Making A Noise About First NRRS Sign Up

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Deceuninck is the first of the major industry brands to make a noise about signing up to BFRC’s new Noise Reduction Rating Scheme which enables window and door manufacturers and installers the opportunity to demonstrate the acoustic performance of their products.

The scheme works much in the same way that BFRC’s Energy Ratings scheme allows easy comparison for thermal performance.

With homes increasingly becoming the focus of people’s social, entertainment and working lives, noise reduction is becoming an ever more important factor in their wellbeing. Windows can play a vital part in reducing the level of noise entering the home, particularly for homes close to roads, railways or subject to air traffic noise.

The independently verified BFRC Noise Reduction Scheme will therefore be a huge selling point to show customers how their windows and doors compare to the competition.

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 “Noise pollution is a growing problem. There is mounting medical evidence of the severe impact of prolonged noise on people’s health, with higher instances of dementia, heart disease and strokes. In lockdown there was a huge reduction in road traffic and it reminded us how peaceful life is without excess noise.”

– Rob McGlennon 

Managing Director, Deceuninck

Right tools

“But with the right tools and technical innovations the window industry can improve people’s homes and wellbeing," continues Deceuninck's McGlennon. "BFRC’s Noise Reduction Rating scheme is an important development in helping to cut the impact of noise pollution. We are happy to be the first systems company to join this scheme. Deceuninck understands the positive impact acoustic windows have on people’s health and overall quality of life, and we’ve invested in systematic acoustic testing of our full product range."


As important as energy

Lis Clarke, Operations Director for BFRC, says: “In discussions with Deceuninck it became clear early on that they had been looking for a system that would measure the acoustic performance of their windows. When we presented the details to Rob and his team they did not hesitate in signing up to ensure their products were the first to be able to demonstrate this increasingly important performance criterion for homeowners. For many homeowners, noise reduction is as important as energy performance.”

BFRC say that the products of a number of other companies are in the process of being tested and will be announced as they become certified.

Picture: For many homeowners, noise reduction is as important as energy performance.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
20th January 2021


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