Noise Reduction - Something To Shout About

A still from the BFRC Noise Reduction video

The British Fenestration Rating Council has launched a new video, aimed at the trade, to highlight the benefits of its recently launched window and door Noise Reduction Rating Scheme.

With the acoustic performance of fenestration a rising priority for homeowners and specifiers, the video explains how the new BFRC labelling scheme can help systems houses, manufacturers and installers illustrate the proven noise-reducing credentials of their products, ensuring that they stand out from the competition.


 “The new video highlights how verifying acoustic product performance with the BFRC Noise Reduction Rating Scheme can benefit those in the trade.”

– Lis Clarke 

Operations Director, British Fenestration Ratings Council



“Reducing noise pollution created by roads, railways and air traffic can greatly increase our sense of wellbeing and the correct specification of windows and doors can reduce the impact of noise significantly. As a result, acoustic performance is front of mind for homeowners, specifiers and installers and as the video states: ‘If you’re not proving the acoustic performance of your products, you could be missing out’.”



Rainbow label

Best-known as the trusted provider of the energy ratings labelling system for windows and doors, BFRC unveiled the independently verified Noise Reduction Rating Scheme in August 2020.

Launched in response to homeowner-demand for higher levels of quality assurance, the scheme provides evidence, via the simple and highly recognised ‘rainbow’ scale, that windows and doors not only ‘look the part’ but can also offer proven noise reduction performance.


First sign-up

With leading systems supplier, Deceuninck, the first major industry brand to sign-up and other companies currently undergoing the certification process, BFRC believes the Noise Reduction Rating Scheme can significantly boost sales for product manufacturers and installers.

Lis Clarke adds: “The ability to prove the acoustic performance of windows and doors, as well as their energy performance with BFRC ratings, is an invaluable selling tool for the industry. We hope the new video makes it clear that this is really something to shout about.”

Picture: A still from the BFRC Noise Reduction video.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
21st January 2021


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