Cristallo and its supply chain partners are committed to the environment and offering sustainable whole-life costings for improved communities throughout every stage of production to site, through both its manufacturing processes and through its products.
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has given PVC-U a reference service life of 35 years. More impressively still, the British Standards Institute suggest that this extends to in excess of 40 years when PVC-U profile is manufactured to accredited standards.
Given that research shows that each PVC-U product can be recycled more than 10 times and still maintain performance, through the recycled process of PVC-U has a total life span of over 400 years, making its credentials as a sustainable material unquestionable.
- We offer sustainable whole-life costings.
- The Building Research Establishment (BRE) scoping Study ‘Service Life’ gives PVC-U a reference service life of 35 years.
- PVC-U windows manufactured in accordance with BS 7412 are expected to last in excess of 40 years according the British Standards Institute (BSI).
- PVC-U maintains performance through the recycling process and has a total life span of 400 years.
Specification and Advisory Services
Cristallo prides itself in helping specifiers to make the right choice of products for the specific application and project. Whether it be refurbishment or new build, we can assist you with project planning, designs, product and supplier selection; working together with all parties involved.
Cristallo can offer guidance in achieving a specific brief in-line with client’s requirements such as the need for guaranteed continuity of supply, best value, sustainability, guarantees, excellent whole-life costings and creative building aesthetics.
The following factors should always be considered when making an informed selection of products:
- Energy efficiency
- Long and short term maintenance provisions
- Choice of products
- Supply continuity
Cristallo’s involvement at the design stage of a product is highly valuable, and our team work collaboratively with Local Authorities, Housing Associations, procurement consortia, house builders and contractors. Our network of Approved Window Contractors can develop a product offer and service, specific to the individual project.