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System profile, glazing, thermal performance, security and sustainability.

From windows to doors to conservatories and garden rooms, top quality PVCu profile, glazing, thermal performance, security and sustainability is at the heart of Formula One products.

The Concept

All our frames are manufactured using high impact, high performance PVCu. Fully sculptured, our Ideal 70 profile delivers exceptionally clean and slim sightlines and the flexibility and subtlety for use in retail, new build and specification sectors.

All frames are fusion welded and NOT screwed together, ensuring better cohesion and corrosion stability. The main profile depth of 70mm with integrated five chambers (front to back) is at the core of the system. All outer frame PVCu walls are approaching 4mm thickness and incorporate two chambers either side of the reinforcement chamber, preventing thermal bridging and providing superb thermal insulation.

PVCu profiles are available in Rosewood, White and Golden Oak as standard and can be produced to give a choice of internal and external finishes. Other colours are available to order, including White and Black finishes

Conforming to BS EN 12608:2003, the system ensures excellent energy efficiency, achieving an ‘A & B’ grade rating.

Design highlights and benefits include:

  • Five chamber, 70mm energy efficient design.

  • Internal Glazing Beads for extra security and meets weather tightness standard BS 6375.

  • A low-line PCE Co-Extruded Gasket providing outstanding weather performance whilst complementing the elegant sightlines. Severe weather rating for windows and doors openings and glazing is achieved by double seal using TPE (Themoplastic Elastomer) gaskets, fusion welded at each corner to eliminate shrinkage, to BS 4255-1 and BPF 345/2.

  • Deep drainage furrow.

  • Profile thickness for firm hardware anchoring.

  • Profile specific galvanised steel reinforcement to BS EN 10346:2009.

  • Glass units are “Argon” gas filled super spacer, Warm edge technology double glazed units tested to BS EN1279-2& 3 /BS EN 12150.

Great Finish

The Ideal 70 offers a premium quality finish. A pioneering system means that Formula One can also guarantee environmental performance with eco-tech 70 recycled content options.

Beading

The Ideal 70 offers a premium quality finish. A pioneering system means that aluplast can also guarantee performance eco-tech 70 recycled content options.

Superb weather performance

A 23mm rebate with an 8mm cover gives an optimum weathering performance.

Fully sculpted

A 23mm rebate with an 8mm cover gives an optimum weathering performance.

Profile applications

Find out more about how Formula One’s profile system can be used to fabricate Windows, Doors and Conservatories.

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Windows

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Conservatories

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Glazing & Efficiency

All Formula One glazed units are Argon gas-filled and benefit from super spacer, warm edge technology.

Our standard double glazed units are ‘A’ rated and tested to BS EN1279-2& 3 / BS EN 12150. They offer a net energy gain of 2KWH/m2/per year to the household.

Our standard window and door glazing specification starts with affordable, efficient ‘A’ rated double- glazed units, whilst upgrade options offer the choice of higher energy efficiency and specialist glazing effects.

Glazing options available include:
  • Upgrades to Triple glazed units to an Energy Rating of ‘A++’

  • Specially coated double or triple-glazing that reduces solar loss/gain

  • Glazing styles including Frosted glass, Etched glass, Stained glass, Georgian bars and Leaded glass.

In very large glazed areas like conservatories, thermal loss and solar gain become particularly important to ensuring comfortable year-round use. So in addition to the 25mm (standard) polycarbonate roof, we offer a 40% thicker 35mm option too.

Thermal performance and Energy Ratings

Rating Value (A-G)

All Formula One windows offer “A” rated performance as standard. Upgrade options can increase this to ‘A+’ or ‘A++’. Building regulations currently stipulate a minimum requirement of “C” (or a U-Value of 1.6 w/m2K).

Thermal Transmittance (U-Value)

This indicates the amount of heat energy transmitted through a door or window, set out in watts per metre2 per degree Kelvin. The lower the U-Value, the less energy is lost, and the more efficient and economical the unit.

Solar Factor (G-Value)

This represents the amount of solar energy that is gained through the window. The higher the value, the more energy gained and the greater the saving.

Effective Air Leakage (L-Value)

This is the amount of air that permeates through the window weather seals, also a contributing factor to the Rating Value above.

A / 28mm ENERGY SECURE

Important Energy and Noise Performance:

U Value (The Measure of thermal performance) = 1.5
Noise Reduction Qualities = -31db

Make - Up Specification:

70mm Depth Frame
60mm Outer frame height
Glazing element is Pilkington KS Softcoat
4mm Annealed outerpane / 20mm super spacer / 4mm KS Softcoat inner pane
All Glazing units are compression gap sealed and Argon Filled

A+ / 36mm ENERGY SECURE

Important Energy and Noise Performance:

U Value (The Measure of thermal performance) = 1.2
Noise Reduction Qualities = -32db

Make - Up Specification:

70mm Depth Frame
60mm Outer frame height
Glazing elements are Pilkington Optiwhite & KS Softcoat
4mm OptiWhite outerpane / 12mm super spacers /
4mm KS Softcoat centre & inner pane
All Glazing units are compression gap sealed and Argon Filled

A++ / 40mm ENERGY SECURE

Important Energy and Noise Performance:

U Value (The Measure of thermal performance) = 0.8
Noise Reduction Qualities = -32db

Make - Up Specification:

70mm Depth Frame
50mm Outer frame height
Glazing elements are Pilkington Optiwhite & KS Softcoat
4mm OptiWhite outerpane / 14mm super spacers / 4mm KS Softcoat centre & inner pane
All Glazing units are compression gap sealed and Argon Filled

Security

The quality and design of windows and doors dictates the security of a home. One weak link is all it takes: one-fifth of all UK burglaries are committed by simply accessing an unlocked door or open window, whilst forced doors and windows account for all the rest.

Secured by Design

All Formula One windows and doors use the latest shoot-bolt multipoint locking systems and internal glazing beads offering homeowners total peace of mind. Profile walls are strong and robust, with steel reinforcement at the critical points to increase resistance to attack. Our security commitment ensures that our windows and doors can meet the Police preferred Secured by Design standard.

Window Security

All window security hardware conforms to BS EN 1670:2007, the specification for enhanced security performance. Our security enhancements are also passed by the Association of Chief Police Officers specification Secure by Design.

  • Locks: multipoint locking: Police preferred specification Secure By Design and exceed the requirements BS EN 1670: 2007.

  • Keeps: Police preferred specification Secure By Design and exceed the requirements BS EN 1670: 2007.

  • Shootbolts: Excalibur plus locks include Twin Die Cast clawbolts, large steel mushroom espagnolette cams and double high strength steel shootbolts

  • Twin cam security locks: gearbox mechanism drives opposable mushroom cams together; if the window is forcibly attacked the cams pull in towards each other in the zinc alloy keep to increase resistance to “jemmying” in both directions. Night ventilation lockable as standard.

  • Anti-jemmy steel excluders: optional for the hinge side of casement windows

  • Hinges: stainless steel, meeting BS6375 with excellent load bearing characteristics

Door Security

All doors can be manufactured to the police preferred specification Secured By Design and meet the requirements of PAS24.

  • Locks: Multi point extra throw clawbolts meeting the performance requirements of PAS023/PAS02

  • Patio door security: includes high security anti jacking system with a 6 point hook lock

  • Keeps: Police preferred specification Secure By Design exceeding the requirements of PAS023 /PAS024

Sustainability and the Environment

Formula One Windows are ecologically sound and sustainable. Windows are ‘A’ Energy Rated as standard, and can be upgraded up to ‘A++’ with triple glazing. We recycle waste PVCu to make state-of-the-art window reinforcing material.

Lead-free PVCu

Historically, older PVCu window frames and doors used to contain lead-based additives. If touched, especially once weathered, there was a risk of lead contamination. In addition, for several years now, old end-of-life PVCu products are routinely turned into granules to make reconstituted PVCu and reduce landfill.

We now have the technical ability to use this material safely for non-weather-facing material within a number of our profiles. All Formula One weather-facing / UV-facing surfaces are 100% lead free and made from 100% virgin polymer PVCu. Inside, any recycled PVCu is incorporated safely, clearly identified by a different colour.

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