Clearview National October 2017 - Issue 191 - Page 70

PROUD SPONSOR OF DOORS & WINDOWS DOORS&WINDOWS The Best of Both Worlds » » UNIQUE IS A WORD often over-used and out of context, until now. Here is a remarkable product long over-due and one many people have been waiting for. Maintenance, especially to the exterior, has always been the negative side to timber sash windows. While some materials can offer a solution, timber has always been a favourite but lost market share owing to the constant need for maintenance. Sash windows in particular, are very intricate to paint and can present problems with the amount of time required for thorough drying. Now there is a solution. Although made of timber, this sash window requires no future exterior painting, nor will it rot, flake or warp whatever the 66094.pdf 1 07/09/2017 10:16:23 C M Y CM MY weather. The interior is a choice of natural timber – oak, maple, knot- free pine or alternatively, a micro-porous white paint finish: the best of both worlds, in fact. There are many other unusual benefits to contractors, installers and end users. The product is split betw een new build and replacement. Both offer the same advantages but are different in their approach. New build is straightforward as it fits into any structural opening. Replacement is, however, a different proposition. For the fitter, scaffolding or platform access is likely to be required above ground floor level. Then there is the usual dirt and dust during removal of existing sash windows, as well as perhaps the lack of lintel support to the exterior leaf in older properties. There is also the risk of removal or damage to traditional internal features. All can be avoided with this system of retaining the existing frame after removal of staff, parting bead and both sashes. A new, self-balancing sash window is then fixed and the existing frame covered to ensure no future painting of all exterior. So, this is a much cleaner, quicker no-risk product for installers, contractors and end users. In addition, as well as traditional vertical movement, both sashes tilt inwards to allow access for cleaning. There is a 20 year warranty on double glazed unit failure and all glass is self-cleaning. Because all work is carried out internally, this product rarely needs scaffolding so really comes into its own at any level above ground floor, particularly in high rise apartments. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED IN TIMBER INSTALLATIONS? Get in touch with us… The ALTERNATIVE WINDOW COMPANY is growing – and is interested in hearing from any reputable installers with timber sash experience, who may wish to learn more about how they could benefit from this unique product. It really is a win-win situation all round and it comes as no surprise to learn that the company numbers many high profile customers in its extensive portfolio. Tel. 01636 703093. Email: info@thealternativewindow. co.uk IMAGINE NEVER HAVING TO PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR TIMBER SASH WINDOWS EVER AGAIN? 20 year war ranty on double glazed units Our sash insert windows save you the headache and mess of traditional replacement sash windows NO EQUIVALENT SYSTEM This innovative and unique product is a cost effective solution to the full replacement vertical sash window. · No need for scaffolding · All work done internally · Suitable for conservation areas · A unique timber window suitable for replacement and new builds · Choice of various natural timber or white painted interior finishes · Self-cleaning glass · Quick and easy to install - no mess Fitting inside your existing frame after removing the vertical sash’s, there’s less disruption and original character is preserved. CY CMY K The Alternative Window Company tel: 01636 703093 | E: info@thealternativewindow.co.uk www.thealternativewindow.co.uk 70 » OCT 2017 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M