SFS

SFS Group Fastening Technology Ltd.
153 KIRKSTALL ROAD
LEEDS
WEST YORKSHIRE LS4 2AT

Tel: 0330 0555 888
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Suppliers of: Hinges, Fasteners, Fixings, Concealed Hinges, Cladding Fixings, Thermally Broken Fasteners.

SFS is the world’s leading manufacturer of carbon and stainless steel fastener components for the building envelope, as well as innovative rainscreen sub-frame systems, high performance door hinges and award winning fall protection systems. SFS are a Swiss headquartered company with annual sales in excess of £1.4bn.  

Based in Leeds for over 100 years with offices in Welwyn Garden City, for more information on SFS products please visit our website to find out more at: www.uk.sfs.com or give us a call on: +44 (0)330 0555 888

SFS are the only EU manufacturer of stainless steel construction fasteners in various steel grades. We provide carbon, A2, A4 and A5 fasteners. We support architects in specifying the right product for the application and sustainability and aesthetic attributes required. Our products use austenitic stainless steel to ensure that the buildings they are used on won’t fail due to corrosion. 

Our Product rage consists of:

Building Envelope

Pitched Roofing and Facade

  • Single & twin skin construction - A new generation of stainless steel self-drilling fasteners. Our answer to the emerging challenges in industrial light construction is a new range of stainless steel drilling fixings. These components offer enormous benefits.
  • Standing Seam and Secret Fix - Easy installation of halters for standing seam roofs. SDK fasteners, specially developed for halters, leave nothing to be desired in terms of ease-of-use and long term security.
  • Composite Panels - Fast and comfortable fixing of composite panels. SFS offers the answer with the SXC family. These fixings fulfil a host of requirements.
  • Structural Connection - Simple, reliable fixing in high tensile steel. Increasing demands in terms of security and product durability increasingly call for the use of high quality steel fasteners in industrial construction.
  • Rivets - Efficient fastening solutions for thin metal sheet applications with our range of Multi range blind rivets and Folding blind rivets BULB-TITE®
  • Tools & Accessories - Time is money; especially on site. That’s why productivity-improving installation tools have always been a feature of the SFS service package.

Flat Roof

  • isotak® system  - For attachment of membrane and insulation reducing thermal bridging in flat roof and cold storage construction applications.
  • isoweld® system - Innovative induction welding system which welds adhesive coated plates to single ply membrane.
  • isofast® system - a fully metallic system consisting of special fasteners and stress plates for fastening membranes and insulation to a range of substrates.

Structural Connections

  • TDBL nonut® -  for secure steel-to-steel connections in diverse fields of application - a fastener without a NUT!
  • MULTI-MONTI® -  an innovative and secure anchorage bolt for concrete and walling.

Fenestration

Hinges

  • Hinges for PVC - Our PVC hinge product range is specially matched to the needs of the end user. We offer both standard PVC hinges and also PVC hinges for special applications. Our PVC hinge portfolio includes the Dynamic 2D, Dynamic 3D and Estetic 2D.
  • Hinges for composite - The new Dynamic 2D-C and Dynamic 2D-F hinges have the same benefits of the original Dynamic range for PVC-U doors, namely great aesthetics, adjustability, security and durable performance.
  • Hinges for timber - Quality, performance, load support strength and modern design are the hallmarks of our door and window hinges for the timber market. 
  • Hinges for aluminium - Inspired by the latest trends, SFS  has introduced a complete programme of hinges for steel and aluminium doors. The Just 3D for steel frames and the Dynamic 3D for aluminium head up this range.

Fabrication

  • MC - Mechanical Corner Fixing System. The competitiveness of a timber window can be improved drastically with single part production. The special features of the new MC fixing system for the mechanical corner fixing contribute decisively to the economic efficiency of this new manufacturing technology.
  • Accessories and fitting tools - SFS  offers hinge covers, slip-over heads, milling guides, drilling patterns, gauges and all sorts of other useful installation aids to help make the most of SFS  hinges.

Window Installation Systems

  • JB-D® - The JB-D® installation system allows for scheduled, accurate window and doorset installation in accordance with RAL guidelines and accommodates all dead and imposed loads. Used for aluminium, timber and PVCu windows, the system is ideal for high rise residential and commercial buildings.
  • Frame Fixings - Our SPTR range of fasteners provide fixing and adjustment solutions for our window installation systems for all substructures and our FB range of frame fixings can be used without plugs on window frames. These fixings allow easy installation of window frames in various walling materials. 

From John O’Groats to Lands End, we’ve supplied products for new and refurbished projects throughout the UK.

SFS aims to increase awareness of all aspects of construction from building envelope to hinge technology, take a look at our range of CPD seminars:

Useful Resources:

  • Social Media: View SFS on Twitter / LinkedIn
  • Video: Access ACO Product Videos on YouTube
  • CPD’s: Take a look at our range of CPD seminars
  • The SFS Academy: our custom-built academy, showroom and hands-on training facility brings together industry professionals to learn and share Knowledge click here to find out more

 

Further detailed technical information can be found in our catalogues, brochures and technical data in our Download centre or in our BPIndex library.

ANCHORS . .
ANCHORS Fixing .
ANCHORS Insulation .
ANCHORS Screw CE Marked ETA European Technical Approval
ANCHORS Screw Concrete Screws Self Tapping
ANCHORS Screw Concrete Screws Self Tapping Stainless Steel
ANCHORS Self-Drilling Systems .
BRICK SLIP SUPPORT SYSTEMS EWI Systems (External Wall Insulation Systems) .
CAVITY BARRIERS Fire Resistant BS 476:1987 Part 20/22 120 Minuites
CAVITY BARRIERS Fire Resistant BS 476:1987 Part 20/22 60 Minutes
CAVITY BARRIERS Fire Resistant BS 476:1987 Part 20/22 90 Minutes
CAVITY BARRIERS For Cladding Systems .
CAVITY BARRIERS For Rainscreen Systems .
CAVITY BARRIERS Ventilated Cavities Fire Seals .
CAVITY BARRIERS Ventilated Cavities Fire Seals BS 476 Part 20
CAVITY BARRIERS Ventilated Cavities Fire Seals Cladding Systems
CAVITY BARRIERS Ventilated Cavities Fire Seals Intumescent
CAVITY BARRIERS Ventilated Cavities Fire Seals Rainscreen Systems
CLADDING FIXINGS Anchors .
CLADDING FIXINGS Brackets .
CLADDING FIXINGS Fascia Panels .
CLADDING FIXINGS Fibre Cement Panels .
CLADDING FIXINGS HPL Panels .
CLADDING FIXINGS Rainscreen Fasteners .
CLADDING FIXINGS Stainless Steel .
CLADDING FIXINGS Stainless Steel Coloured Heads .
CLADDING FIXINGS Stainless Steel Concealed .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS ACM Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Aluminium Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Backframe Systems .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems Aluminium
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems Aluminium Cassettes
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems Aluminium with Thermal Insulation
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems EC9 (Eurocode 9)
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems EN 12020-2
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems National Annex BS EN 1999
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems PassivHaus Accreditation
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems Stainless Steel
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems Stainless Steel with Thermal Insulation
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Brick Slips .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Ceramic Tile Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Concealed Fix .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Concealed Fix Mechanical Concealed Fix
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Copper Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS EWI Systems (External Wall Insulation Systems) External Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS)
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Fibre Cement Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Fibre Concrete Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Frame Systems .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Frame Systems Aluminium Grid Rails and Brackets
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Glass Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS GRC Facades (Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete) .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS GRP Facades (Glassfibre Reinforced Polymer) .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Horizontal Systems .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS HPL Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Metal Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Photovoltaic Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Rail Systems .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Rainscreen Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Rainscreen Facades Subframe Systems AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Rainscreen Facades Subframe Systems EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Rendered Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Stainless Steel Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Steel Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Stonework Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Structurally Bonded Applications .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Terracotta Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Thin Stone Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Timber Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Timber Laminates .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Vertical Cladding Applications .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Visible Fix .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Weatherboard Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Zinc Facades .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Rainscreen Systems .
DOOR Hinges .See Also HINGES:
FACADE SYSTEMS Component Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Fixing Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Frame Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Frame Systems Grid Rails and Brackets
FACADE SYSTEMS Rainscreen Systems See Also RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS:
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT Anchors .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT AS/NZS 1891.2:2001 Certified (Australia/New Zealand) .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT BS EN 795:2012 .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT BS EN 353-1:2014 Parts 1 & 2 .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT CEN/TS 16415:2013 .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Corrugated Metal Roofing Sandwich Panel Installation
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Fall Arrest and Restraint Systems .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Flat Roof Installations .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Lifeline Systems .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Lifeline Systems BS EN 795:2012
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Lifeline Systems CEN/TS 16415:2013
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Lifeline Systems Overhead Applications
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Purpose Made Bespoke Solutions .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Stainless Steel .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Standing Seam Roofing Installations .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Tensioned Cable Systems .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Vertical Applications BS EN 353-1:2014
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Wire Based Personal Protection Systems EN 795:2012 .
FASTENERS Aluminium .
FASTENERS BS EN 14592 CE Marked .
FASTENERS Carbon Steel .
FASTENERS Carbon Steel Hammer Fixing
FASTENERS Carbon Steel Self-Drilling
FASTENERS CE Marked ETA European Technical Approval .
FASTENERS Coloured Heads .
FASTENERS Coloured Heads Powdercoated RAL Colours
FASTENERS Coloured Heads Powdercoated Stainless Steel
FASTENERS Coloured Heads Powdercoated Steel
FASTENERS Concrete Substrates .
FASTENERS Edge Strip No-Drill
FASTENERS Facade Anchors Backing Structure Framing Fasteners
FASTENERS Facade Anchors PassivHaus Accreditation
FASTENERS Facade Anchors Substrate Fasteners
FASTENERS Facade Anchors Support Frame Fasteners
FASTENERS Fascia Panel .
FASTENERS Halter .
FASTENERS Membrane Thermally Broken
FASTENERS Metal to Wood .
FASTENERS Seismic Approved EN 1992-4 C1 / C2 .
FASTENERS Self-Drilling: .
FASTENERS Self-Drilling: CE Marked
FASTENERS Self-Drilling: FM Approved
FASTENERS Self-Drilling: Membranes and Insulation to Roof Decks
FASTENERS Self-Drilling: Steel Decks
FASTENERS Self-Drilling: Steel Decks Chipless
FASTENERS Sidelapping .
FASTENERS Stainless Steel .
FASTENERS Stainless Steel 316 Austenitic Steel
FASTENERS Stainless Steel NBS Plus
FASTENERS Stainless Steel Self-Drilling
FASTENERS Steel to Steel DIBt AbZ National Technical Approval
FASTENERS Steel to Steel Self Threading / Self Tapping
FASTENERS Steel to Wood .
FASTENERS Structural Timber Applications .
FASTENERS Tamper Proof SR1 Security Rating .
FASTENERS Timber Construction .
FASTENERS Timber Construction Connectors
FASTENERS Timber Construction Exterior
FASTENERS Timber Construction Reinforcement
FASTENERS Timber Purlins .
FASTENERS Timber to Concrete .
FIXINGS Edge Strip No-Drill
FIXINGS For Cladding .
FIXINGS For Concrete .
FIXINGS For Insulated Panels .
FIXINGS For Insulation Anchors Fasteners
FIXINGS For Metal Decks .
FIXINGS For Photovoltaic Panels .
FIXINGS For Profiled Metal Sheets .
FIXINGS For Roofing .
FIXINGS For Roofing Flat Roofing Fastening Systems Concrete Decks
FIXINGS For Roofing Flat Roofing Fastening Systems Metal Decks
FIXINGS For Roofing Flat Roofing Fastening Systems Timber Decks
FIXINGS For Roofing Flat Roofs
FIXINGS For Roofing Pitched Roofs
FIXINGS For Roofing Roof Valley Applications
FIXINGS For Roofing Single Ply Membranes
FIXINGS For Roofing Single Ply Membranes Field Fastening Systems
FIXINGS For Roofing Single Ply Membranes Heat Induction Welding System
FIXINGS For Roofing Single Ply Membranes Non-Penetrative Fastenings
FIXINGS For Sandwich Panels .
FIXINGS For Standing Seam Halters .
FIXINGS For Steel .
FIXINGS For Stonework .
FIXINGS For Structural Timber .
FIXINGS For Trapezoidal Profiles .
FRAME FIXINGS Fasteners .
HINGES Adjustable .
HINGES Aluminium Doors .
HINGES BS EN 1935:2004 CE Marked
HINGES CE Marked .
HINGES Coloured .
HINGES Coloured Powdercoated Finishes
HINGES Composite Doors .
HINGES Concealed .
HINGES Concealed Narrow Profile Doors
HINGES Concealed Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Colours
HINGES Door .
HINGES Door PAS 24 Secured by Design
HINGES Eurogroove Applications .
HINGES Fire Door .
HINGES Fire Door Concealed Hinges
HINGES Fire Door EI 1e2 60 Certified
HINGES Flush Doors .
HINGES Glass Door .
HINGES Invisible Blade .
HINGES Pivot .
HINGES Pivot Door
HINGES PVC-u Doors .
HINGES Security Approved Document Q Compliant
HINGES Security BS 6375 Secured by Design PAS 24
HINGES Shutters .
HINGES Stainless Steel .
HINGES Standard Weight .
HINGES Steel Doors .
HINGES Window .
HOOKS Karabiner .
INSULATION Fixings .
INSULATION BOARD FIXINGS Stainless Steel .
MASONRY FIXINGS Stainless Steel .
RAINSCREEN SUPPORT SYSTEMS EWI Systems (External Wall Insulation Systems) External Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS)
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Aluminium .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Brick .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Brick Slips .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Ceramic .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Copper .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Fibre Cement .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Fibre Concrete .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Glass .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS GRP Glassfibre Reinforced Plastic .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Metals .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Natural Stone .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Stainless Steel .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Thin Stone .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Timber .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Zinc .
RENDERBOARD SUPPORTS EWI Systems (External Wall Insulation Systems) .
RIVETS Aluminium .
RIVETS Carbon Steel .
RIVETS Colour Co-Ordinated / Colour Matched .
RIVETS Coloured Heads Powdercoated Aluminium
RIVETS Coloured Heads Powdercoated RAL Colours
RIVETS Coloured Heads Powdercoated Stainless Steel
RIVETS Coloured Heads Powdercoated Steel
RIVETS Peel Type .
RIVETS Stainless Steel .
ROOF ANCHORS Man Anchors .See Also SAFETY ANCHORS:
SCREWS Carbon Steel .
SCREWS CE Marked ETA European Technical Approval .
SCREWS Concrete Screws .
SCREWS Connector Screws Structural Timber
SCREWS Hammer-In .
SCREWS Self Drilling .
SCREWS Stainless Steel .
SCREWS Steel .
SCREWS Structural Timber CE Marked
WINDOW FABRICATION Accessories .
WINDOW FABRICATION Corner Fixing Systems .
WINDOW FRAME Fixings .
BULB-TITE Rivets
CONNECTSUITE Design Software
DYNAMIC 2D Hinges
DYNAMIC 3D Hinges
EASY 3D Hinges
EASY 3D-20 INOX Hinges
ESTETIC 2D Hinges
EUROSEAM Clamps
IRIUS Coloured Headforms for Cladding Fasteners
ISOFAST Flat Roof Fasteners
ISOTAK Thermally Broken Fasteners
ISOWELD Flat Roof Fasteners
JB-D Window Installation Systems
JUST 3D Hinges
KELL Rainscreen Cladding Support Hangers
KLADFIX KX01 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX02 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX03 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX04 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX05 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX06 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX07 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX08 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KXH Horizontal Cladding Support Systems
MDC Concrete Screw Anchors for Sandwich Panels
MDX Concrete Screw Anchors for Sandwich Panels
MULTI FLASH Pipe Flashings
MULTI-MONTI S Screw Anchor for Concrete and Masonry
MULTI-MONTI-PLUS Screw Anchors
MULTI-MONTI-PLUS-T Screw Anchors
NVELOPE Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE CFB Rainscreen Cladding Cavity Fire Barriers
NVELOPE NH1 Vertical Cladding Supports
NVELOPE NH3 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NS1 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NV1 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NV10 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NV2 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NV3 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NV4 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NV5 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NV6 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NV7 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NV8 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NV9 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE NVF2F Cladding Support Systems
POLYBAND Air Seal and Moisture Barrier Tape
RIVERTHERM Clamps
SLYDER Fall Arrest Devices
SOK-IT Fastener Installation Tools
SOTER Energy Absorbing Fall Arrest Anchors
SOTER II Fall Arrest Systems
SXC5 Fasteners
TDBL NONUT Fasteners
TERGO Rainscreen Cladding Support Hangers
TERGO PLUS Rainscreen Cladding Support Hangers
TU-S Panel Fixing Systems
TUC-S Panel Fixing Systems
TUF-S Panel Fixing Systems
TUX-S Panel Fixing Systems
VLEO Clamps
W-TEC 3D Concealed Hinges

EMBODIED CARBON - SECURING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT’S FUTURE WITH CARBON TRACKING

February 2022

SECURING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT’S FUTURE WITH CARBON TRACKING

As the construction industry continues moving towards a more sustainable future, tracking the amount of carbon embedded in building products will be crucial to companies becoming more environmentally friendly. Andrew Stolworthy, Director of Product and Market Development of SFS explains what the industry needs to do to on this journey.

Sustainability has never been more important and key to this challenge is in making the right choice of products to use. This is particularly acute when it comes to the amount of embodied carbon in building products.

What is embodied carbon?

Embodied carbon refers to all the carbon produced during the product’s life. This isn’t always easy to determine – much of the carbon you can't see is locked in infrastructure, buildings and products. The embodied carbon of these items come from more than just the materials used to build them.

For example, when calculating embodied carbon, we must measure the carbon output of the entire manufacturing process. Carbon emissions from the production of raw materials are part of the equation, as are those from shipping and transportation. Even assembling the parts into a finished product contributes to that product's carbon footprint in some cases.

Embedded emissions in the built environment

A significant portion of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is made up of embodied carbon, and is therefore one of the fundamental challenges for the construction industry in its move towards sustainability.

These GHG emissions from the built environment can be divided into two categories: operational carbon – attributed to operational energy consumption during the building’s lifetime – and embodied carbon. Approximately 40% of energy related GHG emissions are driven by generating buildings, while 11% is generated from manufacturing materials, according to the Carbon Leadership Forum.

Identifying embodied carbon

As we begin to see more architects, specifiers and contractors concerned with the carbon emissions of each product, the question becomes: how can the carbon footprints of products be effectively defined to include accurate information on embodied carbon?

One method is environmental product declarations (EPDs), which have become a growing source of environmental data. These are increasingly being used in assessing buildings' environmental performance and in comparing products for procurement decisions later on in the construction process.

However, a lack of data quality and the lack of transparency of EPDs means identifying and purchasing low-embodied carbon products can be challenging.

Currently, the UK has no formal regulation regarding embodied carbon emissions. The campaign group ACAN (Architects Climate Action Network) is demanding the introduction of regulatory legislation in line with countries such as France, Finland and the Netherlands.

Likewise, Part Z – a lobby group comprising architects, structural engineers and sustainability experts – is seeking a new section to be added to the Building Regulations requiring compulsory whole-life carbon assessments.

Ensuring EPDs are verified and compliant

However, with such game-changing action and initiative, alterations to standards and regulations will inevitably take to come into force. Until then, it is vital architects and specifiers understand the carbon footprint of the products they choose.

Manufacturers must attain verified environmental product declarations (EPDs) and confirm that their products comply with European standard EN 15804. This standard describes the technical performance of the product through its life cycle.

Having a verified EPD means that architects and specifiers can better trust the origin of a product so the amount of embodied carbon within it can be easily quantifiable.

This provides independent proof of the product’s sustainability, supporting compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations. For the manufacturer, there is the clear benefit of the product being recognised as fit-for-purpose from a sustainability perspective, helping them meet customer demands and specifications.

Leading the market towards sustainability

It is for all these reasons that SFS has signed up to the BRE’s EPD scheme.

Amongst a host of key benefits, SFS has begun implementing the BRE’s online measuring tool, LINA, which gives access to best-in-class EPD methodology. This ensures a scientific basis behind the calculations of embodied carbon, bringing transparency back into the supply chain as well as driving product innovation making more sustainable choices. We are currently in the process of getting our NVELOPE® subframe systems verified and will then roll out to other SFS products.

EPDs are but one of several measures SFS has adopted to help customers make more informed choices about sustainability. To support the principle of capping embodied carbon emissions on all major construction projects through the introduction of Approved Documentation, SFS are now active members of the UN Global Compact.

Alongside this, SFS is at the forefront of digital construction with tools including the NVELOPE® Project Builder service for rainscreen subframes systems, an online tool available to building architects and specifiers that calculates all necessary considerations in a project’s initial planning stage. It allows for automated calculations of general building areas and provides all component guides and list prices, NBS specifications and 3D modelling of thermal point loss areas.

This is in addition to SFS’ Thermal Lite tool, which calculates U-values, identifies sources of thermal bridging, and offers tailored guidance on reducing thermal performance gaps due to cold bridging.

These tools are all available through SFS’ ConnectSuite, an online portal that hosts smart tools and apps to streamline specification and design processes.

Measuring embodied carbon is just the first step

Regardless of legislative change, the benefits of knowing how much embodied carbon there is in building products should be obvious.

Whether by helping those architects and specifiers to make more informed choices today, or by challenging ourselves to think differently about how we source, manufacture and transport products, we’re excited by the possibilities.

Tracking embodied carbon is just the start – we are already on the pathway to other digital technologies such as BIM digital twin capabilities and we are actively engaging with industry bodies such as Construction Excellence and joined initiatives such as the Construction Innovation Hub Platform Project, working to identify, refine and develop solutions that can be deployed to make positive change in terms of sustainable construction.

At SFS, we believe in securing futures, and this scheme helps us in that goal. After all, building plans of today are tomorrow’s homes, offices, shops, hotels, and hospitals. To secure those buildings and their futures, the work begins now.

For more about SFS, please visit https://uk.sfs.com.

SFS Talks | Creating energy-efficient buildings through the building envelope

December 2021

Join David Fraser, Business Unit Manager for Rainscreen Subframe Systems, Ben Kemp, Product Engineer, and Neil Kirwan, Specification Manager at SFS UK Division Construction, on Friday 10th December or Tuesday 14th December at 1pm.

​​​​​​​As they summarise the Part L building regulations and how architects and specifiers can work smarter to help reduce our carbon emissions through the building envelope, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

You can view this webinar from your computer, tablet or mobile phone.
After sign-up you will receive an email with a link to join the webinar.

To sign up for the Webinar simply click the link below and register your interest:

https://sfs-uk.webinargeek.com/sfs-talks-creating-energy-efficient-buildings

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