Shouting about noise reduction

The British Fenestration Rating Council (BFRC) has launched a new video, aimed at the trade, to highlight the benefits of its recently launched window and door Noise Reduction Rating Scheme.

With the acoustic performance of fenestration a rising priority for homeowners and specifiers, the video – which can be found at – explains how the new BFRC labelling scheme can help systems houses, manufacturers and installers illustrate the proven noise-reducing credentials of their products, ensuring that they stand out from the competition.

Lis Clarke, BFRC operations director, said: “Reducing noise pollution created by roads, railways and air traffic can greatly increase our sense of wellbeing and the correct specification of windows and doors can reduce the impact of noise significantly. As a result, acoustic performance is front of mind for homeowners, specifiers and installers and, as the video states ‘if you’re not proving the acoustic performance of your products, you could be missing out’.”

The Noise Reduction Rating Scheme was unveiled in August 2020.

Launched in response to homeowner-demand for higher levels of quality assurance, the scheme provides evidence, via the recognisable rainbow scale, that windows and doors can offer proven noise reduction performance.