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KP Joinery turns to Leitz Tooling’s ThermoTech Window System for A rated timber window manufacture

KP Joinery

December 2014

Published case study - KP Joinery - Panel Wood & Solid Surface magazine Dec/Jan2015

KP Joinery has adapted Leitz Tooling’s new “ThermoTech Window System” to upgrade their existing Leitz window manufacture tooling to produce A rated thermal performing timber windows.  Leitz’s ThermoTech Window System was developed to provide a complete, compliant, scalable and flexible system for the manufacture of high quality ‘A’ rated thermal storm-proof, flush casement and traditional wood windows with reduced waste and sanding, and increased performance and finish.

With Leitz’s ThermoTech Window System, all design U values of the timber windows are 1.4 or better, and a wide range of designs for different hinges and the profiles are offered without taking additional time to manufacture.

As manufacturers of architectural and fine joinery, KP Joinery has been producing specialist joinery products for nearly 30 years and their work ranges from refitting pubs and hospital interiors, to working directly with architects for one-off listed building projects.  Workshop manager, Martin Mzryglod said, “Our joinery projects are managed and produced by a team of craftsmen with decades of experience and an eye for detail. We wanted to upgrade our existing window tooling from Leitz for A rated timber window manufacture, and Leitz had the system with the flexibility for modification that we needed.”

KP Joinery’s clients include building contractors, local authorities and private individuals and their expertise covers listed buildings, new-build houses and offices, hand-built kitchens and staircases, and bespoke furniture and timber frames. All joinery is manufactured on site at their purpose-built workshop in West Sussex.

With companies looking to diversify and seek a competitive advantage, Leitz’s ThermoTech Window System is an all-in-one compliant system for the manufacture of high quality ‘A’ rated thermal windows which is scalable for the specific and changing needs of individual businesses. British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) registered simulator with Leitz, Richard Jacob, said “We offer BRFC licences for timber windows manufactured using our system and, through our cooperation with other leading companies, we also offer the contacts and resources for almost the full production requirements of an A rated timber window”. Licences for 18 different variations of energy rated timber window manufacture can be obtained from the BFRC through Leitz by any company using the ThermoTech Window System stack tooling, and incentives are available on the first year of BFRC window licences for new purchases of the system.

 “The system supports variations to suit most manufacturers’ individual specifications and offers flexibility,” continued Mr. Jacob. “As a low cost, dedicated modular system, it is not only as accessible and as future-proof as we can make it, but includes all the support our customers might need”.

All tooling from Leitz is manufactured and safety tested to BS EN847 standards helping to ensure the welfare of staff. Visit www.kpjonery.co.uk for more information, and for Leitz Tooling or the ThermoTech Window System, call 01279 45453001279 454530 or email salesuk@leitz.org.



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