Norrsken products bring environmental benefits in at least two ways.
Firstly, through the materials and methods used in their construction.
Being made substantially from timber, the production methods and waste materials are much more environmentally friendly than windows and doors made out of uPVC or Aluminium. As an example, sawdust produced from the manufacturing process is used for heating.
Norrsken windows emerging from a green roof on a project in Devon.
The timber products that we supply are manufactured using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified timber. These are two internationally recognised systems for the certification of sustainable forestry management. Both systems focus on conserving the natural habitats of plants and animals and respecting the rights of forestry workers and local communities. Our products are manufactured in factories that have been awarded ISO 14001 certification, meaning that they work to an internationally recognised standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system.
Secondly, through the energy conservation benefits they bring to your home.
Norrsken customers achieve high energy efficiency in the home without compromising on style or quality. Using our innovative products as part of your new build or refurbishment project can contribute to a significant reduction in your home's C02 emissions and a useful reduction in your heating bills. The low thermal conductivity of wood means that our timber windows are excellent insulators. Aluminium cladding can improve thermal performance further on some products, as it can allow for deeper glass units, which typically provide better thermal performance.