for ADL (rather than U-values) then this Homeowner Certificate can be issued for the client. Continued on page 33. GLASS NEWS IS POSTED FREE TO WINDOW FABRICATORS & INSTALLERS! Covering every aspect of... Windows, Doors, Glass & Conservatories! ALSO AVAILABLE IN TRADE COUNTERS!