An Energy Efficient Ideal Home

When Toby Clamp and his partner Maria were looking for their ideal new build home, the property’s energy performance was an important consideration.

They wanted year-round comfort and warmth without excessive heating and cooling costs and felt a home with a reduced carbon footprint would best suit their lifestyle choices.

Having narrowed the search down to two potential purchases, it was the Liniar windows featured on one that sealed the deal and led to the couple making an offer.

Toby explains, “One house had almost everything we wanted, but was fitted with standard casement windows. The other had Liniar’s EnergyPlus window system, which the developer assured us made a significant contribution to improving the energy efficiency rating of the property.

“This was confirmed by the Energy performance certificate (EPC) which gives the property a B rating with the windows and high-performance glazing achieving the highest possible rating of ‘very good (most efficient).’ The house also has potential to achieve an A rating by upgrading to solar water heating and photovoltaic panels.”

The windows were installed by fabricator-installer Rooms & Views (R&V), one of the UK’s largest installers of windows and doors into new build properties, and a Liniar Approved fabricator. The latter accreditation means they use 100% Liniar components and adhere to Liniar’s stringent fabrication guidelines, which ensures their windows and doors are manufactured to an exacting standard and perform precisely as they were designed to.

Commenting on the Liniar system, R&V’s Installations Director Carl Cheney says, “We take advantage of innovation at every opportunity and Liniar has a highly developed, thermally efficient PVCu profile. Construction is a very regulation-driven industry and Liniar provides options that make compliance easier for its customers.”

He continues, “Liniar also takes time to ensure a comprehensive ancillary range is available to fully complement its window profiles, such as frame extensions, head vents and glazing packers, all of which are just as well designed as their primary products.”

With the offer accepted the couple moved into their new four-bedroomed Derbyshire home in October 2022 and were immediately impressed by the ease of maintaining a cosy ambient temperature.

Maria describes how, “October was a mild month, but the temperature dropped considerably towards the end of November. However, we are finding the house really easy to heat, as it gets warm quickly and retains heat very well. Also, we could see that condensation was forming on the outside of the windows, but we’ve learned this shows the windows are doing their job properly and is a good sign.

“The living room and master bedroom each have bay windows, which open up the rooms and make them feel very spacious with plenty of natural light flooding into the house on sunny days as well.”

Toby adds, “The back of the property features French doors which give us seamless access to the garden and we’re really looking forward to the coming warmer weather.

“The back of the house is south facing and gets a lot of direct sun throughout the day and given that extreme heat is becoming more common in the summer we asked the developer if this was likely to mean the house will get uncomfortably hot.

“However, he explained the insulation delivered by the Liniar EnergyPlus windows and doors not only retains heat when its cold, but also helps keep out excessive heat during hot weather, so we’re confident we won’t be hit with needlessly expensive energy bills in either winter or summer.”

With the couple settled into their new home, Toby concludes by saying, “We’re extremely happy here and more than satisfied we made the right decision when choosing our ideal new build home. If you want to come back in the summer and see how we’re coping with the seasonal weather you’re more than welcome.”

Liniar has earned a reputation for designing the most energy efficient, stylish, and secure PVCu window and door systems on the market. In addition, the company prides itself on developing sustainable products and manufacturing methods and is on a journey towards Net Zero as well as helping others on theirs.

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