– one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and installers of energy
efficient doors, windows and curtain walling systems – has had Business
Minister Mark Prisk run the rule over the company’s innovative
SolarthermPlus® range of products, which were previewed at a
specially convened exhibition designed to demonstrate excellence in
British innovation, design, engineering and manufacturing.
The company’s SolarthermPlus® range of windows and doorsets, all
of which are designed, extruded and fabricated in the UK, deliver
u-values down to 0.7 whilst being available on very short lead-times.
Another of Sidey's patented innovations is KitFix® , which enables
windows and doors to be factory fitted into Timberframe and structurally
insulated panel systems whilst protecting the glass with Scratchguard –
the company’s glass protection system. All Sidey's innovations offer
significant opportunities to inexpensively enhance building performance
and meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Levels 3, 4, 5 & 6; as well as
deliver ‘retrofit for the future’ benefits.
All systems are available now, and will be rolled out into the
marketplace in a continuous basis throughout 2011.
Part of a rolling programme, and organised by the Construction Products
Association (CPA), the themed exhibition highlighted the strength of the
UK construction products industry and was staged at the Department for
Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in London. Other UK products on
show included including insulation products, boilers and heating
The UK Construction Products sector represents, collectively, 20% of
goods manufactured in this country and with an annual output of more
than £50 billion, 10% of which is exported.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “The construction products industry
is vital to the UK economy employing around half a million people. The
Budget demonstrated the Government’s commitment to promoting UK
construction growth through action on enterprise zones, regulation, and
fundamental reforms to the planning system. I am extremely grateful to
the Construction Products Association and the companies who have
contributed exhibits to this event.”
Steve Hardy, Sidey’s Commercial Sales Director says of the company’s
involvement at the BIS exhibition: “Sidey has always tried to drive
innovation and improved energy performance through its products, and we
were obviously delighted to be invited to participate in this showcase
event. The performance and design values of our SolarthermPlus® systems
are entirely consistent with the Government’s striving to reduce carbon
emissions and enhance energy efficiency in the built environment – and
we look forward to taking them to wider audience from hereon”.