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BFRC Noise Reduction Ratings are here!

Aug 19, 2020, 09:18 AM by Lis Clarke at BFRC

lady sitting by window bfrc noise reduction ratings


We're very excited to reveal the launch of BFRC Noise Reduction Ratings, our new rating scheme that lets system houses and manufacturers prove the acoustic performance of windows and doors using the highly recognised BFRC ‘rainbow’ rating label.

Windows and doors can play a vital part in reducing the level of noise entering a home, particularly for homes close to roads, railways or impacted by air traffic noise. With homes increasingly becoming peaceful retreats from a hectic outside world, making them quieter, more pleasant places to be can also improve wellbeing.

It makes sense then that homeowners demand high levels of quality assurance for their new windows and doors - not only must they look the part, homeowners must also have confidence that products will meet their expectations including proven noise reduction performance.

The independently verified BFRC Noise Reduction Scheme provides a huge selling point for manufacturers, who can empower consumers to assess their windows and doors against competing products based on their noise reduction performance.

New labels have been designed for the scheme, using the BFRC’s highly recognised and trusted 'rainbow' label system, providing installers and homeowners with easy-to-understand evidence of noise reduction performance. We've also created some great marketing materials for our customers to use so they can sell BFRC proof of noise reduction performance. 

BFRC NRR label on window garden

There’s been a huge amount of work from our team in getting to this stage and we're now excited to see how the industry will take advantage of a new product coming to market.

Being able to prove the acoustic performance of windows and doors as well as proving energy performance with BFRC ratings is a huge boost for our clients and provides a genuine USP as to why their products should be used over those who make unsubstantiated claims.

Exclusive offer for BFRC clients

Existing BFRC System Houses and Manufacturers get the first chance to apply for BFRC Noise Reduction Ratings before we open it up to the industry, with a special offer giving them 25% discount on the subscription until December 2021 if they sign up before the end of October 2020. 

Contact the BFRC team to register your interest in BFRC Noise Reduction Ratings

We hope that as the industry comes out of lockdown you, like us, see the need to respond to ever changing consumer demands and stand out from the crowd. This is just the latest in a series of exciting new developments we have planned and we can’t wait to see the new scheme being used across the supply chain.