New technical resources

BFRC has announced the addition of two new technical resources on a permanent basis.

George Higgs, lead building physicist and managing director of Building Energy Physics Consultancy, and Richard Bate, technical director of Build Check, will provide further technical support to BFRC and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and established proven track records within the field of fenestration product testing and evaluation.

Both are long standing members of the BFRC technical committee, and their increased input, ahead of new product launches in the summer, will broaden the technical diversity and integrity of the BFRC, contributing towards wider acceptance of BFRC rainbow energy ratings as the industry’s de facto energy performance scheme, the organisation said.

Lis Clarke, BFRC operations director, said: “As the most widely used ratings system in the window and door sector it’s vital we continue to set the benchmark and improve standards throughout the industry. Bringing in such hugely knowledgeable resources such as George and Richard will improve our technical standing and expertise immeasurably, ensuring that BFRC calculations become even more technically robust.”

“Being the very first BFRC registered simulator and having over 20 years’ experience with independent testing and product certification for the fenestration industry I am delighted to assist in helping them achieve the ambitious goals they have set for the year ahead,” Richard said.

George Higgs said: “I have had a long standing relationship with BFRC for many years and therefore delighted to be able to work with them as a technical consultant.”