Clearview National June 2018 - Issue 199 - Page 34

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS MECHANICALLY JOINTED VERTICAL SLIDER LEADS WAY IN FEATURE RICH PRODUCTS Dual colour demand » » RESIDENCE 9 OFFERS foiled dual colours as standard across the range, with options such as Eclectic Grey outside and life like English Oak on the inside helping to create the appearance of a composite window including through rebate foiling, yet with all the benefits of low maintenance PVCu. With colour now accounting for over 35-40% of profile sales for the big systems companies, it is only thanks to the unique business model of The Residence Collection that they can offer dual colour combinations from Residence 9 stock. While grained white internal finishes amount for the larger proportion of sales, it’s the alternative options for English Oak or even the unique Cotswold Biscuit inside and No. 10 outside, that are really capturing the imagination of consumers. There’s a certain type of discerning homeowner that wants a window with the pedigree of Residence 9 and similarly they want near bespoke finishes for their investment. Windows and doors are now starting to be viewed as furniture that’s part of the overall fabric of the home and this is a considerable change in mindset from the standardised white PVCu replacement windows that have dominated the market for several decades. » » SPECTUS LAUNCHED its mechanically jointed Vertical Slider six months ago and demand is increasing rapidly. Carmen Velilla, Brand Manager for Spectus, said: “The market is moving towards higher value products and the Spectus mechanically jointed Vertical Slider is proving incredibly popular.” Taking the market leading Spectus Vertical Slider to the next level, like the standard version, the Mechanically Jointed Vertical Slider has features such as equal sash widths, traditional ovolo styling on all planes, flush gaskets, a deep bottom rail and a 128mm frame, but with full mechanical jointing to the sash and outer frame. Despite the authentic aesthetic, the window has everything homeowners would expect from a modern window. Reliable spiral balance mechanisms mean the window is easy to open and close, while the tilt inwards facility on both sashes aids cleaning. A U-value as low as 1.3W/m2K and a WER of Band A+ means exceptional thermal efficiency too. It’s also a practical option for installers – the 128mm outer frame matches box sash dimensions and there’s the option of a 150mm or 210mm cill. It’s Kitemarked to BS EN 12608, BBA approved, PAS 24 accredited is designed to achieve Secured by Design status so is Document Q compliant. FLUSH CASEMENT MARKET FLOURISHING » » THE BUOYANCY OF THE FLUSH casement window market continues to flourish for Profile 22 with year on year sales growth for its Optima Flush Casement Window Another reason for the demand for Profile 22’s Optima Flush Casement Window is the quality of the product. The window’s design is based on a British timber cottage window. It has features including a traditional putty line sash, a traditional wide bottom sash rail and slim depth sashes. It can be partially or fully mechanically jointed and there is a range of cill and glazing bars as well as a French Flush Casement option too. The heritage appearance 34 » JUN 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M is enhanced with period hardware and a range of period colours. Because it’s part of the award-winning Optima system, the window has also been designed with fabricators and installers in mind. It features innovations such as common ancillaries across the entire range to minimise stockholding, easy-to-locate hardware, optimised drainage, deeper legs than alternative systems and perfectly positioned seals for long-lasting performance. The demand for Profile 22’s Flush Casement window reveals how market tastes are changing and how such feature-rich products are reaching the mainstream.