Procurement group LHC is inviting window and door contractors to register their interest for inclusion in a new £130million framework due to be issued later this year in response to anticipated changes to Part L regulations.

The framework, including PVC-u (U11) and timber (T5) products, will be available to public sector bodies for both residential and non-residential projects. U11 and T5 build on existing frameworks and will offer enhanced performance in preparation for the interim uplift to Part L regulations being enforced next summer, and the full Future Homes Standard regulations expected in 2025.

A third, new workstream is anticipated to be available covering aluminium-clad timber windows.

Head of technical procurement Dean Fazackerley said: “Our windows and doors frameworks are always popular, and we expect interest in timber to continue to increase as sustainability requirements develop.

“It’s also essential that these new frameworks will help our public sector clients to meet the forthcoming, enhanced Part L regulations and the Future Homes Standard, so we’ll be looking for evidence of product performance from tendering contractors, with emphasis on u-values, durability and lifecycle costs.”

LHC is currently in the planning stage, and is looking to engage with interested parties to further refine the framework ahead of tender documents being released later this year.

LHC encourages anyone interested in tendering to register their interest in the project via the eTendering portal, and also to register to take part in one of three briefing webinars being held on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 July.

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