Demonstrating its commitment to cutting noise pollution, Deceuninck is the first window systems company to sign up to BFRC’s new Noise Reduction Rating scheme. The scheme is designed to help systems companies and fabricators demonstrate the acoustic performance of their products. Using BFRC’s recognisable and well-regarded ‘rainbow’ label, it gives manufacturers a clear sales advantage and makes it easier for homeowners to understand the acoustic benefits of their new windows.
Deceuninck Managing Director Rob McGlennon said: “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.
“But with the right tools and technical innovations the window industry can improve people’s homes and wellbeing. BFRC’s Noise Reduction Rating scheme is an important development in helping to cut the impact of noise pollution, and we are delighted 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.
“Much like energy rated windows, the scheme will let homeowners choose windows that cut noise and improve their home environment. We’re really excited by this chance to make a difference and make it simpler for fabricators and installers to benefit from this huge opportunity.”
Lis Clarke, Operations Director for BFRC, says she is delighted that Deceuninck has chosen to become an early adopter of the Noise Reduction Scheme: “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.”