One way that we are reducing our environmental impact is by using sustainable materials. A great example is that all of our windows and doors have invisible ‘second generation’ RCM Reinforcement Composite Material, replacing the steel or aluminium profile reinforcements, which deliver improved thermal values from the core. Richard Manser MD of 5 Star explains: “RCM brings old window frames and other recycled plastics back into use at the core of new windows and doors. Far less conductive than steel or aluminium reinforcements, RCM is therefore more thermally efficient, meaning lower energy requirements to keep your house warm.
RCM enhancement improves our doors and windows because as well as improving thermal performance, the RCM reinforcement also increases hardware fixing positions. RCM can be welded, increasing corner weld strength by up to 20 per cent, compared to traditional reinforcements, being made from PVC-U RCM doesn’t corrode or oxidize. So our products will last and perform as they should for decades to come.