Published On: Tue, Apr 25th, 2023

Zero|90 and Zero|90R window and door system creates industry-wide buzz

Leading PVC-U systems company Liniar, a subsidiary of Quanex, launched its new Zero|90 and Zero|90R window and door system at the end of January to huge industry acclaim.

Attended by more than 200 delegates over two days, the Zero|90 launch has caused a considerable stir in both the fenestration and construction industries. The new window and door system can easily reach U-values of 0.66 W/m²K, meaning that Zero|90 Liniar fabricators are more than ready for the widely anticipated changes to Part L Building Regulations and the Future Homes Standard – two years early! The feedback from both days has been tremendously positive with comments such as “Informative, well presented and professional” and “Superb, the most impressive launch I’ve attended for some time.” Nigel Bishop, Group Sales Director comments: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the feedback from our events. The buzz in the room was fantastic on both days and the whole of the Liniar team are still on a high. We are a progressive, innovative company and it was a privilege to host the launch of such a ground-breaking window and door system. Zero|90 will continue to position Liniar at the forefront of the fenestration industry in creating the most energy efficient products.”

Nigel was joined by Chris Armes, Design & Development Director and Paul Garforth, Technical Services Director, who described the evolution of PVC-U windows and explained why the industry should be pushing the boundaries to stay ahead of legislation. Their presentation also conveyed the combined benefits that Zero|90 (and its rebated sister, Zero|90R) will bring to the new build, social housing and replacement markets – namely superb energy efficiency to Passive House standards, noise reductions of twice that of standard double glazing and sustainability, with calculations for a full house installation showing carbon reductions equivalent to planting 700 trees. Nigel continues: “We know we all need to do whatever we can to reduce carbon emissions. As well as being on our own Net Zero journey from a manufacturing perspective, Liniar is helping its fabricators and installers embrace the future Part L Building Regulations and Future Homes Standard now. Our philosophy is: Why wait? We’ve invested £millions into the development of the Zero|90 window and door system and are already seeing an unprecedented wave of enquiries for this unique 90mm system. Best of all, it’s available right now – we already have a network of enthusiastic fabricators ready to supply super energy efficient windows and doors.”

Sue Davenport, Group Marketing Director, adds: “We’re delighted with the reception of the whole Zero|90 launch. The events themselves were a great opportunity to get customers, the press and the wider industry together and were the end result of months of fantastic teamwork. The engagement in the room was incredible, the feedback afterwards was brilliant and we’re still seeing positive comments across our social media channels. We’ve already had a huge number of enquiries from our fabricator network wanting to manufacture Zero|90 and also from house builders and architects who are enthusiastic about being able to offer a genuinely game-changing window and door system. Zero|90 will help give them all a competitive edge in an increasingly environmentally conscious market.”