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Future Building Codes Challenge Window Manufacturing

Future versions of the National Building Code (NBC) are expected to be mimicked by the provinces, providing a regulatory push that will increase product demand from larger, mid-level projects and make a persuasive business case for more manufacturers to invest. In the meantime,  “Unless it is a high-end multi-unit or commercial build, most contractors and designers are not interested in Passive House-certified windows.”

Glass Standards for General Contractors

Glass Standards for General Contractors

Glass isn’t perfect and can be really difficult to explain, especially when those standards don’t align to the client’s expectations. Glass industry standards – primarily visible defects, are set by the ASTM (American Society for Testing & Materials). ASTM glass standards cover a wide variety of glass issues and it’s not easy to get to the heart of the matter. Visible glass defects are the kicker in the luxury custom home niche.

Westeck - BUILDEX 2019

Westeck Windows – Buildex 2019

Westeck Windows and Doors welcomed 2019 with these words from Neal Turner, General Manager: “Our goal in 2019 must not be to just produce beautiful products. It must also be to lead our market to a more sustainable and environmentally stable future. We can, and must, think of the future”. Westeck is therefore proud to be participating once again at BUILDEX Vancouver, running February 13 and 14, 2019, in the Vancouver Convention Centre (West). Joining industry leaders in construction, renovation, design, and more, Westeck will be taking part in BUILDEX in a brand-new way this year.

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Passive House Canada Conference

On November 7 and 8, 2018, Westeck Windows and Doors is proud to be attending the Passive House Canada Conference at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. Joining industry leaders in the construction and trades industry, Westeck will bring its executive leaders to the conference to gain an even greater understanding of the environmental movement in home construction.