Why would you need specialist windows for healthcare? Read on to find out...
Why can’t we install regular windows?
Healthcare establishments such as hospitals must create an environment that is conducive to patient recovery. They must also provide comfort to their patients, who could be confined to one room for days or weeks on end. It’s also important to create a comfortable environment for staff, who need to stay alert, aware and attentive during potentially long shifts.
How do specialist healthcare windows differ from standard windows?
Healthcare windows have been specially designed with these concerns in mind. They should, of course, be safe and secure, and provide a good amount of natural lighting. But perhaps most importantly, healthcare windows must provide effective ventilation, which is why Britplas Rapidvent windows for healthcare were developed with ventilation as a top priority.
What makes Britplas Rapidvent windows stand out from other healthcare windows?
Rapidvent windows for healthcare have been ingeniously designed to ensure they offer maximum ventilation without compromising on safety. They comprise a double-fronted outer window and a free-sliding horizontal internal sash. The naturally ventilated hospital windows are operated on a sliding system. When the horizontal sash is open, fresh air can flow in, but a transparent stainless steel mesh prevents anything from being passed in or out, and keeps pests out. The free-flowing fresh air helps create a comfortable environment ideal for patients and staff alike.
What other benefits do Britplas Rapidvent windows for healthcare bring?
Such effective ventilation cuts down the need for air conditioning, saving energy and money. The stainless steel mesh means the windows can be purged at night without compromising the security of your healthcare establishment.
Can Rapidvent windows for healthcare help with BREAAM certification?
Certainly. Rapidvent healthcare windows conform to BREEAM best practice criteria, so you can rest assured they provide great sustainability benefits. Indeed, the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology cite the installation of Rapidvent healthcare windows as one of the reasons they achieved a BREAAM “excellent”
But don’t just take Britplas’ word for it...
To prove the effectiveness of their Rapidvent secure healthcare windows, Britplas commissioned an independent technical performance study from WSP. The results confirmed that Rapidvent healthcare windows delivered a 10 degrees Celsius reduction in peak internal temperatures, 50% lower concentration of carbon dioxide, and good “daylight”
Learn more about Britplas’ well-established, trusted, naturally ventilated hospital windows and the safety, well-being, sustainability and cost benefits they provide at www.britplas.com.