New building regulations resource page perfect for CDW customers

Leading aluminium specialist CDW Systems has made sure its customers know everything they need to about the imminent changes to Documents F and L of the building regulations.

The Gloucester-based company, which is celebrating its 30-year anniversary this year in the trade supply of aluminium window, door, and curtain wall products, has created a new ‘Resources’ page on its website that includes summary documents that outline the key revisions to both.

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In advance of the upcoming new regulations, which come into force on June 15, CDW Systems’ data sheets will supplement the changes, and the company’s Group Chairman Jeremy Phillips said: “At CDW we have always made sure our customers have the very latest guidance on regulations so they can successfully navigate any changes.

“With the imminent changes to Documents F, L and O of the Building Regulations, ultimately it’s the installers who are going to need to make sure they comply with the revisions. We know our customers will have questions relating to the changes, and these resources will help answer them.”

From June 15, all new homes must produce 31% less CO2 emissions than what is currently acceptable in the present Part L regulations. Therefore, the construction of new dwellings must comply with the increased energy performance standards as set in the new regulations.

Revisions to Part F see new ventilation requirements for new homes and existing ones come into force. It calls for greater air flow for new builds, while in the refurbishment market vents must be fitted as standard and if there are already vents, then the same sized vents can be fitted on the new windows. If the existing windows do not have vents, then the replacements must have vents fitted to meet the revised requirements.

CDW Systems, which manufactures a range of unglazed products to suit most applications using profiles from some of the leading aluminium systems houses in the UK, is currently reviewing its product offering to ensure it can offer fully compliant windows and doors for all projects.

Jeremy said: “Our customers can rest assured that we have everything in place to help them navigate through the changes as easy as possible and we can provide them with the right advice, and they can discuss any aspect with us.”

The new ‘Resources’ page also features order forms and brochures for all CDW Systems products, from the likes of Aluk, Reynaers, Sapa and Smart Systems, as well as product updates, and Jeremy added: “We have always supported our customers with an evolving product range and expert advice, and we wanted to create a ‘Resources’ page to provide a single place where they can get that information.”

To view CDW Systems new resources page, visit or for more information call 01452 414853.

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