The full Deceuninck product range is now available on NBS National BIM library, working with specifiers to meet project specifications.
Leading window systems company Deceuninck is a member of the NBS National BIM library.
Architects, specifiers and developers can download the company’s full product portfolio for free from the National BIM library, the UK’s fastest-growing BIM library.
Deceuninck Managing Director, Rob McGlennon, says: “We work closely with specifiers and commercial partners to help them meet project specification. Deceuninck is fully BIM enabled so our products fit into the specifier’s usual way of working.”
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a process for creating and managing information on construction projects across the project lifecycle. The aim of BIM is to improve efficiencies, reduce risk, encourage better planning, and reduce operational costs. 3D models are developed based on information assembled by manufacturers, architects and specifiers and updated at key stages of a project.
In 2016 the Government set a mandate for centrally procured government contracts to use BIM level 2 for specification as a way of reducing construction costs, time, greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the trade gap between exports and imports. Its reach goes far beyond public sector projects, with the NBS National BIM Report 2018 (www.thenbs.com/knowledge/the-national-bim-report-2018) showing 74 per cent of practices use BIM to some extent in their work. According to the report, 82 per cent of respondents agree BIM is the future of the design process.
Founded in 1937, Deceuninck is one of the world’s major PVC-U window and door systems companies, and a leading supplier of roofline, cladding and decking made with its patented Twinson, an extremely durable, low-maintenance composite decking material. Deceuninck’s Linktrusion™ composite technology is a true innovation that breaks new ground in the commercial sector. It is used in Deceuninck’s composite 5000 window system which incorporates immensely-strong pultruded glass-fibre in the profiles, plus optional patented thermal reinforcement with embedded steel wires in a low density insulating foam core encased in recycled PVC-U for excellent U values. Windows manufactured with Linktrusion™ are as strong as steel reinforced windows, but 30% more thermally efficient, with up to 40 per cent savings on materials and weight.
Linktrusion™ technology is the first to remove the need for traditional steel reinforcement, and its inherent great strength allows specifiers to consider using very tall windows and very large doors (1100 x 2500 or 1150 x 2400 for a single door).
Deceuninck has an impressive portfolio of commercial partners such as Berkeley Group, Crest Nicholson and Countryside Properties. Recent projects include Imperial College London, Hinkley Point key worker accommodation, Ocean Village in Southampton and Trafford House in Essex.
Deceuninck’s product range can be found on the NBS National BIM Library at https://www.nationalbimlibrary.com/en-gb/deceuninck-ltd