Epwin Window Systems has confirmed an increase in downloads of its thermal efficiency calculator U-Comply N by customers calculating the thermal performance and transmittance of their window and door specifications. The U-Comply N online tool is fully accredited by the BSI and the BFRC and can be used to prove a product’s compliance with Part L of Building Regulations.
Gerald Allen, Head of Marketing at Epwin Window Systems, said: “With the changes to Part L, the compliance aspect is gaining significance across all market sectors – over 2,600 calculation reports have been generated by our customers in the past 12 months alone, each based on their chosen specification, including profile, glazing unit, reinforcing and more.”
The U-Comply N reports have increased in importance since the introduction of the updated Part L of Building Regulations last year, which was the stepping stone to the Future Homes Standard in 2025 aimed to reduce the carbon emissions from new homes by implementing higher energy efficiency requirements.
Gerald commented: “To demonstrate compliance with Part L, decision-making must be documented throughout the design process. Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) assessors and local building control need to see the decisions and how designs meet the new regulations. The U-Comply N reports provide this evidence.”
The U-Comply N calculator is part of Epwin Window Systems’ Connect digital platform, which aims to elevate customer support across all business touchpoints and be the industry’s most comprehensive customer resource hub. To date, it has over 1,000 registered users and sees over 2,000 direct downloads per month, as well as the 2,600 calculation reports, demonstrating the extensive value the platform is delivering to fabricators and installers.
The calculator builds on the support Connect was able to offer when the Building Regulations were updated last year, when it provided a wide range of practical guidance, including hosting live stream Q&A sessions to assist customers in navigating the complexities of the new legislation.
In a further demonstration of its value, Connect has been shortlisted in the Best Business Initiative of the Year and Customer Care Initiative of the Year categories at the G Awards 2023.
Epwin Window Systems is a company dedicated to pushing boundaries and setting industry standards. It’s something that’s clearly in evidence in its Connect portal and the U-Comply N calculator.